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Topic: government

Zane's World

On the backs of children

Opinion There’s no getting around the need for New Mexico’s film incentive program to have better accounting. As SFR has pointed out, the program’s frequently touted profits are not always all they&rs...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Zane Fischer

Tarred Reputation

Construction contractor sues state for $1.28 million

Local News A lawsuit filed by an Arizona-based construction company alleges the state Department of Transportation rejected its asphalt after failing to test it properly, raising questions about the quality and longevity ...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Wren Abbott

Bucks for Busts

Police drug units benefit from federal stimulus

Local News Last week’s so-called drug raid on an Española-area school made national headlines when the bust netted tomatoes instead of marijuana. What the stories didn’t say is that the operation wasn&r...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

DOH!

Critics say the state Department of Health is one sick place

Features At the New Mexico Department of Health, a swirling mass of allegations, accusations, threats and denials creates a murky picture of a state agency still caught between the past and the future.From all the compe...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

DOH Ask, DOH Tell

Whistleblower battles state for records

Local News Two years ago, Bob Ortiz was a deputy director in the New Mexico Department of Health’s Grants Management Bureau. He had experience managing millions of dollars and was hired to help fix a $1.7 million ac...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Zane's World

Meal Plan

Opinion This week’s merit badge for good government goes to City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez for his efforts to tackle quality of life improvements on Airport Road. The south side is Santa Fe’s bastard s...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Zane Fischer

Now What?

A step-by-step program for Santa Fe’s new school board

Local News The winning candidates in the recent SFPS board elections shared a clear campaign message: change.  But it’s easier to make political promises than it is to actually achieve them.  Hence the n...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

War Against Women

Proposed laws from Republicans would have dire consequences for women’s health

Features Republicans sure have interesting priorities. Even though they got elected on a fiscal agenda and arrived in legislatures and Congress with a budget crisis and a nation staring down unemployment, they’ve ...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shot in the Foot

Indicators: Feb. 9

Local News On Feb. 3, a throng of New Mexico lawmakers gathered in the center of the state capitol to oppose an executive order signed by Gov. Susana Martinez four days earlier.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Below Zero

SFR chronicles chilly scenes of winter

Local News Last week, Santa Feans found out just how menacing those spiky blue parentheses used to symbolize a cold front can be. The state was hit with a one-two punch when cold air traveled down from the northern states...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Wren Abbott
 
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