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Topic: government

What Bills May Come

The movers, shakers and issues to watch in this year’s Legislature

Local News At noon on Tuesday, Jan. 18, the New Mexico state Legislature convenes for this year’s 60-day session. Foremost on many lawmakers’ minds is the state budget shortfall—estimated by the Legislat...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Wal-Markup

Indicators: Jan. 12

Local News Six years, a court case and plenty of contentious debate after it was first proposed, construction is set to begin this month on a Walmart Supercenter.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Zane's World

Framing the Argument

Opinion Armageddon, it seems, takes many forms. For much of the world, the battle for the end times has begun with extreme and debilitating weather, and a rash of sudden, massive bird and fish deaths that can only be d...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Zane Fischer
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7 Days

From Jan. 5

1 Elections for public schools and Santa Fe Community College will be held on the same day—Feb. 1—but not in the same place, though voters can vote for both at once by voting early or absentee.It&rs...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by SFR

What’s the (Voting) Matter?

In Brief

Local News Rick Lass, director of the electoral-reform group Voting Matters, is tired of talking about ranked-choice voting. The system allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference, which advocates say ensures ...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Lab Spat

DNA database tug-of-war uncovers criticism of operation

Local News Forensic technicians didn’t come up with a match to known offender Richard Fresquez when they ran DNA from a 2002 Taos rape case, and six weeks later, Fresquez bludgeoned and stabbed 22-year-old LeAnne Ma...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Wren Abbott

Traveling Cash

In Brief

Local News In 2010, Santa Fe City Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger spent $4,878.14 of the city’s money for travel—in spite of what fellow Councilor Patti Bushee describes as a “strong commitment” among...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Hang On!

from economic to political to nuclear, sfr examines the issues that will define 2011.

Features The economy is in the tank and New Mexico faces a $400 million budget shortfall. A new governor has taken office and a wave of change will soon crash across all state agencies and trickle down to impact schoo...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Laura Paskus

Add It Up

What's old is new for public schools

Local News According to SFR’s analysis of 4,792 pages of documents, there’s much more to a school budget than meets the eye. In the 2010 fiscal year, Santa Fe Public Schools spent approximately the same amount...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Smoke and Mirrors

In Brief

Local News The former Santa Fe police officer who was caught on tape beating a handcuffed teenager still has his law enforcement academy certification more than two years after he was fired for his role in the incident.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Wren Abbott
 
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