April 18, 2014

This Week's SFR Picks


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Topic: government


New Mexico is sending millions of dollars’ worth of public education contract money out of state

Local News When Gov. Susana Martinez gave her first State of the State address on Jan. 1, 2011, she emphasized two priorities: improving education and keeping businesses in New Mexico. But SFR has found that, in the 15 mo...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Wren Abbott

How to Fund an American Police State

Local police forces are arming themselves - with your money

Features At the height of the Occupy Wall Street evictions, it seemed as though some diminutive version of “shock and awe” had stumbled from Baghdad, Iraq, to Oakland, Calif. American police forces had been “milit...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Stephan Salisbury

Learning to SHARE

Familiar excuses plague the state’s five-year-old accounting system

Local News Five years ago, state agencies were in an uproar over New Mexico’s new online accounting system, known as SHARE. They blamed it for financial misstatements, unaccounted-for federal funds and other mistakes. I...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Joey Peters

From Gaps to Ravines

State officials say a new Medicaid plan will help fill yawning gaps in Native American health care, but some tribal officials disagree

Local News At 18, Nick Montoya, a member of the Taos Pueblo, exuded health, he says. But that changed after a year of duty in Vietnam, where he was exposed to Agent Orange. Since 1969, Montoya has dealt with post-traumati...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Colleen Keane


SFR’s picks for the March 6 City Council election

Features Instead of a City Council that produces radical, outside-the-box ideas—the types of ideas that are beginning to turn a crumbling Detroit into an urban-planning mecca, for instance—Santa Fe’s leaders turn ...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 SFR

Roundhouse Cowboy

In New Mexico’s shifting political landscape, Andy Nuñez’ brand of rugged individualism has made him an unlikely star

Features On Jan. 17, the opening day of New Mexico’s 2012 legislative session, longtime state House of Representatives Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, stood before a hushed chamber. Luján, a diminutive man in his 70s...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Joey Peters

Safety Net

A new county position: cost-saver or liability?

Local News Santa Fe County is betting on a new highly paid administrator to help it save money in the long run, and it’s willing to overlook his controversial past.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Wren Abbott

Over the Lines

The idiot’s guide to New Mexico redistricting

Local News The New Mexico Supreme Court’s Feb. 10 order rejecting the latest New Mexico House of Representatives redistricting plan sent some Roundhouse Republicans into a fury.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Joey Peters

Big Picture

SFR's Weekly Matrix

Local News Check out the sexy version of SFR's weekly matrix--a Love & Sex issue special!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Wren Abbott