Young Steven was a staff writer in 2016-17.
The action comes just after Santa Fe Public Schools called for a half-day to allow teachers to demonstrate.
Councilor Ron Trujillo raises a glossy mailer depicting him as a younger man with a fuller, blacker goatee. It's an ad supporting Mayor Javier Gonzales' proposed sugar tax. Trujillo says it's racist.
We're heading into election season. Make that special election season.
It's the hottest political story in Santa Fe, yet there aren't any candidates on the ballot. We're not even sure there will be an election at all.
Heaps of garbage are scattered around Glorieta Camps, a sprawling Christian retreat tucked in the mountainous Pecos woodlands just a few miles southeast of Santa Fe.
Armando Gabaldon still remembers hauling loads of garbage by hand and emptying smelly bins one by one, hundreds of times a day, when he worked as an operator for the city's waste division.
Words matter. The word "sanctuary" isn't found in Santa Fe's policy, but a resolution adopted on Wednesday affirms and strengthens the city's approach to immigration.
Santa Fe is home to a small Muslim community of about 450 people in the greater county area, according to estimates in a private survey called the 2010 US Religious Census.