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The Santa Fe Reporter vs. Gov. Susana Martineznew

A Santa Fe district court judge handed The Santa Fe Reporter a small victory in the newspaper's lawsuit against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who calls herself the "most transparent" governor in the state's history despite facing records lawsuits from media outlets across the state.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Justin Horwath and Joey Peters  |  06-27-2014  |  Media

Welcome to Madrid,

How many pot plants does it take to justify a war on drugs?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Alexa Schirtzinger  |  02-24-2011  |  Drugs

Rise of the She-Fish?new

With rising incidents of fish feminization, scientists want to know if contaminants are impacting the endangered silvery minnow in the Rio Grande.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  08-25-2010  |  Environment

Oil Vs. Real Estatenew

Who's funding the already-pricey New Mexico's governor's race? The big industries are battling it out. SFR breaks it down with interactive maps and databases.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Corey Pein  |  08-04-2010  |  Politics

It's Time for New Mexico to Make Some New Year's Resolutionsnew

Forget the personal. It’s time to get political. New Mexico, after all, faces challenges when it comes to everything from tackling political corruption to budget shortfalls, endemic drunk driving to declining educational achievement. That’s not to mention global warming.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  01-07-2010  |  Commentary

Die, Already! Lawsuit Exposes Latest Life Insurance Schemenew

When it comes to high finance, New Mexico is still the Wild West. Shady characters come from all over to take big risks in a casino-like, almost lawless market. One such story is told in a lawsuit filed late last month in the 1st Judicial District Court in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Corey Pein  |  11-19-2009  |  Crime & Justice

How the Holder Memo Affects New Mexico's Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Programnew

Doctors, growers, caregivers and patients stick their necks out under New Mexico's cannabis law. Does the AG's directive make any difference?
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  11-12-2009  |  Drugs

New Mexico's Environmental Horrors Could Lead to a Scary Sci-Fi Futurenew

In New Mexico, environmental horrors abound. Corporations influence the government's ability to regulate environmental emergencies, people who might otherwise be allies have faced off against one another in battle, and climate change is already punching its tentacles into the Southwestern landscape.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  10-29-2009  |  Environment

Republican Dark Horse Candidate for Congress Winnning Over Some New Mexico Votersnew

Adam Kokesh, the Republican candidate for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District seat -- currently held by Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan -- is picking up support from Truthers, Birthers, Deathers and Tea Partiers, whose affiliations run the gamut from disenchanted Democrats to white supremacists.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  10-15-2009  |  Politics

New Mexico Has its Own Nuclear Inspector Problemsnew

Over the last two months, domestic nuclear inspectors have issued several reports regarding radiological incidents and administrative shortcomings in New Mexico. Though officials downplay the extent of the problems, the reports are startling.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  10-08-2009  |  Disasters

New Mexico's Youth May be its Best Chance for Transforming its Economy -- and Futurenew

Many on the local frontlines of the green-jobs movement believe the chasm between rhetoric and reality is growing. They say the state's best hope for transformation -- environmental and economic -- may lie with its youth.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  10-01-2009  |  Environment

New Mexico's Laws and GPS Technology Keep Sex Offenders Under Lock and Signalnew

In orbit 13,000 miles above earth, 24 US military satellites with atomic-clock hearts cycle the earth twice a day. The Corrections Department relies on this Big Brother-style satellite technology to track the 80 sex offenders currently under real-time electronic supervision.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  09-24-2009  |  Crime & Justice

New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Coordinator Quits, Questions Pot Producer's Practicesnew

New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program coordinator has resigned and, due to budget constraints and a hiring freeze, the state Department of Health has not refilled the position yet. The vacancy is another hurdle for a program that some patients and advocates say has been too slow to achieve its statutory goal.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  08-27-2009  |  Drugs

Ex-Marine Adam Kokesh Runs for Congress in New Mexiconew

Kokesh, who professes a libertarian-leaning agenda, will be seeking to replace the Democratic representative for the 3rd Congressional District, Ben R. Lujan. Because the 3rd Congressional District is strongly democratic, Kokesh will have to exert a novel appeal as he stalks the Nov. 2, 2010 election.
Weekly Alibi  |  Alex E. Limkin  |  08-25-2009  |  Politics

New Mexico Disc Golf Course Offers Rare Vertical Challengenew

Ski slopes are no joke when it comes to objects capable of rolling and gliding a long distance.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Matthew Schniper  |  08-20-2009  |  Recreation

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