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NM Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham reflects on first 6 months

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham provides a progress report on her first six months in office during a news conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

(Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)

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World Cup Football & Equality for Women: Daily Brief

Goal at football World Cup for women in France is equality; mass protest against regime in Sudan; call for independent investigation into Hong Kong police violence; United Nations should act against Philippines killings; resuming death penalty is a major setback in Sri Lanka; and a must-read + video on the resilience and courage of people with albinism.

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Santa Fe Tries—Again—to Make Affordable Housing for Artists a Reality

Nearly three years ago, the city of Santa Fe agreed to donate five acres of land for a project that already had been discussed for more than a decade: an affordable housing community for artists, in a city known for its artists...

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Top-selling Santa Fe real estate broker of 2018 says service is secret to her success

Darlene Streit, a Sotheby’s International real estate agent, visits a client’s home last month. Streit sold 189 homes last year at an average price of $748,000. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Darlene Streit has cornered the market on high-dollar volume home sales in Santa Fe.

She was No...

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Santa Fe measures in the works to combat housing shortage

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the proposal aims to ease restrictions on residences and casitas as well as parking to try to create more options for people to live. Changes to the ordinace concerning accessory dwelling units will only make a small chnage regarding the city’s shortage on housnig.

The proposal is motly receiving backlash from neighborhood advocates...

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Siler Road project shows power of partnerships

Approval of a 65-unit affordable housing project on city-owned land along Siler Road shows a rare occasion when delays ended up working for everyone involved.

Project developer New Mexico Inter-Faith Housing twice had gone after federal tax credits to help finance the project and was turned down...

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Santa Fe Public Libraries and Teatro Paraguas Present ‘Cuentos De Primavera’

Teatro Paraguas will present a performance of bilingual interactive cuentos (or traditional folk tales) for kids of all ages at all three Santa Fe Public Library Branches on Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 2019.

JoJo Sena de Tarnoff directs a cast of actors ages 4-70...

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Tight rental market strangling Santa Fe

Kyle Fulton of Albuquerque stands in front of Meow Wolf on Friday. Fulton commutes to work because he is unable to find an affordable apartment in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
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Santa Fe RFP process is going dark

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SANTA FE – The Santa Fe City Council and its committees have debated various contracts – for services ranging from banking to security services to gopher control – in public in the past.

But that would change under recent legal advice from the city attorney’s office, and has some city councilors worried about reduced transparency.

“I’m ...

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NM Republican Sounds Off After Dems Block Referendum Repealing Gun Control: ‘People Want to Be Included’

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New Mexico lawmakers are considering alternative options to block a new background check bill after a petition to repeal it was rejected by the Democratic secretary of state.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver denied Republicans’ requests to have a state-wide referendum.

“To say they don’t have the ri...

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