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Mandela school faces growing pains, challenges

Santa Fe’s Mandela International Magnet School, which is seeking to become an International Baccalaureate school, faces its share of challenges. For one thing, it needs more space to grow.

Key state Democratic party leaders line up behind Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the 2016 presidential race last week, but she already seems to have a lock on New Mexico’s Democratic Party establishment.

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PNM EV Fast Charging Station

Sara Stratton, an engineer and project manager at Public Service Company of New Mexico, shows Kim Kelly of Santa Fe how to use a new electric vehicle fast-charging station Tuesday at the Sprouts parking lot in the San Isidro Shopping Plaza on Zafarano Drive. The charging station, funded by Nissan, will be free for to use until April 2017. The charger is compatible with electric cars that are equipped with fast-charge capabilities. 

GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America’s role in world

The GOP presidential class regularly rails against President Barack Obama’s leadership on the world stage, yet some would-be contenders have yet to articulate their own positions, while others offered sharply different visions.

Rough baseball, softball fields at Santa Fe High, Capital lead to many a 'Santa Fe single’

 Santa Fe High’s facility is something of a throwback. The infield lacks more than an inch of dust-free clay and the grass still has the look and feel of mid-December. The same is true for the school’s softball field, as it is at crosstown rival Capital.

With a little help from Iconik Coffee, St. John’s students get new hangout

The Cave is the campus’ very first student-run coffee shop, started with funds from a senior class gift given years ago specifically for just this purpose.

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

WASHINGTON — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don’t expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

SFPS: Small hike in funding won’t cover rising costs

In Superintendent Joel Boyd’s view, the slight increase in per-student funding — which comes to $7,259 this year, just $115 more than last year — hardly constitutes an extra commitment to public education on the part of Gov. Susana Martinez and state lawmakers.

Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

The U.S. Senate last month narrowly approved a budget amendment sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, that could set the stage for future legislation to sell or transfer federal lands to state or local governments.

Getting over our fears — for our kids’ sakes

I was adamant that my kids would not be afraid of animals the way I was. They would love puppies and kittens and bunnies just the same as any other normal kid. They would not be scared. And they certainly could never know that I had been bitten by a horse.

Faces & places, April 19, 2015

Ian Wallace, son of Gary and Sandy Wallace of Santa Fe, has been elected the Colorado president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Specialists.

Right at Home: Tricks, tools for organizing the kitchen

If you’ve lived with your kitchen for awhile, chances are you’ve got drawers full of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you just hate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-organized kitchen that makes food preparation a pleasure?

Dueños de licorerías se unen contra prohibición

La mayoría de las licorerías en la ciudad están preparándose para luchar contra la prohibición en Santa Fe de venta de botellas miniatura y demás botellas de alcohol pequeñas.

Pew Research Center: Teens still use Facebook

Facebook remains the most used social media site among American teens ages 13 to 17, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. And, surprisingly, boys visit the site more often than girls.

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