• What Is a Living Wage?

    Correction Appended If It Happened in Baltimore, Maybe It Can Happen Anywhere For a few weeks in the summer of 1995, Jen Kern spent her days at a table in the Library of Congress in Washington, poring over the fine print of state constitutions from around the country. This was, at the time, a somewhat-eccentric strategy to fight poverty in America. Kern was not a high-powered lawyer or politician; she was 25 and held a low-paying, policy-related job at Acorn, the national community organization. Yet to understand why living-wage campaigns matter — where they began, what they mean and why they inspire such passion and hope — it helps to…

  • Sports: Week in Review

    SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico LITTLE LEAGUE MOVING FORWARD: It’s full steam ahead for the Santa Fe Little League after a productive meeting Sunday saw several community members volunteer as board members. “We had quite a few people turn out,” said Gary Flores, one of the league’s vice presidents. “We had a few more people come in and new people to come on the board to help us out. We’re going to make it.” Registration starts Feb. 10 at the Santa Fe Place Mall and will continue every Saturday throughout the month. “We’re moving forward,” Flores said. “We’re going…

  • NM faces class-action suit on denial of ID cards

    Former Santa Fe Mayor David Coss speaks during an immigration rally in the Rotunda at the State Capitol last year. (Eddie Moore/Journal) SANTA FE — David Coss says he was turned away repeatedly when he applied for a driver’s authorization card, even though he had the proper documents. Now he’s the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the state Taxation and Revenue Department of illegally denying driver’s authorization and other ID cards to New Mexicans who can’t or don’t want to provide the more onerous documents required for a full driver’s license. Coss, a former mayor of Santa Fe, said employees at the Motor Vehicle Division improperly required…

  • Group wants to create apartments for artists

    A unique partnership of housing advocates, artisans, finance and community groups will go before the Santa Fe City Council on Wednesday seeking support — including donation of city land worth about $1.5 million — for building an apartment complex aimed at those working in Santa Fe’s creative industries. After years of study, the group is pushing for development of what it calls an Arts and Creativity Center on land off Siler Road that is part of the city-owned public works compound. The city’s housing and development office wants the city to donate five acres, part of 50 acres used for storage and public-works operations, where it proposes a 60-unit project,…

  • The Benefits of Owning Santa Fe NM Real Estate

    If you are looking for a piece of Santa FE NM real estate, there are many reasons to be excited. For most families, it is a time that provides a fresh start and they may be moving into their own home after living in apartments for the majority of their lives. Other people who are looking for Santa Fe NM real estate may be doing it for other reasons, including owning a piece of property as an investment. In fact, there are many different benefits to owning real estate, including the following. Investment – It doesn’t matter if you are living on the property or not, it is going to…

  • Utah Is A Fantastic Place For Mountain Biking

    If you love mountain biking, Utah is well worth a visit. There are countless beautiful trails throughout the southern part of the state that are extremely fun to ride. From gentle trails that are appropriate for beginners all the way up to extremely steep slopes that are best for advanced riders, there is a little bit of something for everyone. If you have never been to southern Utah, you may be surprised by just how beautiful it is. The area is home to multiple national parks including Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Zion, and Arches National Park. Everywhere you look, there is stunning scenery to take in. Most areas have large rock…

  • Utah Has Some Of The Most Beautiful Scenery In The Country

    When most people think about Utah, they think about the Salt Lake area. Because it is the most populated part of the state, it is the area that the majority of people are familiar with. However, the state itself has much more to offer. In fact, it has some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the United States. Southern Utah is home to a large number of national parks, state parks, and scenic byways. Traveling through this part of the state can be a truly amazing experience. The most eye-catching points of interest usually include incredible rock formations. For instance, Arches National Park is world-famous for its amazing stone…

  • Utah Geography

    Renowned for its diverse landscape features, Utah has much to offer the nation. With arid deserts and sand dunes to thriving pine forests that are nestled in the rugged mountains, it also offers up plenty of plateaus and a great basin. As one of the Four Corners States, Utah is bordered by Idaho to the North, The state of Wyoming to the North and to the East as well as Colorado to the East. It’s next to New Mexico at the Southeast and Arizona to the South and lastly, Nevada to the West. A defining characteristic of the state is that there is such great variety in the terrain. If…