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Former Santa Fe Municipal Airport director Francey Jesson lasted a little more than a year-and-a-half in her job. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: Tantrum cost city a solid airport manager

When Santa Fe Municipal Airport Director Francey Jesson raised questions earlier this year about late payments and other anomalies related to an onsite restaurant with political connections, then-Mayor David Coss allegedly told her to “be nice to them.”

Should pot sales be allowed for recreational use? Voters in Paonia, Colo., will decide that question next month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Will a small town’s underground economy get legitimized?

A little-known battle in this country’s marijuana war is underway in a small town of 1,500 in western Colorado, known (if at all) for its underground coal mines, 12 wineries, a microbrewery, organic vegetables and fruit – and its perfect climate for growing pot.

Geoff Rodgers.

Journal legislative endorsements

Here are the Journal’s endorsements in two area races for the state House of Representatives: