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If you’ve ever wanted to know details about the issues that interest various members of Congress, including their voting past or who they work with –there’s a new tool available. Called Quorum Analytics, the new data service was founded by Alex Wirth and Jonathan Marks. Wirth is no stranger to politics – nor to the difficulties of working through the legislative process. The son of Senator Peter Wirth, Alex, a Harvard University senior, has seen how information is power. By creating a highly functional and easily searchable database that aggregates bills, votes, news releases or floor statements, his company may soon be as powerful a player as the legislators themselves.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:08pm MDT

New Mexico ranks among the worst in the nation for cases of domestic violence. Among the difficulties domestic abuse organizations face is determining effective offender treatments, protecting victims and training law enforcement officials on how to identify the main offender in a domestic violence situation. Alicia Chavez works for the New Mexico Coalition against Domestic Violence. She describes in more detail the bills that group is supporting this session.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm MDT

The recent death of Argentine Special Terrorism Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, which some have called a suicide and others a murder, is just the latest mystery in a chain that began 20 years ago, in 1994, with the worst terrorist attack in Argentine history.  Buenos Aires investigative reporter Joe Goldman told Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that all the government investigations of the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Friendship Center, AMIA, including Prosecutor Nisman's, have been deeply and suspiciously flawed.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:04pm MDT

Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:02pm MDT

Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:35am MDT

Last week we looked at the history of the behavioral health system for the poor in New Mexico, and the closure of an Arizona firm paid millions of dollars to take over operations of services in the southern part of the state. That statewide shake-up resulting from a state-funded secret audit of 15 mental health providers accused of fraud put most of the non-profits out of business and left thousands of fragile Medicaid patients without care. Some of the counselors left for the private sector, some were not rehired by the Arizona companies, and client relationships were disrupted as the new firms took over. KSFR’s Deborah Martinez looks at what mental health treatment actually means, and he introduces us to one woman caught in the eye of the storm, who along with other advocates, is looking to state legislators to fill the gap of services.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:42pm MDT

The first salvos have been fired in the battle over so-called “right to work” legislation at the New Mexico State Capitol.  As we hear in this report from Tom Trowbridge at the Roundhouse, a bill sponsored by Logan Republican Representative Dennis Roch being heard by the House Business and Employment Committee, brought testimony both pro and con on the issue.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:41pm MDT

Legislators across the West are discussing whether public lands should be managed by the Federal Government or by states. New Mexico Sportsmen and other outdoor enthusiasts are rallying today in opposition to any transfer of public lands.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:40pm MDT

Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:39pm MDT

Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:26am MDT