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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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This weekend the living wage in Santa Fe increases from $10.66 an hour to $10.84 an hour, one of the highest living wages in the nation. I spoke with Assistant City Attorney Zachary Shandler about the ordinance and efforts the city is making to ensure all businesses comply.

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It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders reports that up to 24 million people worldwide suffer from eating disorders. With the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, eating disorders are as misunderstood as they are dangerous. KSFR's Kate Powell spoke to Deborah Schweiger-Whalen, founder and executive director of Zephyrus of Santa Fe, an intensive outpatient treatment center. 

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The tens of thousands of children who gave themselves up to immigration officials on the American border with Mexico in 2013 and 2014 weren't just running towards a better life.  They were, journalist Peter Katel told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, running from a frightening menace...youth gangs that have come to dominate every aspect of poor people's lives in the neighborhoods of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

 

 

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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A new study has been released by a national transportation research group that outlines what they see as some of the transportation needs across the country, and also here in the Land of Enchantment.  KSFR’s John Calef takes a look at the study, and the 25 recommendations it makes for the state of New Mexico.

 

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Tomorrow is Renewable Energy Day at the Roundhouse with speakers coming from around the state to share their knowledge about renewable energy alternatives. Among the speakers will be the National Director of the Sierra Club, Michael Brune. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. 

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Pressure is growing in Washington on whether the House will agree to fund the Department of Homeland Security without attaching it to President Barack Obama’s executive Action on immigration. The deadline to fund the DHS is Friday at midnight. On Wednesday a proposal, crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), to fund the department through September and thus forestalling any shut down, passed the Senate 98-2. However, the bill could face opposition in the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner ­(R-Ohio) has not been willing to say whether he would bring the bill to a vote.

 

Any shutdown could have devastating effects here in New Mexico where thousands of DHS employees could be expected to go to work without pay. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with the Albuquerque Journal’s Washington correspondent Michael Coleman.

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Hundreds of students walked out of class this week in protest of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, or PARCC. We spoke with outgoing Albuquerque board of education member Kathy Korte about what the test is and why and how parents are opting out.

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The State Legislature’s Committee on Compacts will be taking public comment Saturday on the proposed new gambling compacts negotiated between Governor Susana Martinez’ office and the Navajo Nation, the Mescalero and Jicarilla Apache tribes and the pueblos of Jemez and Acoma. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story. 

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The ethnic group known as the Kurds is spread across Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, leaving it "the largest nation in the world without its own state."  Journalist Christian Caryl told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the closest the Kurds have come is their very autonomous region in northern Iraq, a place, Caryl says, very different from the rest of the country.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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As New Mexicans look to enrich the lives of family members with special needs, some are turning to horse assisted therapies. KSFR reporter Randy Scott talks with Ashley Armijo of the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding about her work with children and adults who experience a variety of challenges in their lives. 

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2 years ago, 15 New Mexico Behavioral Health Care providers had their Medicaid accreditation invalidated by the State Human Services Department (HSD) for what state officials called "credible accusations of fraud."  But the auditor who examined the agencies, PCG, made no such allegations. And to this date, almost none of the charges have been revealed to the accused agencies...most of whom have gone out of business. Investigative reporter Trip Jennings of New Mexico In Depth told Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that some of the most dramatic divergences from standards of due process seem to have occurred in one of 3 cases that have been settled, the case involving Presbyterian Medical Group. So, far 12 of the 15 cases remain in limbo, no charges filed, no facts divulged, but one provider, cleared by a state judge, says it's going to sue the state for damages.

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Alaska today became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. But it's still illegal to smoke pot in public, and violators can be hit with a $100 fine. Voters in November approved legalizing marijuana use by adults in private places, which has left some people confused about what "in private" means. The state's alcohol regulatory board plans to meet today to sort things out. Washington and Colorado are the only other states that allow recreational use of marijuana. Meantime, Tim Franks has been to Canna-Con in Washington State, the biggest cannabis convention in the United States:

 

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco gazes long into the abyss he calls the Black Hole of Sports. The abyss gazes back at him. 

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Last week a Senate committee killed a bill to retain all third graders who did not have sufficient reading skills. The bill, a favorite for Governor Susana Martinez, was blocked by a vote of 5-3 along party lines in the Senate Public Affairs Committee. However, a similar bill was easily approved by the Republican-controlled House and will also make its way to the Senate in the coming days or weeks. We spoke with Democratic Senator Mimi Stewart, who led the opposition to last week's bill by Republican Sen Gay Kernan of Hobbs.

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House members of the Public Affairs and Regulation Committee listened to five hours of testimony from New Mexicans on both sides of the issue of abortion on Friday, with the crowd spilling over into the halls outside the committee room well into the evening.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, the bill, sponsored by Republican Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo, passed on a party-line vote.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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On this week's edition of Equal Time, host Martha Burk contemplates a less-discussed, but no less serious defect of the Oscar-nominated film Selma: its minimization of Corretta Scott King's role in the Civil Rights Movement. 

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What proponents of an escalation in arms supplies call "the Ukrainian military" is, in fact, far from a single, unified entity.  It consists of a badly-trained, badly equipped National Army and perhaps a dozen autonomous "volunteer" battalions who are supposed to report, not to the military chain of command, but to the Interior Ministry.   Kiev-based journalist Maxim Eristavi told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, it's not clear where these units get their orders from, but he says, their ability to work together and Russian-backed secessionist forces is improving.

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Although gas prices have risen slightly, they've taken a big dip in the last six months.  For northern New Mexico, that price drop has affected not only the state, but a wide array of individuals and agencies. KSFR's John Calef takes a closer look at the impact.

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A recent investigation by New Mexico InDepth uncovered that five of the six Senators who opposed capping the interest rates on some loans accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the loan industry. I spoke with New Mexico In Depth Director Trip Jennings about the research and why these storefront lenders hold such sway over our politicians.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Each year almost a million tax returns are filed in New Mexico.  And last fiscal year, these returns generated  one-and-a-quarter billion dollars.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talked with New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla to find out what taxpayers need to know this year.  Secretary Padilla is a Certified Public Accountant herself, who has spent nearly three decades working with taxes in both the private and public sector. 

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Few economies have been harder hit by the crash in the global price of oil than Latin America's number one oil producer, Venezuela.  The currency has been plunging in value, inflation is at an annual rate of 64%, and AP's Caracas Correspondent Hannah Dreier told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, a trip to the store can be an all-day nightmare.

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Two bills will be heard in committee tomorrow regarding a woman's right to an abortion. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to Alisa Martinez, President of New Mexico Alliance for Life about the bills HB 390 and HB 391 - one on late term abortion and the other on Parental notification.

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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We hate to bring up an unpleasant subject, but yes, it’s true, tax season is upon us.  It actually opened on January 20 and as everyone knows, this wonderful time of the year will conclude on April 15th.  By then, 137 million Americans must file their tax forms.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper continues her tax season series with this advice from Ana Costanza, a senior tax advisor with H&R Block in Albuquerque. H&R Block is the world’s largest consumer tax company and annually prepares more than 24 million returns worldwide.    

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MIX Santa Fe, the ever popular social event and job creating engine won Harvard University's coveted Bright Ideas award. It’s a great way to begin a new year, says Kate Noble, Special Projects administrator for the Economic Development division. She tells us about MIX, which has its first gathering Thursday.

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Democratic House members staged a protest over what they claim were unfair tactics used by majority Republicans Tuesday evening over an education bill. Tom Trowbridge reports from the state capitol

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KSFR's Zelie Pollon brings you local news at noon. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Nigeria has postponed its Presidential elections for six weeks, till the end of March.  It did so against the strongly-expressed advice of Secretary of State John Kerry, but the key facts, the State Department’s second-ranking diplomat for African Affairs, Ambassador Robert Jackson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, are that the show must go on, and that the choices, between a somewhat ineffectual incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan and a former Army General, and some say, human rights abuser Muhammadou Buhari, are the choices.

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KSFR's Daniel DeFrancesco takes a look at rule-breakers of two very different magnitudes on this week's edition of The Sporting Life. 

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Two bills under consideration at the State Capitol seek to tackle problems related to New Mexico’s public schools and their administration.  One bill, sponsored by Rio Rancho Rep. Craig Brandt, is a measure that calls for revoking driver’s licenses for students who are habitually truant has unanimously cleared the Senate Education Committee. Another, from freshman senator Javier Martinez, would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school board elections. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story. 

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For the fifth time in as many years, state lawmakers on Monday debated whether to confirm Governor Susana Martinez’s choice as leader of New Mexico’s Public Education Department. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, this time, the full Senate voted, and Hannah Skandera was confirmed 2219, after a close committee vote earlier in the day.

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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The city of  Albuquerque began bulldozing a path along the rio grande this week.  The plan was to develop the bosque for public use --while keeping people on a developed path to protect the fragile vegetation and animal habitat. It turns out that this move shocked Members of the Bosque Action Team, local residents and environmentalists who had been working with the city on a public participation process to determine access to the bosque.  Abigail adler has details. 

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Drinking and driving is a serious problem here in New Mexico as demonstrated by the fact that alcohol is involved in 40% of all traffic fatalities.  In some New mexico counties like Bernalillo, alcohol is involved in more than 50% of fatal auto crashes.  Tuesday at the state capitol, the Santa Fe Prevention Alliance will organize an event to remember those who have died or been injured in such crashes.  Marchers also want to generate support for tougher restrictions on those who drink and drive.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talks with Doug Shupe of the American Automobile Association to get the details. 

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Monday us Autism day at the roundhouse. where parents and others interested can get a wide range of information on autism and where to get help. I spoke with Zoe Miguel, who heads the only clinic in Santa Fe giving direct care to children with autism.

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KSFR's Zelie Pollon brings you local news at noon. 

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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In late January representatives from more than a dozen western states gathered in Santa Fe to discuss the impact of drought on western economies. High on the agenda were strategies for managing drought in the recreation and tourism sectors, upon which New Heavily depends. We asked Carlee Borwn, policy advisor for the Western Governors Association, to share some of the meetings findings and how others can benefit from the information shared.

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Albuquerque's homeless camp, known as "Tent City" was in trouble until Wednesday night with threats of eviction from the city until community groups came up with a solution for the campers. KSFR's Joe Gallegos was there for the announcement.

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In an ongoing series of reports to help listeners get ready for tax season, KSFR welcomes back Special Agent Brian Watson with the Phoenix Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper interviews Brian about tax scams and schemes and how to avoid them.  

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Zelie Pollon brings you local news at noon. 

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The State Senate is considering separate bills that would offer financial assistance to military retirees and the families of ailing New Mexicans. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story. 

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In his State of the City address last week, Mayor Javier Gonzales announced a proposal to convert single-occupancy public restrooms in Santa Fe to gender-neutral restrooms. He told Santa Feans that the proposal was a response to the needs of the local transgender community. The announcement sparked some confusion among Santa Feans. In an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican, business owners questioned whether the issue is significant enough to warrant the Mayor's attention, potentially at the expense of other important topics. But according to Adrien Lawyer, director of the New Mexico Transgender Resource center, this issue has a broader impact than most people realize. KSFR's Kate Powell reports.

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Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes.  And each year, our taxes certainly seem to get more complicated.  So much so that more than half of US taxpayers hire a professional when tax time rolls around.  Because these tax preparers have access to our most sensitive financial information, finding someone we trust is critical.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper begins a series on taxes today beginning with Brian Watson from the Phoenix Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service. He’ll help us pick the best tax preparers. 

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The process of civil forfeiture has been used to take some $2 billion from American citizens who have never been charged with a crime, much less tried and convicted. Albuquerque attorney Brad Cates helped administer a toughened-up civil forfeiture program as a Justice Department official in the Reagan era.  But he told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, he now wants to see civil forfeiture abolished. Among his reasons, the proceeds of civil forfeitures have been used by state and local police departments to buy everything from party boats and maragarita slushee machines to military equipment like machine guns and armored vehicles. 

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Even as the situation there went from bad to worse, the subject of Ukraine had seemingly slipped out of America's consciousness.  Until last week.  Last week, Foreign Policy Magazine correspondent Gopal Ratnam told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, Ukraine was back on the front page and at the top of many TV newscasts.  This was, he says, the result of a very well-executed policy campaign. 

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Tomorrow at the Roundhouse it’s Wildlands, Water and Wildlife day. I spoke with Environment New Mexico Director Sanders Moore about the gathering and what bills specifically related to New Mexico’s Wild and wetlands Northern New Mexicans should be aware of. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge reports. 

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This weekend it was announced that Santa Fe Superintendent Joel Boyd has been offered a job to head the Fort Worth Independent School district, a district comprised of 135 schools and 86,000 students. Whether Boyd accepts the job -- and an increased salary of nearly $150k dollars – has not yet been decided. Regardless, Boyd has said he would stay through this school year. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Santa Fe School board president Steven Carrillo about the announcement and what the School board is considering if and when Boyd leaves.

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Daniel DeFrancesco lets off some steam over a controversial call in Super Bowl XLIX.

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When Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Modern Turkey created his secular state after World War I, he detached Turkey from both the Islamic and the Arab worlds.  As a result, Turkish journalist Cengis Aktar told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the Turkish bureaucracy today is largely ignorant of both, which he said has enabled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to steer a dangerous sectarian course. 

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation recently completed the first-of-its-kind assessment of all state highways. The results show New Mexico roadways are in significantly worse shape than previously thought, with only 70 percent in good or fair condition. Officials say this is a reflection of the state road fund taking a double hit in recent years from the slow economy as well as fewer federal funds. During the current legislative session, there appears to be consensus on the need, but disagreement on how to pay for the solution. Governor Susana Martinez proposed drawing $500 million over five years from the annual infrastructure bond package to jumpstart highway repairs. But Senate Finance Committe chair John Arthur Smith and Senator Carroll Leavell have each proposed different solutions. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Hundreds of American Indians gathered at the Roundhouse today to honor history and share ideas. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge has this report.

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On this week's edition of Equal Time, host Martha Burk considers the threats that various radical -isms pose to our liberty.  

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KSFR's Zelie Pollon brings you local news at noon. 

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On This morning’s Radio Café with Mary Charlotte Domandi, Linda Seigle described two bills being discussed this legislative session, one on Kendra’s law – which concerns involuntary outpatient commitment -- and another supporting lottery ticket sales to sustain the state scholarship fund.

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In part 3 of our report on guns at the Roundhouse and gun related bills in the legislature, KSFR reporter Randy Scott speaks with Miranda Viscoli co-founder of New Mexicans for Gun Safety and looks at the legislative analysis for House Bill 44.

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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In Haiti, where poverty is widespread, the government has plans to improve the economy by turning over land for tourist development.  The problem, reporter Jacob Kushner told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, is that, for most of the people living on those lands, being displaced for a new port, or fish farm or hotel, can mean economic devastation, even starvation.  One place where that kind of conflict is raging is a tiny island off the Haitian coast called Ile-a-Vache. 

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As newly-elected Attorney General Hector Balderas delves into his investigation of charges of fraud and mismanagement against firms that used to serve more than 30,000 low-income mental health clients in New Mexico, he sat down with KSFR’s Deborah Martinez to talk about his findings so far.  As she shares in this report, while he is circumspect about the investigation, he stresses the need for changes in oversight and handling of alleged abuse of the Medicaid system in the future.

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Since an outbreak of measles began last month More than 100 cases have been reported. The outbreak has been traced to the Disneyland theme park in California, but has now spread to several other states. The surge of measles cases has alarmed the Centre for Disease Control, which in 2000 formally declared measles essentially eradicated from the US. The cause of the measles spread is due in large part to the great number of parents who are not vaccinating their children. This so called anti vaxxer movement was born from a late 1990s study, which linked the vaccination called MMR to autism, a study that was later debunked. the doctor responsible for the report has since had his medical license revoked. Yet fears remain. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to Dr. Randy Knott, assistant professor in the UNM School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, and Eric Glasser, host of KSFR program East-West Medicine, about a confirmed case of measles in New Mexico and fear of a more serious outbreak.

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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One reason the CIA and US Army out-sourced jobs like torture and rendition transportation to private contracts, author David Isenberg told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, is to keep what they were hired to do a secret.  But as he told Dave Marash, that secrecy also made it much harder to manage them.

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The head of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains—Vickie Cowart—was in Santa Fe last week celebrating the 42 anniversary of Roe Versus Wade, the landmark ruling for women’s rights. Cowart was here to honor all the New Mexico health providers, and also State Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero at Planned Parenthood’s 2nd annual Breakfast of Champions. As we hear in this report from KSFR’s Zelie Pollon, to Cowart, the Roe V Wade ruling is as essential now as ever.

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In part two of our series on guns at the legislature, KSFR's Randy Scott speaks with Democratic Senator Peter Wirth of Santa Fe about his concern that guns in the roundhouse hamper public participation in the democratic process. 

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Tom Trowbridge brings you local news at noon. 

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas last week released an audit alleging Medicaid overbilling by more than a dozen New Mexico behavioral health providers several years ago that until recently remained secret.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez spoke with the Attorney General regarding the next steps. She brings us the first of a two-part interview, beginning with his overall goals over the next four years.

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Last weekend, a three-year old boy in Albuquerque accidentally shot his parents. Accidental shootings such as this typically raise questions regarding access to firearms. And, as we hear in this report from KSFR reporter Randy Scott, efforts related to guns continue to be a topic of interest to those attending legislative hearings.

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When it comes to pay-day, and auto title loans in the State of New Mexico, not even the sky's the limit on interest rates.  University of New Mexico Law School Professor Nathalie Martin told Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, she's documented New Mexico loans that cost borrowers more than 1000% a year.  In 2007, the US Congress protected military service personnel and their families from this kind of predatory lending.  The law, Martin said, isn't perfect, but it could help model an interest rate cap to protect poor New Mexicans.

 

 

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KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon.

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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A look at the world of sports with Daniel J, host of KSFR's The Beat Goes On. 

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On Monday afternoon, over a thousand protestors joined Somos Un Pueblo Unido to rally against the repeal of a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge broadcasted live from the Roundhouse during today's edition of At Noon, bringing us an interview with one of the original sponsors of the 2003 law allowing the licenses.

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As relations improve with it's giant neighbor to the north,  Cuba is bracing for change. But whatever comes from the US, Havana has a new hotspot, where its good to be back in the USSR. KSFR’s Alice van Buren sent this report from Cuba.  

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Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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