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

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You may not know it, but today is Vacation Commitment Day. John De Graaf is director of an organization called Take Back your Time, which advocates for vacation time and educates people and businesses on the ill effects of not taking time off. Vacation Commitment day is not only for employees but for employers to encourage their workers to take the time off that they are allotted. Among nations, America is the worst at taking time off.

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The Steaksmith restaurant, a much beloved Santa Fe mainstay first opened in the early 1970s, was forced to close its doors this weekend. But the owners Roey Valim and Mario Girard say they hope the upheaval is only temporary. Valim and Girard joined At Noon hosts Zelie Pollon and Tom Trowbridge in the studio. 

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The Native American science-fiction film, “Legends from the Sky,” about an Iraq war veteran searching for his grandfather is playing in Santa Fe through Thursday at the DeVargas Mall. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with independent film-maker Travis Holt Hamilton about the movie.

 

 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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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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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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

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Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales joined KSFR's At Noon hosts Zelie Pollon and Tom Trowbridge live today. He talked about important anti-bullying initiatives, what has most impressed him during his first year serving as Mayor, and his thoughts on the vital role of non-commercial public radio in our community. 

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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

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With the 60-day legislative’s adjournment looming in less than 24 hours from now, the Senate’s Majority leader reflected on the 2015 session to this point. Democrat Michael Sanchez says the session’s top accomplishment up to now is agreement on a six-point-two billion dollar budget. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Sanchez Thursday. 

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It’s called the “Truth in Political Advertising Act,” introduced in the State Senate by Howie Morales, one of the Democrats’ unsuccessful 2014 candidates for Governor. Morales says his campaign experience and seeing the very low voter turnout in last year’s general election prompted his sponsorship of the measure. Only about 40-percent of New Mexico’s registered voters participated in last November’s election. Morales says the proposal would require the Attorney General’s Office to select three nonpartisan public or private entities to serve as the review agencies to score the advertisements for truthfulness. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has more. 

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Democratic Leaders from around the country are gathering this weekend in Santa Fe. Congressman Ben Ray Luján and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi toured the Santa Fe Community College on Friday. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon tells us more.

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New Taos tourism banners set to go up next week have some in the community scratching their heads. More now, from KSFR reporter, Melody Romancito. 

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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With only two days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, we continue to feature some of the voices from this year’s session, including views from some of our Representatives on transparency in government, a topic we covered early in this legislative session. Plus, we’ll hear from Representative Jane Powdrell- Culbert, the first African American to be elected on our state’s Republican ticket.

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 One of the issues left unsettled as the 2015 Legislative Session draws to a close is the compact signed earlier this year between several Indian tribes and governor Suzanna Martinez. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. 

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There’s a lot that remains unsettled as the New Mexico Legislature moves into its final hours. Tom Trowbridge fills us in. 

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

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Lucky Shire Pharmaceuticals.  The Irish drug-maker just had the popular ADHD drug, Vyvanse, approved as the first (and to date the only) treatment for the newly-recognized binge eating disorder.  For Shire's bottom line this could mean another $300 million a year in sales.  But prescribing Vyvanse to treat binge eating, NY Times investigative reporter Katie Thomas told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, means putting millions of people on an addictive amphetamine. Shire was fined $56 million by the FDA for misleading advertising for Vyvanse as a treatment for ADHD, by overstating its effects and underrepresenting the risk of addiction.

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With only three days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, we continue to feature the voices of people presenting and supporting bills being considered during this year’s session, focusing on their thoughts of this session and the legislation they still hope to see passed.

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By this time next year stalks of industrial hemp could be taking root in fields of New Mexico’s arid climate and small businesses that’ve been sowing the seeds of the industry could begin to turn a profit. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, a senate bill establishing state authority over industrial hemp faces one of the last hurdles before being sent to the governor’s desk for her signature.

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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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Beginning this Thursday, Taos will be hosting a film festival of international and regional films. KSFR reporter Melody Romancito tells us more.

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KSFR reporter Randy Scott talks with Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Ted Swisher about their latest land acquisition in the Santa Fe area.

To volunteer for the 2015 Women Build project, please register by contacting Sophia Barnett, Director of Volunteers and Family Services: 986-5880, ext. 13, or sophia@santafehabitat.org 

 

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There are only a handful of days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, which ends this coming Saturday at noon. KSFR's Zelie Pollon asked some of the citizens of New Mexico what they think about the way the session has unfolded and which bills they still hope to see passed. Michael Loya works at the intersection of oil and gas and sustainability.

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The New Mexico Senate has approved a $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year, which calls for a 37 million dollar bump for education initiatives. KSFR's Zelie Pollon caught up with Education Secretray Hanna Skandera this morning during education day at the Roundhouse.

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

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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In this latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco opines that the month of March plays host to madness of all kinds--and, perhaps most significantly, to NCAA March Madness. 

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By latest estimates, there are 2000 Chinese companies with investments in Africa, and roughly one-million Chinese citizens working in Africa.  The official count of direct Chinese investment there is close to 22-billion dollars.  Analyst Carly Laywell of the CIA-connected Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program says this means trouble for American policies in Africa. But former US Ambassador David Shinn told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, he doesn't find these developments worrying.

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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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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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

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A coalition of oil and gas fracking foes have filed suit in federal court, calling for a halt to natural gas and oil drilling underway surrounding Chaco Canyon in the San Juan Basin of northwest New Mexico.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, organizers announced the legal action at the state capitol Wednesday, and accused the federal Bureau of Land Management of breaking the law. 

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Last night a bill to attract entrepreneurial students to New Mexico passed the house by an overwhelming vote of 61-4. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Fred Nathan, Executive Director of Think New Mexico, about the potential of the bill for job creation in New Mexico.

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A national non-profit organization with the mission of ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation and not the exception is holding a fund-raising bike-ride event in Albuquerque a week fromSunday. Free To Breathe—founded in 2006—seeks to double lung cancer survival by 2022. The benefit bike rides on March 22nd will start at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ledger says the ride will end with a closing rally featuring speakers and live musical performances. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has more. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Sunday was International Women's Day. In observance, Martha Burk brings you this Equal Time minute. 

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It was Oklahoma Republican Senator Dr. Tom Coburn's farewell performance...a detailed report critiquing the Department of Homeland Security, delivered at the close of the 2014 Senatorial year.  In it, the Senator's former top aide Dan Lips told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, Sen. Coburn concluded, DHS was failing in all 5 of its basic missions. 

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Last Saturday, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity broke ground on it’s hundreth affordable home in Santa Fe.  In today's feature, KSFR reporter Randy Scott talks with the Habitat Executive Director and one of the future Habitat homeowners. Learn more about what Habitat does in our community at http://www.santafehabitat.org.

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A county’s right to regulate how oil and gas is developed within its boundaries came one step closer from being taken away Last night in the Senate Conservation Committee. Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Staci Matlock listened to hours of contentious debate last night and told Zelie Pollon about the bills and what they could mean for regulating the state’s oil and gas development. 

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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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It is now just over 4 years since NATO air forces, with the United States "leading from behind," began bombing in Libya, with the goal of changing the regime of the dictator Muammar Gadafi. What most Americans know is that Gadafi is indeed dead and gone, and most assume the war begun in 2011 is over.  Well, not according to award-winning Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri.  He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that the living conditions most Libyans face every day are still very much in a state of war.

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Competitive swimming can be a joy for thousands of young people across the country. But an article in Outside Magazine by journalist Rachel Sturtz uncovers some of the hidden horrors that many young children – primarily girls but also boys – have experienced at the hands of their highly respected coaches. These coaches have been protected by the USA swimming federation and often moved to smaller clubs when their crimes against children have been reported. We warn listeners that this piece includes the description of a particularly horrific incident experienced by one woman who is now openly challenging USA swimming to stop protecting coaches who rape children.

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This weekend will be the 24th Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association Home Show at the Santa Fe convention center. This year, there will be a new addition for aspiring kid builders. Association Director Kim Shanahan tells us more. The Home show runs this weekend, March 14 and 15th at the Santa Fe Convention Center. For more information go to www.SFAHBA.com . 

 

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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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On the latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco reflects on the hardships MLB umpire John Hirschbeck has faced both on and off the field. 

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The State House is the next stop for a bill seeking a change in law that employers only consider an applicant’s criminal record once a candidate has passed the initial screening of applicants.  The measure, Senate Bill 583, passed the Senate last week. Albuquerque Democrat Bill O’Neill is the bill’s Senate sponsor.  O’Neill’s measure has been called the “ban the box” bill because it would do away with checking an application’s yes or no box to answer the question: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Tom Trowbridge has the story. 

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The Espanola-based weekly newspaper the Rio Grande Sun has often been the target of disgruntled politicians and personalities in northern New Mexico. This weekend, one upset reader took things a bit too far. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon has more.

 

 

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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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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was invited by House Republican leader John Boehner (BAIN-ur) to address a joint session of the US Congress to derail what Netanyahu called a "bad deal" between the Obama Administration and Iran constraining Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons.  But what would Netanyahu consider a "good deal?"  This is what Washington blogger and columnist M J Rosenberg told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE is what the Israeli leader wants. 

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Thanks to new climate-controlled kennels acquired through a military surplus program, the Santa Fe Police Department is a step closer to rebooting its defunct K9 unit. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to SFPD Captain Louis Carlos, who supervised the old unit, about how the department trains its dogs, matches them with handlers, and puts its K9 teams to work in the field. 

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The city of Santa Fe is working to keep low level users of opiates, such as heroin, out of the criminal justice system.  KSFR’s Randy Scott talks with a senior police officer about how the police department works to keep drug users out of jail and reduces the chances they will commit new crimes. 

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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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March is Women’s History Month. In observance, KSFR’s AT Noon is sharing features on unsung heroes in the women’s movement. Longtime Taos resident Joanne Forman is a composer, writer and lifelong student of history and she produced the series with music from Jenny Bird. Here’s an excerpt from that series. 

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

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Money laundering, it's a trillion dollar -- yes that's trillion with a T -- a trillion dollar business these days.  Who can do illegal business on such a scale?  Only the biggest banks, and on HERE AND THERE, investigative reporter Douglas Gillison of the news website 100 Reporters, at 100r.org, told KSFR's Dave Marash that drug money characteristically flows from the street to smaller and then to bigger banks in chunks that should, but don't always, cause bankers to notify law enforcement. 

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March is Women’s History Month, celebrated in Albuquerque as Women and Creativity Month. To commemorate the occasion, the Southwest Women’s Law Project and the Bernalillo County Department of Cultural Affairs teamed up to create an exhibition of art by women inmates. Detainees at the Metropolitan Corrections Center and the Juvenile Detention Center contributed works of art to the exhibition titled UNCONFINED: Empowering Women through Art. The exhibit opens this weekend at the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque. KSFR’s Kate Powell talked to Nan Masland, Bernalillo County Public Art Project Coordinator. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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There is, Foreign Policy Magazine Senior Reporter for global energy issues Keith Johnson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, a consensus on oil prices, they will stay between 30 to 50% lower than last summer's peak for at least the next 5 years or more.  But Johnson says, even with this price outlook, the future of the fast-growing American oil industry, and especially the part based in Southeastern New Mexico, looks pretty secure. Russia, says Johnson is being hit with an energy industry double-whammy.  Falling prices have hurt the Russian budget and sanctions have cut the Russians off from markets, capital, and the technologies they need to develop new sources of gas and oil. 

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A recent audit reveals that a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides surplus military gear to local law enforcement agencies has sent more than ten-million dollars’ worth of weapons, helicopters and armored trucks to New Mexico. The audit by the Pentagon office responsible for the program shows that the equipment went to 32 agencies. One of them was the Santa Fe Police Department. KSFR's Randy Scott recently discussed the matter with Santa Fe Police Chief Eric Garcia and prepared this report.

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The State Senate on Thursday approved an anti-bullying measure spurred by the 2013 suicide of a teenager who was bullied at school. Albuquerque Senator Jacob Candelaria’s measure, the Carlos Vigil Memorial Act, would create a fund to be administered by the University Of New Mexico Board Of Regents and creates a five-member board to oversee grant applications to eradicate bullying in New Mexico schools, colleges and communities. Candelaria discussed the bill’s namesake during debate on the bill. The Senate ended up approving the bill on a 32 to zero vote. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge reports. 

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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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You’re going to hear from an early member of Al-Qaeda—he was a key figure in its operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere. And what’s more remarkable about Amen Dean is that in 1998 he was recruited by British intelligence to spy on Al-Qaeda. He worked as an agent until his cover was broken in 2006. He’s decided to speak publicly because he wants to confront jihadists. The BBC’s Peter Marshall interviews undercover agent Amen Dean.

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It's become known simply as "The Conversation," the cautionary talk African-American parents have with their children about how to conduct themselves in the presence of police officers. Albuquerque civic leader Patrick Barrett of the Sankofa Men's Leadership Exchange told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about his conversation with his 7 year old daughter.

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Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque is the sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment that calls for regulation of the sale, production, processing, transportation, as well as details including the taxation of cannabis that would be determined by the state legislature. The Democrat has also sponsored several other bills this session on the topic of cannabis, with his second consecutive attempt at legalizing it through a constitutional amendment grabbing the most attention of the lot.

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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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On the latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco discusses the expansion of New Mexico's Sports Hall of Fame to include athletes outside of Albuquerque. 

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What does Norway have in common with Iran and North Korea? Well, the answer until recently could be found in a boxing ring—or perhaps not, because professional boxing has been illegal in all three countries. Although now Norway’s Center-right government has lifted the ban and it's seconds-out on the first professional bout on Norwegian soil in more than three decades. Lars Pvanger reports for the BBC. 

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Climate change is affecting people around the world, including Native American communities. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon spoke recently with  Ann Marie Chischilly (Chiss- chilly), Executive Director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University, who works closely with indigenous communities on environmental issues. To learn more about this work go to the ITEP website at http://www4.nau.edu/itep/. You can also google  Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives and give input at any time. According to Chischilly the document is a living one, that should reflect the Knowledge of Native peoples around the country.

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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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