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

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The United Health Foundation recently released their 2015 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, and New Mexico improved its ranking from 38th last year to 33rd.  Seniors are of course an important demographic in Santa Fe, and KSFR’s David King spoke with Dr. Denise Leonardi, chief medical officer for United Healthcare of New Mexico, about the report’s implications for New Mexico’s senior citizens.

 

 

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The satirical and highly political group the Yes Men will be in Santa Fe a week from Monday. If you’ve never heard of them, well, it’s about time you did. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. 

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In this edition of Equal Time, host Martha Burk ponders the "Pink Tax" -- the extra money women pay for products marketed to them but virtually identical to analogous products made for men. 

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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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Climate change plays favorites, and New Mexico journalist Laura Paskus told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, among the biggest victims of global warming have been the ecology and the people of the Navajo reservation. Rising temperatures and drought are threatening the existence of the birds, the animals and the plants that live on Navajo land.

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Earlier this week we heard from CCA Cinematheque Director Jason Silverman about his new documentary, Sembene! (Sem-Ben). In today's installment, he talks to KSFR's Kate Powell about what makes Santa Fe a special place to show films, life for small theaters after the Violet Crown, and his hope for an emerging generation of creators learning to use film in new ways. 

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On Wednesday The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a Clean Water rule to restore pollution protections for tens of millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams all across the United States. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon spoke with Kimberly Williams of Environment New Mexico a statewide environmental advocacy organization to find out more about the historic ruling.

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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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Just this morning, the Public Regulation Commission decided to allow PNM more time to plan its case for a replacement plan for the San Juan Generating Station. KSFR's Zelie Pollon attended the PRC meeting, and brings us this report. 

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The announcement by New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller’s office that he will undertake a special audit of Santa Fe’s 2008 Parks Bond project comes as Mayor Javier Gonzales’s administration posts its own report on the city’s website, detailing how some of the money was spent. 

 

As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, the 15-page summary looked at how park improvements were planned and generally paid for during the first two years at dozens of the city’s parks.

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New Mexico has been a leader in offering interpreting services to individuals with limited English proficiency and the deaf and hard of hearing in courtrooms to ensure equal access to justice. Also, the state is the only one with a constitutional right for citizens to serve on juries regardless of their ability to speak or read English. This status helped attract the conference of the Council of Language Access Coordinators to Santa Fe last week. Paula Couselo, senior statewide program manager of the New Mexico Center for Language Access, was among the presenters.

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Now with the latest installment of KSFR’s “Medical Insights,” here’s Santa Fe physician, Dr. Erica Elliot speaking on stem cells.

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Now with the latest installment of KSFR’s “Medical Insights,” here’s Santa Fe physician, Dr. Erica Elliot speaking on stem cells.

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You may know Jason Silverman as Cinematheque director at the CCA in Santa Fe. But he's also a filmmaker: he co-wrote, directed and produced a new documentary, SEMBENE! (sem-BEN), about the life and career of Ousmane Sembene (Ooosman-sem-ben), one of the most significant figures in Senegalese cinema and literature. 

 

The film, a collaboration with Sembene biographer Samba Gadjigo (gad-JEE-go), was named "One of the top 18 films of Sundance" in 2014 and recently made its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. KSFR's Kate Powell spoke with Jason and brings us this story. 

 

Jason Silverman, co-creator of Sembene! and Cinematheque director at the CCA. Tomorrow we'll hear Jason talk about the Santa Fe cinema community CCA helped create, as well as the future of film here in Santa Fe and around the world. 

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On Saturday, nearly one hundred fifty people showed up in downtown Albuquerque to protest Monsanto, a major biotech firm that creates genetically modified seeds. KSFR's Joe Gallegos was there and has this report. 

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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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Yesterday we looked at the history of New Mexico’s food and medicine taxes, their repeal, and state lawmakers’ and the governor’s action two years ago to phase-out the state’s subsidy to local governments’ budgets to make up for lost food tax revenue.  We also saw how cities and counties use gross receipts tax revenue to provide basic services like public safety and courts, and the dwindling pot of money from that tax on goods and services.

 

 

Today KSFR’s Deborah Martinez looks at the hundreds of organizations that get rebates, deductions, or don’t pay any GRT at all.  While cities and counties throughout the state use the hundreds of millions of dollars raised to pay for police, fire, courts, jails and other basic services, some groups are gearing up to try to reset New Mexico’s tax system to make it more equitable.

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Memorial Day weekend is the culmination of the national Click It or Ticket Campaign to promote seat belt use. Reporter Mary Lou Cooper tells us why it's important to buckle up.  And Juan Rios of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's office talks about what's coming up this weekend.

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On the latest edition of Equal Time, host Martha Burk unpacks some perplexing statements made by Congress about an abortion bill recently passed in the House. 

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While it may not yet feel like summer in Santa Fe, the Railyard is launching a schedule of free summer events for the whole family, which is already getting underway. KSFR's Kate Powell spoke with Santa Fe Railyard events director Sandy Brice about some of the things visitors can look forward to--as well as how the Railyard's role in Santa Fe community life has evolved in recent years. 

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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New Mexico's system of taxing goods/services has undergone various changes over the years, and lawmakers in the next session can expect to hear from groups including the NM Assoc. of Counties on a proposal to revamp the state's gross receipts tax to make it more equitable or "flat;" ensuring everyone pays their fair share.  

 

In a two-part series on KSFR, Deborah Martinez looks at how we got here from 2004 when the tax on food and medicine was eliminated, how attempts to reinstitute that tax have failed - along with the state's promise to uphold revenue to cities and counties - and efforts to reform what many are calling a broken gross receipts tax system.

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

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As we approach Memorial Day weekend, travel will be at its highest volume in a decade. The American Automobile Association or AAA says that's because gas prices are relatively low and disposable income is higher than in recent years.  Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.

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Taos will play host to the New Mexico District Four Little League Tournaments this summer, and that’s welcome economic news. KSFR’s Melody Romancito has the story. 

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

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If you believe that your life’s trajectory is set in stone, then you’ve never met someone whose entire life has changed with a single experience. KSFR's Zelie Pollon recently visited with Kelly Egolf who changed her life – and used the insight she gained to start an increasingly popular cold press juice business.

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Its time now for our medical segment from Dr. Erica Elliot. Part two on why there's so much gluten intolerance these days.

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Another season of professional baseball in Santa Fe gets underway later today. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story.

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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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Wildlife supporters, including local activists from the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Animal Protection of New Mexico and WildEarth Guardians, are rallying right now at the Roundhouse. They’re hoping  to ask Governor Susana Martinez to allow Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in Sierra County to continue housing Mexican gray wolves as part of the reintroduction of these endangered animals. Earlier this month, the state game commission denied the ranch’s permit request, ending the facility’s 17 years of Mexican wolf conservation work. KSFR's Zelie Pollon was on the scene and brings us this report. 

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Last week Spaceport America launched its five year Business Plan including luring new companies, expanding an educational arm and making themselves self sustaining financially. If you think you’ve heard these announcements before, And while the announcements are somewhat similar to ones we’ve heard before, Spaceport director and CEO Christine Anderson says this time it’s different. We asked her to talk about the business plan and why time they’re really open for business.

 

 

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Today we run our third and last series of voices of Santa Fe from this year's Community Day on the plaza. 

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Tuesday morning's top news from KSFR.

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

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The City of Santa Fe is in the running for the title of Best Town in America, in a competition being held by Outside Magazine. KSFR’s Jack Lobe tells us more.

 

 

A disheartening follow-up: Just this morning we found out that Pagosa Springs, Colorado has defeated Santa Fe. The final tally was incredibly close, with Pagosa Springs taking slightly more than 50-percent of the vote, making it to the round of 16. OUTSIDE will feature the final 16 towns in its September 2015 issue.

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This year, the Taos Solar Music Festival turns 15 and is again bringing world-class music to Northern New Mexico. Melody Romancito reports from Taos.

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On the latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco remembers baseball player Ollie "Downtown" Brown--and the bygone tradition of halfway-decent sports nicknames. 

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One of the popular hashtags on twitter at the moment is “remember Dean Potter.” The climbing and extreme sports community has been shocked by the death of Dean Potter, who died during a wingsuit-based jump over the weekend. He also died with fellow climber Graham Hunt. Lots of people tweeting condolences to Potter’s family today.

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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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This is a big week for bicyclists in Santa Fe—it’s Bike-to-Work week, with the City’s celebration set for this afternoon at the Railyard, where there will be entertainment as well as a friendly competition between State, City and County employees. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Tim Rodgers, Trails Program Manager with the Santa Fe Conservation Trust.

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Lucy Tapahonso is an award-winning author and the first Poet Laureate for the Navajo Nation. She will be giving the commencement address this Saturday for the Institute of American Indian Arts—the first year that institute will graduate students with an MFA. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon caught up with Tapahonso and files this report. 

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Singing jazz in a town more suited for country two-step dancing and Americana mandolins has its challenges -- even for a seasoned professional. KSFR’s Melody Romancito has the story from Taos.

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Jack Lobe brings you local news at noon. 

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The Vatican this week made a move to recognize Palestinian statehood. The treaty, not surprisingly, was a welcome statement for Palestinians, while upsetting the Israeli government. This move comes as supporters of Palestine gather to commemorate Nakba Day or the Day of Palestinian Catastrophe, which takes place tomorrow May 15th. In Santa Fe supporters will gather on the plaza from noon to 1pm. In the evening there will be a special presentation by longtime author and former CIA agent Kathleen Christison who just returned from Gaza and the West Bank.

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Education Week, a respected education news source, recently reported that teachers who earn nationalboard certification are more effective than those who don't.  And the National Education Association-New Mexico encourages teachers to get a national credential, but questions a state system that ties teacher performance to student test results.  Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.

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This weekend marks the second annual Bike and Brew festival, an event sponsored by Outside magazine and which organizers say is becoming a big economic engine for Santa Fe. KSFR's Zélie Pollon spoke with  Christopher Goblet, event director for the Outside Bike and Brew festival and the executive director of the New Mexico Brewers Guild.

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Jack Lobe brings you local news at noon.

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t’s been a busy couple of weeks for our US Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich. After sponsoring a bill to designate two additional wilderness areas in New Mexico they joined forces on a bill to create a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). The bill would require utilities companies like our own Public Utilities of New Mexico, or PNM, to generate at least 30 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Senator Heinrich about both the RES and the wilderness designation.

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There are a lot of bicycle-oriented events taking place in Santa Fe this week. It’s Bike-To-Work week in the City Different, and between those who regularly commute by bike, the Outside Bike and Brew event starting this afternoon and running through Sunday at the Railyard, and the numerous Santa Fe Century rides on Sunday, there are and will be many cyclists on local roads and trails.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Santa Fe Metropolitan Transportation Organization Planner Eric Aune about Bike To Work Week;

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Albuquerque has a new board game library in Nob Hill called Empire Board Game Library where you can try out hundreds of board games. Our reporter Joe Gallegos went down to check it out.

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Jack Lobe brings you local news at noon.

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Lobbyists spent record amounts this year wooing politicians and trying to influence bills. In a recent report by New Mexico In Depth, Journalist Sandra Fish went through all the spending records from the Secretary of State’s office up until May 1st. She explained to KSFR what she found. 

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Today we continue to hear from participants at this year’s Community Day, which took place this past weekend on the Santa Fe Plaza.

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Santa Fe physician Dr. Erica Elliot’s practice specializes on environmental illnesses. Today, in her “Medical Insights” feature on ‘At Noon,’ she provides some insight into gluten intolerance. What is it and what causes it?

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Jack Lobe brings you local news at noon.

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This past Saturday was community in Santa Fe or Dia de la Jente. Alongside free parking for all vehicles making their way downtown on the blustery day, there were dozens of organizations represented on the plaza. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to a few of them.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Jack Lobe brings you local news at noon

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More than 500 loyal and curious New Mexicans lined up to hear about the radical experiences of founding members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot in Santa Fe last night.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez was there, and she reports on the women’s humor and their serious message of freedom and feminism, emboldened by time spent in a Russian prison.

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A historical building on the Taos Plaza will soon be receiving some attention in the way of restoration work. Melody Romancito has the story from Taos.

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This year’s legislative session didn’t go very well for many New Mexicans. However for the group New Mexicans for Gun Safety, board member Miranda Viscoli says the session fell mostly in their favor. They managed to defeat five bills Viscoli said would have greatly weakened the state’s concealed carry gun laws. An additional bill requiring background checks at gun shows however did fail – at least for now.

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As the leaves begin to sprout marking the beginning of Santa Fe’s beautiful summer, the city of Santa Fe is hosting activities to involve the public with agencies across the state, beginning with Community Day taking place tomorrow on the Santa Fe Plaza. KSFR’s Jack Lobe spoke with one of Community Day's organizers.

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Site Santa Fe, one of our town’s foremost contemporary art spaces, is celebrating 20 years. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Joanne Lefrak, Site’s director of education and outreach about their lineup of celebratory activities, including a full day of free arts activities this weekend.

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Despite recent rainfall, fire season has arrived. KSFR's Jack Lobe finds out how to prepare to weather fires safely from the Santa Fe Fire Department.

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At first it looked like the world might never know about a series of murderous raids committed by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.  The Nigerian Army and a multi-national force that had failed to prevent these terrible attacks weren't talking about it.  So word came slowly, almost literally on foot, that a crime against humanity had been perpetrated.  Josh Lyons, chief analyst for satellite imaging for Human Rights Watch brought the story to the world's news media.  He told KSFR'S Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how he gathered the evidence.

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

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

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This year is the 60th anniversary of Girls Inc, an organization that helps girls to become strong smart and bold. KSFR’s Kate Powell talks to New Mexico Girls Inc Executive  Director Kim Brown.

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At a time when New Mexico is usually experiencing its first fires of the season, we’re instead seeing severe thunderstorms and flooding across some parts of the state. Karen Takai is the new spokesperson for the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. She says that regardless of the weather event, being prepared for any natural disaster is key. 

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It is almost 21 years since the world's worst outbreak of genocidal mass murder ravaged the central African nation of Rwanda, but just last month newly released government documents provided new insights into why America resisted request to intervene to stop the slaughter.   Reporter Colum Lynch of foreignpolicy.com broke the story.  He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about a cable from a human rights specialist on the National Security Council Eric Schwartz to his Council colleague Susan Rice calling her attention to the Rwanda violence.

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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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New Mexico Senator Tom Udall today discussed several issues with reporters, including his effort to raise the federal minimum wage. Tom Trowbridge has the story.

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This weekend an electrical accident in Los Alamos national lab's neutron science center injured eight lab employees. One remains in critical condition at UNM hospital. According to one former lab employee, Chuck Montano, such accidents and the lack of information that follows the accidents are due to a general lack of accountability throughout the laboratory. Montano just completed a book analyzing this lack of accountability and what he says is a system that regularly denies workers’ rights and protections.

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The location of the Farmer’s Market on the Taos Plaza is being disputed by some Taos merchants. KSFR’s Melody Romancito has the story.

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The eastern New Mexico city of Santa Rosa, on the edge of the Great Plains, along I-40 between Amarillo and Albuquerque is struggling to stay alive.  The population has been relatively stagnant for a decade or more, but the town's main employer, The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility would like to expand, which could bring dozens of jobs and hundreds of new residents to the community.  But there's a problem: housing.  Already many prison employees live outside of Santa Rosa and there's no available residential stock should newcomers want to settle there.  Santa Rosa City Manager Tim Dodge told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, solving the housing problem is a top priority for the town. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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On this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco discusses the sports “Harmonic Convergence Weekend."

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At Noon presents our new segment—“Medical Memo” from local physician Dr. Erica Elliott. In this first installment, Dr. Elliott tackles the topic of vaccination. 

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There's some good news in Santa Fe County for people with mental health needs. Santa Fe County just approved three hundred and fifty thousand dollars for a mobile crisis Response Team though Presbyterian Medical Services. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. 

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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.

Direct download: 050115-First_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24am MST

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