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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:31pm MST

The New Mexico Republican Party is banking on an effort aimed at building a “grassroots” movement to assist the GOP presidential nominee and keep the New Mexico House under Republican control.               

State Republican Communications Director Pat Garrett says it’s called the “New Mexico Grassroots Initiative,” noting that the days of party staff coming in three to four months before an election to organize are long gone. Garrett says the new plan will see local party activists given the chance to organize and cultivate a volunteer network.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:31pm MST

Renting a room or an apartment has always been an option for travelers. The rental option can offer many conveniences and typically comes at a bargain price. Recently, with the proliferation of web sites such as AirBnB, VRBO and Craigslist, the number of short term rentals has exploded.

However, the increased options for travelers usually means that cities lose important sources of revenue, in New Mexico it’s the lodgers’ and city gross receipts taxes. New York, New Orleans, and Paris are among cities around the world currently grappling with the issue and trying to come up with fair and equitable responses for all concerned. Santa Fe is the latest city looking at the issue and seeking a solution.

Tonight, the City Council will consider a resolution from Councilor Joseph Maestas that would get the ball rolling here. KSFR's Alan Dee takes a look at the local situation and outlines the possible response.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:29pm MST

As the stream of refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan has spilled across Europe, every plan by leaders of the European Union for humanitarian aid and shelter has been overwhelmed by the growing size of the migration.  Al Jazeera English Correspondent Rob Reynolds, who has been covering the story, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, what's been driving the massive rush to re-settle in Europe. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:22pm MST

Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am MST

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:28pm MST

Members of New Mexico’s Game Commission met this morning in Albuquerque to decide whether to allow the US Fish and game service to release more Mexican wolves into the New Mexico wilderness. Today’s decision was specifically to hear an appeal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service after the commission decided in 2011 not to release any more wolves as required under the Federal Endangered Species Act. As we hear from Mary Katherine Ray and Former Mayor David Coss, both of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, the appeal was denied.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:28pm MST

Making public schools better for Santa Fe’s children is a subject very much on the table this week, as we hear in this report from KSFR’s Ellen Berkovitch.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:25pm MST

Former GOP State Senator and Secretary of State Staffer under Dianna Duran, Rod Adair, recently published on his blog an op-ed calling for Duran’s resignation.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:23pm MST

In this week’s “Medical Insights,” Dr. Erica Elliot has interesting information about dementia.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:22pm MST