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

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Yesterday we heard from Chainbreaker Collective director Thomas Rivera on his organization's new campaign, Operation Elephant, to combat transportation cuts in Santa Fe. Chainbreaker members launched that campaign in City Council chambers last night. KSFR’s Kate Powell takes a look into last night’s discussion about balancing the City's commitment to equity with the necessity of distributing $4 million in service cuts.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:59pm MDT

The New Mexico Public Education Department has been named in a lawsuit filed this week on behalf of four Albuquerque Grade School teachers, a parent from the Duke City, and a special education teacher at a public school here in Santa Fe.  The issue, according to the suit, is whether a new regulation violates the free speech of public school teachers.  KSFR’s John Calef has the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:53pm MDT

Dozens of students, school officials and proud parents gathered recently to dedicate one of the first large-scale solar array projects in the city’s Historic District at Acequia Madre Elementary School. After months of lobbying, mainly by the student climate activists at the small elementary school, the array project was approved and installed. Elizabeth Miller spoke to some of those who made the project happen.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:50pm MDT

This week, world leaders are gathering in Washington DC for President Obama’s fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit with a stated goal of preventing nuclear terrorism by securing nuclear materials. Among those heading to DC is Santa Fe-based activist Jesse Guillen with the group Global Zero, which seeks to eliminate nuclear weapons around the world. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to Gullien just as he arrived in Washington DC. 

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

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At tonight’s City Council meeting, the Chainbreaker Collective, an advocacy organization focusing on transportation equity and civil rights, will be launching "Operation Elephant" to oppose possible transportation service cuts that may disproportionately affect poor Santa Feans of color. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Chainbreaker director Thomas Rivera to hear about the campaign.

Direct download: 37031_NEWS_Operation_Elephant.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:17pm MDT

A new law allows 17-year-olds to vote in the June 7 New Mexico primary elections if they will be 18 by the November 8 general elections.  KSFR's Dennis Carroll sat in on a government-politics class at Capital High School to assess the reaction of young first-time voters to this raucous and sometimes tawdry presidential campaign.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:13pm MDT

NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY MILLION dollars. That's how much money the Federal government owes Native American tribes after it failed to deliver on a series of government contracts. Associated Press reporter Mary Hudetz told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how the tribes won the settlement.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:10pm MDT

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