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In the race for House District 43 that represents Los Alamos, Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat, is the incumbent. Garcia Richard was first elected in 2012.

Her opponent Sharon Stover, a Republican, declined invitations to participate.  Data journalist Sandra Fish interviewed Garcia Richard earlier this month.



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Last Wednesday night Santa Fe City Council voted unanimously, eight to zero, to approve the Local Innovation Corridor Overlay District along St. Michael’s Drive. Work on an overlay district proposal first began in 2011. Then city councilor Rebecca Wurzburger proposed the first ordinance to apply an overlay district to the major roadway which remains today a state highway.


In 2012 a small group assembled by the city’s economic development division worked together on the RE:MIKE festival. The festival demonstrated urban prototyping including stacking shipping containers at the edge of St. Michael’s Village West Shopping Center, owned by Thomas Properties, and also demonstrated renewable energy and landscaping alternatives. RE:MIKE festival organizers included  Kate Noble then of the city’s economic Development division, entrepreneur Zane Fischer and AHA! youth initiative leader Shannon Murphy. Housing developer Daniel Werwath was also on the RE:MIKE Steering Committee and conducted volunteer public outreach about the St. Michael’s Drive corridor subsequently. He spoke to KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch last week.

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Voters in Los Alamos face a unique decision this election—whether to keep or eliminate the office of sheriff. If the ballot measure known as “Question 1” passes, Los Alamos would become the only county in the state without an elected sheriff. KSFR’s Jenna Marshall spoke to a Kristin Henderson, a member of the Los Alamos County Council, and to Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero.

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The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering whether to change the state’s copper mine regulations. The state's ‘Copper Rule’ currently grants new rights to mining companies, and loosens restrictions on where copper mines can be dug. Earlier this week, KSFR’s Dave Marash spoke to Douglas Meiklejohn, Executive Director of the NM Environmental Law Center, about the state constitution and the Copper Rule’s potential effects on the environment. 


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Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is one of New Mexico’s three representatives in the United States Congress. Lujan Grisham represents New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, which covers Torrance County and parts of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia Counties. This week, as part of an effort to interview candidates on the ballot, KSFR’s Jenna Marshall spoke with Lujan Grisham about her congressional duties.

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It’s the season for political TV ads, both naughty and nice. In Politics Thursday, Sandra Fish, a data journalist for New Mexico In-Depth, breaks down the $1.2 million in advertising spending by New Mexico’s candidates for elected office.

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St. Michael’s Drive could become more walk-able and live-able if the Santa Fe City Council adopts an ordinance to re-zone the business corridor that runs from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.  KSFR's Jenna Marshall talks to Mayor Javier Gonzales about the “Midtown Local Innovation Corridor Overlay District,” also referred to as “Midtown LINC.”


The City Council will meet Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Listen to KSFR for live coverage. For the meeting agenda, visit www.santafenm.gov.



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After the August departure of outgoing superintendent Joel Boyd, Dr. Veronica Garcia was asked to serve as an interim superintendent of the Santa Fe Public Schools. In September, Garcia was offered the permanent position. This morning, during an interview with KSFR's Nancy Stapp, Garcia indicated (for the first time publicly) her willingness to remain superintendent beyond her current contract, which goes through 2018.

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Their energy seems unbounded, their commitment to the community unparalleled. They are Santa Fe’s Living Treasures.  Four of them were honored recently for devoting their many talents and much of their time to making life easier for some of Santa Fe’s most vulnerable.  KSFR’s Dennis Carroll brings us their stories.

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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is underway, bringing filmmakers and aficionados from around the world here to The City Different. KSFR’s Jeremy Zeilik has the story.

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