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In a time of uncertainty over what’s in store for the Affordable Care Act, health insurance providers on the state’s health exchange are certain of one thing, they’ll be hiking their individual policy premium rates. 

KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has more.

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In Washington, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources heard testimony last week about the work of the Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories, including Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs in New Mexico.

Senator Martin Heinrich, who is a member of the committee, says both labs play critical roles in both national security and development of advanced energy technologies. The Democrat spoke of the need to make it easier for the private sector to engage with national laboratories to commercialize innovative technology.

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Looking back at New Mexico’s weather during summer 2017—referring here to meteorological summer, consisting of June, July and August—Albuquerque National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Kerry Jones describes it as variable. Jones adding that your assessment of summer really depends upon what part of the state you’re in.

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As you heard in the top of the hour news here on KSFR, Saturday is the date for the sixth annual Santa Fe neighbor-to-neighbor food drive. I spoke on Wednesday with food drive creator and coordinator Linda Wilder-Flatt and asked her what people can do at this point to help out.

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The New Mexico Rail Runner Express train line that runs between Santa Fe to Belen faces a challenge. A few years back, Congress approved new safety standards that all passenger trains must comply with. The problem is the 50-million dollar price-tag, because the Rail Runner has been left to foot the bill.

Augusta Meyers is the communications director for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am MDT

Turmoil over protests against the annual Santa Fe “Entrada” re-enactment continues this week, as the American Civil Liberties Union has announced its investigation into events that led to arrests during last Friday’s ceremony at Santa Fe Plaza.  

And the city of Santa Fe’s survey of historical markers and monuments that may be offensive to certain minorities presages some changes in attitude about how the city honors its forbears.

Deputy New Mexico historian Rob Martinez dropped-by the KSFR studios to shed some light on some of the historic events that shaped New Mexico’s history, the celebrations that accompany them and the controversy that arises.

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