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Calling all inventors and creative minds. The company called HD-Three is hosting its next Discovery Day at the Santa Fe Community College this August with application due in mid-July. I spoke with Michelle Miller, founder of High Desert Discovery District or HD-3 about what Discovery Day is and who should get involved.

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By mid-December, the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA, is scheduled issue its first set of regulations for the commercial use of drones.  The "regs" are anxiously awaited, even though they will be only a first step, covering just a small part of the potential drone industry.  One of the leading on-line experts on unmanned aerial vehicles, who calls himself "Max Flight," told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the FAA is facing a difficult task, trying to make a rulebook for an industry whose basic technologies are changing almost as fast as it potential market is growing.

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On this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco turns his attention to Canada, where the FIFA Women's World Cup is underway. 

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Hundreds of people watched the Archbishop's installation, both inside and outside the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi in downtown Santa Fe.  Inside the Basilica, 64-year-old Rev John Wester spoke to his Roman Catholic parishoners – nearly 300,000 strong throughout the state, of mercy, compassion and that together he and his community would face some of the struggles of poverty and illness prevalent in New Mexico.

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

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As the new Archbishop prepared for his installation amidst pomp and circumstance inside the Catholic Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in downtown Santa Fe yesterday, hundreds of the faithful and the curious gathered outside in a crowd that spilled through the giant carved doorway into the courtyard.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez spoke with some of them as they waited with anticipation.

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While Republican candidates seem daily to be throwing their hats into the presidential ring, the Democratic slate for Presidential nominees remains slim. Among the most colorful is US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. This Sunday organizers will hold the first committee meeting for the Independent politician. The group Santa Fe for Bernie Sanders is organized by local businessman Paul Gibson. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with him about the newly formed committee and how people can get involved.

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The ACLU Regional Center for border rights in Las Cruces just released a report called “Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Living in New Mexico’s 100 Mile Zone” which documents what residents along the border region have been living with in terms of police brutality and racial profiling. This week on Nuestra American, Marcela Diaz and ELSA LOPEZ  spoke with Brian Erikson, a border policy strategist with the The ACLU Regional Center for border rights about the report. As Marcela indicated in the interview, federal policy has allowed the border patrol to act for years without any oversight.

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In this edition of Equal Time, host Martha Burk commemorates D-Day on its 71st anniversary--and more specifically, the one woman among thousands of men who landed on the beach at Normandy. 

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Friday's Top News Stories!

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There is talk of another national park for New Mexico. The main attraction: The Manhattan Project. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. Dennis Carroll has the story from Los Alamos.

 

 

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There’s a new creative venue in town. On Saturday, interdisciplinary artist Gregory Waits and green marketing guru Carolyn Parrs launch FRESH SANTA FE, a performance and gallery space dedicated to presenting fresh ideas and uniting the perspectives of creators from Santa Fe and cities all over the world. KSFR’s Kate Powell sat down with Waits and Parrs this week, and brings us this report. 

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

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Assisted Reproduction has greatly increased the chance for couples previously thought incapable of having children to create successful pregnancies.  But, Dr Jani Jensen, co-editor of the newly-published Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE it also has greatly increased chances for multiple births, -- twins, or triplets, -- and this has raised both ethical issues and new policies at the Mayo Clinic.

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Local News by Kate Powell

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Tomorrow, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and Century Bank will host their annual Business Awards gala at Skylight in downtown Santa Fe. KSFR's Kate Powell asked Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Simon Brackley to tell us what the business awards are all about. 

 

 

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If the dangers of climate change weren't obvious enough, a recent paper published by Researchers at Los Alamos National Lab might put those dangers into even more stark perspective. That is, if one believes in scientific research. The paper called "Darcy's law predicts widespread forest mortality under climate warming" was published in Nature Climate Change and gives a grim report on our trees and our very existence. I spoke with co-author Nathan McDowell, of Los Alamos' Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, about his findings.

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Project ECHO is revolutionizing health care in rural areas, by creating a video network that lets expert physicians at major medical centers like the University of New Mexico Hospital, where the Project was born, to teach best practices in their specialties. On the other end of the video stream are physicians, nurses and community health workers around the state, nation and world. Project ECHO is the creation of Dr.Sanjeev Arora of the UNM Health Sciences Center. Arora told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that he first proved his networking system could work, by tackling one of New Mexico's most persistent medical problems, Hepatitis C.

 

Dr. Sanjeev Arora, of the UNM Health Sciences Center and creator of Project ECHO on Here and There with Dave Marash, right after the five o’clock news.

 

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Wednesday's top news stories from KSFR.

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Local News by KSFR's Kate Powell

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This morning was the Official launch of the Tuesday Santa Fe Farmer's Market. KSFR's Deborah Martinez was on site at the Railyard to speak with Market Director, Paolo Speirn, and some of the vendors Santa Feans can now frequent every week.

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This summer’s children’s reading program is underway at all Santa Fe Public Library branches. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with Director of Library Services, Patricia Hodapp, on the program’s popularity.

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Dr. Erica Elliott’s Medical Insights explores some myths and realities of cholesterol.

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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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City Council Members last Wednesday voted to take money from the city water utility to pay for day-to-day operations at City Hall about --$5 million annually when you add in a million and a half dollars in city salaries. Councilor Patti Bushee was the one dissenting voice calling the vote a raid on the utility that was unfair and illegal. She and others argued that a better decision for the funds would be to lower city water rates. I asked Bushee to explain how she saw the issue.

 

 

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Everyone agrees, the US Military, like so many parts of American society, has a serious problem with sexual abuse.  Making things worse in the military was a criminal justice system that was protective of accused abusers, and abusive towards complaining victims. As a result of legislation passed last year by Congress, several important reforms have been made.  Reporter Nancy Montgomery of the newspaper Stars and Stripes has covered the issue and the case that broke the back of a commander's prerogative to administer is own personal version of justice.  Montgomery described to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the case of Air Force Lieutenant General Craig Franklin.

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On this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco asks one of the most challenging existential questions in hockey, then abruptly turns his attention toward corruption within the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (better known as FIFA). 

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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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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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:32pm MST

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

Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am MST

 

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:48pm MST

 

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:35pm MST

 

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:21pm MST

 

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:16pm MST

Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am MST

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:35pm MST