In Haiti, where poverty is widespread, the government has plans to improve the economy by turning over land for tourist development.  The problem, reporter Jacob Kushner told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, is that, for most of the people living on those lands, being displaced for a new port, or fish farm or hotel, can mean economic devastation, even starvation.  One place where that kind of conflict is raging is a tiny island off the Haitian coast called Ile-a-Vache. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:14pm MDT

As newly-elected Attorney General Hector Balderas delves into his investigation of charges of fraud and mismanagement against firms that used to serve more than 30,000 low-income mental health clients in New Mexico, he sat down with KSFR’s Deborah Martinez to talk about his findings so far.  As she shares in this report, while he is circumspect about the investigation, he stresses the need for changes in oversight and handling of alleged abuse of the Medicaid system in the future.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:10pm MDT

Since an outbreak of measles began last month More than 100 cases have been reported. The outbreak has been traced to the Disneyland theme park in California, but has now spread to several other states. The surge of measles cases has alarmed the Centre for Disease Control, which in 2000 formally declared measles essentially eradicated from the US. The cause of the measles spread is due in large part to the great number of parents who are not vaccinating their children. This so called anti vaxxer movement was born from a late 1990s study, which linked the vaccination called MMR to autism, a study that was later debunked. the doctor responsible for the report has since had his medical license revoked. Yet fears remain. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to Dr. Randy Knott, assistant professor in the UNM School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, and Eric Glasser, host of KSFR program East-West Medicine, about a confirmed case of measles in New Mexico and fear of a more serious outbreak.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:08pm MDT

KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:29am MDT

Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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