There is, Foreign Policy Magazine Senior Reporter for global energy issues Keith Johnson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, a consensus on oil prices, they will stay between 30 to 50% lower than last summer's peak for at least the next 5 years or more.  But Johnson says, even with this price outlook, the future of the fast-growing American oil industry, and especially the part based in Southeastern New Mexico, looks pretty secure. Russia, says Johnson is being hit with an energy industry double-whammy.  Falling prices have hurt the Russian budget and sanctions have cut the Russians off from markets, capital, and the technologies they need to develop new sources of gas and oil. 

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A recent audit reveals that a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides surplus military gear to local law enforcement agencies has sent more than ten-million dollars’ worth of weapons, helicopters and armored trucks to New Mexico. The audit by the Pentagon office responsible for the program shows that the equipment went to 32 agencies. One of them was the Santa Fe Police Department. KSFR's Randy Scott recently discussed the matter with Santa Fe Police Chief Eric Garcia and prepared this report.

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The State Senate on Thursday approved an anti-bullying measure spurred by the 2013 suicide of a teenager who was bullied at school. Albuquerque Senator Jacob Candelaria’s measure, the Carlos Vigil Memorial Act, would create a fund to be administered by the University Of New Mexico Board Of Regents and creates a five-member board to oversee grant applications to eradicate bullying in New Mexico schools, colleges and communities. Candelaria discussed the bill’s namesake during debate on the bill. The Senate ended up approving the bill on a 32 to zero vote. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge reports. 

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

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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