On the latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco reflects on the hardships MLB umpire John Hirschbeck has faced both on and off the field. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:13pm MDT

The State House is the next stop for a bill seeking a change in law that employers only consider an applicant’s criminal record once a candidate has passed the initial screening of applicants.  The measure, Senate Bill 583, passed the Senate last week. Albuquerque Democrat Bill O’Neill is the bill’s Senate sponsor.  O’Neill’s measure has been called the “ban the box” bill because it would do away with checking an application’s yes or no box to answer the question: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Tom Trowbridge has the story. 

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The Espanola-based weekly newspaper the Rio Grande Sun has often been the target of disgruntled politicians and personalities in northern New Mexico. This weekend, one upset reader took things a bit too far. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon has more.



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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:06pm MDT

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

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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