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

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Nationwide, we're not very good at keeping up with testing of physical evidence collected during sexual assault examinations. According to the activist organization End The Backlog, few state governments and ZERO FEDERAL AGENCIES track the number of kits awaiting testing. Here in New Mexico the problem is particularly bad. The Albuquerque Police Department alone has collected nearly 12-hundred rape kits in the past eight years. Only some 350 of those have been processed. And that's just one of around 150 law enforcement agencies in the state. When you consider that only an estimated three-percent of rapes that occur nationwide are ever referred for prosecution, that leaves a lot of offenders on the street where they can do further harm. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to New Mexico sexual assault expert Connie Monahan to find out why this problem exists and what can be done to fix it. 

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Nationwide, we're not very good at keeping up with testing of physical evidence collected during sexual assault examinations. According to the activist organization End The Backlog, few state governments and ZERO FEDERAL AGENCIES track the number of kits awaiting testing. Here in New Mexico the problem is particularly bad. The Albuquerque Police Department alone has collected nearly 12-hundred rape kits in the past eight years. Only some 350 of those have been processed. And that's just one of around 150 law enforcement agencies in the state. When you consider that only an estimated three-percent of rapes that occur nationwide are ever referred for prosecution, that leaves a lot of offenders on the street where they can do further harm. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to New Mexico sexual assault expert Connie Monahan to find out why this problem exists and what can be done to fix it. 

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Tonight is the official launch of this year's Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Indian Market, an event that traditionally brings tens of thousands of market goers to Santa Fe and easily tens of millions of dollars to native artists from around the country. KSFR's Zelie Pollon was at the convention center in downtown Santa Fe as artists presented their entries for “best of show.” Dallin Maybee, northern Arapaho and Seneca, became SWAIA's  chief operating officer a year and a half ago. He describes the economic and cultural importance of the Indian market on Santa Fe and New Mexico. 

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Zelie also spoke with a handful of the many artists who will be present this weekend.

As Dallin Maybee noted, the 2015 Indian Market kickoff party begins this evening at eight in front of the Santa Fe convention center. A ticketed luncheon for the presentation of Best of Show awards will be held tomorrowafternoon beginning at 11:30am. KSFR will have a live feature during tomorrow's noon newscast. You can go to SWAIA's website for a full list of events for the coming weekend. That's SWAIA-dot-org

 

 

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