KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Albuquerque police chief Gordon Eden has come under fire for his department's use of "reverse stings": selling drugs to homeless people and then arresting them for possession of those drugs. Hank Hughes of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why this tactic is unfair and what could be done to help New Mexico's homeless population.

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Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives recently returned from Beijing, China. He was there as a representative of Santa Fe at a Creative Cities Network summit under the auspices of UNESCO. It also happened to coincide with a similar trip that the mayor was scheduled to take to China on the subject of sustainable cities. I spoke with Counselor Ives about Santa Fe’s Creative City designation and what conferences like the one in China can mean for Santa Fe and its creative and cultural growth.

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