Voters in Los Alamos face a unique decision this election—whether to keep or eliminate the office of sheriff. If the ballot measure known as “Question 1” passes, Los Alamos would become the only county in the state without an elected sheriff. KSFR’s Jenna Marshall spoke to a Kristin Henderson, a member of the Los Alamos County Council, and to Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:21pm MDT

The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering whether to change the state’s copper mine regulations. The state's ‘Copper Rule’ currently grants new rights to mining companies, and loosens restrictions on where copper mines can be dug. Earlier this week, KSFR’s Dave Marash spoke to Douglas Meiklejohn, Executive Director of the NM Environmental Law Center, about the state constitution and the Copper Rule’s potential effects on the environment. 


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:06pm MDT

Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is one of New Mexico’s three representatives in the United States Congress. Lujan Grisham represents New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, which covers Torrance County and parts of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia Counties. This week, as part of an effort to interview candidates on the ballot, KSFR’s Jenna Marshall spoke with Lujan Grisham about her congressional duties.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:25am MDT

It’s the season for political TV ads, both naughty and nice. In Politics Thursday, Sandra Fish, a data journalist for New Mexico In-Depth, breaks down the $1.2 million in advertising spending by New Mexico’s candidates for elected office.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:18am MDT