A state judge last week ordered the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions to suspend some of its reasons for refusing to investigate wage theft claims. The temporary restraining order came just two weeks after workers and advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the agency. KSFR’s Hannah Colton has more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:26am MDT

A federal court will soon decide who has control of the Endangered Species Act -- the federal government or the states.  At issue is  the future success or the extinction of the Mexican Grey Wolf.  In January, the federal government asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state’s permission. Deborah Begel spoke with Brian Bird, the Southwest Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders supports the reintroduction of Mexican grey wolves to their original range in New Mexico and Arizona. 


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:24am MDT

The Salesman, by the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, is a tale of family and revenge. It’s nominated for the best foreign language film Academy award, although its director won’t be coming from Iran for the Oscars ceremony. The Salesman is playing at CCA Cinematheque. Our critic, David D’Arcy, says it’s a must-see.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:22am MDT