Last update: 2013-01-02

First News: Los Alamos Bank customers won't be affected by tighter controls from federal regulators. (listen)

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2013-01-02
Federal regulators cite Los Alamos Bank for what they call "unsound" banking practices.…


Jan 2 AT NOON: After local news headlines, an interview with Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela on New Mexico's JobsTraining Incentive Program. (listen)

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2013-01-01
Are you one of those vowing to get in shape after the holidays? Reporter Charles Maynard speaks with the city's Recreation Director about safe and sound strategies. And Joe Day files a report about what Santa Feans had on their minds as 2012 drew to a close. Plus...60 seconds with Christopher Hagen.…


First News: Double homicide suspect captured and in custody on $1 million cash-only bond. (listen)

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2013-01-01
The Santa Fe teenager alleged to be the gunman in a Xmas Day double homicide is now in custody.…


Dec. 28 at Noon: Is gun violence spurred by mental health problems (Listen)

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2012-12-27
On Friday's midday report: We take a local look at guns: First with Santa Fe's police chief on the city's gun buyback program, then with a clinician who is developing a theory about why random gun violence happens Meanwhile, a controversial sheriff in Arizona plans to surround schools with armed posse members And trashy fashion from Santa Fe heads to museums around the country...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...…


First News: Police are hoping to reunite $20,000 in stolen jewelry with its rightful owner. (listen)

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2012-12-27
A local jeweler acquired $20,000 in jewelry believed stolen in an as yet unreported burglary.…


Dec. 27 At Noon: City website to get revamp (Listen)

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2012-12-26
On Thursday's midday report: A new look, feel and more information coming to the Santa Fe city website...State lawmakers already readying bills for the January-March legislative session...One of several National Weather Service computer models predicts big snows around New Year's day...Who's working in Washington, and who's not, as the fiscal cliff approaches...…


First News: Santa Fe Sheriff searching for suspect in Xmas day double homicide south of Santa Fe. (listen)

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2012-12-26
An arrest warrant with a $1 million cash only bond has been issued for 18-year-old Joe C. Rivera suspected of killing two men.…


Dec 26 AT NOON: after local news, a discussion with a UNM doctor about how many of New Mexico's uninsured are showing up in emergency rooms for treatment of dental problems. (listen)

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2012-12-25
AT NOON--KSFR's extended noon news hour with local news and features stories of and for New Mexico.…


First News: Mayor David Coss wants Santa Fe to start a gun buyback program. (listen)

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2012-12-25
In the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss wants to launch a gun buyback program here.…


DWI patrol ride-along report (Listen)

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2012-12-20
On Friday's midday report: There's never a good time to drink and drive, especially on a holiday weekend. KSFR's reporter goes on a DWI ride-along with a sheriff's deputy....Could Santa Fe airport offer new service to Chicago?...An outburst at the NRA event on school shootings...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...…


DWI patrols being stepped up (Listen)

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2012-12-20
State and local authorities will be out in force this weekend, looking for drunken drivers.…


Dec. 20 At Noon: Schools supt. details security measures (Listen)

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2012-12-19
On Thursday's midday report: Schools Supt. Joel Boyd talks security....Santa Fe police wrap up another "Shop with a Cop" day for needy kids...A look back at the tenure of outgoing County Commissioner Virginia Vigil...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.…


First News: Probation but likely no prison time for Christus official's embezzlement. (listen)

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2012-12-19
A former chief financial officer for Christus St. Vincent hospital has entered a plea deal for embezzlement but probably won't have to spend time in prison.…


Dec 19 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines along with special features including a motion filed by the NM Environmental Law center to halt the use of groundwater for copper mining waste. (listen)

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2012-12-18
KSFR's daily extended noon newshour with the day's top local stories and features of and for New Mexico.…


First News: Long-time Speaker of the New Mexico House Ben Lujan has died at age 77. (listen)

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2012-12-18
House Speaker Ben Lujan of Nambe has lost his long battle with lung cancer.…


First News: Santa Fe's Charter Review Commission will consider a ban on some types of weapons. (listen)

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2012-12-17
The first of several meetings of Santa Fe's Charter Review Commission is over, and members have a number of recommendations to consider.…


First News: New committee assignments in Wash., D.C. for NM's congressional delegation. (listen)

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2012-12-12
New Senate and House posts are announced for Udall, Heinrich and Lujan.…


Dec 12 AT NOON: Today's features include a rep from the local Healthcare Workers union laying out member priorities for the upcoming legislative session; also, a nat'l vocabulary test found NM 4th graders 50th in the US. (listen)

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2012-12-11
KSFR's extended Noon Newshour featuring local news headlines and other stories of importance to New Mexico.…


First News:SF County will allocate $275,000 for furnishings for the new downtown courthouse; still not enough to fully outfit the facility. (listen)

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2012-12-11
The Santa Fe County Commission has agreed to allocate $275,000 to help furnish the new district courthouse that has been at the center of a dispute with the Martinez administration.…


Dec. 11 At Noon: No Real I.D. Act issue expected in Jan. (Listen)

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2012-12-10
On Tuesday's midday report: Despite what Gov. Martinez says about New Mexicans not being able to board a plane in January with the state drivers license, Sen. Tom Udall says it's not likely to happen...The New Mexico Enviro Law Center reaches its 25th anniversary...A report on the specter of Alheimer's Disease facing the aging baby boomer population...Keeping yourself and your pet warm this winter....…


First News: Some ABQ businesses are seeking to phase in over time the Duke City's new minimum wage law.(listen)

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2012-12-10
Some Albuquerque businesses are developing a plan to phase in that city's new minimum wage.…


Dec. 10 At Noon: Public power proposed for Santa Fe (Listen)

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2012-12-09
On Monday's midday report: How feasible is it for Santa Fe to start its own public power company and would it save customers any money? Hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans are taking part in the food stamp and supplemental food stamp programs, but thousands more find they are not being accepted. We'll have a report... And if this really is the Season to be Jolly, why are so many people feeling stressed and blue?…


First News: Between 5-and-10 inches of snow has prompted 2 hr. delays for schools as well as city, county and some state & federal offices in Santa Fe. (listen)

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2012-12-09
The Santa Fe region's first substantial snowfall has caused two hour delays for schools and gov't offices.…


First News: City Hall moving toward "quality of life" zoning changes for Airport Road. (listen)

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2012-12-06
Zoning changes to the Airport Road corridor have gotten another nod of approval at Santa Fe city hall.…


Dec. 6 At Noon: Funds for court house trickle in (Listen)

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2012-12-05
On Thursday's midday report: The Santa Fe County courthouse has gotten $250,000 from the state finance board for furnishings and equipment. Now they have to find twice that amount more to get started....UNM researchers working on a federal grant are looking into a new culprit in women's breast cancer. It may also be a door for new drug therapies...…


First News: Court to ask SF County for a half million dollars for courthouse furnishings. (listen)

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2012-12-05
Officials from the first district court will go to the Santa Fe County Commission next week to ask for as much as a half million dollars to help in buying furnishings for the new county courthouse.…


Dec 5 AT NOON: In today's features, we hear of PNM at the PRC seeking approval of additional solar power sources added to the utility's energy portfolio. (listen)

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2012-12-04
Our daily, extended noon news hour with world and local news headlines and feature stories focused on New Mexico.…


First News: LANL may need to spend $10 million to correct security system problems. (listen)

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2012-12-04
The national lab at Los Alamos may have to pay as much as $10 million to cover some of the costs of a new security system that's been plagued with problems.…


Dec. 4 At Noon: Santa Fe says hit the slopes and pubs (Listen)

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2012-12-03
On Tuesday's midday report: Santa Fe city hall kick starts "Ski and Brew" winter tourist promotion ... With all the greening underway, is it a suprise there's a move to green up the city's lodging industry...headlines...…


First News: NM lawmakers may have more than $280 million in "new" money to work with. (listen)

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2012-12-03
When state lawmakers meet in January, they'll have more than $280 million more to fit into the budget than they did in this year's spending plan.…


Dec. 3 At Noon: Santa Fe plan to include climate change (Listen)

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2012-12-02
On Monday's midday report: Santa Fe officials are getting set to revise the city's disaster plan. It will include the disastrous effects of climate change years down the road... As County Commissioner Virginia Vigil leaves office, our reporter looks at what she has done and what she leaves behind...The Rio Grande Gorge is a lovely place. A coalition of local groups thinks it would make a marvelous national monument...…


Dec, 3 First News: Oil leak not moving fast (Listen)

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2012-12-02
Reports from Albuquerque say the massive oil spill beneath Kirtland Air Force Base may be farther away from drinking water supplies than previously thought...…


Nov. 30 At Noon: Loosening up on marijuana (Listen)

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2012-11-29
On Friday's midday report: New Mexico's Drug Policy Alliance explains the proposal to remove penalties from recreational marijuana use...Some doctors are scratching their heads over screening for prostate cancer...Rep. Lujan explains his push to get more research results from the national labs moving into the commercial sector...…


Lujan: Santa Feans must agree on SFIS plans (Listen)

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2012-11-29
Santa Fe's Indian School might get more support for developing commercial activity in the new U.S. Congress.…


Nov. 29 At Noon: Moving Santa Fe's mail (Listen)

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2012-11-28
On Thursday's midday report: Listening in as Santa Fe City Council hears about possible plans for the main post office...A national ecology group is suing over dwindling numbers of Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and the region... HIV Aids is up in New Mexico's younger population…


Santa Fe post office plans not firm (Listen)

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2012-11-28
The U.S. Postal Service has offered only a little more information about its plan to possibly shut down all or part of the main facility in downtown Santa Fe.…


Nov 28 At Noon : Today's top feature is a talk with Sunland, Inc., the Portales nut food manufacter shuttered by FDA order following a salmonella outbreak. (listen)

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2012-11-27
KSFR's extended noon news hour with today's top local headlines. Among other features today: Santa Fe's Empty Stocking Fund, a holiday-season community assistance fund sponsored by The New Mexican. Also, an International Folk Art Market representative attends an important meeting in Washington, D.C.…


First News: Santa Fe City Hall will hear of Postal Service plans for the downtown facility. (listen)

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2012-11-27
Tonight's meeting of Santa Fe City Council could shed more light on what the postal service has in mind for its downtown facility.…


Nov. 27 At Noon: Drought dries up Santa Fe Greenhouses (Listen)

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2012-11-26
On Tuesday's midday report: After decades in business, Santa Fe Greenhouses succumbs to recession and drought...Kitchen Angles has served 750,000 meals to the needy at their homes over 20 years...KSFR's Joe Day talks with some of the volunteer Angels...Sen. Tom Udall says the current filibuster has been used nearly 400 times to stall or derail legislation in recent years...…


First News: SFPS Superintendent Joel Boyd makes his 1st "state of the schools" address underscoring both highs and lows. (listen)

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2012-11-26
Santa Fe's new superintendent of schools says the number of bilingual students and an increase in the use of classroom computers are two of the bright spots in his first review of the school district.…


Nov. 26 At Noon: Elephant Butte Lake dry (Listen)

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2012-11-25
On Monday's midday report: How are folks in Elephant Butte reacting to the record low level of the lake?... Ski areas are hurting as the drought continues...Sen. Jeff Bingaman on the fiscal cliff and filibuster reform...Los Alamos scientists take part in Mars Curiosity Rover research...…


First News: Heather Wilson will never seek public office again. (listen)

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2012-11-25
The name of republican Heather Wilson will not be on any future election ballot.…


Nov 21 AT NOON: The ACLU talks about requesting that New Mexico lawmakers address teen parenting needs in our state's schools. (listen)

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2012-11-20
Our extended noon news hour with today's top headlines. In features, in addition to our ACLU story, we hear from Santa Fe Mayor David Coss on his position regarding the now controversial Community Workforce Agreement. Those items and more plus "60 Seconds" with Christopher Hagen.…


First News: In 2013, jaywalking in Santa Fe could cost you $300. (listen)

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2012-11-20
A committee of Santa Fe city council is recommending tougher penalties for people who jaywalk.…


First News: Governor Martinez will file a "friend of the court" brief in defense of a Maryland DNA law for US Supreme Court review. (listen)

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2012-11-19
Governor Martinez says she will file an amicus brief in support of Maryland's DNA collection law that will be reviewed by the US Supreme Court.…


Nov. 20 At Noon: Foreign water grab halted by N.M. court (Listen)

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2012-11-19
On Tuesday's midday report: The question of grabbing New Mexico water for speculation has been answered, at least this time, in a state court The state health department is trying to come to grips with an outbreak of whooping cough they say has reached epidemic proportions By the beginning of the year, unemployment benefits will be organized in a new, $45 million online system. We'll find out if it will solve the long wait times people have experienced on the telephone....…


Nov. 19 At Noon: He stumbled into being the photographer of the "Trinity" bomb test (Listen)

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2012-11-18
On Monday's midday report: An anti-DWI campaign for the holidays kicks off in Santa Fe County today... From Voices from the Manhattan Project, the story of the young man who took that famous photo of the first atomic explosion...A statewide coalition now a year old has begun to find ways to crack the problem of child abuse in New Mexico...And a statewide theater conference for high schoolers coming to Santa Fe.…


First News: A Bernalillo County Republican voter has been charged with a felony for attempting to cast two ballots. (listen)

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2012-11-18
A man identified as a registered Republican voter is charged with voting twice in the general elections in Bernalillo County.…


Nov. 28 At Noon: Voting question moves from county clerk to governor's office (Listen)

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2012-11-15
On Friday's midday report: Is it a voting place scandal in Sandoval County where long lines kept voters waiting, or lack of attention by the Martinez administration?... A federal study says too many New Mexico seniors are just like those elsewhere -- they should be more physically active...More more businesses are joining in in the spirit of giving this holiday season..Storycorps coming to Santa Fe...…


First News:Questions abound about Election Day polling place performance in Rio Rancho. (listen)

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2012-11-15
More questions are being raised about the way the polls were operated in Rio Rancho and Sandoval County.…


Nov 15 AT NOON: A special report today on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. (listen)

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2012-11-14
KSFR's daily look at the top local news headlines along with features. Today would be Georgia O'Keefe's 125th birthday--we talk with the museum named for her. And we also hear about plans to double the revenues of our city's International Folk Art Market by 2018. And as always, "60 Seconds" with Christopher Hagen.…


Democrats in New Mexico's congressional dlegation question the future of Santa Fe's downtown postal facility. (listen)

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2012-11-14
Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman, together with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan are asking the U.S. Postal Service for more information on rumored changes.…


Nov 14 At Noon: AG details what he's looking for in voter suppression charges (Listen)

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2012-11-13
On Wednesday's midday report: We'll listen in on Pres. Obama's press conference where he answers questions about the Fiscal Cliff....Attorney General Gary King is investigating long voter lines at the polls. Is it an actual case of voter suppression?...What if anything can be done to help New Mexicans increase their savings and checking account balances? They're the worst in the nation....…


First News: Santa Fe's downtown Post office may be facing full or partial closure. (listen)

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2012-11-13
The U.S. Postal Service may be closing all or a part of its downtown Santa Fe building.…


Nov.13 At Noon: Sen. Bingaman waiting for debt talks to get serious (Listen)

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2012-11-12
On Tuesday's midday report: Sen. Jeff Bingaman outlines priorities facing the lame duck Congress...White Sands Missile Range is in line to "go green"...New Mexico's health department is warning about overuse of antibiotics....…


First News: AG Gary King wants to investigate Rio Rancho's long election lines. (listen)

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2012-11-12
The Democratic county clerk in Sandoval County is being investigated for what could be voter suppression during last week's elections.…


Nov 12 At Noon: 1 million is a lot (of bus riders)(Listen)

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2012-11-11
On Monday's midday report: Santa Fe buses record one-millionth rider this year...New Mexico Community Foundation is surprising a group of small nonprofits with a one-time grant...Did New Mexico's pioneering move in legalizing medical marijuana prompt the votes in two other states to legalize it for recreational use?…


First News: International Folk Art Market officials plan for revenue increases in the future. (listen)

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2012-11-11
Plans are already underway for next summer's International Folk Art Market and for the years beyond.…


Nov 9 AT NOON: featured today is President Obama's first speech on fiscal policy since his Tuesday night electoral victory. (listen)

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2012-11-08
KSFR's extended noon newshour with world and local headlines. A report on the request by our two senators to designate the Rio Grande Del Norte a National Monument. Also, a look at a New Mexico youth doing charity work for cancer research.…


First News: An improperly installed security system at LANL has seen its price tag double to $41 million. (listen)

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2012-11-08
The cost of fixing an already-expensive security system at the Los Alamos national lab has gone up again.…


Nov. 8 At Noon: School super defends administration (Listen)

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2012-11-07
On Thursday's midday report: Santa Fe's new school superintendent uncharacteristically raises his voice...Elections seemed to go smoothly, but Common Cause New Mexico did hear of a few problems...Investment returns for the State Investment Council up sharply...Hearing explores whether PTSD should be removed from the list of disorders qualifying for medical marijuana....…


First News: Democrats in New Mexico will retain control of both the House and the Senate. (listen)

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2012-11-07
The political picture at the New Mexico Roundhouse is becoming clearer two days after the elections.…


Nov. 7 At Noon: Dem voters sweep key Washington jobs (Listen)

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2012-11-06
On Wednesday's midday report: A sweep of New Mexico for Dems Obama, Heinrich, Lujan and Lujan Grisham...Santa Fe city hall assesses impact of climate change on the vital watershed...Santa Fe Community College wins its case against the state and plans fast action on a building for a 4-year degree program...headlines...60 Seconds with the old reprobate....…


First News: In New Mexico, it's Obama by 53%, Romney getting 43% and former governor Gary Johnson at 4%. (listen)

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2012-11-06
New Mexico is among the states voting to give President Barack Obama a 2nd term.…


Nov. 6 At Noon: N.M. voter turnout reflects weather -- bright (Listen)

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2012-11-05
On Tuesday's midday report: A beautiful day in New Mexico for a big voter turnout and that appears to be what's happening...elsewhere, we'll learn about how email may be the only way some East Coast voters will be able to vote...An Ohio judge has promised a quick ruling on a questionable software patch installed on voting machines in dozens of Ohio counties....We'll hear from veterans deciding how they'll vote, with their special needs in mind...…


First News: Polls are open from 7AM to 7PM and watchdogs are on the lookout for any voting irregularities. (listen)

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2012-11-05
New Mexico's largest nonprofit election watchdog says it has hotline telephones set up.…


Nov. 5 At Noon: Watchdog prepared for N.M. voting irregularities (Listen>

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2012-11-04
On Monday's midday report: The state's largest nonpartisan election watchdog says it's prepared for any irregularities during tomorrow's elections... Early voting tabulations are complete in Santa Fe, and the elections director has the tabulation...More recognition for the UNM cancer And cross your fingers - there's a slight chance of snow this coming weekend.…


First News: Preliminary numbers seem to indicate early voting totals here are lower than 2008. (listen)

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2012-11-04
Reports from around the country say that people have turned out in record numbers to vote early before tomorrow's official election day.…


Nov. 2 At Noon: N.M. backup plans could ensure orderly election in disaster (Listen)

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2012-11-01
On Friday's midday report: As the East Coast struggles to offer orderly voting, New Mexico officials say they hope their disaster plan would stave off similar problems here...bin Laden film made in Santa Fe to air on National Geo two days before election...Head of New Mexico children's advocacy group named to national education task force...Headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...…


First News: New national unemployment numbers are out -- New Mexico numbers should be out later today. (listen)

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2012-11-01
New national unemployment numbers for October held steady at 7.9 percent -- we'll know soon if there's any change to New Mexico's 6.4% rate.…


Nov. 1 At Noon: New Mexico biofuel advance powers jet flight (Listen)

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2012-10-31
On Thursday's midday report: A new advance in jet flight has taken place thanks to an Albuquerque company's work in biofuels....PNM crews should be in Baltimore by now and the New Mexico Red Cross also helping in disaster recovery...The storm's impact on the elections? ...…


First News: Local PNM crews will arrive in Maryland ahead of schedule to assist with storm outage repairs. (listen)

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2012-10-31
PNM crews are ahead of schedule as they drive across the country to help get power back on in communities ravaged by superstorm Sandy.…


Oct 31 AT NOON: along with local news, a special report on the dangers of improper disposal of personal needles and other medical sharps in our local landfill. (listen)

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2012-10-30
At Noon -- today's top local news headlines and other special features including information about free legal counseling being made available to Santa Fe seniors next week.…


First News: SF County elections director Denise Lamb worries about absentee ballots in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (listen)

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2012-10-30
With the Nov 6th election just around the corner, the question is what if any impact will the big storm have on the outcome.…


Oct. 30 At Noon: PNM repair crew driving to East Coast (Listen)

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2012-10-29
Tuesday's midday report: Latest on Sandy...How PNM repair crews are getting to the East Coast...Update on Santa Fe early and absentee voting..New Mexico weather thsi winter...…


First News: PNM is sending crews to the East Coast to help restore power. (listen)

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2012-10-29
A convoy of PNM employees and trucks is on its way to help East Coast power companies.…


Oct. 29 At Noon: Keeping tabs on Sandy (Listen)

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2012-10-28
On Monday's midday report: Continuing coverage of Hurricane Sandy ... Santa Fe Community College urges people "auditing" fitness center classes to keep their fee the same by enrolling for credit...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...…


First News: New polling shows Obama with a 9 point lead over Romney in New Mexico. (listen)

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2012-10-28
The latest poll from the Albuquerque Journal shows President Obama continuing to hold a 9-point lead over Republican Mitt Romney.…


First News : Cost overruns place a big LANL project on hold. (listen)

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2012-10-25
A massive project at the Los Alamos national lab is apparently on hold because of a huge cost overrun.…


Oct. 26 At Noon: Repairs to empty Santa Fe's reservoirs (Listen()

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2012-10-25
On Friday's midday report: Details on the $6 million repair project that will require emptying Santa Fe's reservoirs to complete....St. Elizabeth Shelter bracing for winter influx of homeless...Santa Feans offer opinions about the final presidential debate....…


Oct. 25 At Noon: First freeze expected (Listen)

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2012-10-24
On Thursday's midday report: 10 days late but the first freeze is expected tonight...Santa Fe author recommends getting along with drought by thinking like a watershed...Pit bull awareness day set in Santa Fe...…


Oct. 25 At Noon: First freeze expected (Listen)

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2012-10-24
On Thursday's midday report: 10 days late but the first freeze is expected tonight...Santa Fe author recommends getting along with drought by thinking like a watershed...Pit bull awareness day set in Santa Fe...…


Oct. 25 At Noon: First freeze expected (Listen)

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2012-10-24
On Thursday's midday report: 10 days late but the first freeze is expected tonight...Santa Fe author recommends getting along with drought by thinking like a watershed...Pit bull awareness day set in Santa Fe...…


First News: SF County provides another $400K for indigent care at Christus St. Vincent. (listen)

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2012-10-24
Christus St. Vincent hospital has gotten another but smaller contribution from Santa Fe County.…


Oct 24 AT NOON: featuring a special report on medical marijuana for treatment of PTSD. (listen)

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2012-10-23
KSFR's extended noon newshour with top local headlines and today's feature stories. Among those, we have a talk with the director of a Santa Fe-made film about the attack on Osama bin Laden and the political controversy its generating before it airs on the National Geographic channel just 2 days before the election.…


Mayor Coss' "State of the City" address underscores both social and economic good news. (listen)

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2012-10-23
A drop in Santa Fe's unemployment rate along with restoral of air service to Denver are among the good news from the mayor's annual "State of the City" address.…


Oct. 15 At Noon: Martinez in Nevada for Romney (Listen)

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2012-10-14
On Monday's midday report: Gov. Martinez on the Romney stump in Nevada...PNM proposes energy efficiency plan...The sky diving daredevil makes it....…


First News: New polling shows democrat Martin Heinrich with a 9-point lead over republican Heather Wilson in the US Senate race.

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2012-10-14
In a new ABQ Journal poll, it's President Obama with a 10-point lead over Mitt Romney and Heinrich leading Wilson by 9 points.…


Oct. 12 At Noon: An earful of two debates (Listen)

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2012-10-11
On Friday's midday report -- Two big debates: We listen in on the U.S. Senate debate between Democrat Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson and get comments from Santa Feans attending the Biden-Ryan vice presidential debate...Two bond issues on the November ballot would benefit Santa Fe Community College...An event today in Santa Fe to help fund breast cancer treatment...…


Heinrich, Wilson spar in first debate (Listen)

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2012-10-11
The Democrate and Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico followed familiar themes with few if any surprises....…


Martinez complains again about immigrant licenses (Listen)

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2012-10-10
ACLU calls the governor's action a political tactic.....other local news....…


Oct. 10 At Noon: Investigating vote suppression in N.M. (Listen)

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2012-10-09
On Wednesday's midday report: We talk about the evidence and the investigation of allegations of voter suppression in New Mexico...A fair first day of early voting in Santa and KSFR's reporter was there...headlines...60 Seconds with the Old Crustacean...…


Fluoride issue moves to Santa Fe County Commission (Listen)

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2012-10-09
Santa Fe County commissioners have decided they need to take a position on the fluoride issue in drinking water...other first news....…


Oct. 9 At Noon: Sky jump aborted (Listen)

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2012-10-08
On Tuesday's midday report: A gust of wind came along a few minutes before launch this morning, canceling daredevil sky jump....Our reporter finds it is possible to register and vote the same day...International mountain biking conference comes to Santa Fe...Warding off high traffic and problem parking at Santa Fe Community College....…


Sky diver on hold (Listen)

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2012-10-08
A sky-diving stunt over southern New Mexico is on hold because of windy conditions at high altitutes. Felix Baumgartner is attempting a new altitude record for a human free-fall this morning.…


Oct. 8 At Noon: State mum on medical marijuana program (Listen)

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2012-10-07
On Monday's midday report -- State officials have not commented on allegations that medical marijuana growers cannot keep up with demand, that the number of growers is down, and that some patients are resorting to supplies from the street...KSFR's Joe Gallegos reports from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta...The state underage drinking alliance is exploring all options to curb teen drinking...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....…


Sources: NM medical marijuana program lagging (Listen)

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2012-10-07
KSFR News has learned that numbers of patients in New Mexico's medical marijuana program are having to go without their prescribed medication.…


Gas balloons headed East (Listen)

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2012-10-07
U.S. balloon team in the lead over West Texas following last night's launch of the long-distance America's Challenge race from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.…


Oct. 5 At Noon: Re-doing the PRC (Listen)

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2012-10-04
On Friday's midday report: Three general election constitutional amendments would reorganize the PRC...Century Link workers may strike this weekend...Santa Fe firm designs first Passive House in New Mexico...…


First News: Santa Fe's burglary rate is declining. (listen)

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2012-10-04
Due to a concerted police effort, Santa Fe property crimes are markedly decreasing.…


Oct. 4 At Noon: How some Santa Feans rated the first debate (Listen)

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2012-10-03
On Thursday's midday report: Coming up ... We listen in on some of the comments made by Santa Feans attending last night's debate watching event on the campus of Santa Fe Community College...Growing numbers of students at UNM are not going to school -- at least not on campus....…


First News:Santa Feans attend a presidential debate watching event. (listen)

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2012-10-03
A crowd of Santa Feans watching last night's debate think Mitt Romney performed well but still plan to vote for Obama.…


Oct 3 AT NOON: Today's top local news along with our feature stories.

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2012-10-02
Helium; it's in short supply and expensive IF you can get it. The shortage is noted locally with this week's start of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta but there are more dire consequences possibly in store for medicine, technology and research. We talk with UNM professor Karen Ann Smith…


First News: RailRunner commuter trains expected to run normally today following a fatal accident Tuesday night. (listen)

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2012-10-02
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman killed by a RaillRunner commuter train Tuesday night near the Kewa stop.…


Oct. 2 At Noon: Voting begins next week (Listen)

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2012-10-01
On Tuesday's midday report: A controlled burn is underway in the SF watershed with smoke visible from the wider area...Opinion polls keep coming out but next week voters have the chance to begin actually casting a ballot in the presidential/congressional/and local-issue elections...How is the national helium shortage affecting the Albuquerque Balloon Fiest...Part 2 of our series on PTSD among New Mexico service members...…


First News: Santa Fe is leaning toward action regarding merchant use of throwaway shopping bags. (listen)

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2012-10-01
Disposable plastic shopping bags are the focus of citizen concerns in Santa Fe.…


Oct. 1 At Noon: Paper, plastic or your own? (Listen)

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2012-09-30
On Monday's midday report: A debate is brewing in Santa Fe over whether shopping bags you get at the store should be fined or even banned...How many New Mexico service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?...Will we have that promised El Nino winter after all?…


First News: The future use of plastic bags by retailers is a subject of review by a Santa Fe citizens committee. (listen)

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2012-09-30
In Santa Fe, a citizens committee will look at the issue of plastic bags used by various retail stores.…


Sept. 28 At Noon: Drug takebacks to prevent abuse (Listen)

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2012-09-27
On Friday's midday report: Saturday is takeback day for old, unusued prescription drugs to fight drug abuse...A Santa Fe ordinance puts both the tenant and the landlord in trouble for rowdy teen parties...on the presidential campaign trail in Chicago...…


First News: State Lawmakers are looking at balancing the economic benefits of expanding Medicaid in its first years against a possible higher state cost possibly arriving in 2020. (listen)

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2012-09-27
An expansion of Medicaid in NM won't cost the state any money in its first years but may burden budgets after 2020.…


March 14 At Noon: Legislator pensions (Listen)

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2012-03-13
On Wednesday's midday news -- New Mexico lawmakers get no salary for their services and the one meaningful financial benefit they get is in the cross hairs of Gov. Martinez. Sen. Tom Udall says Citizens United may go back to the high court. issue of unlimited campaign financing may be going back to the U.S. Supreme Court. In New Mexico, when it rains it really pours. We'll have a report on flooding as a real killer of a weather phenomenon.…


First News: Thornburg Mortgage execs charged with fraud. (listen)

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2012-03-13
Officers for the now defunct, Santa Fe-based Thornburg Mortgage have been charged with fraud by the SEC.…


March 13 At Noon: Rising gas prices (Listen)

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2012-03-12
Gas prices are up and Sen. Tom Udall explains the increased foreign demand....An advocacy group is drawing attention to New Mexico's increasing drug addiction problem ... The Public Regulation Commission member from New Mexico is looking into fracking in the process of extracting natural gas from shale.…


March 13 At Noon: Rising gas prices (Listen)

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2012-03-12
Gas prices are up and Sen. Tom Udall explains the increased foreign demand....An advocacy group is drawing attention to New Mexico's increasing drug addiction problem ... The Public Regulation Commission member from New Mexico is looking into fracking in the process of extracting natural gas from shale.…


First News: St. Mike's to include staff in drug testing. (listen)

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2012-03-12
Santa Fe's St. Michael's High School will add faculty and staff to it's proposed new drug testing policy.…


March 12 At Noon: Home foreclosures (Listen)

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2012-03-11
The state attorney general is putting together a learning session for people who either are facing - or may face - foreclosure. A filmmaker with ties to Santa Fe has completed a documentary on detention camp in Santa Fe for Japanese descendants during World II.…


First News: NM Democratic Party delegates have named their choices. (listen)

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2012-03-11
State Democratic Party delegates have named their choices for US Senate & House.…


March 2 At Noon midday report (Listen)

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2012-03-01
We'll find out more about that dog who was registered to vote in a prank played on the county clerk of Bernalillo County. Its owner is a staff member on Republican Heather Wilson's campaign. Speaking of politics, Sen. Martin Heinrich will be in Santa Fe this afternoon to talk about social security and medicare. Had enough of political debates? A group of high school students from around the state are at Santa Fe Community College for a go at real, honest-to-goodness debates.…


First News: NNSA approves LANL workforce reduction plans. (listen)

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2012-03-01
The National Nuclear Security Administration has approved Los Alamos Lab plans to reduce workforce by some 400-to-800 employees this spring.…


March 1 At Noon midday report (Listen)

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2012-02-29
The matter of big box stores paying income taxes on New Mexico is sitting on the governor's desk for signing or vetoing. Santa Fe businesses say, sign it. A high-profile Hollywood visual effects company is pulling out of Albuquerque. They say there's not enough movie work in the state anymore to keep their workers employed. A unanimous decision at Santa Fe City Council. We'll listen in as the public speaks and councilors vote to send water into the Santa Fe River.…


Dec 17 At Noon Weekend edition (Listen)

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State Sen. Peter Wirth to ask some big out-of-state corporations to pay New Mexico income tax... Poll says Hispanic support of the Affordable Care Act is high ... How many species will be identified in Santa Fe during the Audubon Society's Christmas bi…


Santa Fe County land development codes moving slowly (Listen again)

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Years in the making, Santa Fe County's Sustainable Land Development Plan is ready but the draft regulations governing it are moving slowly.…


Air Force unclear over when low-level flights might begin (Listen again)

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Opponents of the Air Force plan for low-level training flights over the state say they are unswayed by remarks made today by the commander of Cannon Air Force Base.…


PNM document reveals possible pollution strategy (Listen again)

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KSFR News reports on an internal PNM document detailing how the company may ask the state legislature for approval of a method the company could use to pay for costs of environmental cleanup.…


Debate over fracking heats up (Listen again)

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It wasn't that long ago that few ordinary people had ever heard of the term Fracking....much less knowing what it is. That's no longer the case. It's become headline news in some parts of the nation and of debate in the halls of congress. When oil and ga…


Art, fashion show made of recyclables (Listen again)

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This art and fashion show was all "garbage," but it attracted a huge audience.…


Joe Day looks at the life of Kell Robertson (Listen again)

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One of Santa Fe's colorful characters has died. KSFR's Joe Day just missed the chance to interview him.…


Alternative fuel for military aircraft part of the military's plans in NM and elsewhere (Listen again)

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The Air Force has a big prsence in New Mexico, where locally produced alternative jet fuel may soon be powering some if not all of those aircraft.…


Santa Fe "occupy" protestors do it again (Listen again)

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Occupy protests around the nation have been met with a range of local, municipal reactions, some of them with armed confrontation by the authorities. Santa Fe's group has seen nothing if not a polite response from the police and mayor.…


River project: Restoration or creation? (Listen again)

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At least one farmer on a southern stretch of the Santa Fe River is not pleased with the restoration of the Santa Fe River that now has thousands of willow trees and hundreds of beaver, where there were none before.…


Politicans don't but some NM students are able to "debate" (Listen again)

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The word political "debate" has morphed into something virtually indigestible, much like a healthy salad becoming a gooey marshmallow.…


New Meixoc bill to ban Shariah law (Listen)

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A conservative state senator from southern New Mexico has introduced a memorial that suggests that some religious or cultural ideas foreign to the United States might be trying to invade the U.S, judicial system.…


First News: Teenager said to be rescued (Listen)

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Reports from Albuquerque say a 15-year-old boy has been rescued by helicopter after he broke his leg on a weekend hike. He was among a group of five that became stuck on a steep slope in the Sandia foothills.…


First News: Gov. Martinez not happy with drivers license bill (Listen)

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The debate over New Mexico's drivers license law for immigrants continues at the Roundhouse. A state representative from southern New Mexico introduced the governor's hoped-for bill in committee but it immediately went through a number of changes.…


Jan 25 At Noon midday report (Listen)

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On KSFR's midday report: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says the state is dead last when it comes to being business-competitive. We talk with a tax think-tank responsible for that report. They knew it was flawed from the outset. Is Santa Fe's photo enfor…


First News: City council approves buying historic school (Listen)

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Santa Fe city council has agreed to move forward with plans for the city's purchase of the old St. Catherine's Indian School campus and, in turn, the subsequent leasing to the charter New Mexico School for the Arts.…


First News: A special drivers license for foreign nationals has been proposed (listen)

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A Democratic lawmaker from Albuquerque proposes giving foreign nationals a provisional drivers license only good within New Mexico.…


Jan 24 At Noon midday report (listen)

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On KSFR's At Noon midday report, officials of the League of Women Voters sound off about the downside of voter photo IDs. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall puts a high priority on campaign finance report. More than a hundred years ago, New Mexico lawmakers settled th…


First News: Prof. says voter IDs could suppress vote (Listen)

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As the voter ID question heats up in the legislature, panelists at a League of Women Voters forum in Santa Fe argued last night that the proposal could lead to disallowing the vote large numbers of the state's voting population. UNM professor Gabriel San…


Jan 23 At Noon midday report (Listen)

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The U.S. Senate is back at work and we'll get Sen. Jeff Bingaman's take on several issues surrounding internet freedom. The latest one is an international treaty that negotiators don't believe requires Senate approval, as do other treaties. We'll meet th…


First News: Santa Fe legislators hope to increase state's revenue (Listen)

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Two state lawmakers from Santa Fe are promoting legislation they say will help New Mexico increase its revenue stream. Making the rounds of committees is a bill by State Sen. Peter Wirth that would remove a loophole that allows some out-of-state corporati…


School purchase plan up in the air (Listen)

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No progress yet in Santa Fe's plan to buy the historic St. Catherine's Indian School and lease it to a charter high school.…


First News: Legislative session half over and still no budget deal. (listen)

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Halfway through this year's regular 30 day legislative session, lawmakers still have no firm budget for next year.…


N.M. Planned Parenthood thrilled with Komen decision (Listen)

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Officials at the New Mexico Chapter of Planned Parenthood say they are thrilled with the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to restore funding to the nonprofit organization.…


First News: The state senate considers broad reforms for the PRC today. (listen)

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The Senate floor hears debate today on House approved reforms of the Public Regulation Commission.…


Call for traffic study at Santa Fe train stop (Listen)

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A state lawmaker from Santa Fe wants the state transportation department to do a study of vehicle traffic at the intersection of Zia Road and St. Francis Drive.…


State lawmakers leaving big items until last minute

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This year's session of the New Mexico legislature has just a little over a week to go and no hot-item bills have been passed so far.…


First News: House sidelines new voter ID proposals. (listen)

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A House Committee has tabled measures aimed at creating new voter-ID requirements.…


First News: The state House looks at a budget deal (listen)

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Finally, a budget deal heads to the full House floor for debate after passing the Finance Committee.…


First News: New Mexico's waiver application for opting out of No Child left Behind is denied. (listen)

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Of eleven states seeking to opt out the federal "No Child left Behind" program, New Mexico is the only one to have its application turned down.…


First News: House passes Drivers License restrictions measure (listen)

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The House has passed legislation that would bar undocumented immigrants from obtaining a state drivers license.…


First News: State Senate poised to vote on $5.6 billion budget. (listen)

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The full Senate will soon be voting on a $5.6 billion budget package for fiscal year 2013.…


First News: A $5.6 billion budget for fiscal 2013 goes to Governor Martinez. (listen)

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Lawmakers at the Roundhouse have handed a $5.6 billion budget for the next fiscal year to Governor Martinez, said to be considering a veto.…


First News: NM Senate passes House budget bill (listen)

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The state senate has passed the House budget of some $5.6 billion for fiscal year 2013.…


First News: The Legislative session ends today at noon. (listen)

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The 30 day session of lawmakers wraps up today at noon. Some significant pieces of legislation moved forward late Wednesday night.…


First News: A summary of Legislative session 2012 (listen)

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The 2012 30-day session of lawmakers in Santa Fe has ended.…


First News: Finance Committee again looks at buying St. Catherine's campus. (listen)

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Santa Fe's Finance Committee today again tackles the acquisition of the old St. Catherine's Indian School campus, appraised at $1.9 million.…


First News: LANL to cut 400 to 800 jobs. (listen)

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Facing federal funding cuts of some $300 million this year, the Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks to shed between 400 and 800 positions.…


First News: Alfred Lovato acquitted of vehicular homicide. (listen)

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Alfredo Lovato, charged with vehicular homicide though only a passenger in a 2008 Santa Fe DWI hit-and-run fatality, has been acquitted.…


First News: Fraud charges announced against former St. Vincent Hospital administrator and accomplice. (listen)

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Attorney General announces indictment charging a former St. Vincent Hospital financial officer and an accomplice with fraud over millions in questionable charges between 2005 and 2008.…


First News: New Mexico 2nd worst in the US for childhood poverty. (listen)

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A new national report cites New Mexico as second-worst in the US for childhood poverty.…


First News: A new political districting map of NM is due today. (listen)

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A state district court judge today offers his newest political re-districting map for New Mexico; Eldorado is likely to be removed from its current inclusion in Santa Fe's District 47.…


First News: PNM responds to harshly critical report. (listen)

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PNM is responding to a harshly critical report accusing the utility of using recent rate hikes to increase corporate profitability while neglecting environmental and consumer concerns.…


Feb 28 At Noon midday report (Listen)

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Local news headlines ... State Sen. Peter Wirth on why a top state cabinet official is still on the job after not being confirmed by the state senate ... A coalition of environmental groups issues a scathing report on the financial picture of the state's …


First News: Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent has been fired. (listen)

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Bobbie Gutierrez has been ousted from her superintendent post at Santa Fe Public Schools.…


First News: Santa Fe River receives new water allocation. (listen)

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City Council has decided to provide more water to keep the Santa Fe River flowing.…


Feb. 29 At Noon midday report (Listen)

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We'll find out what wildfire researchers and managers are talking about at a week-long conference underway in Santa Fe.…


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The latest local headlines ... Plus ... As dry weather continues, a nonprofit groups looks to the legislature for money for a cloud-seeding program ... Predatory lending comes up -- again -- before state lawmakers ... The governor is commander in chief of the state National Guard -- one legislator asks him to bring the troops home ... And Christopher Hagen's "60 Seconds," on his way to Las Vegas, N.M.

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