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Interview with Erik Schlenker-Goodrich and Tom Singer of WELC

The social cost of carbon. The methane rule. How has the new executive of the United States changed the work of Western Environmental Law Center? We talk it over. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/welc426.mp3

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Katherine Mast

The March for Science in Santa Fe

Bill Nye the Science Guy was there. And tens of thousands joined him in Washington DC on Saturday in pounding rain for the March for Science on the National Mall. In Santa Fe the numbers were closer to a couple of thousand — and collaborating organizers joined from the Women’s March as well. We bring you Science Monday today with Katherine Mast’s report on the March for Science Santa Fe. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/marchforsci424.mp3

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Mayor Javier Gonzales on the Sugary Drink Tax Vote

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales is at the helm of efforts to tax sugary beverages in order to fund pre-K education in the city. Residents will vote on that measure in a special election May 2. Ellen Berkovitch spoke at length to Mayor Gonzales by phone. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/eb-gonzalessodatax.mp3

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District has made comment on Santa Fe Mayor David Coss' announcement that he will not seek a third term. Luján says he looks forward to working with Coss for the remainder of his term. Coss explained his decision to KSFR News…****

  On Thursday's midday report: Mayor David Coss says he won’t run for a third term in office. Rumors are starting to circulate as to who might – we’ll talk to one of the potential candidates…New Mexico’s Rail Runner commuter train is coming up on its seventh anniversary in July. We’ll find out how the rail line is doing financially and in meeting customer needs…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Santa Fe mayor will not seek reelection

May 2, 2013

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss has just announced he will not seek a third term in office. That leaves the field wide open for aspiring candidates to the city's top post in next year's election.

Coss says he has yet to make any decisions regarding his future political life but told Hutton Broadcasting this morning that his decision could be seen as clearing a path for seeking other office in the future.

Coss made an attempt to run for New Mexico’s House of Representatives District 46 last year but was defeated in the primary.

Santa Fe has more than a half-million dollars in unpaid water bills, and plans are developing to collect it.  City council's Public Utilities Committee has begun looking at options. An ordinance on the books allows the city to disconnect delinquent customers after 90 days but procedures for doing it are not clear. The New Mexican reports that the city of Rio Rancho begins taking steps to cut off delinquent customers after two to three weeks.

In today's features, a talk with new Santa Fe Airport Manager Francey Jesson as new services begin.  Mora County has a ban on oil and gas extractions -- the first such action in the nation.  And New Mexicans with outstanding warrants are being offered a sort of amnesty.

Court officials have set June 5th to begin the move into the new district courthouse.  Court administrator Steven Pacheco tells KSFR News that the move entails bringing existing courtroom seating from the old courthouse because new seating will not arrive until the end of July.  It was ordered late because of delays in funding.  Because of the move, court will be closed from June 5th, reopening on the 10th. 

June 5 courthouse moving date

Apr 30, 2013

Court officials have set June 5th to begin the move into the new district courthouse.  

Court administrator Steven Pacheco tells KSFR News that the move entails bringing existing courtroom seating from the old courthouse because new seating will not arrive until the end of July.  It was ordered late because of delays in funding.  

Because of the move, court will be closed from June 5th, reopening on the 10th.    

On Tuesday's midday report: A fight seems to be brewing among board members of the Lamy Railroad and History Museum over the decision to close the Legal Tender restaurant...A state elected leaders call for job expansion, reports say UNM's hospital is outsourcing 50 clerical jobs out of state...Fire restrictions for both the city and the county of Santa Fe are on the way...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

Santa Fe city council will be getting a draft of next year's city budget in time for a vote on May 8th.  The finance committee has wrapped up work on the spending plan that anticipates about the same amount of income as this year.  The New Mexican reports the budget provides no wage increases and would eliminate some city jobs that are currently vacant. The plan also doesn't call for increasing taxes.  

On Monday's midday report:  The Lamy Rail Road and History museum has told the Legal Tender restaurant that operates in the museum to shut down. We'll speak with the museum's president to find out why...A Santa Fe-based think tank responsible for any number of new state laws and policies is on a new quest to open up New Mexico's primary elections to all registered voters, not just those in the two major parties...And details on the police department's giveaway of free gun locks...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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MONDAY April 24 - Let’s face it, American healthcare is a mess. It costs us more and gives us less than most citizens get in every other First World country. And most of what’s been proposed by President Trump and the deadlocked Republicans in Congress will only make things worse. NBC News Chief Business Correspondent and MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi sorts things out. TUESDAY April 25 - The US has dropped its biggest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State hideouts in Afghanistan. Will it make a...

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