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Planned Parenthood to Close Half its New Mexico Clinics

We learned this month that Planned Parenthood is slated to close three of its six New Mexico clinics. KSFR's Hannah Colton talked women's health with three different care provider from around northern New Mexico: Shaya Torres of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains; Nichele Salazar of San Juan Health Partners Midwifery & Women’s Health; and Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/hc-ppnm.mp3

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Former Priest's Trial Date Set in 57-Year-Old Cold Murder Case of Irene Garza

We open with some breaking news out of South Texas concerning an 84-year-old former priest who was once employed by the Santa Fe Archdiocese after being treated at a New Mexico center for pedophile priests. This story predates John Feit’s arrival in New Mexico. In 1960, a 27-year-old Father Feit was the priest at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas. On April 16, the Saturday evening before Easter Sunday, Irene Garza—a young schoolteacher in McAllen—went to church to give confession . Her...

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Navajo Star Wars: Preserving Language Through Cinema

A short time ago in Gallup, not far away… Star Wars saw its 40th official translation. In 2013, the Navajo Nation Museum worked with Lucasfilm to translate and dub the original film, now known as Episode IV: A New Hope , into the Navajo language. The cultural preservation project was completed in just a few months and debuted at Window Rock, Arizona, in July of that year. Today, on the 40th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars , KSFR's Dylan Syverson looks at the film's cultural...

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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...

Former police chief Arik Wheeler is under investigation on allegations he improperly released a pickup truck from the city's impound lot. The vehicle had been seized in a DWI incident.  The allegations say that Wheeler released the vehicle to the owner without authority.  Wheeler is now a police captain who served for a little more than a year as chief.  

On Friday's midday report: We’ll take a trip down to southern New Mexico to learn about the latest development that brings suborbital space travel a step closer…Santa Fe County is holding another program where locals can get rid of unwanted,  unused prescription drugs – some of them deadly if they fall into the wrong hands…Things may be looking up for solving those delays in air travel, now that both the Senate and the House have approved bills to restore some funding to the FAA...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Santa Fe Police report that they're hearing from more clients of "El Dentista," the man who illegally practiced dentistry out of his car throughout the local area. At least five people have come forward since last weekend's arrest of 36-year-old Eliver Kestler. One woman claims she sought a simple cleaning but Kestler instead removed four of her teeth, resulting in a serious infection. Police say that apart from the illegality of Kestler performing dentistry without a license, there are also health concerns for anyone having received his services.

On Thursday's midday report: Excerpts of city councilors explaining their vote on the gay-marriage resolution...chair of U.S. Senate appropriations committee questions operations of LANL and another national lab after privatization...what happens after a forest fire...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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MONDAY May 22 - New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez offered nosuggestions during the State Legislature’s 60 day regular session earlier this year, but now she’s demanding a Special Session enact a full-scale overhaul of the budget-making process. Milan Simonich on the Santa Fe New Mexican warns that’s an awfully big job for such a short session TUESDAY May 23 - In California’s Central Valley, America’s most productive food-producing region, there is widespread fear of President Trump’s...

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