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6:15 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Mar. 28 First News: WIPP Prepares To Investigate Deep Underground (Listen)

There’s a new development at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: the Department of Energy says it expects to get underground next week to begin investigating a mysterious radiation leak from the nuclear waste dump. Reports cite WIPP officials saying inspections of the shafts workers will use to access the half-mile deep repository are complete and they’re preparing to send an initial crew into the mine early next week. WIPP's been closed for more than a month following the February leak.

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6:35 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Mar. 27 First News: "Anonymous" Computer Hackers Announce Cyber-Protest Against APD (Listen)

The Albuquerque Police Department's recent well-documented shooting spree targeting citizens has prompted a foreboding You Tube Video posted by the group, “anonymous” that calls for APD to be targeted by the group's hackers. It's calling for a cyber-protest to be waged on Sunday. *****032714-Anonymous-1 :18***** The video has the attention of City of Albuquerque officials. Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry says the organization has a, quote, “fairly robust history of success.”

 

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6:21 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Mar. 26 First News: Hundreds Protest Albuquerque Police Shootings (Listen)

A protest against the fatal foothills officer-involved shooting took place in Albuquerque Tuesday, as protesters carried a symbolic coffin through the streets with 22 names of people killed by Albuquerque police since 2010. The crowd was chanting and carrying signs, as well. Some of the signs said, “Justice for James Boyd,” the man killed in the shooting. He was a homeless man with a history of mental illness illegally camping in the foothills. The crowd marched about six blocks to the Albuquerque police headquarters on Fourth and Roma.

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6:53 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Mar. 21 First News: County Panel Rejects Re-Zone Request For Gravel Mine (Listen)

 

The Santa Fe County Development Review Committee on Thursday rejected a bid for a 50-thousand acre gravel mining operation on La Bajada Mesa. The proposal by Buena Vista Estates and Rockology, LLC drew a large crowd to the County Commission chambers in downtown Santa Fe, filled mostly with opponents of the plan. The Development Review Committee voted 5-2 against the request to re-zone the acreage from its current agricultural status.

 

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6:48 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Mar. 20 First News: N.M. Medicaid Expansion Exceeds 100,000 (Listen)

 

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6:41 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Mar. 19 First News: Santa Fe School Board Ok's Private Program Targeting Drop-outs (Listen)

Florida-based Atlantic Education Partners has received the go-ahead from the Santa Fe School Board to launch its program targeting high school dropouts and getting them to meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma. The Board voted four-to-one Tuesday night in favor of the deal to fund the “Engage Santa Fe” effort. Atlantic Education Partners will be implementing its program for students aged 16-21 next January.

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6:48 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Mar. 14 First News: N.M. Attorney General Takes Action to Protect State Assisted Suicide Law-Listen

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is appealing a court ruling that terminally ill patients can seek a physician's help in dying. King tells the Albuquerque Journal that one of the problems with District Judge Jan Nash's January ruling is that it doesn't apply statewide. King adds that he wants to protect the assisted suicide law. That law classifies helping with suicide as a felony.

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6:44 am
Wed March 12, 2014

March 12 First News: Governor Signs State Budget With Line-Item Vetoes (Listen)

Governor Susana Martinez has signed a six-billion dollar state budget but used her line-item veto power to reduce about 27 million-dollars from the spending plan. Vetoed were more than two-million dollars that would have provided pay raises for judges, district attorneys and appointed government workers. The Governor also eliminated 15-million dollars in school funding and four-million dollars for a college endowment fund.

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6:28 am
Mon March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014 First News: DOE Says WIPP Air Shows No Contamination (Listen)

The U.S. Department of Energy says new air testing in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico shows no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month. However, federal officials say four more employees have tested positive for low levels of contamination, adding to the 13 tested immediately after the leak. Authorities say none should suffer health effects. WIPP officials say they may send personnel into the mine this week for the first time since the February 14th radiation leak.

 

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