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1:32 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

August 26 At Noon: Today's top local headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In today's features, we speak with the union head of CWA Local 7076 about "sick" state buildings causing illness among workers.  We also catch up with the UNM doctoral student who co-authored a study on wage theft and other workplace abuses inflicted on Mexican national employees in New Mexico, both undocumented and those here legally.  Those items and more...plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:17 am
Mon August 26, 2013

August 26 First News: Bernalillo County may begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses today. (listen)

Same-sex marriage licenses may begin to be issued today in a 3rd New Mexico County.  Progressive advocacy group Progress Now New Mexico says its heard of 1000 new gender-neutral marriage licenses ordered by Bernalillo’s County Clerk.  A hearing in district court there this afternoon may order their issuance. If so, Bernalillo County will join Doña Ana and Santa Fe counties in asserting marriage equality since last week.

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1:35 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

August 23 At Noon: Today's local news & features. (listen)

  In features, we talk about the state's new initiative to provide more resources to caregivers of those with Alzheimer's.  We also catch up with the state's Human Service department for an update in the ongoing investigation of providers of mental health & substance abuse services.  Plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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1:25 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

August 23 Breaking News: Judge orders County Clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Santa Fe District Court Judge Sarah Singleton has today ordered Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Progressive advocacy group Progress Now New Mexico says the judge offered Salazar an option: begin issuing licenses or have a hearing. In her order, Judge Singleton also references the same equal protection clauses of the state constitution city by Doña Ana’s county clerk as he began issuing licenses on Wednesday.

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1:30 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

August 22 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In today's features, we speak to Santa Fe County about the series of upcoming meetings on new capital improvement projects. We also hear a report on a vast water project in Israel's Kidron Valley, a place where indigenous people share a connection to the land not unlike here in New Mexico.  Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen. 

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7:14 am
Thu August 22, 2013

August 22 First News:Kirtland AFB to undertake more aggressive clean-up measures. (listen)

New and more aggressive measures to clean up the massive underground jet fuel spill at Albuquerque's Kirtland Air Force Base have been announced. The Albuquerque Journal says that the New Mexico Environment Department and Air Force officials have agreed that 1.5 million gallons of contaminated water will be pumped from the ground by the end of October. The Air Force will also expand use of vacuum pumps to remove contaminated soils at the spill's epicenter.

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1:18 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

August 21 First News: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In today's features, we talk with progressive advocacy group Progress Now New Mexico as Doña Ana County begins to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples -- we also speak to the county clerk responsible.  And the NM Department of Health talks about some strides made against obesity here in our state.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:53 am
Wed August 21, 2013

August 21 First News: SF School Board ratifies teacher pay raise. (listen)

Teachers throughout the Santa Fe Public School District have had their first pay raise in six years ratified by the school board. They, along with some other staff, are getting a one-and-a-half percent increase in wages. 1% of that was made possible by state lawmakers during the legislative session in a raise for all state workers. The additional half-percent pay bump is expected to cost the school district about $400,000 annually.

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1:26 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

August 20 At Noon: Today's top news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

Among today's features: A conversation with New Mexico Voices for Children as the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship Fund nears depletion. Attorney General Gary King talks about issues of imporrtance for our state's seniors as a 2-day conference on ageing gets underway in Albuquerque.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:16 am
Tue August 20, 2013

August 20 First News: Sen. Heinrich is urging approval of SunZia project route. (listen)

Senator Martin Heinrich is urging the US Department of the Interior to support the 500-mile long SunZia Southwest Transmission Line's route across southern New Mexico as it stands. The Army's White Sands Missile Range has voiced opposition, saying a 45-mile stretch of it will disrupt vital operations there. The SunZia project manager has warned that any re-routing will likely kill the enterprise as it would require new environmental impact studies that would take years to complete.

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1:20 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

August 19 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

Among today's features, the Audubon Society in New Mexico approves of Governor Martinez' plans to spend at least $1.5 million on river restoration efforts throughout the state. A partnership among the state's Economic Development Department and our two nearby nation laboratories seeks to help small businesses in need of their technical expertise. A new energy efficiency program is up and running at Santa Fe Community College. Those items and more plus 60 seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:19 am
Mon August 19, 2013

August 19 First News:Local Representative Easley to be memorialized at Roundhouse tomorrow. (listen)

The public is invited to attend a memorial service for Representative Stephen Easley tomorrow at 2PM in the Roundhouse rotunda.  The Eldorado resident was a freshman democratic representative for District 50 and died at age 60 last week of undisclosed causes after a recent hospitalization. Easley’s district runs through Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Torrance and Valencia counties.  Commissioners in each can nominate a replacement of their choosing irrespective of party affiliation with Governor Martinez making the final selection.

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1:21 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

August 16 At Noon: The day's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In our features, we speak with the New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty about their discrimination suit filed against the Department of Workforce Solutions. We also speak with Santa Fe's Water Conservation Manager as residents have successfully reduced consumption. And Congressman Ben Ray Luján talks about the need for the US Dept. of Human Services to address New Mexican's concerns of the Medicaid payment freeze to providers of mental health services. Plus....60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:19 am
Fri August 16, 2013

August 16 First News:Governor announces a $1.5 million statewide river restoration project. (listen)

Governor Martinez has announced that she plans to dedicate $1.5 million in capital outlay funding for river restoration efforts in New Mexico. The governor says she will seek to leverage those state funds to secure federal and local partner contributions of as much as $2.6 million in additional funding for what’s called the River Stewards Initiative. It will clear vegetation in river areas, lower river banklines, replant native species vegetation, and install erosion control measures.

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1:25 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

August 15 At Noon: the day's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In features today, a conversation with the US Small Business Administration about federal loans for concerns suffering financial damages in the wake of the nearby Tres Lagunas Fire. We also speak with the UNM College of Nursing as $5 million has been awarded to prepare nurses to work with veterans' health needs.  Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen. 

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