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7:12 am
Tue May 21, 2013

May 21 First News: New Mexico Red Cross readying to assist in Oklahoma tornado recovery. (listen)

New Mexico members of the American Red Cross are at the ready to lend assistance to Oklahomans impacted by Monday's devastating tornado. KOB-TV reports that the Red Cross volunteers may know as early as this morning whether they'll be dispatched to help with recovery efforts around Moore, Oklahoma.  Three emergency vehicles in Albuquerque are being readied for assistance. An F-4 twister almost two miles wide ripped a path of destruction through the town, killing at least 50 people, many of them children. The death toll is expected to rise.

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1:33 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

May 20 At Noon: Jobs disparities, why N.M.'s lack of campaign finance laws, horse slaughterhouse

On Monday's midday report: New Mexico has perhaps 100,000 jobs to make up to keep even, and among them is a disparity between opportunities for Hispanics vs non-Hispanics...Our reporter finds out from a state lawmaker why the legislature didn't pass a law requiring identification of outside money groups that fund political ads...The horse slaughterhouse in Roswell may not be a done deal just yet...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

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7:03 am
Mon May 20, 2013

May 20 First News:SF City Hall planning a $1 million fiber-optic link. (listen)

Santa Fe city hall is planning a million-dollar fiber-optic link from the downtown area to the St. Michael's Drive corridor.  The project is designed to allow customers along the corridor to have higher-speed broadband internet services. Providers would link into the system and customers could choose from competing carriers.  The first step in the project is to find a company to design and build the link.

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1:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

May 17 At Noon: EVs should sell faster in N.M., healthcare availability low, more movies coming

Credit CBC Canada

  On Friday's midday report: We'll listen in on a congressional committee hearing on whether the IRS unfairly targeted right-wing groups seeking tax exempt status...An energy efficiency group looking at electric vehicle use in Western states tells us why New Mexico gets a grade of C-minus...And a new report from the state Roundhouse outlines deficiencies in healthcare availability in New Mexico...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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7:11 am
Fri May 17, 2013

May 17 First News: SF Railyard movie complex will not compete with local art houses. (listen)

The developer of the proposed new movie complex in Santa Fe's Railyard has said his enterprise will not harm already existing art-house cinemas here. Bill Banowsky of Austin, Texas-based Violet Crown told attendees at an Early Neighborhood Notification meeting that his company's 30,000 square-foot, 11-screen movie theater will primarily show 1st run films with optional reserved seating. The complex will also feature an attached restaurant and bar. After securing all necessary city approvals, Banowsky hopes to be up and running by the end of 2014.

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1:33 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

May 16 At Noon: Officials vote for solar power, N.M. gets an "F," good news for local kids

  On Thursday's midday report:  New Mexico gets a failing grade for a total deficiency of ways to identify outside groups that sponsor political attack ads…Santa Fe county commissioners have unanimously approved a measure designed to create a community solar-power system. Residents would buy into it, much like buying into a condominium… And a good news story about a learning garden for children…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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7:10 am
Thu May 16, 2013

May 16 First News: Santa Fe's old Manderfield School could become residential units. (listen)

A plan is being developed to turn Santa Fe's old Manderfield elementary school into a combination of residential units and artist work spaces.  Clare and Michael Maraist (mah-RAY) say they have approval from the school board to buy the building for nearly $1 million  but want to make sure their plans are approved before completing the sale. The 12,000-square-foot building near Canyon Road has been unused for years. 

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1:08 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

May 15 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

A talk with the Santa Fe Police Department as drug busts have dramatically lowered property crimes in the city.  And a briefing on a public seminar Friday to help Santa Feans prepare for a dangerous fire season.  A talk with Senator Martin Heinrich...plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:10 am
Wed May 15, 2013

May 15 First News: SF city committee approves plastic bag ban. (listen)

A committee at city hall has voted in favor of a measure to eliminate plastic shopping bags in Santa Fe. The 5 to 1 vote by the Business and Quality of Life Committee paves the way for city councilors to begin sending it to various council committees for review.  While plastic bags would be banned, retailers could sell shoppers a paper bag for 10 cents. A number of other cities already ban plastic bags.

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2:08 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

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1:24 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

May 14 At Noon: Cloud seeding, firefighting cuts, schools budget

Credit ABC

  On Tuesday's midday report: The drought continues. Is it time for cloud seeding? …The sequester cuts may be cutting into federal firefighting efforts…Santa Fe school teachers have to tighten their belts for another year…headlines..60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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7:11 am
Tue May 14, 2013

May 14 First News: SF Police say city burglaries are at a 10 year low. (listen)

Santa Fe police say they have achieved a first in the department's history. They eliminated four major drug trafficking organizations over the past 10 months. That has helped bring the burglary rate in the city to a ten-year low. There were fewer than 90 burglaries in the city in April, the least since they started keeping monthly records.  Last year, the month of April saw nearly twice that number.

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1:45 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

May 13 At Noon: Solar for Santa Fe, student loan costs to rise, UNM on new prostate treatment

  On Monday's midday report:  We’ll get details of a new residential solar program proposal that Santa Fe County Commissioners will be discussing at their Tuesday meeting…New Mexico is high on the list of states where college students are behind on their student loan repayments. The financial advisor at Santa Fe Community College will tell us about the local picture…And UNM researchers are investigating a new treatment for prostate cancer…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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7:08 am
Mon May 13, 2013

May 13 First News: Other states plan to mimic NM law on drivers licenses for immigrants. (listen)

New Mexico and Washington no longer will be the only states offering drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. The governors of Oregon and Maryland have just signed bills making the licenses available in their states. Lawmakers in Colorado approved a similar measure a few days ago.  Other states considering such a law are Connecticut and Rhode Island, in addition to Washington D.C. 

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1:32 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

May 10 At Noon: N.M. graduations, laws with tricky names, selling affordable care

  On Friday's midday report: Sen. Tom Udall says he’s on a quest to change New Mexico’s high school graduation rate. He calls it unacceptably low…We’ll be joined by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan who says pretty titles on legislation could actually mean the opposition of what they say…And the biggest healthcare insurer in New Mexico is gearing up to tell people about the new federal affordable care act…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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