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6:53 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Nov. 25 First News: Snowstorm Causes Widespread Delays

  The storm that blanketed Santa Fe and much of northern New Mexico with snow this past weekend has led Santa Fe schools and state government offices, among others, to be on a two-hour delay schedule this morning. State road condition updates are available on the “NM-Roads-dot-com” website or by calling 5-1-1. The storm that hit the Southwest hard led to hundreds of flight cancellations and is moving east and threatens to create havoc among Thanksgiving travelers.

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7:14 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Nov. 22 First News: SFPS Superintendent Boyd Stresses Needs in 'State of the Schools' Speech-Listen

  Santa Fe Schools Superintendent Joel Boyd, in his State of the Schools speech at the Capitol Rotunda Thursday – surprised his staff by ditching his prepared remarks and spoke on a variety of topics, praising district staff, the city and many others along the way. The second-year superintendent stressed urgency for improvement. *****Nov. 22 Boyd-Urgency :20***** Boyd also discussed reform at the secondary school level and stressed the need for the district to engage families in the education effort.

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7:14 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Nov. 21 First News: Teacher Unions Lead Rallies Against State Evaluation System. (Listen)

  Teachers unions in New Mexico on Wednesday encouraged teachers to wear black and participate in rallies across the state to protest against a teacher evaluation system. One rally drew a crowd of about 100 people gathered in Santa Fe outside of the Jerry Apodaca Building where the Public Education Department is housed. Educational union officials contend that a heavy reliance on student testing is hurting educators rather than helping students.

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8:43 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Nov. 20 First News: Albuquerque Voters Soundly Reject Late-Term Abortion Ban. (Listen)

  It's with a heavy heart that I report that the KSFR family is mourning the death of News Director Dan Gerrity. Dan died early today of an apparent heart attack. We extend our condolences to Dan's family and friends. Dan Gerrity was 59 years old.

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8:43 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Nov. 20 First News: Albuquerque Voters Soundly Reject Late-Term Abortion Ban. (Listen)

  It's with a heavy heart that I report that the KSFR family is mourning the death of News Director Dan Gerrity. Dan died early today of an apparent heart attack. We extend our condolences to Dan's family and friends. Dan Gerrity was 59 years old.

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1:28 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

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

In today's features, we speak with Somos Un Pueblo Unido about wage theft and their Thursday workshop in Santa Fe to assist victims.  We also hear from Defenders of Wildlife about new measures being floated regarding recovery of the Mexican Gray Wolf population.  And a conversation with the Department of Health about the new study showing a large increase in parents opting NOT to have their children immunized. Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:16 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Nov. 19 First News: Duke City Voters Decide A Controversial Anti-Abortion Measure Today. (Listen)

  Duke City voters go to the polls today to vote on an anti-abortion measure that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks of gestation. It makes no exception for cases of rape or incest though it does permit termination if the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother.  Already, some 44-thousand voters have weighed in on the matter in early voting, almost double the number who did so for last month's mayoral election. It's the first time such a law has been presented for a city. Similar laws have been presented at the state level elsewhere and deemed unconstitutional.

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2:03 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Nov. 18 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

Among today's features: A conversation with NMSU as they prepare to fund up to 60% of scholarship tuitions as the state's Lottery Fund runs dry. State Senator Bill O'BNeill discusses concerns as the legislature's Behavorial Health Subcommittee reviews the Medicaid fraud audit of providers of mental health and substance abuse services.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:11 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Nov. 18 First News: NMSU Offers To Assist Its Lottery-Scholarship Students If Needed. (Listen)

  Concerned about the future of the lottery scholarship, New Mexico State University officials say the school will cover up to 60 percent of spring-semester tuition for its scholarship students if a funding shortfall isn’t remedied by state lawmakers next year. NMSU Vice President Bernadette Montoya says NMSU is stepping up financially because time is running out: *****Nov. 18 NMSU-1  :16***** Montoya says NMSU could end up with a shortfall if the lottery scholarship isn’t funded. High demand has nearly drained it.

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1:49 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

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

  Among today's features: The International Folk Art Market is branching out and making changes. Southwestern New Mexico's Gila River Diversion Project has drawn criticism. And a personal memory of the events of November 22, 1963. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:08 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Nov. 15 First News: Governor Martinez to Seek a Fix for Loopholes in Child-Abuse laws. (Listen)

  Governor Martinez has announced that she will request the State Legislature to fix what she views as loopholes in child abuse laws, including a recent court decision narrowing who's required to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect. Martinez outlined her proposals Thursday to a Santa Fe meeting of officials from state child protection agencies. The State Court of Appeals’ October ruling said only 10 categories of people listed in law, including physicians and teachers, must report suspected child abuse to authorities.

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1:19 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Nov. 14 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In today's At Noon features after local news headlines...We hear from the New Mexico Department of Health for observance of World Diabetes Awareness Day. Phil Carter of Animal Protection of New Mexico joins us to talk about another animal kill contest set for this weekend. And Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group discusses clean-up proposals for LANL's technical Area G.  Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Nov. 14 First News: Santa Fe City Council Backs Charter Revisions Expanding Mayoral Powers. (Listen)

  Santa Fe City Council has backed revisions to the City's charter that would expand mayoral powers. Final codification of specific ballot measures to be placed before city voters in a special election occurring simultaneously with the March 2014 municipal election will be worked out by the Council’s mid-December meeting. Among multiple changes to local governance, voters will be asked if the mayor's job should be a fulltime position with commensurate pay while barring secondary employment.

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1:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Nov. 13 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

  Among today's features: ABQ Sunport spokesman Daniel Jirón talks about a diminished Southwest Airlines itinerary coming next year.  The League of Women Voters talks about a new large study on alcohol and its negative impacts in New Mexico.  And New Mexico's ski season starts this weekend at Sipapu; we hear from Ski New Mexico Executive Director, George Brooks. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:12 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Nov. 13 First News: Amtrak Service To Lamy Could Cease if NM Doesn't Come Up With Millions. (Listen)

  Amtrak Southwest Chief service to Lamy and other stops could cease if New Mexico doesn't come up with millions of dollars needed for rail line improvements by 2016. That's because Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns much of the route, has requested New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas share costs of maintaining the deteriorating tracks. The cost-sharing price-tag amounts to four-million dollars a year for a decade. The proposal has the support of Amtrak officials and several New Mexico local government leaders including Santa Fe Mayor David Coss.

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