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6:46 am
Fri January 31, 2014

January 31 First News: N.M. Enrollment Numbers in State Health Insurance Exchange to Drop (Listen)

The interim chief of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, Mike Nunez, now says problems with the federal “healthcare-dot-gov” website when it was rolled out last fall slowed New Mexico’s efforts to promote enrollment in the exchange. Nunez telling the New Mexican the results will be lowered enrollment expectations by as much as one-half. The state had expected up to 83,000 people to enroll in insurance plans through the exchange this year. Nunez says the state is now estimating between 40-thousand and 50-thousand will enroll.

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6:52 am
Thu January 30, 2014

January 30th First News: DNA Evidence Heats-Up 1992 Rape Case (Listen)

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6:32 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Jan. 29: First News: Senator Udall Praises President's Intentions to Boost the Middle Class (Listen)

Senator Tom Udall is praising President Obama's intention to take steps to bolster the middle class. Udall spoke following the President's State of the Union address Tuesday night: *****012914-Udall-2    :22***** Fellow New Mexico Democrat, Senator Martin Heinrich said he was encouraged by the president's commitment to creating opportunities for small businesses, students and immigrants.

 

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6:43 am
Tue January 28, 2014

January 28th First News: Santa Fe County Holds Hearing Tonight on Living Wage (Listen)

 

If you live in the unincorporated area of Santa Fe County and earn the minimum wage, you might be in for a raise soon. The County Commission tonight holds its first public hearing on a living-wage proposal sponsored by Commissioners Miguel Chavez and Liz Stefanics. Their proposal would boost the minimum wage in Santa Fe County from the current seven-fifty an hour to ten-fifty. The ordinance provides for annual adjustments to be made based on the federal consumer price index.

 

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6:43 am
Tue January 28, 2014

January 28th First News: Santa Fe County Holds Hearing Tonight on Living Wage (Listen)

 

If you live in the unincorporated area of Santa Fe County and earn the minimum wage, you might be in for a raise soon. The County Commission tonight holds its first public hearing on a living-wage proposal sponsored by Commissioners Miguel Chavez and Liz Stefanics. Their proposal would boost the minimum wage in Santa Fe County from the current seven-fifty an hour to ten-fifty. The ordinance provides for annual adjustments to be made based on the federal consumer price index.

 

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6:42 am
Thu January 23, 2014

January 23rd First News: Santa Fe Police Investigate "Suspicious Death" (Listen)

Santa Fe Police are investigating what may be the city’s second murder of 2014. SFPD calls the death of a man unofficially identified as 51 year old Narcisco Gonzales suspicious. Police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt says his body was found at his home in the 17-hundred block of Espinacitas Street early Wednesday. Westervelt says officers discovered “suspicious evidence” at the scene.

 

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6:33 am
Wed January 22, 2014

January 22 First News: Legislature Back to Business (Listen)

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8:31 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Check KSFR News Link Above For KSFR Feature Stories

Check the recent additions to KSFR's News page—http://ksfr.org/news and hear feature stories from KSFR's daily At Noon news hour. Among the new entries: Reporter Joe Gallegos on an “urban art” exhibit depicting downtown Albuquerque that opens soon; and Reporter Joe Day with a two-part interview with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall.

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8:32 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Jan. 16 First News: Santa Fe Grand Jury: Officer Justified in 2013 Fatal Shooting of Local Woman.

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A Santa Fe grand jury has found New Mexico State Police were justified in last year's fatal shooting of a woman after a car chase. Jeanette Anaya was shot in the head and back after police say she aggressively backed her car toward an officer in November. Medical examiners determined the 39-year-old Santa Fe woman had cocaine in her system at the time. Meantime, an attorney for Anaya's family says he doesn't believe the shooting was justified and is asking for an independent investigation from some other agency.

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8:07 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Jan. 7 First News: Governor Martinez Releases 2014 Proposed State Budget (Listen)

 Governor Susana Martinez is proposing a budget containing a three-percent spending increase on education and state government programs next year, but no across-the-board pay raise for public employees. Instead, about a third of the state workforce will be in for raises. Her spending plan also calls for making permanent the Job Training Incentive Program, and ten million dollars for grants to help the state and local communities invest in infrastructure projects to attract specific companies to the state.

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6:24 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Jan. 6: First News: Legislative Budget Calls For Public Employee and Educator Pay Raises (Listen)

  The New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee is recommending a state budget totaling more than six billion dollars. The bi-partisan LFC’s spending plan contains a one-and-a-half percent pay raise for public employees and educators. A spokesman says Governor Martinez opposes that provision, drawing a response from Santa Fe State Representative Lucky Varela: *****0106 Varela-1 :16***** The Governor later today will release her budget recommendations for the legislature to consider during its upcoming session.

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