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Yesterday we looked at the history of New Mexico’s food and medicine taxes, their repeal, and state lawmakers’ and the governor’s action two years ago to phase-out the state’s subsidy to local governments’ budgets to make up for lost food tax revenue.  We also saw how cities and counties use gross receipts tax revenue to provide basic services like public safety and courts, and the dwindling pot of money from that tax on goods and services.
 

Memorial Day weekend is the culmination of the national Click It or Ticket Campaign to promote seat belt use. Reporter Mary Lou Cooper tells us why it's important to buckle up.  And Juan Rios of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's office talks about what's coming up this weekend. Listen Here

While it may not yet feel like summer in Santa Fe, the Railyard is launching a schedule of free summer events for the whole family, which is already getting underway. KSFR's Kate Powell spoke with Santa Fe Railyard events director Sandy Brice about some of the things visitors can look forward to--as well as how the Railyard's role in Santa Fe community life has evolved in recent years. Listen Here

On the latest edition of Equal Time, host Martha Burk unpacks some perplexing statements made by Congress about an abortion bill recently passed in the House. http://ksfrnews.libsyn.com/may-22-equal-time-with-martha-burkListen Here

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

New Mexico's system of taxing goods/services has undergone various changes over the years, and lawmakers in the next session can expect to hear from groups including the NM Assoc. of Counties on a proposal to revamp the state's gross receipts tax to make it more equitable or "flat;" ensuring everyone pays their fair share.  

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, travel will be at its highest volume in a decade. The American Automobile Association or AAA says that's because gas prices are relatively low and disposable income is higher than in recent years.  Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story. Listen Here

Taos will play host to the New Mexico District Four Little League Tournaments this summer, and that’s welcome economic news. KSFR’s Melody Romancito has the story. Listen Here

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

If you believe that your life’s trajectory is set in stone, then you’ve never met someone whose entire life has changed with a single experience. KSFR's Zelie Pollon recently visited with Kelly Egolf who changed her life – and used the insight she gained to start an increasingly popular cold press juice business. Listen Here

Its time now for our medical segment from Dr. Erica Elliot. Part two on why there's so much gluten intolerance these days. Listen Here

Another season of professional baseball in Santa Fe gets underway later today. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has the story. Listen Here

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

Wildlife supporters, including local activists from the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Animal Protection of New Mexico and WildEarth Guardians, are rallying right now at the Roundhouse. They’re hoping  to ask Governor Susana Martinez to allow Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in Sierra County to continue housing Mexican gray wolves as part of the reintroduction of these endangered animals.

Last week Spaceport America launched its five year Business Plan including luring new companies, expanding an educational arm and making themselves self sustaining financially. If you think you’ve heard these announcements before, And while the announcements are somewhat similar to ones we’ve heard before, Spaceport director and CEO Christine Anderson says this time it’s different. We asked her to talk about the business plan and why this time they’re really open for business.

Today we bring you our third and last series of voices of Santa Fe from this year's Community Day on the Plaza. Listen Here

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