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6:48 am
Wed September 3, 2014

September 2 First News: Zozobra 2014 Sets Attendance Record; Police Make Zero Arrests (Listen)

The City of Santa Fe reports that a crowd of more than 40-thousand, 300-people — a new attendance record — was on hand to see the burning of Zozobra. The police also report making zero arrests—significant because the event had been celebrated on Thursdays since 1998 following a shooting death the previous year. The City is crediting its employees as well as assistance from several law enforcement agencies, the Kiwanis Club and visitors.

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KSFR Local
6:34 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Sept. 2 First News: VA Officials Set Town Halls To Discuss Its Problems Serving Vets (Listen)

Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families. The back-to-back town halls will be held next Wednesday at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial in Albuquerque. Following whistleblower complaints, investigators earlier this year uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics around the country scheduled veterans for appointments. Thousands of patients were forced to wait months for appointments.

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