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7:08 am
Wed July 31, 2013

July 31 First News: SF County Commissioners endorse marriage equality. (listen)

  Santa Fe County Commissioners have passed a resolution of support for marriage equality in New Mexico.  They also ask that state lawmakers address inequitable treatment of same-sex marriage that violates the state constitution’s equal protection clause. The move comes as Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar finds her refusal to issue a marriage license to a male couple the subject of a lawsuit. The county must defend her actions and hopes the resolution will now signal the courts to provide clear legal standing on the matter.

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KSFR Local
1:18 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

July 30 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines & features

In today's features, we speak with Animal Protection of New Mexico about our state's stressed-out horse population.  Senator Tom Udall speaks about doings important to New Mexico. And we hear about Santa Fe named as one of the best places in the US to live.  Those items and 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
7:16 am
Tue July 30, 2013

July 29 First News: SF County addresses same-sex marriage today. (listen)

The Santa Fe County Commission today considers a resolution in support of same-sex marriage in New Mexico. The action comes as county clerk Geraldine Salazar is named in a lawsuit for her refusal to issue a marriage license to a male couple. The county is the entity that must defend her actions. County Commissioner Liz Stefanics, a marriage equality supporter, says passage of the resolution would signal the courts to offer more guidance…****clip

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KSFR Local
1:42 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

July 29 AT NOON: The day's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

In features today, conversations with: 

County Commissioner Liz Stefanics as the Board prepares to hear a resolution on same-sex marriage; Santa Fe Finance Director Marcos Tapia on that possible downgrading of city bonds by Moody's; Santa Fe Fire Chief Erik Litzenberg heads to DC to speak before Congress on climate change & wildfires.  All that and more including 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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12:36 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

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KSFR Local
7:10 am
Mon July 29, 2013

July 29 First News:Albuquerque still dealing with storm damages nearing $1m. (listen)

Albuquerque residents are still dealing with the aftermath of torrential rain and wind damage in the wake of Friday evening's storm. More than 2300 PNM customers are still without power with the utility calling in crews from other states to help with repairs. PNM says they hope to have some 99% of the more than 30,000 initially affected back online by late tomorrow. The storm brought a record-setting windgust of 89 miles per hour to the Albuquerque Sunport, downing trees and flooding streets with more than an inch and half of rain. Damage repair estimates are nearing $1 million.

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KSFR Local
1:27 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

July 26 AT NOON:Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

In features, we talk about a "curanderismo" course being offered by UNM.  We also hear from a SFCC dean on new programs and certificates being offered in the upcoming term.  And...we hear of deserted tunnels and tours thereof at the Los Alamos National Lab. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
7:14 am
Fri July 26, 2013

July 26 First News: Federal court rules against state mental healthcare providers. (listen)

Eight of the state's 15 providers of mental health & substance abuse services in New Mexico whose funds were cut off after an audit revealed possible Medicaid fraud have been denied a re-start of payments. A federal court has ruled that they failed to meet the standards for financial relief.

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KSFR Local
1:23 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

July 25 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

In features today, a talk with PNM about their plans to build 3 more solar array facilities in NM next year. The Wilderness Society is launching a campaign to prevent oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon and Otero Mesa.  And LANL's Bradbury Science Museum is opening some new exhibits Friday -- one of those pointing toward algae as a power source of the future.  All that and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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7:13 am
Thu July 25, 2013

July 25 First News: Senators pass loan bill that could aid some 46,000 NM undergrads. (listen)

Both of New Mexico's senators were among the majority of their colleagues voting to pass the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013. That will save some $1400 for each of New Mexico's 46,000 undergraduates. Back on July 1st, the interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. The bill's provisions are retro-active, resetting the rate to 3.8%.  Interest rates will be tied to the 10-year Treasury bill plus a percentage for the life of the loans. The bill now heads to the US House.

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KSFR Local
1:17 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

July 24th AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

  In today's features, we'll explore how telemedicine can provide quality healthcare to rural New Mexicans. We also catch up with Attorney General Gary King on moves to halt the opening of that equine slaughterhouse down Roswell way.  And...music & environmental concerns take to Santa Fe's Bandstand tonight.  Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
1:28 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

July 23 At Noon: State auditor wants results, new burglary program, helping home businesses

  On Tuesday's midday report:  The state auditor says he wants results of an independent audit allegedly showing Medicaid fraud in a state agency... Santa Fe police say they have a new program to further cut the rate of burglaries...Sen. Tom Udall files new legislation he says will help home-based businesses...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:10 am
Tue July 23, 2013

July 23 First News: AG Gary King says ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

  New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has advised the state Supreme Court that blocking gay marriage is unconstitutional.  The Attorney General noted that state law neither permits nor denies same-sex marriage and banning it flies in the face of equal protection guarantees. The high court had solicited King's advisement in light of a lawsuit by two Santa Fe men denied a marriage license by the county clerk. However, that suit, says King, was improperly filed and the court does not have the authority to order a county official to take a specific action.

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KSFR Local
1:19 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

July 22 AT NOON:Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

  All of the day's top local news headlines and feature stories from the KSFR newsroom.

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KSFR Local
7:18 am
Mon July 22, 2013

July 22 First News: State Auditor to get documents from Human Services Dept. today. (listen)

Today, State Auditor Hector Balderas gets to see the audit documents that caused New Mexico’s Human Services Department to suspend Medicaid payments to 15 providers of mental health and substance abuse services.  Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier had refused Balderas’ request for the documents saying the improprieties discovered could not at this time be construed as fraud.  Without such a definitive finding, Human Services says it was not obligated to pass them along.  A state district judge in Santa Fe disagreed and ordered the documents to be made available to the State Auditors of

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