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New Mexico Senator Tom Udall today discussed several issues with reporters, including his effort to raise the federal minimum wage. Tom Trowbridge has the story. Listen Here

This weekend an electrical accident in Los Alamos national lab's neutron science center injured eight lab employees. One remains in critical condition at UNM hospital. According to one former lab employee, Chuck Montano, such accidents and the lack of information that follows the accidents are due to a general lack of accountability throughout the laboratory. Montano just completed a book analyzing this lack of accountability and what he says is a system that regularly denies workers’ rights and protections.

The location of the Farmer’s Market on the Taos Plaza is being disputed by some Taos merchants. KSFR’s Melody Romancito has the story. Listen Here

The eastern New Mexico city of Santa Rosa, on the edge of the Great Plains, along I-40 between Amarillo and Albuquerque is struggling to stay alive.  The population has been relatively stagnant for a decade or more, but the town's main employer, The Guadalupe County Correctional Facility would like to expand, which could bring dozens of jobs and hundreds of new residents to the community.  But there's a problem: housing.  Already many prison employees live outside of Santa Rosa and there's no available residential stock should newcomers want to settle there.

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There's some good news in Santa Fe County for people with mental health needs. Santa Fe County just approved three hundred and fifty thousand dollars for a mobile crisis Response Team though Presbyterian Medical Services. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here

At Noon presents our new segment—“Medical Memo” from local physician Dr. Erica Elliott. In this first installment, Dr. Elliott tackles the topic of vaccination. Listen Here

On this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco discusses the sports “Harmonic Convergence Weekend." Listen Here

April 30 - Local News At Noon

Apr 30, 2015

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Governor Suzanna Martinez recently wrote a letter  obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican to Energy Secretary Moniz expressing her support for another underground storage facility -- but this time for the quote unquote interim storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste.  

Fracking has been controversial in the United States for years, but recently it is found to be causing a huge increase in earthquakes. But one geologist says its more the waste water disposal than the fracking itself, that we should be concerned about. KSFR’s Jack Lobe has the story. Listen Here

One of Santa Fe's best dance parties -- which also happens to be A hugely successful benefit for an organization helping hundreds of people in New Mexico -- will take place this Saturday. It's Bollywood time.

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President Obama is facing a growing chorus in his own party opposing his support of a proposed Asian Trade deal or more specifically, an effort to "fast track it without sharing any of the details. Among those democrats opposing the plan is Senator Martin Heinrich. KSFR's Zelie Pollon asked him to explain to New Mexicans what this trade deal is about. Listen Here

New Mexico is not known for its kind treatment of animals. In fact, it has been rated among the worst in the country for animal cruelty. Thankfully there are organizations which work to take up the slack, taking in abandoned and abused animals and finding them homes, either in or out of state. Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta is one of those organizations advocating loudly on behalf of our animal friends. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here