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Santa Fe police confirmed Monday that a body found last week near a trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is that of 29-year-old Laurence Longwell, who was reported missing last December and whose car was found parked near Ski Santa Fe. Hikers found a body last week near the Santa Fe Baldy trail. Longwell was last seen December 11th, and he was reported missing two days later. His vehicle was found at the Windsor Trail-head parking lot parking lot near Ski Santa Fe. Police have not released any information surrounding his death at this time.

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This past Saturday was community in Santa Fe or Dia de la Jente. Alongside free parking for all vehicles making their way downtown on the blustery day, there were dozens of organizations represented on the plaza. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to a few of them.

A Santa Fe non-profit dedicated to serving the estimated 21-thousand local residents experiencing food insecurity is urging local gardeners to “grow a row” of vegetables this garden season to help beat local hunger.Tom Trowbridge has the story:

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More than 500 loyal and curious New Mexicans lined up to hear about the radical experiences of founding members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot in Santa Fe last night.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez was there, and she reports on the women’s humor and their serious message of freedom and feminism, emboldened by time spent in a Russian prison.

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A historical building on the Taos Plaza will soon be receiving some attention in the way of restoration work. Melody Romancito has the story from Taos.

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This year’s legislative session didn’t go very well for many New Mexicans. However for the group New Mexicans for Gun Safety, board member Miranda Viscoli says the session fell mostly in their favor. They managed to defeat five bills Viscoli said would have greatly weakened the state’s concealed carry gun laws. An additional bill requiring background checks at gun shows however did fail – at least for now.

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As the leaves begin to sprout marking the beginning of Santa Fe’s beautiful summer, the city of Santa Fe is hosting activities to involve the public with agencies across the state, beginning with Community Day taking place tomorrow on the Santa Fe Plaza. KSFR’s Jack Lobe spoke with one of Community Day's organizers.

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Site Santa Fe, one of our town’s foremost contemporary art spaces, is celebrating 20 years. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Joanne Lefrak, Site’s director of education and outreach about their lineup of celebratory activities, including a full day of free arts activities this weekend. Listen Here

Despite recent rainfall, fire season has arrived. KSFR's Jack Lobe finds out how to prepare to weather fires safely from the Santa Fe Fire Department. Listen Here

At first it looked like the world might never know about a series of murderous raids committed by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.  The Nigerian Army and a multi-national force that had failed to prevent these terrible attacks weren't talking about it.  So word came slowly, almost literally on foot, that a crime against humanity had been perpetrated.  Josh Lyons, chief analyst for satellite imaging for Human Rights Watch brought the story to the world's news media.  He told KSFR'S Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how he gathered the evidence.

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This year is the 60th anniversary of Girls Inc, an organization that helps girls to become strong smart and bold. KSFR’s Kate Powell talks to New Mexico Girls Inc Executive  Director Kim Brown. Listen Here

At a time when New Mexico is usually experiencing its first fires of the season, we’re instead seeing severe thunderstorms and flooding across some parts of the state. Karen Takai is the new spokesperson for the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. She says that regardless of the weather event, being prepared for any natural disaster is key. Listen Here

It is almost 21 years since the world's worst outbreak of genocidal mass murder ravaged the central African nation of Rwanda, but just last month newly released government documents provided new insights into why America resisted request to intervene to stop the slaughter.   Reporter Colum Lynch of foreignpolicy.com broke the story.

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