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7:14 am
Fri May 24, 2013

May 24 First News: SFPS approves an $89 million budget with a 1% pay raise. (listen)

Santa Fe's school board has approved an $89 million budget for the coming year, but only after a heated debate over pay raises for teachers and other workers.  Board member Glenn Wikle  brought up a last-minute proposal to offer a 3 percent raise to teachers, while the budget discussions had included raises equaling just 1 percent. Supt. Joel Boyd and other board members argued against the plan, saying it would cost the district an extra $1.5 million they don't have. In the end, Wikle cast the only "no" vote against the budget that contains the 1 percent raise.

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1:35 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

May 23 At Noon: Huge uranium mine, state gets C-minus for people policies, musical intro for Castro

  On Thursday's midday report:  A Japanese-Canadian consortium says it has plans to create a uranium mine in west central New Mexico. It would be the largest  in the country....Yet another study has come out giving New Mexico a poor grade for dealing with its population...And the mayor of San Antonio speaks to the biggest graduating class Santa Fe Community College has ever had....headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:15 am
Thu May 23, 2013

May 22 First News: SF Police are investigating a fatal hit & run on St. Francis Drive. (listen)

Santa Fe Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed a fatal hit and run earlier this morning along St. Francis Drive between Cordova and San Mateo. Folks are being urged to call the Regional Emergency Communications Center as an investigation continues.  Southbound St. Francis has been closed in the incident zone with traffic being diverted to Cerrillos Road.

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KSFR Local
12:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

May 22 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines & feature stories. (listen)

  A free public event will inform Santa Fe area residents on the requirements for Medicare eligibility  being expanded under the national Affordable Care Act.  We also take a look at Santa Fe's "Green Code" for home building. And a new state program offers assistance to our state's smaller communities.

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KSFR Local
7:11 am
Wed May 22, 2013

May 22 First News:High-capacity ammo magazine ban passes first City Hall committee. (listen)

A measure to ban high-capacity gun ammunition magazines has passed its first test at Santa Fe city hall. It's sponsored by City Councilor Patti Bushee and Mayor David Coss. The public safety committee gave the plan a go-ahead vote with only one member of the committee voting no. The measure would ban ammunition magazines carrying more than 10 rounds.  The only people allowed to have high-capacity magazines would be those who owned them before the ordinance took effect and current and retired police officers.

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KSFR Local
1:34 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

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1:31 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

May 21 At Noon: Sen. Udall on IRS probe, Apple hearing over taxes, where do locals vacation?

  On Tuesday's midday report:  We’ll ask Sen. Tom Udall whether the facts so far show that the IRS unfairly scrutinized the tax-exemption applications from right-wing political groups…In other activity in Washington, Apple’s CEO is called before a senate committee questioning whether it has paid its fair share of taxes…And where do New Mexicans plan to go on vacation this year? ...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:12 am
Tue May 21, 2013

May 21 First News: New Mexico Red Cross readying to assist in Oklahoma tornado recovery. (listen)

New Mexico members of the American Red Cross are at the ready to lend assistance to Oklahomans impacted by Monday's devastating tornado. KOB-TV reports that the Red Cross volunteers may know as early as this morning whether they'll be dispatched to help with recovery efforts around Moore, Oklahoma.  Three emergency vehicles in Albuquerque are being readied for assistance. An F-4 twister almost two miles wide ripped a path of destruction through the town, killing at least 50 people, many of them children. The death toll is expected to rise.

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KSFR Local
1:33 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

May 20 At Noon: Jobs disparities, why N.M.'s lack of campaign finance laws, horse slaughterhouse

On Monday's midday report: New Mexico has perhaps 100,000 jobs to make up to keep even, and among them is a disparity between opportunities for Hispanics vs non-Hispanics...Our reporter finds out from a state lawmaker why the legislature didn't pass a law requiring identification of outside money groups that fund political ads...The horse slaughterhouse in Roswell may not be a done deal just yet...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

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KSFR Local
7:03 am
Mon May 20, 2013

May 20 First News:SF City Hall planning a $1 million fiber-optic link. (listen)

Santa Fe city hall is planning a million-dollar fiber-optic link from the downtown area to the St. Michael's Drive corridor.  The project is designed to allow customers along the corridor to have higher-speed broadband internet services. Providers would link into the system and customers could choose from competing carriers.  The first step in the project is to find a company to design and build the link.

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KSFR Local
1:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

May 17 At Noon: EVs should sell faster in N.M., healthcare availability low, more movies coming

Credit CBC Canada

  On Friday's midday report: We'll listen in on a congressional committee hearing on whether the IRS unfairly targeted right-wing groups seeking tax exempt status...An energy efficiency group looking at electric vehicle use in Western states tells us why New Mexico gets a grade of C-minus...And a new report from the state Roundhouse outlines deficiencies in healthcare availability in New Mexico...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:11 am
Fri May 17, 2013

May 17 First News: SF Railyard movie complex will not compete with local art houses. (listen)

The developer of the proposed new movie complex in Santa Fe's Railyard has said his enterprise will not harm already existing art-house cinemas here. Bill Banowsky of Austin, Texas-based Violet Crown told attendees at an Early Neighborhood Notification meeting that his company's 30,000 square-foot, 11-screen movie theater will primarily show 1st run films with optional reserved seating. The complex will also feature an attached restaurant and bar. After securing all necessary city approvals, Banowsky hopes to be up and running by the end of 2014.

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KSFR Local
1:33 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

May 16 At Noon: Officials vote for solar power, N.M. gets an "F," good news for local kids

  On Thursday's midday report:  New Mexico gets a failing grade for a total deficiency of ways to identify outside groups that sponsor political attack ads…Santa Fe county commissioners have unanimously approved a measure designed to create a community solar-power system. Residents would buy into it, much like buying into a condominium… And a good news story about a learning garden for children…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:10 am
Thu May 16, 2013

May 16 First News: Santa Fe's old Manderfield School could become residential units. (listen)

A plan is being developed to turn Santa Fe's old Manderfield elementary school into a combination of residential units and artist work spaces.  Clare and Michael Maraist (mah-RAY) say they have approval from the school board to buy the building for nearly $1 million  but want to make sure their plans are approved before completing the sale. The 12,000-square-foot building near Canyon Road has been unused for years. 

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KSFR Local
1:08 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

May 15 AT NOON: Today's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

A talk with the Santa Fe Police Department as drug busts have dramatically lowered property crimes in the city.  And a briefing on a public seminar Friday to help Santa Feans prepare for a dangerous fire season.  A talk with Senator Martin Heinrich...plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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