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2:11 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Santa Fe police remove explosive from home

Santa Fe police have reopened East Palace Ave., after it was closed for a neighborhood lockdown. They have removed a WWII grenade found by the owner of a local residence.  The device has been taken for investigation.

KSFR Local
1:24 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

April 15 At Noon: Back-and-forth over building rules, forest service map, teen dwi fatalities

On Monday's midday report:  The Martinez administration is standing its ground today as environmentalists file a motion for contempt of court over the state's building standards...The forest service has a new map showing thousands of miles of roads available to motorized vehicles...Santa Fe's Underage Drinking Alliance working to prevent post-prom teenage DWI fatalities...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
10:22 am
Mon April 15, 2013

State officials standing by their guns on building standards

State officials who license and regulate building permits in New Mexico say they are still enforcing revised building standards as of this morning, despite a court motion filed last week against their action.

KSFR Local
7:17 am
Mon April 15, 2013

April 15 First News: City parks drinking more water

Santa Fe has increased the number of city parks but the parks division is using more water and spending more money to pay for it.  The New Mexican reports that city hall pays the same rate for water as homeowners do. But they are beginning to talk about giving the parks division a break in what they pay.  The division is using 35 percent more water at present and paying 48 percent more in water bills. 

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KSFR Local
3:12 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Advocates to Martinez: Obey court ruling

Advocates for energy efficiency have asked the state court of appeals to find the Martinez administration in contempt for its delay in restoring old energy efficiency building standards.  

The court earlier this week decided the state had improperly repealed the standards that had been put into effect before Gov. Martinez took office. Today’s motion comes after the state agency said it would make its own decision whether to restore the old standards.

KSFR Local
3:10 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

April 12 At Noon: Sequester cuts med funding, road rage, forest fire

On Friday's midday report: At least one privately owned cancer center in New Mexico is cutting off hundreds of Medicare cancer patients because of the federal sequster. What about the biggest cancer center, the one at UNM?...A recent traffic fatality in New Mexico has been attributed to Road Rage. We'll have a report on what can lead to road rage and why the act of driving a vehicle could be seen as a major public health issue...And watch that open burning in the national forest.

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KSFR Local
7:11 am
Fri April 12, 2013

April 12 First News: A Santa Fe homeless encampment is cleared out. (listen)

A number of vagrants camping on open land on Santa Fe's Northeast side have been told to clear out. The new owner of the property and the fire department took the action as prolonged drought is leading to higher fire danger. The area known locally as Hobo Hill is between Hyde Park and Bishops Lodge roads.  People have been camping there for years. The New Mexican reports that the new owner of the property has already cleared out a thousand bags of camping refuse. 

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KSFR Local
1:14 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

April 11 At Noon: Foes of same-sex marriage speak out, pregnant teens helped, Kitchen Angels a hit

On Thursday's midday report:  

  Another busy night at Santa Fe city hall as debate continued over a same-sex marriage resolution. We'll hear some of the comments from people in the audience...One of the bills that Gov. Martinez has signed into law is one that would give pregnant teenagers some help in taking care of family and completing their education...And in Santa Fe, there may be no angel quite like a Kitchen Angel...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:13 am
Thu April 11, 2013

April 11 First News: President's budget allocates funding increase for LANL. (listen)

Under President Obama's budget proposal, the national lab at Los Alamos would get  more funds for overall operations and for radioactive waste cleanup.  But the cleanup proposal contains less funding than advocates had hoped for.  The federal plan would also cut the budget at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, where the Los Alamos waste is sent.  Meanwhile, Sandia National Laboratories in Los Alamos would see a budget for next year equal to this year's spending plan.  

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KSFR Local
1:29 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

April 9 At Noon: Solar power vetoed, reverse 911 for fire alerts, Bataan remembered

  On Tuesday's midday report:  Gov. Martinez vetoes a bill that could have saved the state capitol complex nearly $200,000 a year...Talk is getting louder about the fire danger facing Santa Feans. It may be a good idea to make sure you’re signed up to get a reverse 911 call if one happens…This is the anniversary of the infamous Bataan Death March during WWII...What’s coming up in New Mexico on Earth Day...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
1:41 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

April 8 At Noon:

On Monday's midday report: Why legislators say they need a report on state tax and incentives giveaways...Lawmaker tries to get same bureaucratic break for same-sex partners as married couples...Santa Feans face return to winterweather...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
1:23 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

April 5 At Noon: N.M. ranks high in gun violence deaths, horsemeat unhealthy, bitcoins popular

On Friday's midday report: New Mexico has ranks poorly in yet another national study. This one for the number of deaths caused by gun violence…A lawyer whose firm specializes in protecting animals of all kinds will tell us why it’s not nice – and also not healthy – to eat horse meat…And a new way of buying things electronically, with Bitcoins...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
1:38 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

April 4 At Noon: Following up on food tax phaseout, immigration, Navajo casinos

On Thursday's midday report: What's the effect on New Mexico's cities and towns now that the state is phasing out the revenue that otherwise would have been paid to them as a result of losing the food tax...U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich visits to talk about gun control and immigration reform...Is the Navajo Nation in danger of losing out on casino gambling...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

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KSFR Local
1:42 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

April 2 At Noon: How the PRC reform came about, dealing with fire season

On Tuesday's midday report: Voters have approved a change to the state constitution and lawmakers have set the wheels in motion for reform of the Public Regulation Comission. We’ll talk with the head of Think New Mexico where the idea of reform originated….No surprise. Fire season is here. We’ll find out more from the weather service and the state forestry division..headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
1:34 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

April 1 At Noon: Taxes for N.M. big-box stores, fastest computer goes to sleep, April First foolery

On Monday's midday report: Buried inside hundred of pages of state budget is an item that would require big box stores to pay their fair share of state income tax. We'll find out from the legislation's sponsor how it works...What was once the world's biggest, fastest computer has been put to pasture. A report from the Los Alamos national lab...

It's April Fools day so we'll take a few minutes to have some fun and find out where this absurd observance came from in the first place....

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