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9:36 am
Fri May 2, 2014

May 2 KSFR 'At Noon' Feature: Silver City Newspaper War (Listen)

Silver City, New Mexico may be the smallest city in America that still supports two newspapers.  But at the beginning of this week, it looked like it would lose that distinction -- not to mention the 137 year old Silver City Daily Press.  

But, as they used to say, "Hold the presses!"  KSFR's Dave Marash has the story

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6:32 am
Fri May 2, 2014

May 2 First News: Zozobra To Burn On Friday August 29th (Listen)

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is bringing the burning of Zozobra back to a Friday night. The club’s Zozobra Committee Chair, Raymond Sandoval says the City has approved the date of August 29th. Sandoval says the returning the burning of “old man gloom” to Friday will boost attendance at the event. He says this year’s burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra is the beginning of something new: *****050214-Sandoval-1 :37 (q: our 100th anniversary)***** Sandoval says it took a lot of time and compromise to move the event back to Fridays.

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6:44 am
Thu May 1, 2014

May 1First News:Mayor Gonzales Mentioned in NY Times Piece on City Outposts of Liberalism (Listen)

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales is prominently mentioned in a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece about the current American political landscape that highlights several outposts of liberalism currently on display in cities including New York, Boston, Pittsburg, Minneapolis and Seattle. Gonzales reflected on the mention for KSFR: *****05014-Gonzales-1 :32 (q: can be for all of us.”)***** The Times article documenting various cities’ adoption of substantial, effective policies to benefit the poor and the working class appeared in Thursday’s online editions.

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6:32 am
Tue April 29, 2014

April 29 First News: 'People To The Plaza' Plan Panned Before City Panel (Listen)

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has amended his “People to the Plaza” resolution, which now calls for the Plaza to be closed to vehicle traffic from Memorial Day through Santa Fe Fiesta weekend. The City’s Public Works Committee met and heard testimony on the proposal Monday night. The New Mexican reports most of those attending were opposed to the plan, and quotes Committee Chair, City Councilor Ron Trujillo saying the resolution “is not ready.” The plan now moves on to hearings before two other Committees. 

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KSFR Local
6:22 am
Mon April 28, 2014

April 28 First News: State Officials-35-Thousand New Mexicans Insured Through 'ObamaCare'

State officials are reporting that nearly 35-thousand New Mexicans have signed up for health insurance through a federal online marketplace that became available last October. The figures released last week are based on enrollment information supplied to the state's insurance regulator by private insurance companies offering health plans through the exchange. New Mexico has used a federally operated website to enroll individuals since October, but will switch to a state-based computer system for individuals later this year for the next open enrollment period.

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1:20 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

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4:58 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Guantanamo-Housed Nine-Eleven Suspects’ Trial Grinds To Halt (Listen)

April 25, 2014 A KSFR "At Noon" Feature

On April 17th, the years-long trial of the nine-eleven bombing suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba once again ground to a complete halt. When it will re-start is at this point unknown, but it won’t be for weeks

KSFR’s co-news Director Dave Marash spoke this week with Eugene Fidell, who teaches Military Justice at Yale University Law School, on why this happened and about the trial itself.

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6:49 am
Fri April 25, 2014

April 25 First News: Federal Report on WIPP Blames Lack of Oversight for Radiation Release (Listen)

A Department of Energy report blames lack of proper oversight for the radiation release that closed down the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in February.  The report notes that many employees indicated a reluctance to report problems due to a fear of retribution and the perception that no remedial action would be taken. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich issued a statement demanding corrective action to ensure safe operation of WIPP

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KSFR Local
6:32 am
Thu April 24, 2014

April 24 First News: New Santa Fe Community College Budget Keeps Tuition Level (Listen)

Students at Santa Fe Community College will be paying the same rate of tuition next school year as this. The SFCC Governing Board’s budget approved Wednesday also calls for a one-and-a-half percent pay raise starting July first. Interim College President Randy Grissom noting that out of New Mexico’s 18 Community Colleges, SFCC sports the fifth-lowest when it comes to tuition costs.

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KSFR Local
6:42 am
Wed April 23, 2014

April 23 First News: State High Court To Decide Crownpoint Rep's Electoral Status (Listen)

Crownpoint State Representative Sandra Jeff’s re-election plans will be decided by the New Mexico Supreme Court. The court next Tuesday will hear Jeff’s challenge of this week’s District Court ruling that she failed to submit enough signatures required to have her name on the June Democratic Party Primary ballot. A Santa Fe non-profit, Conservation Voters of New Mexico, is behind the effort to see Jeff’s legislative career terminated. The C-V-N-M is highly critical of Jeff’s legislative record on environmental issues.

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KSFR Local
6:27 am
Mon April 21, 2014

April 21 First News: Santa Fe Police To Release Identity of BIcycle-Train Crash Today (Listen)

We expect to know later this morning the identity of the Santa Fe female bicyclist who died Saturday when struck by a southbound Rail Runner Train at the intersection of St. Francis Drive and Zia Road. Santa Fe Police say they had identified the 60-year old woman and were notifying next of kin Sunday. The mid-morning crash closed the intersection for hours while officers investigated. Passengers aboard the Rail Runner were bussed to the Highway 599 station and caught connecting routes there.

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6:32 am
Fri April 18, 2014

April 18 First News: WIPP Officials Provide Public With Update on Radiation Leak (Listen)

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials have announced that they believe they’ve found the location of the radiation leak that prompted closure of the nuclear waste dump two months ago. Published reports say WIPP officials need to make more trips into the half-mile deep repository to further investigate the leak. The Department of Energy updated the community on the incident during a meeting held in Carlsbad last night.

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