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Earlier this week the Bernalillo County Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the first step for a Master plan for a controversial housing development called Santolina. Critics opposed to the plan say it will take more than its share of water and is unnecessary considering the lack of growth in the Albuqueque area. Douglas Meiklejohn of the Environmental Law Center spoke to us on wednesday about their pending lawsuit. Representatives of the plan also wanted their voices heard.

KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 


 

Today in The Vatican, Pope Francis’ encyclical spotlighted our consumerist culture and called on all people to receive his letter with open hearts.

The encyclical called “Laudato Si” or Praise be to you, was followed by a press conference here in the United States at the Washington Press Club in Washington DC. That’s where the President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville Kentucky, gave his response. 

John Thavis is the former Rome Bureau Chief of Catholic News Service covering the Vatican for 30 years. He is author of the book Vatican Diaries and spoke with us today about the uniqueness of today’s Encyclical “Laudato Si” by Pope Francis. 

Is it true love or is it a romance scam?  In the first of a two-part series, KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper takes a look at the costliest Internet-facilitated crime in the nation.

June 18, 2015 First News

Jun 18, 2015

June 17 - News at Noon

Jun 17, 2015

Local News by Kate Powell

Last night in Bernalillo County, Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a Master plan for a controversial housing development that planners say will accommodate more than 90,000 people in the coming decades. Critics are vowing legal challenges for what they call a plan that takes too much water for too few people. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon asked Environmental Law Center Director Douglas Meiklejohn to explain the plan and why he is representing the lawsuit against the development.

June 16 - News at Noon

Jun 16, 2015

Local News with Kate Powell

Environmentalists say the number of cougars that have been killed by hunters is already high enough. But, ranchers and trappers say they need to increase the kill. Melody Romancito has the story from Taos.

On today’s Medical Insights segment, Dr. Erica Elliott continues her discussion on the Cholesterol Controversy.

 

 

Investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino described to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how pressure from the Obama White House to keep Central American migrants from getting to the US border, has convinced the Mexican government to close to once-favored route north, the freight trains collectively known as La Bestia -- The Beast.  He told Dave how the Mexicans have done this.  

 

Local News by Tom Trowbridge

On Mondays during ‘At Noon’ we hear from KSFR’s Dan DeFrancesco and his weekly look at news from the sorting world.

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