KSFR Local
7:16 am
Thu June 20, 2013

June 20 First News

A city hall panel is discussing whether the Santa Fe mayor’s job should be full time. The New Mexican reports that the Wednesday meeting of the city’s Charter Review Commission focused on possible changes to what they call a “weak mayor” system. Under consideration is whether the mayor should have a vote in all city council debates. At present, the mayor votes only in case of a tie.  The proposal being discussed also would prohibit the mayor from holding another job while in office.  The commission meets on these issues next week. 

 

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KSFR Local
2:01 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

June 19 At Noon: Court fight looms over school funding, 100 days to the ACA, UNM leukemia research

School board says state constitution requires "sufficient" funding for education

  On Wednesday's midday report:  Santa Fe's school board votes to sue the state over the level of education funding ... The Affordable Care Act is about 100 days away. The head of a national group tells us what to look out for ... UNM cancer researchers are looking for effective treatments for specific childhood leukemia patients...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
7:43 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Santa Fe school board moves ahead with plans to sue the state

Santa Fe’s school board has approved an allocation of $100,000 to file a lawsuit against the state over funding for public schools. They say the legislature has not committed enough money to satisfy the requirement that education be sufficiently funded.  The board is looking for other school districts to join the lawsuit.

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KSFR Local
1:31 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

June 18 At Noon: Udall constitutional amendment, AARP hails defeat of pay-to-delay, fireworks ban?

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall introduces constitutional amendment on campaign finance

 

 

  

On Tuesday's midday report:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on constitutional amendment to void high court decision...AARP New Mexico applauds Supreme Court decision on "pay to delay" generic drugs...A state lawmaker from Albuquerque tried but failed to ban fireworks during high fire periods...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
12:52 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Udall writes legislation to overturn Citizens United

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico has introduced legislation that could lead to overturning that controversial Supreme Court decision that essentially says money equals speech and corporations are actually people.

The legislation calls for a constitutional amendment that would give Congress, not the courts, power over how elections are financed.

Constitutional amendments require approval by two-thirds of both the House and Senate, after which they would have to be approved by state legislatures in at least 38 states

KSFR Local
7:13 am
Tue June 18, 2013

June 18 First News:The forced closing of the Legal Tender restaurant in court on Thursday. (listen)

A court hearing has been set for Thursday over the dispute between the Legal Tender restaurant in Lamy and the Lamy Railroad and History Museum. The operators claim the museum doesn't have the authority to evict them. The restaurant closed at the end of May, following demands from the museum's board that they leave.  

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KSFR Local
1:36 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

June 17 At Noon: Is Santa Fe's watershed safe from fire, can we conserve even more water?

  

On Monday's midday report:

Now that wildfires some miles from Santa Fe seem to be dissipating, we’ll take a look at a closer, very dry site for a potential blaze – the lower Santa Fe watershed…. Some recent rain doesn’t mean the drought is over just yet. We’ll get some tips for how to conserve even more of it…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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KSFR Local
8:08 am
Mon June 17, 2013

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KSFR Local
7:14 am
Mon June 17, 2013

June 17 First News: Good containment on 2 nearby fires while a 3rd could grow larger. (listen)

The Jaroso Fire burning some 20 miles NE of Santa Fe is at 3500 acres in extremely rugged terrain. The area is largely inaccessible to ground crews.  Potential for growth is considered high as there are large swaths of dead and downed trees throughout the region. Meanwhile, good progress has been made at the 24,000 acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez with containment at 80%. The Tres Lagunas Fire near Pecos is 90% contained.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Audio Saucepan: “The Manly Episode”

6/16/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Manly Episode” includes the poems “Classified” by Elizabeth Willis (from Address, Wesleyan University Press); “Prize Fighter” by Adrian Matejka (from The Big Smoke, Penguin Poets); and “If” by Rudyard Kipling (read by Michael Caine, from Classic Poems for Boys, Naxos AudioBooks)

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