July 18 AT NOON: The day's top local news headlines & features. (listen)

After local news, we have a conversation with NM House Speaker Ken Martinez ahead of tomorrow's next public meeting of the newly created Jobs Council seeking ways to restore the state's employment rate to pre-recession levels.  We also catch up with Attorney General Gary King about his investigation of alleged fraud by providers of mental health & substance abuse services in New Mexico. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.