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On Thursday's midday report: Excerpts of city councilors explaining their vote on the gay-marriage resolution...chair of U.S. Senate appropriations committee questions operations of LANL and another national lab after privatization...what happens after a forest fire...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Santa Fe city councilors have approved a non-binding resolution urging county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. The 5-3 vote came at the end of a discussion that lasted more than an hour at yesterday afternoon's meeting. City council chambers were packed to capacity by both opponents and supporters of the measure. *** The resolution came up after Mayor David Coss and Councilor Patti Bushee announced that state law is neutral on the question of who can get a civil marriage license. A full report At Noon on KSFR 101.1.

 

  After local news headlines, a talk with the New Mexico Agriculture Secretary on continuing drought impacts on our state's ranchers and farmers. Then, we billboard the vote on Santa Fe's marriage equality resolution coming up tonight with a special report from KSFR reporter Marion Cox in Paris.  Plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

Santa Fe's Jean Cocteau movie theater near the Railyard which closed back in 2006 will be resurrected sometime this summer.  That's the word from the building's new owner, Santa Fe writer George R.R. Martin whose work is the basis for HBO's popular "Game of Thrones."  Martin says the theater is being upgraded to present both classic and first run films in new digital format. The cinema will be managed by former Santa Fe Film Festival director Jon Bowman.

  On Tuesday's midday report: Santa Fe has a new airport manager. We'll speak with Francey Jesson about how the city different stacks up against some of her other jobs, among them San Francisco and most recently Roanoke, Virginia....After years of planning, fund raising and overcoming objections from the governor's office, Santa Fe Community College's new Higher Education Center is a step closer to reality with today's ground breaking... The U.S. Senate could be voting later this week to have online retailers charge sales taxes, and Sen.

The finance committee of Santa Fe's City Council is meeting again today to grapple with a shortfall of $9 million in next year's budget.  The city manager says spending is expected to rise next year to a level that is $6 million more than regular revenue will cover. The council also has to find a way to fill an expected gap of about $3 million in gross receipts taxes.  City manager Robert Romero says the overall shortfall could be covered by modest spending cuts, including leaving some vacant positions open and adjusting some department budgets.

On Monday's midday report: A look at the Colorado River basin. During this continued drought, can it continue to meet demand? ... Illegal dumping in some parts of New Mexico is not only hurting the environment, it's costing some communities millions to clean up.  The question now is how to prevent it...  From the U.S. Senate a heated exchange over immigration reform...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Charges have been filed against the surviving Boston bombing suspect, charging use of weapons of mass destruction including other charges. Read the full complaint.  

State officials say the unemployment picture for Santa Fe and the rest of the state hasn't changed much from last year. Santa Fe's rate stood at 5.5 percent both years while the New Mexico unemployment rate for both periods was 6.9 percent.  

The FBI is reportedly looking into allegations that the sheriff's office in Rio Arriba County fixed traffic tickets in exchange for donations to a so-called sheriff's scholarship fund.  News reports say the FBI had a search warrant to enter the sheriff's office in Espanola.  The authorities are not confirming the ticket-fixing allegations but another county official says if there is a sheriff's scholarship fund, it was set up without approval by the county commission.  

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