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More than 1,800 killed in 7.8-magnitude Nepal quake

A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 1,800 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center and setting off avalanches around Mount Everest, where at least 17 climbers died.

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State Democrats elect first American Indian to lead party

Debra Haaland, who was the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor last year, was elected Saturday as the new state Democratic Party chairwoman.

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Trumpeter no end: Bobby Shew

Trumpeter Bobby Shew leads a combo at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Shew is a legend of the jazz genre who returned to Albuquerque, the place of his birth, a few years ago after decades of working in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. 

Baltimore’s police protests over man's death turn ugly

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

Taberna chef transforms menu from old Spain to 'Nuevo Latino'

Ten years ago, Jose “Kiko” Rodriguez moved to Santa Fe from Mexico and started as a dishwasher. The story of how he went from there to executive chef is like a fairy tale about hard work, the kind of story that’s often dreamed about but rarely comes to fruition.

Sunday Spotlight: Covering the planet, veteran broadcast journalist brings the world to Santa Fe

Veteran broadcast journalist Dave Marash hosts KSFR's Here and There, a radio program that brings the world to Santa Fe through interviews of reporters, analysts or witnesses to major stories around the globe.

Hubble Space Telescope: Stranded, but still sharp at 25 [with video]

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 on Friday, but no one should call it old. It’s mature. It’s the great silverback of astronomy, grizzled from wear and tear and yet still powerful and utterly dominant in its field.

Mandela school faces growing pains, challenges

Santa Fe’s Mandela International Magnet School, which is seeking to become an International Baccalaureate school, faces its share of challenges. For one thing, it needs more space to grow.

Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

The U.S. Senate last month narrowly approved a budget amendment sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, that could set the stage for future legislation to sell or transfer federal lands to state or local governments.

How a puppy reminded us what it means to be a family

Our active, silly, unpredictable puppy has reminded us that sometimes priorities need to be abandoned for spontaneity, that functionality should sometimes be traded for frivolity, that at the end of the day, for our most precious relationships, both quality and quantity time matter.

Celebrations, April 26, 2015

Santa Fe natives Liana L. Engel and Nicolas Ricroque were married April 3 in the portrait gallery of the New Mexico Supreme Court building. Chief Justice Barbara J. Vigil officiated at the wed…

Speeding in Finland can cost a fortune, if you already have one

In Finland the fines for more serious speeding infractions are calculated according to income. A Finnish millionaire was recently fined $58,000 for traveling a modest, if illegal, 64 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Good-bye keys: ‘Smart locks’ let you in without them

When Christy and Joe Affrunti bought their Long Island, N.Y., house last year, one of their first projects was replacing the traditional front-door lock with one that opens using a pass code. They were tired of the hassle of “jiggling with a key.”

Fighting the war against allergies

It usually starts with sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes, itchy throat or a headache. For many Santa Feans, these symptoms mean that allergy season has arrived.

Centro planea ampliar servicios preescolares

Ambas parejas son solo dos de las 115 familias en Santa Fe que se benefician del programa First Born de United Way of Santa Fe, que ofrece visitas semanales desde el inicio del embarazo hasta …

Pew Research Center: Teens still use Facebook

Facebook remains the most used social media site among American teens ages 13 to 17, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. And, surprisingly, boys visit the site more often than girls.

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