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August 16, 2018
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Likely lower salary for new head of schools (Listen)
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Santa Fe's school board has decided to reduce the salary they'll offer candidates for the job of superintendent of schools. Earlier discussions put the proposed annual salary as high as $190,000. But at last night's meeting, board members lowered it to a range between $160,000 and $180,000. Dozens of teachers and others spoke out against the higher amount, saying it wasn't fair to lower-paid employees.

Members of the Santa Fe police union have ratified a new labor contract by a wide margin. The vote is the last among the three union groups representing different groups of employees. The move means that city council can go ahead with budget planning for the new year that begins July 1.

Faster service on the Rail Runner commuter train is coming to Santa Fe. The Rail Runner's Jay Faught says say they'll be adding one express train mornings and late afternoons each way between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. *** (ticket prices)

New Mexico authorities are reportedly working on a plan that could make it illegal for residents of a number of other states to carry a concealed weapon in New Mexico. The Department of Public Safety is reviewing the state's agreements with other states to determine if their concealed carry laws are similar to New Mexico's. There are reciprocal agreements currently with 19 other states. But just nine of those have gun laws that are like New Mexico's.

Mop-up operations are taking place this morning in a number of U.S. cities where police and Occupy protestors clashed during yesterday's May 1 demonstrations. But here in Santa Fe, the event was marked by a peaceful gathering at the Rail Yard. Thomas Jaggers of the local Occupy movement says they've had a good relationship with the authorities.

Weather: Bright, sunny and dry today and as far out as we can see. Highs in the low to upper 70s throughout the balance of the week.

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