Thousands prepare for annual Bataan March memorial

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  WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (AP) — Organizers of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March in southern New Mexico say this year's event has spurred a flurry of interest.

Nearly 8,400 people have signed up for Sunday's march. More than 7,200 people took part in last year's event.

The memorial march crosses the rugged terrain surrounding White Sands Missile Range.

Water-wise Vegetable Gardening in Las Cruces

21 hours ago

Living in the desert requires a good dose of adjustment for those not born and raised in the area. From applying more sunscreen and drinking more water, we adapt to the land and thrive. It’s similar for the vegetables in our gardens. You can make sure that your garden has the right know-how to thrive by becoming water-wise and plant savvy when you attend the popular, free Lush and Lean Workshops sponsored by the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Conservation Program.

New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mick Rich

Mar 23, 2018
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mick Rich

Fred Martino interviews Mick Rich, the New Mexico Republican seeking a U.S. Senate seat in 2018.  The seat is currently held by Senator Martin Heinrich. 

This interview includes Rich's comments on federal spending, the GOP tax law, immigration, government regulations, and President Trump's proposals on trade policy.

UNM Regents Vote For Tuition Hike And Pay Raises

Mar 23, 2018


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico's flagship university have approved a tuition hike and pay raises for faculty and staff.

University of New Mexico regents voted following a budget summit Thursday to increase tuition by 2.5 percent. Students will pay $7 more per credit hour for upper-division and some graduate courses, and fees will increase 2.39 percent.

Lawmakers Call For Task Force On School Safety

Mar 23, 2018


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some of New Mexico's most influential lawmakers on Thursday proposed creating a task force to explore the challenges of school violence and classroom security after hearing from top law enforcement officers and administrators from a district where two students were shot and killed in December.

Officials gathered at the State Capitol for a hearing before the Legislative Finance Committee on school safety strategies.

District 2 Republican Candidate Profile: Monty Newman

Mar 23, 2018
Monty Newman
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In the upcoming weeks, KRWG will be profiling candidates running for the republican nomination for New Mexico’s Congressional District 2 race, the seat currently held by republican Steve Pearce. This week, Edmundo Resendez profiles former Hobbs Mayor Monty Newman. 

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Man May Have Jumped To Death By Accident From Train Near Las Cruces

Mar 22, 2018

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man who they suspect accidentally jumped to his death from a moving train.

   According to an initial investigation, the man appears to have died from blunt force trauma to the head, likely from a rock. Detectives believe he tried to jump from the train and misjudged the landing.

I-25 both north & southbound lanes at mile post 37 were closed this afternoon due to a brush fire. 

The roadway has now reopened.

The blaze was caused by a vehicle fire.

Borderplex Invited to Help Name El Paso’s New Soccer Team

Mar 22, 2018

Today the Name the Team Contest begins for the El Paso United Soccer League (USL) team which will debut in 2019.  Beginning now and through April 5, 2018, fans can login to or to enter their ideas for the name of El Paso’s new USL Team.

Consumer Safety Advisory Regarding New Mexico Facebook User Data

Mar 22, 2018

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas, as New Mexico’s chief law enforcement officer, has issued a Consumer Safety Advisory intended to protect all users of Facebook in the aftermath of the revelation that Facebook gave away the personal information of some 50 million subscribers to a political campaign.


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Heinrich Meets With NM Students Calling For Action On Gun Violence

21 hours ago

  Commentary: Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with high school students from Aztec and Santa Fe who traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the March for Our Lives rally to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Larry Kudlow may not have much to do

Mar 23, 2018

Commentary: The announcement that President Trump’s pick of Larry Kudlow as his new Assistant for Economic Policy, inspired a torrent of articles critical of Kudlow’s lack of prognosticating prowess.

Kudlow is best known as a TV pundit and host of CNBS’s Kudlow Report. In that role, he had a lot of air time to fill and some of that fill took the form of predictions about the future of the economy. Many of these forecasts in retrospect turned out to be woefully wrong.

New Mexicans Celebrate Rio Grande del Norte National Monument’s Fifth Anniversary

Mar 22, 2018

Commentary: Over the next week, the diverse communities of northern New Mexico will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Since its designation on March 25, 2013, the local business community has touted Rio Grande del Norte as instrumental in protecting the land and heritage of surrounding communities, as well as providing a significant boost for tourism and the local economy.  Average annual visitation to Rio Grande del Norte since its designation has been 180,400 people, an increase of 45 percent.


Groups file lawsuit against New Mexico border wall waiver

Mar 22, 2018

Commentary: Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge its waiver ignoring 25 laws to speed construction of 20 miles of border wall in eastern New Mexico, an area that’s home

CPC Introduces Debt-Free College Act

Mar 22, 2018
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary: Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), joined outside organizations, activists, and other CPC leaders in applauding the introduction of the Debt-Free College Act. The act was cosponsored by 23 Members of the CPC in the House and its Senate companion bill was introduced by Senator Schatz cosponsored by Senators Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, Harris, Merkley, Blumenthal, Baldwin, and Brown.

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Hundreds of Thousands March For Gun Control Across The U.S.

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET. Hundred of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures, part of a wave of political activism among students and others impacted by school shootings. The "March for Our Lives" protest in the nation's capital was organized by students after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month. The...

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