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7:56 am
Tue January 29, 2008

Human Trafficking Bill Passes Key Senate Committee

Las Cruces, NM – Monday, Senator Mary Jane Garcia's Human Trafficking bill unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee where the proposed legislation stalled last year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Garcia says the misinterpretations of the bill have been clarified so, she expects the proposal will make it to the Governor's desk.

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1:22 am
Tue January 29, 2008

City and County to Hold Special Meetings About Animal Shelter Tuesday

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners and the Las Cruces City Council will each hold special meetings today to consider signing a Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA to take over the funding and operations at the Dona Ana County Animal Shelter. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the shelter was previously run by the Dona Ana County Humane Society who told the city and county it would no longer operate the shelter after January.

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9:13 am
Sat January 26, 2008

Richardson Challenges EPA

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is challenging a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to a press release from the governor's office, Richardson and governors from thirteen other states mailed a letter to the epa administrator. The letter is expressing their disappointment in the dismissal of a waiver that would have allowed states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars.

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5:01 am
Fri January 25, 2008

Dona Ana Levee System to Get Improvements

Las Cruces, NM – The United States International Boundary and Water Commission, or the IBWC, is working in Dona Ana County to imrove the levee system. Portions of the Rio Grande flood control levee are not high enough to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency standards.

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1:32 am
Tue January 22, 2008

ATF Expands Border Operations

Las Cruces, NM – Faced with increased violence along the border, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, or ATF, is adding more staff to its gun desk at the El Paso intelligence center. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, the measure is part of the Bureau's Project Gunrunner.

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12:00 am
Fri January 18, 2008

Underage Drunking Legislation Mirrors College Campuses Efforts

Las Cruces, NM – With the New Mexico 2008 legislative session underway, Attorney General Gary King is pushing for legislation to prosecute underage alcohol drinkers. According to the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness, about ninety-three thousand underage New Mexico youth drink each year. As KRWG's Nazca Warren reports, the rise in alcohol consumption is forcing some college campuses to also set stricter guidelines in order to curb the number of underage students who drink.

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4:44 am
Wed January 16, 2008

ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Presidential Protesters

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7:28 am
Tue January 15, 2008

District 6 Special Election Voter Turn Out Strong

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces district 6 voters went to the polls today for the city's special election. The city council seat was vacated by now Mayor, Ken Miyagashima after November's elections. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, the polls were pretty slow moving, but voter turnout was pretty good.

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7:18 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Environment Department Issues Violation for Unpermitted Septic System in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – On Friday the New Mexico Environment Department issued a notice of violation to Ted Scanlon, owner of the Dove Crossing sub-division in Las Cruces - for violating state environmental laws by discharging sewage into an unpermitted septic system. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Scanlon says he was unaware of the notice, but wants to work out the problem with the Environment Department.

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5:28 am
Mon January 14, 2008

Three Las Cruces Homes Go Solar in One Week

Las Cruces, NM – Last week three homes in the Las Cruces area had photovoltaic solar energy panels installed on their roofs. These systems will provide homeowners with electricity to power their own needs, and are grid-tied meaning excess energy is sent back into El Paso Electrics grid. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the work was done by a company new to Las Cruces called Positive Energy, who has become the only solar photovoltaic business in the area.

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5:37 am
Sun January 13, 2008

Environment New Mexico Wants Legislators to Fund Rio Grande Trail

Las Cruces, NM – Opening day of the New Mexico Legislative Session is Tuesday, and this year the Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center is hoping Legislators will allocate funds to build the Rio Grande Trail.

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5:34 am
Sat January 12, 2008

Jemez Pueblo's Attempt to Open a Casino in Anthony Denied

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this month the United States Department of the Interior rejected an attempt by the Jemez Pueblo to obtain about 80 acres of land near Anthony, New Mexico to be used for a resort and casino.

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2:39 am
Fri January 4, 2008

State Minimum Wage Up

Las Cruces, NM – Minimum wage earners in New Mexico get a raise this January as the state minimum wage increased to $6.50 an hour from $5.85. The increae is the first for the state since 1993.

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7:14 am
Fri December 28, 2007

State Senator Requests Attorney General's Opinion

Las Cruces, NM – State Senator Mary Kay Papen has asked New Mexico Attorney General Gary King for an opinion on whether or not the city of Las Cruces violated the open meetings act during an un-announced swearing in ceremony for mayor Ken Miyagashima and city councilor Dolores Conner.

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7:55 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Reckless Spending Common During the Holiday Season

Las Cruces, NM – The holiday season is in full swing, and many New Mexicans are still flocking to malls and other stores to finish buying their last minute gifts. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, credit counselors warn that during this time of year many people often spend beyond their financial means.

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7:46 am
Mon December 17, 2007

State Could Receive Funds for Water Research

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State Engineer John D'Antonio is optimistic a proposed federal act will help the state to deal with its water related issues. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, D'Antonio was in Washington DC last week during a Senate hearing to discuss the proposed Secure Water Act.

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3:02 am
Sat December 8, 2007

New Mexico Recycling Month Comes to an End

Las Cruces, NM – Recycling awareness month came to an end last week and while the slogan reduce, re-use and recycle was advertised across the state, as KRWG's Nazca Warren Reports, New Mexico still lags behind other states in the nation when it comes to recycling.

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7:02 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Spaceport Authority Hires New Executive Director

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority announced the hiring of their new executive director yesterday during a meeting in Alamogordo. After months of searching, the committee decided to hire Steve Landeene, of Phoenix, Arizona. Landeene has experience in a variety of different aerospace related fields including over twenty years with Honeywell Aerospace. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Landeene joins the spaceport project at a time critical to its success.

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1:30 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Spaceport Authority Hires New Executive Director

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority announced the hiring of their new executive director yesterday during a meeting in Alamogordo. After months of searching, the committee decided to hire Steve Landeene, of Phoenix, Arizona. Landeene has experience in a variety of different aerospace related fields including over twenty years working with Honeywell Aerospace. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Landeene joins the spaceport project at a time critical to its success.

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7:38 am
Mon December 3, 2007

Border Human Rights Collaborative Hosts Conference in El Paso

Las Cruces, NM – Last week the Border Human Rights Collaborative and the United States Mexico Border and Immigration Task Force hosted a two day conference on border policy in El Paso, Texas. The conference brought together politicians, human rights advocates, law enforcement officers, and academics to try and create a New Vision of the Border'. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the event focused on redefining the reality of the border, both the problems and the solutions.

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8:47 am
Sat December 1, 2007

New Mexico Health Program Receives Top Funding

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Secretary of Health Alfredo Vigil announced this week the American Cancer Society is awarding $100, 000 to the state department of health which will be used to offer free breast and cervical cancer screening services to low income and uninsured women. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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8:33 am
Wed November 28, 2007

New Mexico Enacts Clean Car Emissions Standards

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7:14 am
Mon November 26, 2007

Panel Meets to Create Border Health Research Agenda

Las Cruces, NM – A panel of health experts from Mexico and the United States met in El Paso, Texas recently to create a border health research agenda meant to highlight specific needs along the border. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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2:28 am
Sat November 24, 2007

Segundo Barrio, and Lomas De Poleo Reisdents Speak Out

Las Cruces, NM – This week the Paso Del Sur group held a forum at the University of Texas at El Paso to raise awareness of issues facing residents in El Paso's oldest neighborhood, the Segundo Barrio, and the continued struggle for land rights across the border in Lomas De Poleo, a small community on the far West side of Ciudad Juarez.

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