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12:51 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Mexico Opposes U.S. Militarization of Border

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican officials say their government is "absolutely and emphatically" against militarizing the border. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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12:49 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Stolen Bank Records Belong Mostly to Easterners, not New Mexicans

Las Cruces, NM – Bank records of about 700,000 customers of four major banks (including Bank of America) were stolen and sold to collection agencies. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Bank of America says most of those customers live on the East Coast.

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11:05 am
Mon May 23, 2005

Botched Contract May have Prompted Ex-NM Homeland Security Director's Resignation

SANTA FE (AP) – The state's Homeland Security director says his predecessor may have resigned because of a botched border-security contract. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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10:40 am
Mon May 23, 2005

Drought Plagues State's Grasslands

Las Cruces (AP) – An NMSU researcher says ranchers have coped well with the drought, although it plagues more than half of the state's grasslands. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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8:40 am
Sun May 22, 2005

Number of U.S. Oil Rigs Rising

Houston (AP) – The number of active oil rigs operating in the U.S. has risen. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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8:36 am
Sun May 22, 2005

NMSU Professor Researching Alternative Energy

Las Cruces, NM – An NMSU chemical engineering professor is conducting research on an alternative source of energy. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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5:22 pm
Sat May 21, 2005

Governor to Teach Class at NMSU

Las Cruces (AP) – Las Cruces (AP): Gov. Bill Richardson is scheduled to teach a leadership class at New Mexico State University during the fall semester. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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2:15 pm
Sat May 21, 2005

Governor to Teach Class at NMSU

LAS CRUCES (AP) – Gov. Bill Richardson is scheduled to teach a leadership class at New Mexico State University during the fall semester. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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2:19 pm
Fri May 20, 2005

Local Group Pushes for Martinez' Removal

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces School Board has voted to place Superintendent Louis Martinez on a corrective-action plan, following a push to place him on administrative leave. But as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, some parents are still unhappy with the decision.

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1:32 pm
Fri May 20, 2005

Environmental Group Sues U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NM – An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to respond to a petition to place the Mexican garter snake on the endangered-species list. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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3:00 pm
Thu May 19, 2005

New Mexico Joins Multistate Lawsuit against EPA

NM – New Mexico has joined ten other states in filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over mercury emissions. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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2:52 pm
Thu May 19, 2005

States Gain More Control over Roadless Areas

Las Cruces, NM – The fate of roadless areas across the country has changed hands; land once controlled by the federal government is now under the guidance of the states. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains how New Mexico will apply the newly awarded control.

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2:17 pm
Thu May 19, 2005

Fertilizer Factory Racking Up Environmental Fines

NM – The state Environment Department says fines are piling up for a fertilizer company in the southern Dona Ana County community of Mesquite. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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7:10 pm
Wed May 18, 2005

Saving New Mexico Ranches

Saving New Mexico Ranches

Las Cruces, NM – With falling cattle prices and other difficulties, New Mexico ranchers often face the predicament of selling the ranch and ending their way of life. But, As KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports selling the ranch is not their only option.

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6:34 pm
Wed May 18, 2005

Saving New Mexico Ranches

Las Cruces, NM – With falling cattle prices and other difficulties New Mexico ranchers often face the predicament of selling the ranch and ending their way of life. But, As KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports selling the ranch is not their only option.

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3:06 pm
Wed May 18, 2005

Martinez Retained as LCPS Superintendent

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Public Schools Board has voted to keep embattled Superintendent Louis Martinez at the helm. KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports.

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3:05 pm
Wed May 18, 2005

Conservation Easements: Can they Save New Mexico's Ranches?

Las Cruces, NM – With falling cattle prices and other difficulties, New Mexico ranchers often face the predicament of selling the ranch and ending their way of life. But as KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports, selling the ranch isn't the only option.

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5:48 pm
Sun May 15, 2005

New Labor Management Board to Meet

Las Cruces, NM – A new board calling itself the "Labor Management Relations Board" will meet tomorrow (Monday May 16) on the NMSU Campus. Bob Mitchell reports.

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10:21 am
Sun May 15, 2005

Mexico says it will Protest New U.S. Immigration Laws

Las Cruces, NM – Mexican officials say their government plans to formally protest recently passed U.S. immigration laws. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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10:20 am
Sun May 15, 2005

New Labor Management Board to Meet

Las Cruces, NM – A new group calling itself the Labor Management Relations Board will meet tomorrow (Monday, May 16) on the NMSU campus. Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:30 am
Sat May 14, 2005

States to Regulate Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Las Cruces, NM – Pres. Bush has signed into law a measure affirming state authority over the regulation of hunting and fishing licenses. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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7:18 pm
Fri May 13, 2005

Cannon Air Force Base Recommended for Closure

Las Cruces, NM – The Pentagon is proposing to close Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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7:17 pm
Fri May 13, 2005

Richardson Proposes International Energy Council

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Richardson is proposing an international energy council be created for the western hemisphere. He says the council will help guide energy policy in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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7:14 pm
Fri May 13, 2005

Base Realignments, Their Impacts on the State

Las Cruces, NM – The Pentagon has recommended closing about 180 military facilities in an effort to save money. Thirty-three major bases - including Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis - are on the list. Bob Mitchell speaks with an NMSU economics professor about the financial impacts on the region if Cannon is closed.

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1:38 pm
Fri May 13, 2005

Base-Closure List to be Released

Las Cruces, NM – Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is scheduled to submit his recommendations to an independent base-closing commission today (May 13). As Bob Mitchell reports, the impact on New Mexico's economy could be tremendous if any bases in the state are picked.

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1:31 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

Conservation or Development: The Debate Continues

Las Cruces, NM – Crude-oil prices continue to rise because of concerns over a shortage of U.S. oil. As Marco Grajeda reports, environmental groups and the federal government don't see eye to eye on how to satisfy the need for energy, while protecting public lands.

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1:27 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

Southern New Mexico Farmers to Get More Water

Las Cruces, NM – Farmers in the Elephant Butte Irrigation District will receive more water this irrigation season. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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1:20 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

Suspect in Murder, Child Abduction Likely in Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – According to law-enforcement officials, the man who allegedly kidnapped the infant son of his murdered wife is probably hiding in Mexico. KRWG's Katie Goetz reports new developments in the ongoing investigation.

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12:57 pm
Wed May 11, 2005

State Engineer Discusses Water Resource Management, Part II

Las Cruces, NM – In this second part of a two-part series, State Engineer John D'Antonio discusses the flow of water into the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, as well as the Bush Administration's proposed cuts to the middle Rio Grande. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:43 pm
Wed May 11, 2005

Amber Alert Called Off in Missing Child Case

Las Cruces, NM – A 16-month-old boy is still missing after he was allegedly abducted from his home in Ruidoso by his stepfather. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports new developments in the case.

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