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3:15 pm
Mon April 25, 2005

New Mexico Prison Population on the Rise

Las Cruces, NM – According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the state's prisoner population is increasing. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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3:12 pm
Mon April 25, 2005

Racetrack Owner Donates $2 Million to NMSU

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Las Cruces, NM – The owner of Sunland Park Racetrack has donated $2 million to NMSU. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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3:21 pm
Sat April 23, 2005

City Gets Own TV Channel

Las Cruces, NM – In an effort to better inform citizens, the City of Las Cruces now has its own television channel. Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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12:32 pm
Wed April 20, 2005

Principal's Dismissal Sparks Student Walkout

Las Cruces, NM – Several dozen Mayfield High School students abruptly walked out of class in support of their recently pink-slipped principal. And as KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports, local journalists covering the walkout were asked to leave the schoolgrounds under threat.

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1:00 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

City to Reopen Main Street

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council has approved a controversial resolution to reopen Main Street through the Downtown Mall. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:57 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

Comment Period on Proposed Anthony Casino Extended

Las Cruces, NM – The 30-day period for the public to comment on the proposed Anthony casino has come to an end. But as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the federal government has extended that period.

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12:53 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

Mayfield High School Principal Let Go

Las Cruces, NM – The contract of the principal of Mayfield High School has not been renewed. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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2:53 pm
Fri April 15, 2005

Bingaman Seeks Compensation for Damaged Runway

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) has asked top Air Force officials to settle a $2-million claim filed by the City of Las Cruces last November. The claim was filed after a cargo plane carrying equipment for a presidential visit damaged a runway. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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2:40 pm
Fri April 15, 2005

Fort Bliss Prepares for New Troops' Arrival

Las Cruces, NM – El Paso leaders are getting ready for the arrival of an additional 400 troops at Fort Bliss this summer. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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2:36 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

Man Arrested in Murder of WNMU Athlete

Las Cruces, NM – Police in Tucson have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed a Western New Mexico University football player. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the state.

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2:26 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

Cigarette Smuggler Sentenced

Las Cruces, NM – A Sunland Park man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a multi-million-dollar cigarette-smuggling operation. Featured in the morning newscast with Carrie Hamblen.

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4:08 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

County Commission Mum on Proposed Casino

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission has been taking heat on its plans to discuss the proposed casino in Anthony behind closed doors. But as Bob Mitchell reports, the commission decided not to discuss the casino after all.

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12:33 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

County Prisoner was Strangled, Medical Investigator Says

Las Cruces, NM – The Office of the State Medical Investigator has determined that strangulation caused the death of a Dona Ana County Detention Center inmate. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:28 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

City to Continue Curbside Recycling Program

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces city officials announced plans to continue the city's curbside recycling program, despite poor participation. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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12:35 pm
Mon April 11, 2005

NMSU Seeking New Police Chief

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University is conducting a national search for a new police chief. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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11:40 am
Thu April 7, 2005

Domenici: NM Ideal for Air Force Training

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R) recently told officials from the U.S. Air Force that New Mexico would be a great training ground for the next generation of fighter pilots. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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11:14 am
Thu April 7, 2005

Tuition Increasing at Western NM University

Las Cruces, NM – As KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports, the cost of attending Western New Mexico University is on the rise.

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11:09 am
Thu April 7, 2005

Record Spring Runoff Predicted

Las Cruces, NM – The National Weather Service says a wet winter has set New Mexico up for the best spring runoff in a decade. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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4:45 pm
Fri April 1, 2005

Bingaman Announces Border-Security Initiatives

Las Cruces, NM – Sen. Jeff Bingaman has announced new border-security initiatives to be implemented by the Department of Homeland Security. As KRWG's Cynthia Grajeda reports, the program's success depends, in part, on the involvement of border-area ranchers.

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4:15 pm
Fri April 1, 2005

Governor Creates Office to Fund Religious Initiatives

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Richardson has announced the creation of a new office that will use public money to fund faith-based initiatives. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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4:51 pm
Thu March 31, 2005

Bingaman Briefed on Regional Water Projects

Las Cruces, NM – Sen. Jeff Bingaman was recently briefed on various water consortiums and water projects that are taking place - not only in New Mexico, but also in other states and in Mexico. Bob Mitchell has this report.

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12:27 pm
Thu March 31, 2005

Putting a Face on Homelessness

Las Cruces, NM – An NMSU student is attempting to make southern New Mexico aware of the homeless through a documentary photo project. KRWG's Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:24 pm
Thu March 31, 2005

State Physician Critical of Abstinence-Only Sex Education

Las Cruces, NM – A state public-health physician says abstinence-only sex education downplays the effectiveness of contraceptives. KRWG's Carrie Hamblen reports.

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11:53 am
Thu March 31, 2005

Dust Storms a Health Hazard, Officials Say

Las Cruces, NM – State officials are warning residents of southern New Mexico about the health risks associated with spring dust storms. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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11:51 am
Wed March 30, 2005

Richardson Signs Child-Abuse Bill

Las Cruces,NM – Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a bill that ensures a life sentence for anyone convicted of child abuse resulting in death. Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:44 am
Wed March 30, 2005

New Mexico Files Suit against EPA

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is one of nine states that have filed suit against the federal government over mercury emissions. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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11:44 am
Wed March 30, 2005

Veteran Investigative Journalist Visits NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh recently visited the NMSU campus. As KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports, Hersh's lecture focused on the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq.

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4:04 pm
Tue March 29, 2005

NMSU Hires New Basketball Coach

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University officials have announced the new men's head basketball coach. Bob Mitchell reports.

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7:22 pm
Tue March 22, 2005

Tourism Down at Carlsbad Caverns

Las Cruces, NM – Fewer people have visited Carlsbad Caverns National Park this year, but officials are hoping that will change in the coming weeks. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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5:15 pm
Mon March 21, 2005

Udall Announces Support for Living Wills in Wake of Schiavo Case

Las Cruces, NM – Rep. Tom Udall (D) says the dispute in Florida over whether a brain-damaged woman should be kept alive or allowed to die, underscores the need for living wills. Bob Mitchell reports.

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