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11:29 am
Thu May 26, 2005

NM Ed. Dep't: More Funding Needed for No Child Left Behind

SANTA FE (AP) – The New Mexico Education Department says the state needs more funding from the federal government if it is to implement the No Child Left Behind Act. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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11:24 am
Thu May 26, 2005

Congressional Delegation Presses against Cannon Closure

SANTA FE (AP) – The state is ratcheting up its efforts to save Cannon Air Force Base. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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11:20 am
Thu May 26, 2005

Colonias to Get Funding to Improve Infrastructure

Las Cruces, NM – Five million dollars will underwrite the infrastructure-improvement projects set to begin in the colonias of southern Dona Ana County. As KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports, the 15 separate projects address water, wastewater, and street problems. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:45 pm
Wed May 25, 2005

NM Homeland Security's Contract-Bidding Process Investigated

SANTA FE (AP) – An investigation has been launched into the bidding process at the state Homeland Security Department. The revelation that state defense contracts had been awarded without first getting bids, prompted the investigation. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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12:12 pm
Wed May 25, 2005

Denish on Possible Cannon Closure

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Lt. Gov. Diane Denish serves on many boards and commissions, ranging from the Military Base Planning Commission to the state Children's Cabinet. Denish talks with KRWG's Bob Mitchell about the possible closure of Cannon Air Force Base and more.

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11:47 am
Wed May 25, 2005

Drug Charges Dropped against State Commissioner

Las Cruces, NM – Misdemeanor drug charges against state Public Regulations Commissioner E. Shirley Baca have been dropped. KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:37 am
Wed May 25, 2005

DA's Office Announces New Anti-Domestic Violence Program

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County District Attorney Susanna Martinez has announced the creation of an anti-domestic violence program. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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6:17 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Unknown Powder Found In Package Sent to Governor

Las Cruces, NM – White powder and a threatening letter addressed to Governor Richardson were found inside a package opened at the governor's office on Friday, prompting an evacuation and investigation. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the package was intended for the governor -- and its contents are still being examined.

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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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