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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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5:09 pm
Mon March 21, 2005

Alamogordo Doctor Convicted of Securities Fraud

Las Cruces, NM – A district judge has convicted an Alamogordo doctor of 81 counts of securities fraud. Bob Mitchell reports.

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5:05 pm
Mon March 21, 2005

Suspects in Juarez Femicides Captured

Las Cruces, NM – Three suspects Mexican authorities have sought after for years in connection with the Juarez femicides, have been captured. Bob Mitchell reports.

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4:54 pm
Mon March 21, 2005

Unidentified Body Found Near Anthony

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Sheriff's office says a decomposed body found near Anthony, NM could not be identified. As Bob Mitchell reports, the unidentified body has been sent to the Office of the State Medical Investigator.

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3:12 pm
Sun March 20, 2005

NMSU Students Warned about Binge Drinking, Pre-Spring Break

Las Cruces, NM – It's been less than two weeks since the death of an NMSU student from binge drinking, the second such death of the school year. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, NMSU targeted Spring Breakers for its stepped-up alcohol-education program.

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9:16 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Las Cruces Teen Indicted for Murdering Girlfriend

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces teenager has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting of his girlfriend. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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9:03 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Lawmakers Strengthen Sex-Offender Registration Law

Las Cruces, NM – The Legislature has approved a bill to make the state's sex-offender registration law stronger. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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7:40 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Governor Considers Stem-Cell Research Bill

Las Cruces, NM – A measure sent to Gov. Richardson would require doctors to inform pregnant women about opting to donate the stem cells from their umbilical cords for research. Carrie Hamblen has more.

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7:39 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Lawmakers Extend Racetrack Casino Hours

Las Cruces, NM – Legislators have agreed to extend the operating hours of racetrack casinos. Casinos at the state's five tracks currently operate for 12 hours a day. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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3:13 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

House Approves $300 Million in Capital Outlay Funding

Las Cruces, NM – The House has passed a bill to finance nearly $300 million in capital improvements across the state. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:57 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

House Approves Creation of Strategic Water Reserve

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved a measure that creates a strategic water reserve. The measure lets the Interstate Stream Commission purchase water rights from individual sellers. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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9:17 pm
Thu March 17, 2005

Bill Gives Tax Break to Hunting Resorts

Las Cruces, NM – A measure passed by the Senate would make the state's private hunting resorts exempt from paying commercial taxes. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:42 pm
Thu March 17, 2005

Senate Unlikely to Change Lottery Scholarship

Las Cruces, NM – When the legislative session began two months ago, many Senate Democrats were on board to relax restrictions on the Lottery Scholarship. They pointed to a $51-million reserve that had built up in the scholarship's coffers, saying there was enough room to expand eligibility. But as Katie Goetz reports, despite the seemingly strong support, no action has been taken on the measure.

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12:26 pm
Thu March 17, 2005

Udall Praises Appointment to Base-Closure Commission

Las Cruces, NM – Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM) is praising President Bush's selection of a former Veterans Affairs secretary to head a commission on base closures. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:18 pm
Wed March 16, 2005

U.S. House Approves Holloman Land Swap

Las Cruces, NM – A bill introduced by Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) for a land exchange between Holloman Air Force Base, the Bureau of Land Management, and a private landowner has passed in the House. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca has more.

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12:15 pm
Wed March 16, 2005

NMSU Tuition, Employee Salaries Likely to Increase

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Las Cruces, NM – NMSU's president says it appears tuition will be raised five percent, while faculty and staff salaries will be increased two percent. Bob Mitchell reports.

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