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1:12 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

NMSU Student Clings to Life after Binge Drinking

Las Cruces, NM – Less than four months after the death of an NMSU student from alcohol poisoning, another NMSU student is on life support for the same reason. Katie Goetz reports.

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2:00 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Bingaman Criticizes Bush Plan for Rio Grande

Las Cruces, NM – Sen. Jeff Bingaman is criticizing the Bush administration for not putting money into the middle Rio Grande. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:51 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Four Suspected in Poaching Ring

Las Cruces, NM – Game and Fish authorities say a group of people found camping on state land were running a poaching operation. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:49 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

PRC: Qwest not Complying with State Order

Las Cruces, NM – The Public Regulations Commission has ruled that Qwest is not in compliance with a state-issued order that requires the company to invest in new infrastructure. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:47 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

House Approves Controversial Spending Measure

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved a measure that allocates $33 million for what some are calling the Governor's "favorite projects." Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:28 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

State Experiences Wettest Winter on Record

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is experiencing its wettest winter in recorded history, despite being in an extended period of drought. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:05 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Senate Tightens Residency Requirements for Public Officials

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate is tightening residency requirements for people who want to run for public office in New Mexico. Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:59 am
Wed March 9, 2005

House Approves Establishment of New State Office

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved the establishment of a new State Office. As Bob Mitchell reports, the goal of the office will be to promote peaceful resolution of conflicts.

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1:49 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Governor Opposes Bill Regulating Payday Lenders

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Bill Richardson says he will not sign a House-passed measure for regulating payday-loan lenders. Carrie Hamblen has more.

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12:56 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Proposal would Expand NMSU Board of Regents

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Las Cruces,NM – A proposal approved by the House would expand NMSU's Board of Regents from five members to seven. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:54 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Measure would Extend Racetrack Casino Hours

Las Cruces, NM – A recently approved Senate bill would allow New Mexico racetracks to operate their slot machines for a few more hours per day. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:50 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

White Sands Looks to Privatize Utilities

Las Cruces, NM – White Sands Missile Range is making another attempt to privatize utilities on the base. As KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports, the initiative is contingent upon finding interested parties.

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12:40 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Senate Passes Bill to Create Secretary of Higher Ed

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate has endorsed a proposal to create a secretary of higher education. Opponents are calling the move a power grab by the governor. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:35 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

Vision: Fighting Child Obesity on the Border

Las Cruces, NM – We look at attempts by the Mexican and U.S. governments to combat child obesity along the border. Our guests include Dean of UTEP's Health Sciences College Dr. Leslie Shulz and nutrition specialist Dr. Maria Guadalupe-Munoz. Also on the program: the confessions of a drug-smuggling cowboy turned author.

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1:29 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

Proposed Cuts to Firefighting Funding Angers Lawmakers

Las Cruces,NM – Western lawmakers in Congress are furious over proposed cuts to the funding for fighting fire on wildlands. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:22 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

Construction of Deming Power Plant Resumes

Las Cruces,NM – Work has begun to finish an electric plant near Deming, two years after construction was first halted. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:19 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

State Ranks High in Wind Power

Las Cruces,NM – New Mexico is now ranked sixth in the nation for generating electricity from the wind. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:14 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

Teen Group Talks Youth Policy with State Lawmakers

Las Cruces,NM – The New Mexico Youth Alliance is a teen group that helps state leaders formulate policies affecting young people. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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1:05 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

Senate Passes Education Retirement Reforms

Las Cruces,NM – The Senate has endorsed three separate bills aimed at reforming the state educational retirement fund. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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3:08 pm
Sun March 6, 2005

Pancho Villa Raid on Columbus, Camp Furlong Observed

Las Cruces, NM – Notorious Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa will be brought back to life through story next weekend. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the state park that bears his name is celebrating Camp Furlong Days, the U.S. military camp that Villa and his soldiers raided nearly 90 years ago.

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1:31 pm
Sat March 5, 2005

Arizona House Approves Private Prison in Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – The Arizona House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a proposal to build a private prison in Mexico. The prison would house illegal immigrants now locked up in Arizona, saving the state money, proponents say. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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4:35 pm
Fri March 4, 2005

Senate Rejects Statewide Smoking Ban

Las Cruces, NM – In heated debate, the Senate voted to kill legislation that proposed a statewide ban on smoking in public. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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4:30 pm
Fri March 4, 2005

Teens Concerned About Pregnancy, Survey Says

Las Cruces, NM – A survey conducted by the State Commission on the Status of Women finds that teen pregnancy is the top issue facing New Mexico's teenage girls. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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4:28 pm
Fri March 4, 2005

Coalition Seeks to Save Chimayo Chile

Las Cruces, NM – A coalition wants money from the legislature to save the centuries-old Chimayo chile. As Carrie Hamblen reports, the Chimayo chile is genetically different from other chile strands.

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1:50 pm
Fri March 4, 2005

Senate Approves $4.7-Billion Budget

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate Finance Committee has approved a $4.7-billion budget proposal for financing public education and general government next year. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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11:59 am
Fri March 4, 2005

Mexican Government to Pay Families of Femicide Victims

Las Cruces, NM – The Mexican government has announced that it will pay millions of dollars in reparations to relatives of women murdered in the Ciudad Juarez area. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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4:41 pm
Thu March 3, 2005

Car Accident Near Columbus Kills Four, Injures Nine

Las Cruces, NM – Authorities say an accident near the border town of Columbus - which left four dead and nine seriously injured - was the result of a human-smuggling operation that went bad.

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2:18 pm
Thu March 3, 2005

House Approves Rate Increase for Fishing and Hunting Licenses

Las Cruces, NM – The House has passed a measure that would charge an additional five dollars a year for hunting and fishing licenses. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:46 pm
Thu March 3, 2005

Senate Passes Medical-Marijuana Bill

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate has passed three separate bills that would allow cancer patients and those with other debilitating diseases to use medical marijuana. The three bills now go to the House for consideration. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:28 pm
Thu March 3, 2005

Richardson Wants More State Discretion in Federal Land-Use Decisions

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Bill Richardson says governors should be given more discretion to protect environmentally sensitive federal lands within their states. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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