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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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
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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Regional
12:24 pm
Thu March 3, 2005

Shootout Suspect Shot by Police was Actually Carrying BB Gun

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Police say that a man who was shot and killed by an officer Monday after allegedly attempting to rob a bank, was actually wielding a BB gun. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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Regional
2:41 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

House Passes Measure to Limit Payday Loans

Las Cruces, NM – Loans through payday lenders would be limited to $1,000 under a measure passed by the House. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
2:39 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

House Toughens Penalties for Domestic Violence

Las Cruces, NM – The House has voted unanimously to increase penalties and make treatment mandatory for domestic violence offenders. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
2:38 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

House Approves Permit-Fee Increase for Domestic Wells

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved two separate bills that raise the permit fees for domestic wells and create a strategic water reserve. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
2:36 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

Silver City Rejects Measure to Pay Mayor, Councilors

Las Cruces, NM – Silver City voters rejected a proposal to pay the city's mayor and councilors for attending council meetings. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
2:34 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

Group Warns Richardson's Tax Cuts Will Cut Jobs

Las Cruces,NM – An organization called New Mexico Voices For Children says Gov. Bill Richardson's tax cuts will mean more lost jobs over the next few years. But the governor's office says the critics are off the mark. Bob Mitchell reports.

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Regional
1:06 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

Shootout Suspects Identified.

Las Cruces, NM – Two of three suspects involved in a foiled bank robbery turned shootout with police have been identified. Bob Mitchell reports.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Tue March 1, 2005

BIA Seeking Public Input on Proposed Jemez Land Acquisition

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Indian Affairs is gathering public comment on the Jemez Pueblo's proposed acquisition of land near Anthony. The tribe plans to build a casino on the land, if acquired. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
12:25 pm
Tue March 1, 2005

Bill would Notify Parents of Daughter's Abortion

Las Cruces, NM – After a heated debate, the New Mexico Senate has voted to require that parents be told if their underage daughter seeks an abortion. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
11:57 am
Tue March 1, 2005

Las Cruces Teen Charged with Murder

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces teen who allegedly gunned down his girlfriend after an argument has been charged with an open count of murder. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
4:00 am
Tue March 1, 2005

Increased Moisture Could Bring Early Allergy Season

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces allergist says rain and warmer-than-normal temperatures are bringing an early allergy season to New Mexico. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
7:16 pm
Mon February 28, 2005

Suspected Bank Robber Shot and Killed by Police

Las Cruces, NM – An armed man suspected in an attempted Santa Teresa bank robbery was shot and killed by police. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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Regional
1:54 pm
Mon February 28, 2005

Las Cruces Teen Shot and Killed

Las Cruces, NM – A 15-year-old Las Cruces girl is dead after her boyfriend allegedly shot her following an argument. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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Regional
3:54 am
Mon February 28, 2005

Proposed Pentagon Budget Cuts Could Affect Area Businesses

Las Cruces, NM – An Alamogordo business leader says cutting ten F-117-A Stealth Fighters as proposed in the Pentagon's budget would impact the area economy. Carrie Hamblen has more.

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Regional
3:49 am
Mon February 28, 2005

More Money Needed to Fill Holes in U.S.-Mexico Border

Las Cruces, NM – The Department of Homeland Security recently said Al Qaeda has considered infiltrating the U.S. through its southern border. This was not the first time such a statement has been uttered in Washington. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, a bipartisan effort in Congress says more funding is necessary to tighten up the border region.

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Regional
3:39 pm
Sun February 27, 2005

Fish & Wildlife Svc. Sued for Allegedly Withholding Information

Las Cruces, NM – An environmental group has filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court in Santa Fe. The group alleges Fish and Wildlife withheld documents the group requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Images
4:55 pm
Sat February 26, 2005

Images 2/19/05: Beth O'Leary

On this edition, we talk with NMSU Anthropology professor and member of the Cultural Properties Review Committee, Beth O'Leary.

Las Cruces, NM – First Aired: 2/19/05

On today's Images, we feature an interview with NMSU Anthropology professor and member of the Cultural Properties Review Committee, Beth O'Leary. She talks about the need to preserve the

historical elements in New Mexico communities, the challenges of preserving historical artifacts and sites and balancing rural development and the upcoming Heritage Preservation Month.

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Regional
4:17 pm
Sat February 26, 2005

Vision: More Funding Needed to Fill Holes in U.S.-Mexico Border

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of Vision, we take a look at a bi-partisan effort to combat the Bush administration's efforts to slash border-patrol resources in our region. Our featured guest is Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Christopher Cox (R). Also on the program: the heroic story of Elfego Baca, a lone New Mexican who held off 80 Texans in a legendary gunfight.

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Regional
4:04 pm
Sat February 26, 2005

Free Genetic Testing for New Mexico Children

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health will soon offer free testing for genetic disorders in children. Officials say the clinic will make such in-depth tests more accessible for New Mexico families. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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Images
1:23 pm
Sat February 26, 2005

Images 2/12/05: Bob Diven

On this edition, we talk with artist, painter and actor Bob Diven.

Las Cruces, NM – First Aired: 2/12/05

On today?s Images, we feature an interview with artist, painter, actor Bob Diven. Bob spoke about his involvement in the arts community here, his background with the arts Council, his development as an artist and why he had to leave to Denver.

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Regional
4:27 pm
Fri February 25, 2005

Carlsbad Caverns under New Supervision

Las Cruces, NM – A new superintendent has taken over day-to-day operations at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Carrie Hamblen has more.

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