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Las Cruces, NM – New Meixco Gov. Bill Richardson spent the day in Las Cruces highlighting capital outlay commitments to revitalize the downtown mall. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports some legislators think Richardson is allowing partisanship to get in the way of what is good for the Southern New Mexico.

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Las Cruces, NM – Even though the NMSU Board of Regents picked the university's new president on Monday, Spring Break has precluded many students from knowing who the regents picked.

Las Cruces, NM – On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have pushed through a $2.4 trillion budget. Congressman Steve Pearce, a Republican from New Mexico, says for now the deficit will need to continue and will lead to economic growth.

Las Cruces, NM – Even though the NMSU Board of Regents picked the university's new president on Monday, Spring Break has precluded many students from knowing who the regents picked.

Las Cruces, NM – About the only thing that congressional Democrats and Republicans can agree on with current Medicare legislation is that aging baby boomers are the biggest challenge the insurance program has ever seen. KRWG's Michael Olson reports that the massive piece of legislation raises key differences between the Republican and Democrat approach to health care

To some, making a career change after working 19 years in the same job can be unsettling. However, New Mexico native Tammy Schurr has embraced this new chapter in her life by taking to the road.

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Las Cruces, NM – All five of the final candidates for the next president of New Mexico State University have visited the campus. As Katie Goetz reports, Michael Martin spoke of his experiences - good and bad - to an audience of faculty, staff, and students.

Las Cruces, NM – The chair of the state's Democratic Party has resigned.

Las Cruces, NM – University of Florida's Dr. Michael Martin is in the vetting process to become NMSU's next president. He brings extensive experience from land-grant institutions.

Las Cruces, NM – University of Florida's Dr. Michael Martin is in the vetting process to become NMSU's next president. He brings extensive experience from land-grant institutions.

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Las Cruces, NM – The third of five candidates to visit the campus of New Mexico State University, Richard Ringeisen prides himself on being a consensus builder and proven fund raiser.

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Las Cruces, NM – The second of five final candidates to visit the campus of New Mexico State University, Tito Guerrero says he's a product of the land-grant institution and has a strong appreciation for diversity.

Las Cruces, NM – La Pinon is an organization that works closely with the LC police department and the community, promoting education about sexual assault. Now, one of its pilot programs is in danger of not being able to continue its work because of funding concerns. KRWG's Penny Rae addresses this and other issues surrounding sexual assault in the state.

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Las Cruces, NM – One of the five final candidates for the next president of New Mexico State University is William Flores. Prior to his appointment at NMSU as provost and more recently as interim president, Flores served at California State University-Northridge (CSUN). There, he was dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. As Katie Goetz reports, that appointment gave Flores experience in resolving battles between professors and their students.

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Las Cruces, NM – As the first presidential candidate to hold public forums on campus Dr. Wanat was calm and deliberative. He shared his academic experiences from the northern Midwest and fielded a range of questions from faculty, staff, students and community leaders.

Las Cruces, NM – Environmental attorney Robert Kennedy Jr. made a stop in Las Cruces yesterday to promote his vision of a sustainable future, one absent of a President Bush. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports, for Kennedy the environment trumps all political issues

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Richardson's proposal to reduce the scope of drilling for oil and gas on Otero Mesa has garnered the support of Senator Jeff Bingaman. But as KRWG's Michael Olson reports, the Governor's plan has angered New Mexico's Senior Senator

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says that the Bureau of Land Management's plan to drill for oil and gas on Otero Mesa violates state law. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman
supports an alternate solution made by Richardson which will allow drilling, but does more to protect the Chihuahuan Desert grassland...

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Las Cruces, NM – The selection of the next president of New Mexico State University is drawing closer. Katie Goetz reports on one candidate who is a favorite -- among his current students.

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Las Cruces, NM – The next president of New Mexico State University is soon to be selected from a pool of five final candidates. Katie Goetz reports on the candidate who brings experience in dealing with tough minority-student issues.

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Las Cruces, NM – The search for the next president of New Mexico State University has been narrowed to five final candidates. Katie Goetz reports on one hopeful who wrestled some serious financial issues during his first appointment as a university president.

Santa Fe, NM – Live from the State Capitol, Michael Olson talks with Morning Edition host Carrie Hamblen about the processes slowing the passage of bills this last week of the special legislative session.

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman met with scientist on the Water Task Force in hopes that they will back legislation he wants pushed through this year. Bingaman also hosted his annual Student Leadership Seminar.

Santa Fe, NM – The Legislature is considering Gov. Richardson's proposal to repeal the food tax as a way to help low-income families. Michael Olson reports from the State Capitol on the questions being raised about the bill.

Santa Fe, NM – The Legislature is considering Gov. Richardon's tax initiative, and many are questioning how the tax cuts are going to be absorbed elsewhere in the budget. KUNM's Tom Trowbridge reports.

Santa Fe, NM – The Senate has passed a measure to tax hospital beds during long-term stays as a way to bolster Medicaid funding. Michael Olson reports from the Capitol.

Las Cruces, NM – The period to protest the plan for oil and gas drilling on Otero Mesa has ended. As Katie Goetz reports, the future of the grassland is still uncertain.

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Richardson made a brief visit to Las Cruces to trumpet economic development in southern New Mexico. Katie Goetz attended the press conference at City Hall and filed this report.

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says General Wesley Clark's trip to Southern New Mexico makes him a likely 1st or 2nd on Tuesday in NM.

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