Regional
7:50 pm
Sun July 19, 2009

Health Officials Plan Mock Mass Vaccination Clinic

Las Cruces, NM – A vaccine against the H1N1 virus is still not available, but State Health Officials are already preparing for planned mass vaccination clinics. This week, they will hold a large-scale emergency exercise in Luna County to test the dispensing plan for the vaccine. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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Year of Science
6:03 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Dr. Nancy Chanover

Las Cruces – Fred Martino speaks with Dr. Nancy Chanover, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at New Mexico State University. In October, 2009, Chanover and others will be at Apache Point Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico. Researchers will watch NASA intentionally crash a spacecraft on the moon in the search for water on its surface.

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Regional
7:31 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

No New Billboards for El Paso

Las Cruces, NM – El Paso Mayor John Cook says he may veto an ordinance, banning the construction of traditional billboards in his far west Texas City. The measure barely made it through the city council this week after a lengthy, heated discussion. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports on the controversial ban still up in the air.

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Regional
7:19 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Bingaman Applauds Health Care Reform Bill's Passage through Key Committee

Las Cruces, NM – This week, New Mexico United States Senator Jeff Bingaman joined fellow Democrats in supporting an overhaul of the nation's health care system. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Bingaman voted in favor of a proposal he says is a landmark bill that will reduce the cost of health care and expand coverage.

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Regional
7:17 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

El Paso Police Officers Ready to Impound Uninsured Vehicles

Las Cruces, NM – If you're driving in El Paso, Texas you better make sure your car insurance is up to date. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the city police department will soon have the authority to impound uninsured vehicles.

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Regional
8:07 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Desert Rock Opponents Appealing to its Shareholders, Calling it "Bad Investment"

Albuquerque, NM – A group of economists and community leaders have launched a campaign to persuade a company planning a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation to build a renewable energy plant instead. The environmental coalition is trying to convince the company hoping to build the plant that using coal will put its investors at risk. But as KUNM's Jim Williams reports, project planners say the coal plant will benefit the Navajo Nation, and help pave the way for future renewable energy projects.

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Regional
6:59 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

City Officials Break Ground For Las Cruces Airport Runway Renovation Project

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces International Airport has not seen any major construction since World War Two but that's about to change. As KRWG's Jessica Havstad reports, officials broke ground at the local airport yesterday to officially begin a multi-million dollar runway project.

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Regional
6:55 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

NMSU Athletic Program Cutting $1.5 Million From Budget

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University athletic program has announced it is cutting one-point-five million dollars from next year's budget. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich has more

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Regional
6:53 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Vacant President Position at NMSU Now Open to Applicants

Las Cruces, NM – This week the New Mexico State University Presidential Search Committee released the job description for the top seat at the University, which has been vacant for over a year. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich has this report...

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Regional
6:46 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

Animal Advocates Chain Themselves to Doghouse to Raise Awareness

Las Cruces, NM – During the weekend several local animal advocates chained themselves to doghouses, to raise awareness about what they call the inhumanity and community risks involved with keeping dogs chained. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports

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