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8:01 am
Wed February 4, 2009

Senator Proposes Legal Immunity when Fighting Back an Attacker

Las Cruces, NM – State Senator Steven Neville of District Two is pushing legislation he says will protect New Mexicans who use force to stop an attacker. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the republican senator says current law does not protect victims of violent crimes from potential lawsuits.

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7:59 am
Wed February 4, 2009

Department of Workforce Solutions gets Financial Boost from the State

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, the New Mexico State Board of Finance yesterday approved an emergency loan for the Department of Workforce Solutions. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the money will cover the costs of expanding services to deal with increased unemployment demands.

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7:49 am
Wed February 4, 2009

Senator Bingaman Hoping for Republican Support of Senate Stimulus Plan

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Senate is currently voting on amendments to their version of the economic stimulus package aimed at boosting the nations slumping economy. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, New Mexico's Senior Senator Jeff Bingaman says he's hoping there will be more Republican support for the plan in the Senate than was shown in the House last week.

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7:46 am
Wed February 4, 2009

Senator Udall Pushes for Clean Energy Jobs During 'Maiden Speech'

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Junior United States Senator Tom Udall called for clean energy jobs during his first speech on the Senate floor, delivered Monday evening. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Udall's 'maiden speech' focused on a joint plan to rebuild the American economy, and achieve what he calls,'energy security'.

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7:31 am
Wed February 4, 2009

School Board Election Results

Las Cruces, NM – Residents across Dona Ana County went to the polls Tuesday for School Board elections. Among the items on the ballot were two bond renewals and several contested board of education races. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins says the election, which ran smoothly, drew a large number of voters.

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10:31 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Morning Collision Claims Life

Las Cruces, NM – One person died yesterday during an early morning collision at the Interstate 25 and Interstate ten intersection. KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n has this report.

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8:30 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Conference Looks to Propel Chile Industry Forward

Las Cruces, NM – This week the Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico State University held its Annual Chile conference at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. The conference provides a forum for farmers, scientists and engineers to discuss how to keep New Mexico's Chile industry moving forward. KRWG's Eduardo Rodriguez has this report.

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8:30 am
Tue February 3, 2009

2009 Year of Ethics Reform?

Santa Fe, NM – While Governor Bill Richardson called 2009 the "Year of Fiscal Restraint" in his address to the state legislature last month, a push from within the Roundhouse this year is also making it the "Year of Ethics Reform". KUNM's Jim Williams has more from the capitol.

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8:17 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Congressman Harry Teague Visits NMSU to Discuss Renewable Energy

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District Representative Harry Teague was on the campus of New Mexico State University yesterday to meet with local renewable energy leaders. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Congressman discussed the renewable energy benefits included in the house version of the economic stimulus package.

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10:35 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Dairy Industry Turns to Federal Government for help Weathering Revenue Dip

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's dairy industry is struggling due to a significant drop milk prices and increased global competition. An industry expert says the federal government's help is desperately needed and as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the state's U-S Senators sent a letter to the President Barack Obama's Administration with recommendations to keep the struggling dairy farmers from going under.

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10:26 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Garcia Proposes Legislation to Reduce Teen Pregnancies in Dona Ana County

Las Cruces, NM – Senate Majority Whip Mary Jane Garcia introduced two bills yesterday, which she hopes will reduce the teenage pregnancy rate in Dona Ana County. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:36 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Las Cruces City Councilor Nathan Small Appointed to Steering Committee on Green Jobs Partnership

Las Cruces, NM – Last month Las Cruces District 4 City Councilor Nathan Small was appointed to the steering committee for the Green Jobs Partnership in New Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the group's main focus is to bring and retain green jobs in the state.

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7:27 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Spaceport America Annouces Collaboration with Spaceport Sweden

Las Cruces, NM – Last week, New Mexico Spaceport Authority officials announced that their Swedish counterpart will align with Spaceport America as Sister Spaceports'. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the two have entered into a memorandum of understanding and will collaborate on growing the commercial space industry.

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6:24 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Berino Man Charged for Assaulting Neighbor with Shovel

Las Cruces, NM – A Berino man was arrested over the weekend by Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputies and faces numerous charges for allegedly beating his neighbor with a shovel. KRWG's Eduardo Rodriguez has the details.

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11:19 am
Sun February 1, 2009

LC Public School Board Elections District Two: Leonel Briseno

Las Cruces, NM – District two Las Cruces Public School Board member Leonel Briseno hopes to defend his seat for the third time this week. Briseno was first elected to the education board in 2001. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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11:13 am
Sun February 1, 2009

LC Public School Board Elections District Two: Serena Shoop

Las Cruces, NM – The polls will be open Tuesday in Las Cruces for the public school board elections. Two incumbent members on the education board are defending their seats including Leonel Briseno of district two. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:30 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Congressman Harry Teague to Open New Office in Las Cruces Saturday

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow afternoon, Congressman Harry Teague will hold a grand opening and swearing-in ceremony at his new district office in Las Cruces. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Freshman Congressman says he's excited to return to Southern New Mexico.

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7:24 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Attorney General Gary King Meets with Mexican Counterparts

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this week, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King met with a number of Attorneys General from Mexico to discuss combating crimes such as drug trafficking and organized crime. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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5:14 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Green Jobs Push

Las Cruces – A Las Cruces City Councilman will work with a group trying to bring new jobs to the state.

Fourth District councilman Nathan Small has been appointed to the steering committee for the Green Jobs Partnership in New Mexico.

Small was appointed during a Green Workforce Summit in Santa Fe .held in conjunction with the announcement of the Green Jobs Cabinet by Governor Richardson.

Initial goals of the Green Jobs Partnership are to secure funding for New Mexico from President Obama's stimulus package.

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11:35 am
Thu January 29, 2009

"Talking Stick" Looks to Profit from Art in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – When People accross the country think of New Mexico Art-Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos come to mind. But why not add Las Cruces and southern New Mexico to the list?
That's exactly what one NMSU professor is trying to do, as Gary Worth reports.

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9:01 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Teague Bills and Amendment get into Stimulus Package

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday all three members of New Mexico's delegation in the United States House of Representatives voted in favor of the 819 billion dollar economic stimulus package. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, District 2 Representative Harry Teague sponsored two bills and an amendment which were incorporated into the package.

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8:55 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Senator Bingaman Thinks Stimulus Package Will Clear the Senate

Las Cruces, NM – With the United States House of Representatives passing President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package yesterday, the bill now must go through the Senate if it is to be enacted into law. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with New Mexico's Senior Senator Jeff Bingaman about the more than 800 billion dollar package aimed at rescuing the country from the economic crisis.

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6:04 am
Thu January 29, 2009

20 Million Dollar Bond Issue Renewal for DACC Growth and Development

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County residents will vote Tuesday on a general obligation bond-issue that would fund multiple projects for the Dona Ana Community College. As KRWG's Eduardo Rodriguez reports, if approved the college would receive 20-million dollars in bonds, which officials say will be used to prepare the institution for an expected surge in student population.

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11:52 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Help for future teachers

Las Cruces – A program at New Mexico State University is helping students who want to teach science or math.

NMSU is offering students studying mathematics, science, engineering and technology the opportunity to receive extra help paying their tuition bills.

The Robert Noyce Scholarship is being offered to full time undergraduate and graduate students.

Recipients will receive $5,000 each semester for one year.

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8:41 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Cervantes Proposes Same Day Voter Registration on Election Day

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Representative Joseph Cervantes of Dona Ana County introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow same day voter registration in the state. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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6:32 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Senator Tom Udall Gets Committee Assignments

Las Cruces, NM – Last week New Mexico's Junior Senator, Democrat Tom Udall received his committee assignments in the United States Senate. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the former Congressman and New Mexico Attorney General is sitting on committees which play to his strengths and experience.

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6:26 am
Wed January 28, 2009

LC School Board Candidate: Gene Gant

Las Cruces, NM – Incumbent Third District Las Cruces Public School Board member Gene Gant has won his seat twice before and hopes 2009 will bring him a similar result. Las Cruces residents within the third district will choose between Gant and two challengers hoping to claim the position on the education board. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Gant says the board needs continuity to deal with what he expects will be tough times ahead.

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3:04 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Chile Conference

Las Cruces, NM – The annual New Mexico Chile Conference will be held next week at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. As KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports, the conference will focus on practical solutions for the struggling New Mexico industry.

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7:41 am
Tue January 27, 2009

LC School Board District Three Candidate: Maria Flores

Las Cruces, NM – Maria Flores, a long time educator, is running for the third district seat on the Las Cruces Public School Board. Three people including incumbent Gene Gant are attempting to secure the district seat during the school board election next week. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Flores says she wants to use her experience from the classroom in the boardroom.

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4:24 am
Tue January 27, 2009

Dona Ana County Commission Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of State Domestic Partnership Bill

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday morning the Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution urging state lawmakers in Santa Fe to pass a bill which would provide domestic partner benefits to both homosexual and heterosexual couples. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, County officials are hastily trying to get their resolution to Santa Fe in time for Wednesday afternoon's joint Senate committee hearing on the bill.

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