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6:27 am
Sun January 11, 2009

Chile Industry Faces Uncertain Future

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's once thriving chile industry has taken a beating recently from both a hostile growing environment and a not so hot economy. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has this report.

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7:40 am
Sat January 10, 2009

Las Cruces Officials Prepare Federal Funding Requests

Las Cruces, NM – The City of Las Cruces is preparing to submit funding requests for the government's 2009 federal stimulus package and as KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports, officials say they're not planning any job cuts this year.

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6:45 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Groups Challenge Medicaid Cuts

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday morning, a group composed of child advocates, lawyers and welfare experts held a press conference in Albuquerque asking state lawmakers not to cut Medicaid funding when attempting to balance the state's budget. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Early Voting Starts Today for School Board and Bonds Election

Las Cruces, NM – Early voting begins today for the February 3rd School Board and Bond Elections for Las Cruces, Hatch and Gadsden School Districts. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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6:15 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Early Voting Starts Today for School Board and Bonds Election

Las Cruces, NM – Early voting begins today for the February 3rd School Board and Bond Elections for Las Cruces, Hatch and Gadsden School Districts. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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7:21 am
Thu January 8, 2009

State Officials Expect Higher Budget Deficit

Las Cruces, NM – State officials are projecting a much larger budget deficit than was previously calculated for the remainder of the current fiscal year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the Legislative Finance Committee is meeting next Wednesday to begin work on a solvency plan to deal with the state's growing economic troubles.

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6:16 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Teague Co-Sponsors First Bill

Las Cruces, NM – On the day he was sworn into the House of Representatives, New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District Representative Harry Teague co-sponsored a bill to cancel Congressional pay raises which were scheduled for next year. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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11:54 am
Wed January 7, 2009

Recycling Changes

Las Cruces – The City of Las Cruces is making some major changes to its recycling program.

Starting January 15th .city residents are asked to take their yard waste to the old Foothills Landfill off Lohman Avenue and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

The Foothills Landfill is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

The Recycling Center on Amador, will no longer accept yard waste as of February 28th.

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9:37 am
Wed January 7, 2009

DACC Prepares Workers of Tomorrow

Las Cruces, NM – In these tough economic times, getting job skills is more vital than ever for both working adults and high school students. With that in mind, Dona Ana Community College spent years developing its new workforce training center, which just recently opened As KRWG-TV's Gary Worth reports, the project is already paying off, preparing local workers for jobs of the future, and making sure high school students don't drop out.

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9:28 am
Wed January 7, 2009

No Balloon Rally this Year

Las Cruces, NM – The seventeenth annual Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally was canceled this week due to a spike in budgetary costs, but committee members are optimistic the event will return next year. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:33 am
Wed January 7, 2009

El Paso Mayor Vetoes Call for Discussing Federal Legalization of Narcotics

Las Cruces, NM – Mayor of the West Texas border city of El Paso, John Cook vetoed a City Council resolution Tuesday, which called for the federal government to have an "honest debate" about the legalization of narcotics. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the resolution was drafted in response to the more than 1600 murders last year in El Paso's sister city, Juarez.

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8:29 am
Wed January 7, 2009

Bingaman Introduces Bill to Create National Monument in Dona Ana County

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Senior United States Senator, Jeff Bingaman introduced a package of bills yesterday which contain various protections for sites in New Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, one of the bills introduced calls for the establishment of a national monument in Dona Ana County's Robledo Mountains.

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9:52 am
Tue January 6, 2009

Think Tank Calls for Smaller Public Schools

Las Cruces, NM – Think New Mexico, a non-partisan group, will push lawmakers to cap the size of public schools in the state during the upcoming legislative session. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the think tank argues that existing large schools in the state have become drop-out factories.

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8:06 am
Tue January 6, 2009

Census Bureau Looking to Hire 800 People in Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Census Bureau is looking to hire 800 people in Southern New Mexico over the next four weeks to help collect and verify data for the 2010 census. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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6:58 am
Tue January 6, 2009

New Mexico's Congressional Delegation Sworn In

Las Cruces, NM – Today the newly elected members of New Mexico's Congressional Delegation were sworn into office in Washington D.C. This marks the first time since New Mexico added a third Congressional District that all of the members of the state's delegation are Democrats. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with Online Political Journalist Heath Haussamen about the start of a new era for New Mexico politicians in Washington.

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4:10 am
Tue January 6, 2009

A Healthy Resolution to Keep

Las Cruces – The New Year for many people is a time of change with slimming down as the most common resolution however, sticking to healthy habits isn't easy. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports on how to make the new lifestyle changes permanent.

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8:38 am
Mon January 5, 2009

City Council makes Changes to Red Light and Speed Enforcement Camera Program

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously Monday to repeal the existing city ordinance which initiated the red light camera program and replace it with a new ordinance. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the red light and speed enforcement cameras are still coming to at least four intersections in Las Cruces, but with some minor changes.

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7:58 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Multiple Car Accident on I- 25

Las Cruces, NM – A multiple car accident near the Lohman exit on Interstate 25 is affecting both north and southbound traffic. New Mexico Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Bridgette Spedialeri says the accident caused one vehicle to lose control and roll over. Las Cruces motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

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5:38 am
Mon January 5, 2009

City to Initiate Red Light Camera Enforcement in February

Las Cruces, NM – Red light and speed enforcement cameras will be installed this month at four intersections within Las Cruces. The City Council voted for the program unanimously back in September. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, City Manager Terrence Moore says the camera enforcement at these intersections will start in February.

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4:00 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Strengthening Families Initiative

Las Cruces – Fred Martino speaks with Lisa Shields, the Associate Director of Parenting Education Programs at New Mexico State University. Topics of discussion include the Strengthening Families Initiative, which is made up of several educational programs presented throughout the state.

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3:32 am
Mon January 5, 2009

New Mexico Department of Health to Survey 9,000 Residents

Las Cruces, NM – Starting this month the New Mexico Department of Health will randomly call 9,000 people throughout the state to conduct a health survey. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the survey is intended to collect information on behaviors and risk factors for chronic and infectious diseases.

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7:38 pm
Sun January 4, 2009

Lohman Lane Closures

Las Cruces – Las Cruces motorists are advised that Lohman Avenue will have lane closures for approximately three weeks starting Monday.

The closure may affect RoadRUNNER Transit Route No. 60, 70 and 90.

Motorists wanting to avoid possible delays should seek an alternative route.

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6:11 am
Sun January 4, 2009

Richardson Stays in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew his name from consideration as Commerce Secretary yesterday citing an on-going grand jury investigation into business dealings between the state and a California based company. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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9:02 am
Wed December 31, 2008

NMSU Police Department turns 50!

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Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University Police Department turned fifty this year, and as KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n reports, like a good wine the department is getting better with age.

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8:38 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Virgin Galactic Inks 20 Year Lease with New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Today the State of New Mexico and Virgin Galactic will execute a 20 year lease for the company to operate at Spaceport America in Sierra County. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Spaceport America Executive Director Steve Landeene says the legally binding agreement could lead to as much as 250 million dollars of revenue coming into the state.

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7:55 am
Wed December 31, 2008

NMSU Names DeWayne Walker as Head Football Coach

Las Cruces, NM – Today New Mexico State University named DeWayne Walker as the schools new head football coach. Walker was most recently the Defensive Coordinator for the University of California Los Angeles. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Walker will try to steer the program in a new direction after the disappointing Hal Mumme era, where the Aggies went just 11 and 38 over four years.

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11:43 am
Tue December 30, 2008

Minimum Wage in New Mexico to Increase January 1st

Las Cruces, NM – On January 1st 2009, New Mexicans earning minimum wage will get a raise from $6.55 an hour to $7.50 an hour. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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8:39 am
Tue December 30, 2008

Ironic Twist in Identity Theft Case

Las Cruces, NM – The supposed victim of identity theft in Las Cruces turned out to be the identity thief himself according to the Dona Ana County Sherriff's Department. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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9:21 am
Mon December 29, 2008

Las Cruces Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly

Las Cruces, NM – The latest unemployment rate in Las Cruces dropped slightly during a one month period thanks to the addition of hundreds of new jobs while the state's jobless rate remained steady. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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9:01 am
Mon December 29, 2008

Avoid Dipping into Your Retirement Account

Las Cruces, NM – The nation's struggling economy may tempt many people to dip into their 401-k retirement funds, but as KRWG'S Melissa Aguilera reports investment experts say that's not a good idea.

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