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7:35 am
Fri December 12, 2008

NMSU Commencement Ceremony Tomorrow

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow morning at the Pan-American center. As Krwg's Fernando Zamarron reports, hundreds of graduating students and New Mexico United States Senator Jeff Bingaman will be honored at the event.

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12:53 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Southern New Mexicans will Develop Agro-Security Plan

Las Cruces, NM – Several southern New Mexico counties will go through training early next year to be better prepared to deal with an agricultural emergency. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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5:55 am
Thu December 11, 2008

NMSU Faculty Senate Weighs in on Presidential Search

Las Cruces, NM – Late last week the New Mexico State University Faculty Senate approved an emergency memorial concerning the search for a permanent president at NMSU. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, it calls for voting members of the Board of Regents to abstain from serving on a new search committee; and requests that NMSU policy be waived for Interim President Dr. Waded Cruzado, so she can be considered for the permanent position.

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5:53 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Pearce, Wilson Oppose Auto bailout while Udall Votes in Favor

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's United States Representatives split along party lines Wednesday while voting on a rescue package for the country's big three automakers. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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8:44 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Local Authors Revive Legend of Victorio Peak

Las Cruces, NM – If you've lived in southern New Mexico or west Texas for a while you've probably heard the legend involving Victorio Peak located in a remote part of northern Dona Ana County. Legend says it contains a treasure including gold bars. That tale has inspired a new book co-authored by a well known NMSU writer and an author who grew up in El Paso. KRWG's Gary Worth reports on their work a fresh look at an old story that just never seems to die.

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7:39 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Woman Faces Charges for Leaving Toddlers Home Alone

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces woman was arrested Tuesday after she left her three young children at home alone for thirty minutes. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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6:59 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Denish Announces Transition Team

Las Cruces, NM – Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish announced her transition team today; she will take over Governor Richardson's post after he departs for Washington. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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6:55 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Potential Homicide Victim in Grant County Yet to be Identified

Las Cruces, NM – The victim of an apparent homicide in Grant County has still not been identified by authorities. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Sheriff's Department is asking the public for information to aid in their investigation.

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7:46 am
Tue December 9, 2008

New Mexico is Near the Bottom in Unemployment

Las Cruces, NM – The number of New Mexicans without a job has increased in recent months. According to the latest report about 41 thousand people are unemployed, but the state is still in a much better position than the national average. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:41 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Sprinkler System Saves Las Cruces Apartments

Las Cruces, NM – A sprinkler system proved to be a good investment for the owner of a Las Cruces apartment complex. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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12:16 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Groups Encourage Better Understanding of Cultural Differences for Domestic Violence

Las Cruces, NM – The domestic violence shelter, La Casa and New Mexico State University's School of Social Services are teaming up to promote nation-wide awareness of domestic violence in Hispanic populations. KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n has this report.

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7:43 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Pay Raises are not Welcomed by Many New Mexicans

Las Cruces, NM – A pay raise should be welcomed with a smile, especially nowadays with the cost of living going up across the country. However, for many families a slight salary increase could prove more costly than beneficial. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:00 am
Mon December 8, 2008

State Lawmakers work to Balance Budget

Las Cruces, NM – State lawmakers are in Santa Fe this week considering a number of ideas to help deal with a larger than expected revenue shortfall for the 2009 and 2010 budget years. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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6:58 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Reward for Thanksgiving Day Burglary

Las Cruces, NM – A six thousand dollar reward is being offered for information about a Thanksgiving Day burglary at a local greenhouse. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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5:52 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Diabetes Rates on the Rise

Las Cruces, NM – Diabetes is becoming increasingly common across the country due to the poor eating habits and inactive lifestyles of many Americans. The disease affects thousands of residents in New Mexico, but as KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports a large percentage of the population has diabetes and doesn't even know it.

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5:21 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Fruitless NMSU Presidential Search Cost $112,258

Las Cruces, NM – The fruitless nationwide search for a permanent President at New Mexico State University rang up a price tag of more than one-hundred and twelve thousand dollars. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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4:09 am
Fri December 5, 2008

Noche de Luminarias this Sunday

Las Cruces, NM – Bell choirs, trolley rides, Christmas shopping and other events will be part of the 24th annual "Noche de Luminarias" this weekend.

The Las Cruces event takes place this Sunday from six to eight thirty in the evening at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Student Union.

A number of groups including the NMSU Aggie Dance-Sport Group, the Vista Middle School Hand Bell Choir and a number of carolers will entertain audience members throughout the day.

The "Noche de Luminarias" this Sunday is free and open to the public.

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2:33 am
Fri December 5, 2008

NMSU ACAP Seeks New Committee Members

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's Advisory Council on Administrative Policy, or ACAP, will be voting to fill six open committee positions later this month.

ACAP is composed of active and retired NMSU Employees.The role of the advisory council includes investigating matters that involve policies and procedures of the university administration and offer recommendations to the president.

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11:30 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Conference on Sexual Violence

Las Cruces, NM – On Wednesday, a number of southern New Mexico organizations held a one day conference aimed at reducing the incidence of sexual violence in the region. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:42 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Governor Expects a Smooth Departure in February

Santa Fe, NM – A smooth transition that's what New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says will take place when he leaves office for Washington early next year. The governor, who's been tapped as President-Elect Barack Obama's Commerce Secretary, also said he believes his new job could lead to financial help for New Mexico. From the capitol, KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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8:02 am
Thu December 4, 2008

New Mexico Makes Dramatic Jump in Health Ranking Survey

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico showed the most improvement on a state-by-state health rankings report, advancing nine positions from 38th in the nation to 29th. However, as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports the state Health Department isn't celebrating quite yet.

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5:38 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Bingaman, Udall and Teague Request Aid for Laid-Off Mine Workers

Las Cruces, NM – Senator Jeff Bingaman along with Senator-elect Tom Udall, and Representative-elect Harry Teague sent a letter to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao yesterday-encouraging the Department of Labor to promptly assess if the 600 copper mine workers who are set to be laid-off in Grant County can receive federal assistance. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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7:06 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Richardson Headed to Washington

Las Cruces, NM – This morning President-Elect Barack Obama appointed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to his cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Richardson's departure from Santa Fe means Diane Denish will become the first female governor in the history of New Mexico.

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7:01 am
Wed December 3, 2008

600 Layoffs Ahead at Grant County's Chino Mine

Las Cruces, NM – Grant County's biggest employer, Freeport McMoRan announced today that approximately 600 employees will be laid off in February at the Chino Mine near Silver City. KRWG's Evan Woodward, has the details.

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6:58 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Richardson Headed to Washington

Las Cruces, NM – This morning President-Elect Barack Obama appointed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to his cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Richardson's departure from Santa Fe means Diane Denish will become the first female governor in the history of New Mexico.

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6:45 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Road Work on El Paseo Begins Next Monday

Las Cruces, NM – Beginning next week, the city of Las Cruces will make improvements to a high traffic roadway leading to the university.

The northbound outside lane of El Paseo between University Avenue and Farney Lane will be closed to make a number of roadway modifications.

The scheduled improvements include updating curbs and sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The roadwork is expected to last four weeks beginning next Monday at seven in the morning.

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7:02 am
Tue December 2, 2008

Hantavirus Claims the Life of 22 Year Old Otero County Woman

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Department of Health officials confirmed Monday that a 22 year old Otero County woman recently died from Hantavirus syndrome. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, this is the second case of the virus reported in the state this year, and both have resulted in death.

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5:32 am
Tue December 2, 2008

NMSU Shows Mumme the Door

Las Cruces, NM – This morning New Mexico State University Athletic Director McKinley Boston announced that Head Football Coach Hal Mumme's career at NMSU is over. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the remainder of Mumme's contract will be bought out, effective immediately.

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6:54 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Border Wall's Future Uncertain After Napolitanos Appointment to Homeland Security Secretary

Las Cruces, NM – Opponents of the Department of Homeland Security's controversial border wall project have scheduled a Tuesday meeting in El Paso. As changes loom in Washington, environmental and human rights activists plan to renew their efforts at stopping the fencing. Meantime, doubts are growing that Homeland Security will be able complete the fencing in time for a December 31 Congressional deadline. KUNM'S Kent Paterson has more.

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6:34 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Police Still Investigating Saturday's Officer-Involved Shooting

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Police Department announced today that Saturday morning's officer-involved shooting is still under investigation by a multi-agency task force, including the State Police and the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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