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6:13 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Mariachi Music Spans the World

Las Cruces, NM – From its humble beginnings in central Mexico, Mariachi music has spread throughout the world giving many people the opportunity to sing, dance and express a variety of feelings. As KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n reports, the distinct sound of mariachi music has broken cultural and language barriers to capture the hearts of many listeners.

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7:42 am
Tue November 25, 2008

County Voting Machines Pass Inspection

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County announced today that their voting machine audit from this month's general election was successful, and the machines which were audited performed within the state's guidelines for accuracy. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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10:45 am
Mon November 24, 2008

"Roadeo" Fine-Tunes Bus Driving Skills

Las Cruces, NM – The ability of city transit drivers to maneuver around vehicles, traffic and pedestrians is tested almost daily so, it's important for their skills to be fine-tuned. Each year, bus drivers in many communities go through an intense training session aimed at making streets safer and as KRWG's Mayra Torres reports, these so-called "roadeo" events are also pretty fun.

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8:40 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Richardson Rumored to be Headed to Washington

Las Cruces, NM – A number of reports have surfaced in the last few days about the possible appointment of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to President-Elect Barack Obama's cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with Online Political Journalist Heath Haussamen about what Richardson's departure could mean for New Mexico.

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7:42 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Governor Richardson Appoints Three New Regents to NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Chair of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents Bob Gallagher will not be reappointed to serve another term. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Governor Bill Richardson announced today that he has made three new appointments to the board who will take over in January.

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5:04 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Mickey Curtis, Clinical Director at Families and Youth, Inc.

Las Cruces, NM – Fred Martino speaks with Mickey Curtis, Clinical Director at Families and Youth, Inc. Topics include a discussion of mental health care for young people and the role families and other caregivers play in the treatment process.

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2:15 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Overeating is Not Exclusive to the Holiday Season

Las Cruces, NM – This week, many Americans will likely enjoy large servings of traditional Thanksgiving cuisine with family and friends. However, as KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, for many people eating too much food is not exclusive to the holiday season.

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4:56 am
Sat November 22, 2008

Domenici Institute Receives Funding Help

Las Cruces,NM – The idea for the Institute which will be located at New Mexico State University was developed after the outgoing U-S Senator gave the University tons of documents he had collected during his lengthy congressional career.

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6:54 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Las Cruces Police Arrest a Man for Alleged Sexual Assault of a Minor

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces police arrested a man on several counts of sexual assault following a two week investigation. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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8:53 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Economy Downturn Takes a Toll on the Restaurant Industry

Las Cruces, NM – The national collapse of the housing market and downturn in the economy has people rethinking how they spend their money including where they eat. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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8:37 am
Thu November 20, 2008

State Use Program Looks to Reduce the Amount of Unemployed Disabled New Mexicans

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico officials recently signed an agreement with a non-profit agency to encourage businesses and organizations to hire people with disabilities. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:30 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Las Cruces Officials Renew Efforts to Reduce Global Warming

Las Cruces, NM – This morning, Las Cruces officials re-signed an agreement which says the city commits to an efficient, pro-renewable energy use policy. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:38 am
Thu November 20, 2008

New Mexico Mystery Novel Writer Remembered

Las Cruces, NM – He was consistently a bestselling author for more than 35 years. His mystery novels were unique - set in the four corners region of New Mexico and Arizona, and noted for the cultural details they provided for the main characters of the books - mainly native Americans. As KRWG's Gary Worth reports, the late Tony Hillerman was also a New Mexico resident who did not hesitate to share his experience with would-be writers in this state.

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7:26 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Gary King Asks EPA to Consider New Evidence in 'Desert Rock' Appeals

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday New Mexico's Attorney General Gary King filed a motion with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Appeals Board, requesting that it accept new evidence when considering the fate of the proposed Desert Rock Power Plant in Northwestern New Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, King claims that ozone impacts in the area from the oil and gas industry are significantly higher than the EPA had assumed when it permitted the facility.

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6:55 am
Wed November 19, 2008

ERB Proposes Retirement Age Increase for New Members

Las Cruces, NM – Educators in New Mexico hired after July of 2010 may be asked to work a few more years before qualifying for retirement without benefit reductions. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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5:08 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Bingaman Weighs in on Auto Industry Bailout

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman fielded questions from radio reporters across the state Wednesday morning about the current 'lame duck' session in Congress. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Bingaman who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources shared his thoughts on the possibility of a taxpayer funded bailout for the troubled American automobile industry.

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7:53 am
Tue November 18, 2008

NMSU Model UN Team Heads to China

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's Model United Nations team will visit China this week, where they'll challenge university students from around the world at an international competition. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:51 am
Tue November 18, 2008

NMED Asks For Review of ASARCO Air Permit

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry is urging the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, or TCEQ, to review its air permit renewal for Asarco Smelter in El Paso. Earlier this year, the Texas agency voted in favor of the renewal despite concerns from several environmental groups and local governments. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:32 am
Tue November 18, 2008

NMSU Could Be Affected by Expected State Budget Shortfall

Las Cruces, NM – An email sent out by New Mexico State University Interim President Waded Cruzado yesterday says the expected revenue shortfall in the State of New Mexico budget could translate into reduced state funding for higher education next year. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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7:21 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Authorities Looking for Leads in Mesilla Park Murder

Las Cruces, NM – A shooting in Mesilla Park Monday night claimed the life of 30 year old Steven Apodaca. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, local authorities are asking for help from the public in finding the suspects.

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7:17 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Freeport McMoran Announces Layoffs in Grant County

Las Cruces, NM – Monday Grant County's biggest employer Freeport-McMoRan announced the layoffs of 36 employees at the Tyrone mine. This announcement came on the heels of last week's layoffs of almost 100 workers at the Chino Mine. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Freeport-McMoRan says the layoffs were the result of tumbling copper prices.

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6:39 am
Mon November 17, 2008

Las Crucens to Pay Lower Flood Insurance Premiums

Las Cruces, NM – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, recently announced that residents who live within the Las Cruces city limits and have to buy flood insurance will now pay lower premiums. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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6:27 am
Mon November 17, 2008

NMSU Regents Temporarily Call Off Presidential Search

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University Board of Regents voted unanimously today to end the search for a new University President, without naming one. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the board claims a state law which requires open disclosure of the final candidate's hampered their efforts.

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6:02 am
Sun November 16, 2008

LCPS Helps Needy Families

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Public School District is helping the area's needy children and families during the holiday season. Eight elementary, middle and high schools are taking donations around the city this year--through the middle of december.

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4:09 am
Sat November 15, 2008

NMSU to Research Algae-Based Fuel

Las Cruces, NM – THE INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, PART OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, PLANS TO BUILD A FACILITY TO PRODUCE AND REFINE ALGAL-BASED BIO-CRUDE IN HOPES OF CREATING A GREENER ALTERNATIVE TO PETROLEUM-CRUDE COMMONLY USED TODAY.

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7:22 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Former Ambassador Wilson: US Must Increase Ties with World Leaders

Las Cruces, NM – Former United States Ambassador Joseph Wilson says the next presidential administration has to increase ties with world leaders and the United Nations. Wilson was in Las Cruces yesterday discussing foreign policy at a benefit dinner for New Mexico State University's Model United Nations Team. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:18 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Business Challenges for Women

Las Cruces, NM – Any business owner will tell you it's a job with countless challenges but for women who own businesses many have their own set of hurdles to clear. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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3:10 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Domenici's State Field Offices Close Today

Las Cruces, NM – The state field offices of retiring United States Senator Pete Domenici will close permanently today, in accordance with Senate rules governing the transition of a retiring Senator. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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8:08 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow May be Making a Comeback

Las Cruces, NM – There's new hope that a little fish, that used to thrive in the Rio Grande, might one day make a big comeback. KRWG's Gary Worth reports on a unique project underway at an unlikely location on the NMSU campus that could decide the fate of the endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow.

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8:00 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Model UN Group Hopes to Attract Future Members

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's Model United Nation's team is hosting a dinner tonight in Las Cruces to help cover the cost of attending an international competition in China. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the team also hopes to attract future members at the dinner.

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