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8:09 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Veggies for the Needy

Las Cruces, NM – A number of volunteers today put together a cold frame green house at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope. The greenhouse is the newest addition to the organization's community garden, which offers fresh vegetables to many low income and homeless people in the area. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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5:47 am
Thu October 16, 2008

NMSU-A Turns 50

Las Cruces, NM – The numbers are in - and they show student enrollment at NMSU is skyrocketing. But as KRWG's Gary Worth reports, some parts of the university are growing faster than others.

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11:55 am
Wed October 15, 2008

Details of Obama's Economic Proposals

Las Cruces, NM – Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama on Monday outlined a new set of proposals to help spur the economy if elected president. His plan includes a number of tax cuts and tax credits he says will benefit working class Americans. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, a local economist says the proposal is a reasonable approach but it's not perfect.

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5:44 am
Wed October 15, 2008

Details of Biden's Mesilla Visit Released

Las Cruces, NM – The Barack Obama campaign today released the details of Senator Joe Biden's visit to Southern New Mexico. The Delaware Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee will speak at a rally on the Plaza in Mesilla early Friday afternoon. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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8:32 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Southern New Mexicans Discuss Healthcare

Las Cruces, NM – America's healthcare system overall is ranked thirty-seventh among 191 countries according to a World Health Organization survey. One of the problems with the system is access to healthcare given that millions of Americans are without coverage.

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10:35 am
Mon October 13, 2008

Bernalillo County Economic Development Coordinator Running Side Campaign Business

Albuquerque, NM – Bernalillo County's economic development coordinator has been running a side business as a political strategist for state and county lawmakers, and some officials are questioning it. As KUNM's Jim Williams reports in tandem with the New Mexico Independent's Trip Jennings, much of the side work was done for lawmakers with ties to a major Bernalillo County development proposal.

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9:07 am
Fri October 10, 2008

Religion and Politics

Albuquerque, NM – The online news source the New Mexico Independent dot com covered political news around the state this week. KUNM reporter Sarah Gustavus spoke with online editor Trip Jennings about stories that combined both religion and politics.

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5:52 am
Fri October 10, 2008

Experts Discuss Economy

Las Cruces, NM – The national financial crisis has local people turning to the College of Business at NMSU for insight and advice. KRWG's Charles Comer has this report.

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5:56 am
Thu October 9, 2008

GO Bond to Benefit NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – The presidential campaign in the upcoming November 4th election is getting a lot of attention right now but there are other items on the ballot that will up for consideration. KRWG's Gary Worth reports on four General Obligation bond questions including one NMSU project that is the largest capital outlay appropriation ever approved by the legislature.

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9:16 am
Wed October 8, 2008

Tax Payments Online

Las Cruces, NM – Grant County residents who have to pay their property taxes can avoid long lines and save gas by visiting the county's website.

County officials recently signed a contract with Point and Pay an electronic payment company. According to the County Treasurer's office, taxpayers will need an owner ID number, a credit or debit card and their checking account information when paying online or on the phone.

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9:15 am
Wed October 8, 2008

NM CD2 Candidates to Discuss Issues During Town Hall Forum

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow afternoon, New Mexico's Congressional District Two candidates will meet in Las Cruces for a town hall forum.

Republican Ed Tinsley and Democrat Harry Teague are vying for the seat being vacated by U.S. Representative Steve Pearce.

Voters in the state's Second Congressional District will develop questions during a half-day town hall meeting. Then the two candidates will answer the questions during a one hour discussion.

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2:13 am
Wed October 8, 2008

Exhibit Showcases Green Products

Las Cruces, NM – A number of builders, vendors and suppliers will converge this week during a green build exhibit in Las Cruces. The three-day event will showcase a number of environmentally friendly services and products, such as solar panels, energy efficient appliances and recycled construction waste. The green build exhibit will take place this Friday through Sunday at Picacho Mountain, in Northwest Las Cruces.KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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1:08 am
Wed October 8, 2008

State Searches for Taxpayers Missing Out on Rebate

Las Cruces, NM – The state Taxation and Revenue Department is launching a month-long outreach campaign to find New Mexicans eligible for a tax rebate. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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7:29 am
Tue October 7, 2008

Udall Leading in Senate Race

Las Cruces, NM – Democratic United State Senate Candidate Tom Udall received some good news this week. On Sunday he was endorsed by the Santa Fe New Mexican, then a new poll released by the Albuquerque Journal on Monday showed Udall with a big lead over his Republican opponent, Congressman Steve Pearce. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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3:34 am
Tue October 7, 2008

NM Senate Race: District 28

Las Cruces, NM – Republican Joseph Gros, who considers himself a conservative candidate, is running against Democratic incumbent, Howie Morales for the State Senate seat which includes Socorro, Catron and Grant counties. Morales did not respond to numerous phone calls requesting an interview. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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10:40 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Celebs Rally for Obama

Las Cruces, NM – Two well-known celebrities made a stop in southern New Mexico on Sunday to rally support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, and to encourage young people and Hispanics to register to vote.

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10:37 am
Mon October 6, 2008

NRA Endorses NM Congressional Candidate Ed Tinsley

Las Cruces, NM – The National Rifle Association has endorsed New Mexico congressional candidate Ed Tinsley.

Tinsley is vying for the seat being vacated by Congressman Steve Pearce, who is running for the U.S. Senate. The Republican candidate is running against Hobbs businessman Harry Teague.

The National Rifle Association awarded Tinsley an A rating, which means the candidate is solidly pro-gun. The A rating is usually reserved for incumbents.

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8:21 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Immigration Legislation Impacts Border Communities

Las Cruces, NM – With the General Election around the corner, rural communities in many states from Oklahoma to New York are hopeful the next President will stem the flow of illegal immigration with beefed up border security. But doing so means untangling the web of communities along the U-S/ Mexico border. As Marco Grajeda reports from New Mexico, come November the fate of these communities is in the hands of local voters.

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10:36 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Frank Gamboa: Palin Bounced Back

Las Cruces, NM – Retired Navy Captain Frank Gamboa says his friend Republican presidential nominee John McCain made a wise choice in selecting Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Gamboa has made several stops in New Mexico including Las Cruces to rally for the GOP candidate.

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10:35 am
Fri October 3, 2008

NMSU Students Debate on Behalf of Their Presidential Choice

Las Cruces, NM – Students at the New Mexico State University presented the views of Senator Barack Obama and debated with Republican students who represented Senator John McCain.

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12:38 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Southern New Mexicans React to Financial Bailout

Las Cruces, NM – United States Senators approved the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act commonly referred to as the financial bailout. Now the rescue plan is headed to the House of Representatives for consideration. KRWG's news reporters asked residents of southern New Mexico for their opinion on the legislation and found a majority have mixed feelings.

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12:33 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Space Symposium Projected to Attract Businesses

Las Cruces, NM – It draws some of the most innovative scientists and engineers from around the globe-- and this year the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight is also looking to attract business people as well. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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7:19 am
Thu October 2, 2008

Senate Attaches Renewable Energy Tax Credits to Financial Rescue Package

Las Cruces, NM – When the United States Senate passed their version of the financial rescue package Wednesday they also included clean energy tax incentives as part of the bill. The plan would extend tax credits for wind, solar and other renewable energy sources: most of which are set to expire at the end of the year. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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9:32 am
Wed October 1, 2008

NMED Files Lawsuit Against EP Electric

Las Cruces, NM – El Paso Electric Company is challenging a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Environment Department. The Texas based company is accused of violating to the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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9:29 am
Wed October 1, 2008

The Challenge of Registering to Vote

Albuquerque, NM – There's less than one week left for people in New Mexico to register to vote in this year's elections. That deadline made KUNM reporter Sarah Gustavus realize that she wasn't quite sure what happened to her voter registration.

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4:11 am
Wed October 1, 2008

UAS Program at NMSU Gets Critical Funding

Las Cruces, NM – This week, the United States Department of Defense awarded New Mexico State University a 10 million dollar contract to launch the Unmanned Aerial System Program. KRWG's Jamie Palafox has this report.

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2:12 am
Wed October 1, 2008

Binational Group Moves Ahead with NM International Railroad Crossing Plans

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, a group of Mexican and American officials discussed a proposed international railroad crossing linking Southern New Mexico with the state of Chihuahua. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, officials from both countries say the project will be a huge benefit to the local economy.

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9:17 am
Sun September 28, 2008

Cowboys for Cancer Round Up Funds

Las Cruces, NM – Cowboys for Cancer Research, a local non-profit organization has worked to raise awareness about cancer. The group's first annual event was held in 1982 since then the group has used team-roping competitions to raise money for research. This year, Cowboys for Cancer Research annual event is scheduled for October 10th through the 12th. The 3-day event includes team roping competitions and the Boots and Bling dinner and dance. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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10:18 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Blogs Spark Political Controversies

Albuquerque, NM – The general election is a little more than a month away. This week, two political controversies that started on blogs became headline stories in other media outlets. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus talked about the issue with Trip Jennings, the online editor of the New Mexico Independent and reporter Gwyneth Doland.

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9:55 am
Thu September 25, 2008

SNM State Rodeo Kicks Off

Las Cruces, NM – One of the biggest annual events in Dona Ana County kicks off next week --- and while the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo is known as a festival of music and family entertainment --- it's also a huge youth competition. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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