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8:11 am
Wed September 17, 2008

US House Approves Energy Bill

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's United States Representatives split along party lines, on Tuesday, during a vote on a proposed energy bill. The U-S House of Representatives approved the Democratic proposal as a compromise measure which includes off-shore drilling and an investment in alternative energy. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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2:05 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Barnes & Noble Considered to Operate NMSU Bookstores

Las Cruces, NM – On Monday New Mexico State University officials announced plans to award a contract to Barnes and Noble College Booksellers to manage and operate the university's bookstore. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has the details.

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1:47 am
Wed September 17, 2008

TorC Residents Discuss Politics with the World

Las Cruces, NM – Truth or Consequences residents held a political discussion with people from around the world yesterday. The British Broadcasting Corporation's program World Have Your Say aired live from the southern New Mexico community in Sierra County. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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10:56 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Red Light Cameras Coming to Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously Monday to initiate a red light photo and speed enforcement program; which means video cameras will soon be installed at four Las Cruces intersections. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the city will now enter into a five year contract with RedFlex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, Arizona who will install and maintain the camera system.

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2:31 am
Sat September 13, 2008

New Mexico Near Bottom in Bicycle Friendliness

Las Cruces, NM – The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Mexico near the bottom in the nation for bicycle friendliness. The group ranked every state in the country in six categories, including its efforts to promote cycling through legislation and the construction of bike lanes. This year New Mexico was ranked forty-fifth in the nation. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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6:58 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Helena Chemical Requests Reconsideration of NMED Citations

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Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this year the New Mexico Environment Department, or NMED cited the Helena Chemical Company in Mesquite with 11 violations of their air quality permit and fined them almost $280,000. Late last month the company denied all of the allegations and requested a public hearing on the matter. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the debate between NMED and Helena centers mostly around the language of their air quality permit--and if the company can operate with their doors open.

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2:22 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Operational Details of the State's Medical Marijuana Program Remain Unclear

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico lawmakers approved the use of medical marijuana last year, but questions remain about who will produce and distribute it. Sarah Gustavus from KUNM has more on the state Department of Health proposal.

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2:06 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Public Schools to be Rated on their Efforts to Keep Students Healthy

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's public schools will soon be evaluated on their efforts to improve the health of their students. This week, Governor Bill Richardson and Education Secretary Veronica Garcia announced their plan for a statewide Healthy School Report Card. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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10:18 am
Sat September 6, 2008

Where Boys Become Men

Las Cruces, NM – Binge drinking, video game playing and dating random women are activities usually associated with college-aged students, but according to Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist, nowadays many men carry the same habits into their late twenties, early thirties. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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2:12 am
Sat September 6, 2008

Arts Convention in Las Cruces

09/06/08 – The Talking Stick Institue, a local non profit group, will hold an arts convention in Las Cruces to promote the economic potenital of the city's arts and culture scene.

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8:49 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Marchers Protest the Construction of a Border Fence

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4:10 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Protestors Rally Against US/Mexico Fence

Las Cruces, NM – The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice and sixty affiliated organizations will participate in a march protesting the construction of the border fence along the US/Mexico Border. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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8:49 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Spaceport Authority Members Discuss their Next Steps

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority, which met in Las Cruces this morning, plans to ask State lawmakers to approve increased funding for Spaceport America during next year's legislative session and according to an update from the group's executive director the project is on schedule. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:08 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Secretary of State's Spokesman Defends the Hiring of Jim Noel as Elections Director

Albuquerque, NM – The secretary of state's office is dismissing criticism of its hiring of a Senate candidate's relative as elections director. Secretary of State Mary Herrera on Friday announced she'd hired James Noel as elections director, filling a position that had been vacated by former director Daniel Soto. KUNM's Jim Williams has more.

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6:53 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Republicans want New Elections Director

Las Cruces, NM – Jim Noel will not begin his duties as the director of the State's Bureau of Elections until early next month but some state Republicans already want him removed from the position. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:53 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Senate Candidates on Key Issues

Albuquerque, NM – The Republican and Democratic candidates for New Mexico's open U-S Senate Seat have yet to meet in person for a face-to-face debate. But, as KUNM's John West reports, the two did speak separately and answer questions at a candidates' forum in Albuquerque last Friday.

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8:50 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Experts Discuss Energy and Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Las Cruces, NM – Several political leaders converged in Las Cruces late last week, during New Mexico State University's Domenici Public Policy Conference . A number of current and former United States' lawmakers discussed several topics, which are considered the focal point of retiring Senator Pete Domenici's career. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:42 am
Fri August 22, 2008

El Paso's Historic Plaza Theater Creates New Memories

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4:12 am
Fri August 22, 2008

Domenici Praised for his work in the U.S. Senate

Las Cruces, NM – A number of New Mexico Lawmakers and friends of United States Senator Pete Domenici offered their well wishes to the outgoing Albuquerque Republican during New Mexico State University's Domenici Public Policy Conference . As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, amid jokes and kind words Domenici was thanked for his years of public service in the U-S Senate.

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6:45 am
Wed August 20, 2008

McCain Holds Town Hall in Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Senator John McCain was in Las Cruces today to hold a town hall style meeting. The Arizona Senator offered some prepared remarks on the economy, the conflict in Georgia and the war in Iraq--before taking questions from the audience. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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2:16 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Richardson's Health Care Package Targets Children

Las Cruces, NM – During the special legislative session, which began Friday, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will call on state lawmakers to make health insurance mandatory for New Mexico's children.

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6:31 am
Sat August 16, 2008

Ancient Fossilized Imprints Discovered

Las Cruces,NM – An amatuer fossil collector discovered the fossilized imprints of a jellyfish dating back to the early permain era--two-hundred and ninty million years ago. KRWG's Mayra Torres has this report.

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8:07 am
Thu August 14, 2008

NMSU Graduate Student Claims Retaliation

Las Cruces, NM – A New Mexico State University Graduate Student who has been publicly outspoken about issues within the College of Health and Social Services says he's now being retaliated against--resulting in the loss of his Graduate Assistantship, and in-state tuition status. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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7:12 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Democratic United States Senate Candidate Tom Udall Talks With KRWG's Evan Woodward

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District Representative and Democratic United States Senate Candidate Tom Udall stopped by the KRWG-FM studios earlier this week to talk about his campaign and his 'Doing Right by New Mexico Tour' with KRWG's Evan Woodward.

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5:34 am
Tue August 12, 2008

FBI and ATF Directors Speak in El Paso on Border Security

Las Cruces, NM – During the 5th annual Border Security Conference at the University of Texas at El Paso-- directors of two federal law enforcement agencies pushed for more international cooperation to confront violence and smuggling along the border. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the conference which ended today included panel discussions on border security strategies and technologies as well as effective trade and other topics.

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5:31 am
Sun August 10, 2008

Minority Groups in Critical Need of Organ Donors

Las Cruces, NM – According to New Mexico's donor services, ethnic minorities in New Mexico comprise seventy-eight percent of the state's organ waiting list.Community services manager for New Mexico's donor services, Maria sanders says minorities are facing a crisis and adds that six-hundred twenty New Mexican's are in need of life-saving transplants.

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6:55 am
Tue August 5, 2008

New Study Finds Water Consumption May Double in the Southwest By 2040

Las Cruces, NM – A new report released today by the Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center claims that if trends in population growth and water consumption in the Southwest remain constant, water usage in the region will double by 2040. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with Environment New Mexico Advocate, Lauren Ketcham about the report's findings.

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6:52 am
Sun July 20, 2008

New Mexico Legislators Already Considering Tax Rebate

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Senator John Arthur Smith says the State's Legislative Finance Committee met last week to propose ideas on how to best use the state's revenue surplus of 400-million dollars.

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7:53 am
Thu July 17, 2008

Got Blood?

Las Cruces, NM – Across the country the demand for blood is very high and the amount of donors in general is very low. According to United Blood Services, donating one pint of blood could save up to three lives, still as KRWG's Mayra Torres reports when asked to donate many people walk away.

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1:37 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Cruzado Named Interim President of NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday morning, New Mexico State University Executive Vice President and Provost Waded Cruzado was unanimously selected as Interim President of the University during a Board of Regent's retreat. Regent members also considered three items in outgoing President Martin's contract including a possible penalty. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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