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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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6:32 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Aldershot Nursery Fire Under Control

Las Cruces, NM – Firefighters are mopping up a blaze which was reported early this morning just south of Las Cruces. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:40 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Rawson Concedes to Fischmann

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, veteran New Mexico Senate Minority Whip Leonard Lee Rawson sent an email to his constituents conceding a fiercely contested race to his Democratic challenger Steve Fischmann. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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7:01 am
Wed November 12, 2008

NM Chile Association Asks For Tax Credit

Las Cruces, NM – This Tuesday, the New Mexico Chile Association asked the state legislature to approve a tax credit for farmers who harvest the state's staple crop. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the association says the incentive is needed to keep the industry from collapsing.

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6:46 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Dona Ana County Commissioners Approve Gross Receipts Tax to Fund Detention Center Improvements

Las Cruces, NM – Today the Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the implementation of a one-sixteenth percent gross receipts tax, which will fund improvements at the county detention center. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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9:35 am
Tue November 11, 2008

State Lawmaker Calls for an Investigation of AES Contract

Albuquerque, NM – A state lawmaker says he'll spearhead an effort to take a close look at the election system used in New Mexico. State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, an Albuquerque Democrat, says there are too many questions about how the secretary of state's office contracts out much of the election work done in the state. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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9:28 am
Tue November 11, 2008

New Mexicans Remember Sacrifices of Local Vets

Las Cruces, NM – In remembrance of Veterans Day, communities across the country and New Mexico held events honoring the millions of men and women who have served in the United States military. And as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, many people in Las Cruces offered their gratitude to the nation's troops on their own at a local memorial.

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8:34 am
Tue November 11, 2008

NMSU Search For President Moves Forward

Las Cruces, NM – The NMSU Board of Regents Chair Bob Gallagher says the search for New Mexico State University's next president is moving forward despite some setbacks. KRWG's Jamie Palafox has more .

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6:52 am
Mon November 10, 2008

US Ambassador Joseph Wilson Keynote Speaker at Model UN Dinner

Las Cruces, NM – This Thursday, former United States Ambassador Joseph Wilson will be the Keynote Speaker at a Las Cruces dinner benefitting New Mexico State University's Model United Nations team. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.


Ticket Information online at:

http://www.nmsu.edu/~govdept/modelun/a-night-at-the-un.html

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2:47 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Numerous Area Events to Commemorate Veterans Day

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a Federal and State holiday reserved for honoring our country's veterans. KRWG's Evan Woodward has information about events happening throughout the KRWG listening area.

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8:51 am
Fri November 7, 2008

State Senate Race Hinges on Provisional Ballots

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Clerk Elect Lynn Ellins says the Bureau of Elections started going through the provisional ballots from State Senate District 37 yesterday, which is home to the too close to call race between Republican Senate Minority Whip Leonard Lee Rawson and his Democratic opponent Steve Fischmann. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the result of the election now depends on how the provisional ballots break.

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7:35 am
Fri November 7, 2008

ICE: Illegal Alien Deportations Up

Las Cruces, NM – A record number of illegal aliens were deported during fiscal year 2008 according to the U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:24 am
Fri November 7, 2008

DAC Bureau of Elections Begins Canvass

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Bureau of Elections is currently canvassing Tuesday's election starting with the votes cast in State Senate District 37 home to the too close to call race between Republican Senate Minority Whip Leonard Lee Rawson, and his Democratic opponent Steve Fischmann. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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6:18 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Events to Honor the Brave

Las Cruces, NM – This weekend the New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services is paying tribute to the 180,000 New Mexicans who have served in the U-S Military.
Across the country veterans will be honored on Tuesday, November 11th--The official remembrance day since May 13, 1938.

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6:59 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Video Games are Misunderstood

Las Cruces, NM – Video games Some people especially kids love them. Parents "buy" them but are often worried about the effects the games might have on their children. Well now, NMSU researchers are saying video games might actually turn out to be one of our BEST tools to keep not only young people---but EVERYONE -- in better shape. KRWG's Gary Worth reports from NMSU's Game Lab.

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6:53 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Investigators Return to Explosion Site

Las Cruces, NM – Investigators returned to the site of last month's home explosion in Las Cruces, as part of an on-going investigation, in search of more evidence. The property was returned to the owners last week. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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6:08 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Result of Key State Senate Race Could be Revealed Tonight

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Clerk Elect Lynn Ellins says the Bureau of Elections is currently going through the provisional ballots from District 37--which is home to the too close to call State Senate Race between Republican Senate Minority Whip Leonard Lee Rawson and his Democratic opponent Steve Fischmann. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, depending on how many provisional ballots qualify, the outcome of the election could be revealed tonight.

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9:21 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Richardson: Hispanic Vote was the Key to Obama's Victory

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says Hispanic voter turnout in New Mexico was the key to Democrat Barack Obama's presidential victory in the state. The governor, in a press conference in his cabinet room at the capitol, gave his impressions of the Democratic sweep that took place. From Santa Fe, KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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9:17 am
Wed November 5, 2008

CD2 Winner Says Coattail Effect Helped

Las Cruces, NM – Hobbs oilman Harry Teague secured New Mexico's conservative southern congressional district yesterday. His win marks the first Democratic victory in the district in twenty-eight years. KRWG's Marco Grajeda spoke with Teague about his early victory.

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6:58 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Otero County Votes No on Spaceport Tax

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday the residents of Otero County voted against a Spaceport Tax referendum which would have imposed a gross receipts tax of one eighth of one percent to help the state fund the construction of Spaceport America. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Executive Director for Spaceport America Steve Landeene says all systems are still go for the 198 million dollar project despite Tuesday's setback.

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5:11 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Belize Field School Program

Las Cruces – Biologist Charles Britt is a graduate student at New Mexico State University. He participated in the Belize Field School Program, in both the Wildlife Science Tropical Field Ecology Course in March and an internship program in Belize over the summer. Britt spoke with Fred Martino.

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3:52 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Otero County Reveals Results

Las Cruces,NM – Yesterday, voters in New Mexico cast ballot on a number of items including a gross receipts tax for Otero County residents and several proposed changes to the state's constitution. KRWG's Fernando Zamarron has the results

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1:54 am
Wed November 5, 2008

More than 200 People Attend Party at Dona Ana County Democratic Headquarters

Las Cruces, NM – More than 200 people gathered at the Dona Ana County Democratic Party headquarters to watch the results of the Presidential Election. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports the enthusiastic and sometimes deafening crowd was ecstatic about Barack Obama's victory.

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1:16 am
Wed November 5, 2008

New Mexico Election Update

Las Cruces, NM – IN SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO, PROJECTED NUMBERS DECLARE DEMOCRAT MARY JANE GARCIA AS STATE SENATOR FOR DISTRICT 36 OVER REPUBLICAN LEE S. COTTER AND DEMOCRAT STEPHEN H. FISCHMANN WITH A THREE PERCENT LEAD OVER REPUBLICAN INCUMBANT LEONARD LEE RAWSON FOR THE NEW MEXICO STATE SENATE DISTRICT 37. DEMOCRAT ANDREW NUNEZ HAS A 600 VOTE LEAD OVER REPUBLICAN MIKE A. TELLEZ IN THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE 36 RACE, DEMOCRAT JEFF STEINBORN LEADS REPUBLICAN KENT EVENS, 60.3% TO 39.7% IN THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE 37 RACE.

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12:45 am
Tue November 4, 2008

New Mexico Election Update

Las Cruces, NM – In unofficial results from the state's website New Mexico's five electoral votes went to presidential candidate Democrat Barack Obama. Obama received fifty-six percent of the popular vote while Republican candidate John McCain received forty-three percent.

In the State Senate race Congressman Democrat Tom Udall defeated opponent republican Steve Pearce. Udall garnered sixty percent of the votes as compared to Pearce's forty percent.

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5:52 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Belize Field Study

Las Cruces – Every year, students and faculty study and work in Belize. The country provides a rich experience for marine biologists. New Mexico State University biology professor Michele Nishiguchi talked with Fred Martino about her work in coral reef ecology and the importance of learning outside the classroom.

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7:32 am
Sun November 2, 2008

Voters to Consider State Constitutional Amendments

Las Cruces, NM – On election day voters in New Mexico will consider five amendments to the State Constitution. Among the proposed changes voters will decide if the Governor should be allowed to appoint a Lieutenant Governor in the case of a vacancy. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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9:05 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Business of Commercial Radio

Las Cruces, NM – Commercial Radio can be a tough business, but one Las Cruces Company found a secret ingredient for success that lies in the heart of the listeners. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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