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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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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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