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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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11:55 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Explosion Investigation Moves to the Lab

Las Cruces, NM – Investigators looking for the cause of last week's home explosion in east Las Cruces have completed the evidence-gathering phase. As KRWG's Fernando Zamarron reports, the investigation will now focus on laboratory analysis

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9:02 am
Thu October 30, 2008

AES May be Violating Contract with Secretary of State

Albuquerque, NM – The company that Secretary of State Mary Herrera's office uses for election support may be violating its contract with the state by subcontracting work to another company. That's the word from a lawyer looking into the matter. It's an issue that could be headed to the attorney general's office. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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8:39 am
Thu October 30, 2008

House Bomb Scrutiny

Las Cruces, NM – Investigators looking for the cause of last week's home explosion in east Las Cruces have completed the evidence-gathering phase. As KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n [SAH-MAH-RRONE] reports, the investigation will now focus on laboratory analysis

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8:36 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Mariachi Festival Workshops Keep Mexican Traditions Alive

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces is gearing up to host one of this region's biggest cultural events of the year. The 15th annual International Mariachi Conference begins next week. It will attract more than 700 young people from across the nation. And as KRWG's Gary Worth reports, they will be getting some expert training in a very old musical tradition.

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7:07 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Online Political Journalist Heath Haussamen Speaks about New Mexico's Role in 2008 Election

Las Cruces, NM – With just a few days left before this year's election, KRWG's Evan Woodward interviewed Online Political Journalist Heath Haussamen to get his thoughts on how New Mexico factors into this historic battle for the White House.

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6:22 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Sarah Palin Costumes All the Rage

Las Cruces – 9 year old Miranda Thomas of Las Cruces is ready for Halloween. But she got an early start...wearing her costume last week in front of a crowd at the annual Elephant Jamboree. She even introduced US Senate Candidate Steve Pearce. Thomas' costume? Well...she's made up like Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin. From the dress suit and glasses....to the perfect makeup and hairstyle....Miranda is ready. She spoke with Fred Martino.

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8:40 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Rasmussen Poll: Obama's Lead in NM Grows

Albuquerque, NM – A new poll finds Democrat Barack Obama with a ten point lead over Republican John McCain in the final days of the presidential race in New Mexico. The Rasmussen poll was based on the responses of five hundred likely voters, and showed Obama had the support of 54 percent while McCain had 44 percent.

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8:14 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Arizona Senator Visits Mesilla

Las Cruces, NM – United Stats Senator John Kyl visited Mesilla today to rally support for Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.

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6:17 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Voters Allowed to Cast Ballot without Absentee Ballots

Albuquerque, NM – Secretary of State Mary Herrera says voters who haven't yet received their absentee ballots by mail can vote without it. Herrera sent word to county clerks Wednesday to implement a process to allow those voters to cast ballots early or on Election Day. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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7:15 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Pearce in Dona Ana County to Rally Support

Las Cruces, NM – Congressman Steve Pearce is in Dona Ana County today meeting with area small businesses and veterans groups to discuss his proposals if elected to the U.S. Senate. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:13 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Election Events in Las Cruces Wednesday

Las Cruces, NM – The General Election is only days away and the major political parties are holding events in Las Cruces tomorrow as a final push for their presidential candidate. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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10:26 am
Mon October 27, 2008

NMSU Hosts Danny Villanueva Breakfast this Week

Las Cruces, NM – This Thursday, New Mexico State University will host the Eighth Annual Danny Villanueva Scholarship Breakfast. The event raises funds for a scholarship endowment that helps local student leaders pay for college. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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6:54 am
Mon October 27, 2008

ACLU of New Mexico Files Suit Alleging 'Voter Intimidation'

Las Cruces, NM – The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico filed a class action lawsuit Monday, alleging that members of the Republican Party violated the privacy rights of 92 registered New Mexico voters. The lawsuit claims that members of the party illegally used confidential social security numbers to conduct background checks and then distributed sensitive voter information to the press. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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4:01 am
Sun October 26, 2008

McCain Rips Obama's Economic Policies during Mesilla Rally

Las Cruces – An estimated 4,000 people flocked to the historic Mesilla Plaza Saturday afternoon to see Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Arizona Senator told his supporters that even though he's trailing in the polls, the election isn't over yet.

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9:35 am
Fri October 24, 2008

NM CD1 Candidates on Healthcare Reform

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, New Mexico's Congressional District One candidates discussed their proposals to reform the country's healthcare system and make it accessible to more Americans. Republican Darren White and Democrat Martin Heinrich met in a Town Hall style forum, which aired last night on public broadcasting stations throughout the state. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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9:33 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Renaissance Arts Fair around the Corner

Las Cruces, NM – It started as the the Holy Cross CraftFaire back in 1971, and more than three and a half decades later the festival has evolved into a juried art exhibit and even a business opportunity for young artists. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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7:33 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Home Explodes in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – An explosion early Thursday morning destroyed an empty home east of Las Cruces near the Organ Mountains.

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4:34 am
Wed October 22, 2008

International Exchange Programs 2

Las Cruces – Students at New Mexico State University can study abroad at over 200 universities. Fred Martino speaks with NMSU Senior Sheny Leon. Leon studied in Germany and Argentina and serves as an ambassador for NMSU's International Student Exchange Program.

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8:52 am
Mon October 20, 2008

KRWG News

Las Cruces – Here's the latest news from KRWG. Listen to KRWG newscasts every weekday during Morning Edition from 5am to 9am and during All Things Considered from 4pm to 6pm.

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10:32 am
Sat October 18, 2008

Food Banks Feel the Crunch of Economic Downturn

Las Cruces, NM – A number of local food banks are feeling the crunch of the nation's economic downturn. On average, Community Action Agency of Las Cruces feeds five to ten thousand people a month. Most of the food bank's donations are collected through food drives; but Executive Director Rebecca Reyes says the amount they've collected in recent months has gone down substantially. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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10:46 am
Fri October 17, 2008

Spaceport Tax Proposal on Otero County Ballot

Las Cruces, NM – Voters across the state have a lot of decisions to make at the polls on Election Day but there's something extra on the ballot in Otero County. As KRWG's Charles Comer reports, registered voters in the southern New Mexico County will consider a tax issue to help fund the construction of Spaceport America.

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