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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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4:55 am
Fri October 17, 2008

International Exchange Programs

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

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1:57 am
Fri October 17, 2008

CD3 Candidates on Nuclear Energy

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Third Congressional District candidates faced-off during a town hall style forum, which aired last night across the state. KRWG's Jamie Palafox reports on what each candidate said about nuclear energy.

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1:55 am
Fri October 17, 2008

CD3 Candidates on Nuclear Energy

Las Cruces – New Mexico's Third Congressional District candidates faced-off during a town hall style forum, which aired last night across the state. KRWG's Jamie Palafox reports on what each candidate said about nuclear energy.

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9:10 am
Thu October 16, 2008

NMED Officials to Meet with Hurley Residents

Las Cruces, NM – Next Wednesday, the state environment department will hold a public meeting in Grant County.

Environment officials want to hear comments from residents regarding the proposed plan for the Hurley soils investigation unit.

According to the state agency an investigation indicated that the soil in the town of Hurley contains elevated concentrations of metal mostly copper. The contamination is a result of historic ore processing operations. Chino Mines Company has proposed removing the contaminated soil.

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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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