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7:37 am
Tue June 10, 2008

El Paso County Commission and City Council Want Otero Mesa Protected

Las Cruces, NM – Monday the El Paso County Commission passed a resolution asking Congress to permanently protect the Otero Mesa from oil and natural gas drilling and exploration. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the resolution cited the need to protect a large salt basin aquifer, which the United States Geological Survey estimates may contain as much as 57 million acre feet of water.

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5:45 am
Sun June 8, 2008

Weekend Election Wrap

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico held its Primary Elections last week and voters determined who would represent their respective party's in a number of key races around the state.

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8:29 am
Sat June 7, 2008

Salmonella Outbreak linked to three types of Tomatoes

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico officials are asking residents, grocery stores and restaurateurs to stop selling and serving raw, red tomatoes which could be linked to a salmonella outbreak. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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3:55 am
Fri June 6, 2008

James McDonough Appointed Interim President of NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Friday morning the New Mexico State University Board of Regents voted to appoint James McDonough as the Interim President of NMSU. McDonough who currently works as a private consultant, spent over 15 years on campus as the Senior Vice President for Business , Finance and Human Resources before leaving in 2006. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Regents say they are also moving forward quickly to find a permanent successor for departing President Michael Martin.

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7:42 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Martin Unanimously Voted Into LSU Chancellor Post

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon Dr. Michael Martin was officially named the new Chancellor at the main campus of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. LSU System Vice President for Communications and External Affairs, Charles Zewe says the University's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously and enthusiastically to hire Martin.

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8:44 am
Wed June 4, 2008

CD2 Democratic Nominee Preparing for the General Election

Las Cruces, NM – In New Mexico's Congressional District Two Race, former Lea County Commissioner Harry Teague says he's happy with Tuesday's victory where he secured the Democratic Nomination. But as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Teague says his sight is on the next hurdle.

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5:28 am
Wed June 4, 2008

Udall Will Support Obama

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Democratic Congressman and Super Delegate Tom Udall announced this morning that he will support Illinois Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States. Udall who is also New Mexico's Democratic nominee for the United States Senate was the last of the state's uncommitted Super Delegates.

In a release sent out by his campaign Wednesday Udall says quote.

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1:16 am
Wed June 4, 2008

Voter Turnout Low in Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, – Many registered voters in Southern New Mexico did not make it to the polls yesterday during the State's Primary Election. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, county clerks across the region reported a low voter turnout.

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5:55 am
Sat May 31, 2008

Dona Ana County's Teenage Birth Rate on the Decline

Las Cruces, NM – In 2004, Dona Ana County was ranked third in the state for teenage pregnancies, according to the teen pregnancy coalition. Since then, the birth rate among teenagers in the county has been on the decline. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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8:17 am
Fri May 30, 2008

Top Stories on Independent News Site

Albuquerque, NM – The State Land Office's development leases in Las Cruces and the Federal Audit of the former Secretary of State's office are among the stories being covered this week by the recently launched online news source, the "New Mexico Independent". From Albuquerque, KUNM's John West speaks with journalist Marjorie Childress.

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5:29 am
Thu May 29, 2008

Representative Udall Visits Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's 3rd United States Congressional District Representative Tom Udall was in Las Cruces today to receive a Counterdrug Border Briefing by the National Guard. Before the briefing Udall stopped by the KRWG studios to speak with Evan Woodward about his run for the United States Senate.

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7:19 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Dona Ana County Commission Takes Step toward Tax Referendum

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday, Dona Ana County Commissioners approved a resolution announcing their plan to ask voters to consider passing a mil levy on property owners which would fund the construction of a judicial complex. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, according to county officials a surge in population has created the need for a new courthouse.

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9:40 am
Sat May 24, 2008

Michael Martin Recommended for Vacant Chancellor Position at LSU

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, Louisiana State University's Chancellor Search Committee unanimously selected New Mexico State University President Michael Martin to be considered for the vacant Chancellor position. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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2:05 am
Sat May 24, 2008

Border Group Files Lawsuit Against DHS and CBP

Las Cruces, NM – THE TEXAS BORDER COALITION, OR T-B-C, RECENTLY FILED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, OVER THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FIFTY-BILLION DOLLAR PROPOSED FENCE ALONG THE U.S./ MEXICO BORDER. T-B-C IS A COALITION OF ELECTED BORDER OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS. KRWG'S SARINA TURNBULL HAS THIS REPORT.

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9:34 am
Fri May 23, 2008

Dona Ana County to Consider Tax Development District

Las Cruces, NM – This morning, the Dona Ana County Legal Department held a public hearing in Las Cruces to discuss the creation of a Tax Development District with Sierra County. The agreement is needed under state law to begin collecting money from a gross receipts tax approved to help fund Spaceport America. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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4:24 am
Fri May 23, 2008

New Mexico Could Face Financial Crisis

Las Cruces, NM – This week, New Mexico Voices for Children, a non-partisan advocacy group, announced an analysis of the State Legislative Finance Committee's 2008 Post Session Review. The review, released in March, provides a forecast of revenue growth for the state. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the group's research director says the findings do not look good.

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6:23 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Legislation to Stop Flow of Weapons to Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – This week the United States Senate will vote on a war-spending bill, which includes an attached proposal by New Mexico United States Senator Jeff Bingaman, to stop the flow of American weapons into Mexico.

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7:32 am
Fri May 16, 2008

NMSU President to Interview for Job in Louisiana

Las Cruces, NM – Friday morning Chair of New Mexico State University Board of Regents, Bob Gallagher announced that University President Michael Martin is the sole finalist for the Chancellor position at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rogue. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Martin will travel to LSU for a two day interview next/this week.

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3:04 am
Thu May 15, 2008

Senate Approves Bill in Attempt to Lower Gasoline Prices

Las Cruces, NM – This week the United States Senate approved a bill which seeks to suspend the continued storage of seventy thousand barrels of oil per day at the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. A New Mexico economist says the move will affect the rising price of gasoline but only by a few cents.

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8:36 am
Tue May 13, 2008

Southern New Mexico's Fallen Officers Honored in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday several southern New Mexico law enforcement agents came together in Las Cruces for a memorial to honor the area's fallen peace officers. The event was held at Onate High School's Performing Arts Center in remembrance of officers from federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies. KRWG's Marco Grajeda was at the ceremony and has this report.

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5:07 am
Sat May 10, 2008

Congressional Hopeful Teague Hosts Free Dinner and Community Meeting in Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Former Lea County Commissioner and 2nd Congressional District Democratic Candidate Harry Teague held a dinner and community meeting last week at Young Park in Las Cruces. Teague and Dona Ana County Commissioner Bill McCamley are vying for the Democratic nomination during the June 3rd primary.

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2:15 am
Fri May 9, 2008

University Students Head Home

Las Cruces, NM – Thursday officially marked the end of final exam week and Spring Semester 2008 at New Mexico State University. While some students will only rest for a couple of weeks before hitting the books again, thousands are preparing to leave the area on a three month vacation. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the students' summer departure also means a loss of revenue for some area businesses.

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9:01 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Trigo Fire Crews Cautiously Optimistic

Las Cruces – Firefighters in Central New Mexico have been battling a blaze in the Manzano Mountains for more than three weeks now. The fire tore through the region scorching almost 14,000 acres and destroying 59 homes. KRWG's Evan Woodward was at the site of the fire earlier this week and he reports that crews there are cautiously optimistic.

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8:47 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Presidential Candidates seek the Support of Uncommitted Superdelegates

Las Cruces, NM – According to the Associated Press, Tuesday's Democratic Presidential Primaries in North Carolina and Indiana helped Senator Barrack Obama increase his lead in the delegate count to 150 over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Obama now needs about 170 delegates to secure the democratic nomination. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, with the race dwindling down pressure is building on the close to 270 uncommitted superdelegates including New Mexico U.S Representative Tom Udall to pick a side.

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7:22 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Groups Push for Legislative Protection of Broad Canyon

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexicans visit Broad Canyon in Dona Ana County to hike, bike, go off-roading or just enjoy nature. Recently, however Broad Canyon was added to a list of ten natural treasures that are at risk of losing their wilderness qualities. Environmental groups are pushing for legislative protection in order to preserve its wilderness qualities.

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3:27 am
Sun May 4, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow marks the one hundred and forty sixth anniversary of the battle of puebla-better known as Cinco de Mayo.

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6:57 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Top Stories on Independent News Site

Albuquerque, NM – Fifty four years of congressional seniority are about to evaporate in New Mexico it apparently helps to be rich to run for the state's 2nd Congressional District and Albuquerque moves to increase its bike friendliness but not in a hurry three stories a new non-profit independent news organization in New Mexico is following. KUNM's Jim Williams has more.

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6:43 am
Fri May 2, 2008

May Day March Held in El Paso

Las Cruces – Yesterday was May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, a holiday celebrated in many countries to commemorate the achievements of the labor movement. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, a group of roughly 250 people marched through the streets of El Paso in support of rights for immigrant workers.

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4:03 am
Fri May 2, 2008

NMSU Bookstore Outsourcing Open Discussion

Las Cruces, NM – This week, New Mexico State University's Auxiliary Services held an open discussion for students and staff to ask question and voice any concern about the issue. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, few of those questions were answered.

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3:08 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Immigration's Impact on Children

Las Cruces, NM – When discussing the issue of immigration across the country recently, the focus has been on what, if anything, should the federal government do with the millions of illegal immigrants in the Country. This week, however, as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, several American and Mexican agencies met to discuss the impact that immigration is having on children.

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