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9:50 am
Tue July 1, 2008

Udall Supporters Protest Gas Prices

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, Democratic Party of New Mexico and Tom Udall for U-S Senate Staffers and volunteers gathered at gasoline stations across the state to protest votes cast by Congressman Steve Pearce which they say are affecting the pocket books of Americans. KRWG'S Marco Grajeda has the details.

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7:39 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Juarez Violence Discussed in El Paso

Las Cruces, NM – More than 500 people have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico since the beginning of the year, and sources say more than 1800 killings related to the drug trade have occurred across Mexico in 2008. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the El Paso Press Club held a forum over the weekend to discuss the serious issues affecting Mexico and how they relate to the United States.

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9:28 am
Sun June 29, 2008

Teens Cautioned about Smoking

Las Cruces, NM – Last Thursday, thousands of teens braved high temperatures to attend this year's Vans Warped Tour at New Mexico State University. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the Truth Campaign was also there to talk to teens about the dangers of tobacco use.

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9:18 am
Sat June 28, 2008

Jazz Vocalist Hillary Smith

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexico singer-songwriter Hillary Smith will headline the Tamaya Jazz Festival in Albuquerque. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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3:11 am
Thu June 26, 2008

State Prepares to Implement Real ID

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is currently implementing Real I.D. measures approved in 2005. The real id act requires states to issue driver's licenses that meet specific requirements as an effort to fight terrorism and reduce fraud. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says the law will not protect Americans and will only create new problems.

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8:13 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Fire Crews Make Progress on Rocky Fire

Las Cruces, NM – Fire officials expect to extinguish a lightning sparked fire burning thirty-six miles northwest of Carlsbad by the end of the week. KRWG' s Marco Grajeda reports that as of this morning the fire was sixty-five percent contained.

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7:25 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Local Leaders Voice Opposition to Pearce Authored Bill

City Councilor Nathan Small

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon a number of local leaders held a press conference to voice their opposition to a house bill introduced last week by Congressman Steve Pearce. The bill is called the "Dona Ana County Planned Growth, Open Space, and Rangeland Preservation Act of 2008". However, as KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, critics of the bill say it's an assault on the county's wilderness, and will weaken environmental protections granted to places like the Organ Mountains.

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5:38 am
Sun June 22, 2008

Heat Wave could be Dangerous to Residents and Pets

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Department of Health Region Five Health Ffficer Eugene Marciniak, says there are several groups of people who are most vulnerable to heat related complications including children, the elderly and residents with mental health disorders.

The symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke include heavy sweating, often pale skin, muscle cramps, dizziness and fatigue.

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1:38 am
Sat June 21, 2008

Lt. Gov Diane Denish Addresses State Challenges

Las Cruces, NM – This week, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish spoke at a conference room packed with county leaders about the state's upcoming challenges. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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1:41 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Senator Jeff Bingaman Surveys Fire Damage

Senator Bingaman is briefed by the BLM's Steve Bumgarner

Las Cruces, NM – United States Senator Jeff Bingaman was in Las Cruces today to get a tour of the areas affected by the Dripping Springs fire. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, The Federal Bureau of Land Management gave the Senator a briefing and explained the strategies they used to successfully handle the blaze.

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7:20 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Congress Attempting to Compromise on FISA Legislation

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7:29 am
Mon June 16, 2008

New Poll Shows New Mexicans Support Gray Wolf Reintroduction

Las Cruces, NM – A new poll released today shows a large majority of New Mexico voters support having Mexican Gray Wolves reintroduced onto public lands. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the poll was conducted by Research and Polling Incorporated, and of the 500 people surveyed, 69% support reintroduction, while just 21% are opposed.

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6:20 am
Sun June 15, 2008

Weekend Series: Drug Violence In Mexico Part Two

Las Cruces, NM – This week, the United States House of Representatives approved its version of the Merida initiative which seeks to allocate one-point-six-billion dollars over the next three years to aide Mexico and other countries to fight drug cartels.

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6:18 am
Sat June 14, 2008

Weekend Series: Drug Violence In Mexico Part One

Las Cruces, NM – This week, the United States House of Representatives approved its version of the Merida initiative which seeks to allocate one-point-six-billion dollars over the next three years to aide Mexico and other countries to fight drug cartels.

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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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