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8:49 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Spaceport Authority Members Discuss their Next Steps

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority, which met in Las Cruces this morning, plans to ask State lawmakers to approve increased funding for Spaceport America during next year's legislative session and according to an update from the group's executive director the project is on schedule. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:08 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Secretary of State's Spokesman Defends the Hiring of Jim Noel as Elections Director

Albuquerque, NM – The secretary of state's office is dismissing criticism of its hiring of a Senate candidate's relative as elections director. Secretary of State Mary Herrera on Friday announced she'd hired James Noel as elections director, filling a position that had been vacated by former director Daniel Soto. KUNM's Jim Williams has more.

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6:53 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Republicans want New Elections Director

Las Cruces, NM – Jim Noel will not begin his duties as the director of the State's Bureau of Elections until early next month but some state Republicans already want him removed from the position. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:53 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Senate Candidates on Key Issues

Albuquerque, NM – The Republican and Democratic candidates for New Mexico's open U-S Senate Seat have yet to meet in person for a face-to-face debate. But, as KUNM's John West reports, the two did speak separately and answer questions at a candidates' forum in Albuquerque last Friday.

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8:50 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Experts Discuss Energy and Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Las Cruces, NM – Several political leaders converged in Las Cruces late last week, during New Mexico State University's Domenici Public Policy Conference . A number of current and former United States' lawmakers discussed several topics, which are considered the focal point of retiring Senator Pete Domenici's career. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:42 am
Fri August 22, 2008

El Paso's Historic Plaza Theater Creates New Memories

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4:12 am
Fri August 22, 2008

Domenici Praised for his work in the U.S. Senate

Las Cruces, NM – A number of New Mexico Lawmakers and friends of United States Senator Pete Domenici offered their well wishes to the outgoing Albuquerque Republican during New Mexico State University's Domenici Public Policy Conference . As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, amid jokes and kind words Domenici was thanked for his years of public service in the U-S Senate.

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6:45 am
Wed August 20, 2008

McCain Holds Town Hall in Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Senator John McCain was in Las Cruces today to hold a town hall style meeting. The Arizona Senator offered some prepared remarks on the economy, the conflict in Georgia and the war in Iraq--before taking questions from the audience. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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2:16 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Richardson's Health Care Package Targets Children

Las Cruces, NM – During the special legislative session, which began Friday, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will call on state lawmakers to make health insurance mandatory for New Mexico's children.

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6:31 am
Sat August 16, 2008

Ancient Fossilized Imprints Discovered

Las Cruces,NM – An amatuer fossil collector discovered the fossilized imprints of a jellyfish dating back to the early permain era--two-hundred and ninty million years ago. KRWG's Mayra Torres has this report.

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8:07 am
Thu August 14, 2008

NMSU Graduate Student Claims Retaliation

Las Cruces, NM – A New Mexico State University Graduate Student who has been publicly outspoken about issues within the College of Health and Social Services says he's now being retaliated against--resulting in the loss of his Graduate Assistantship, and in-state tuition status. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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7:12 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Democratic United States Senate Candidate Tom Udall Talks With KRWG's Evan Woodward

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District Representative and Democratic United States Senate Candidate Tom Udall stopped by the KRWG-FM studios earlier this week to talk about his campaign and his 'Doing Right by New Mexico Tour' with KRWG's Evan Woodward.

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5:34 am
Tue August 12, 2008

FBI and ATF Directors Speak in El Paso on Border Security

Las Cruces, NM – During the 5th annual Border Security Conference at the University of Texas at El Paso-- directors of two federal law enforcement agencies pushed for more international cooperation to confront violence and smuggling along the border. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the conference which ended today included panel discussions on border security strategies and technologies as well as effective trade and other topics.

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5:31 am
Sun August 10, 2008

Minority Groups in Critical Need of Organ Donors

Las Cruces, NM – According to New Mexico's donor services, ethnic minorities in New Mexico comprise seventy-eight percent of the state's organ waiting list.Community services manager for New Mexico's donor services, Maria sanders says minorities are facing a crisis and adds that six-hundred twenty New Mexican's are in need of life-saving transplants.

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6:55 am
Tue August 5, 2008

New Study Finds Water Consumption May Double in the Southwest By 2040

Las Cruces, NM – A new report released today by the Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center claims that if trends in population growth and water consumption in the Southwest remain constant, water usage in the region will double by 2040. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with Environment New Mexico Advocate, Lauren Ketcham about the report's findings.

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6:52 am
Sun July 20, 2008

New Mexico Legislators Already Considering Tax Rebate

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Senator John Arthur Smith says the State's Legislative Finance Committee met last week to propose ideas on how to best use the state's revenue surplus of 400-million dollars.

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7:53 am
Thu July 17, 2008

Got Blood?

Las Cruces, NM – Across the country the demand for blood is very high and the amount of donors in general is very low. According to United Blood Services, donating one pint of blood could save up to three lives, still as KRWG's Mayra Torres reports when asked to donate many people walk away.

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1:37 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Cruzado Named Interim President of NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday morning, New Mexico State University Executive Vice President and Provost Waded Cruzado was unanimously selected as Interim President of the University during a Board of Regent's retreat. Regent members also considered three items in outgoing President Martin's contract including a possible penalty. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:35 am
Mon July 14, 2008

'Operation Jumpstart' Ends Tuesday

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3:46 am
Fri July 11, 2008

Monsoon Rains Expected through the Weekend

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexicans had to pull their umbrellas, raincoats and water boots out of the closet in recent days. Yesterday, Las Crucens woke up to constant rain showers which caused minor flooding across the city; and as KRWG's Mayra Torres reports, a meteorologist says the wet weather will likely last through the weekend.

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3:39 am
Fri July 11, 2008

Impact of Immigration on the Economy

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3:05 am
Wed July 9, 2008

Veterans Group Ad says Troop Surge is Working

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is one of twelve battleground states that will air a television ad next week promoting the quote truth, about progress in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ad falls in line with the Republican Presumptive Nominee's view that the troop surge in Iraq is working.

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1:09 am
Tue July 8, 2008

El Pasoan Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid Angering Wife

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, an El Paso resident was arrested after lying to police officers about being kidnapped to avoid getting in trouble with his wife. Last week, thirty-one year old Juan Carlos Rivas told police investigators he had been kidnapped by three men and left in his vehicle overnight.

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4:18 am
Thu July 3, 2008

NAMI New Mexico Offers Free Video to Help Soldiers

Las Cruces, NM – The National Alliance on Mental Illness New Mexico, or NAMI announced recently that they are offering a free video to returning soldiers and their families in order to help them identify and manage mental health issues.

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9:51 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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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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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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