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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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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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