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6:41 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Dona Ana County to Introduce Discount Card for Prescriptions

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana county residents will get help paying for prescription drugs with the implementation of the state's first discount card program. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, residents, despite income or insurance status, can use the card.

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5:36 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Attorney General Issues Opinion on Solo Investment Lease

Las Cruces, NM – Last year, the City of Las Cruces approved the Vistas at Presidio annexation despite heavy opposition. Now, the development agreement signed by the State Land Office and Solo Investments, owned by local developer Phillip Phillipou, is at the center of controversy. As KRWG's Callie French reports, the State Attorney General recently stated that certain portions of the agreement are not authorized by state law.

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7:56 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Texas Primary Doubles as a Local Election

Las Cruces,NM – March 4th is not only a big day for presidential candidates, but also for local public official hopefuls in El Paso. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, voters will elect district judges, state representatives and even a United States Senator.

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4:09 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Former President Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary in El Paso

Las Cruces, NM – Former President Bill Clinton appeared in El Paso, Texas last night during a rally for his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Clinton made the border city his last stop on a lengthy sweep through South Texas.

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10:20 am
Mon March 3, 2008

NMSU Hosts International Festival

Las Cruces, NM – The international and Border programs at New Mexico State University held an international festival Saturday where over 20 countries were represented. Each country had a booth where they displayed different aspects of their culture. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, the event was both educational and entertaining.

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1:08 am
Mon March 3, 2008

NPR's Senior Washington Editor Discusses Tuesday's Importance

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday the Presidential Primaries held in four states could determine the winners of the Democratic and Republican nominations in this years election. Residents in Vermont and Rhode Island, along with those in the key states of Ohio and Texas will have a chance to cast their vote. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving about the significance of Tuesday's results.

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4:32 am
Fri February 29, 2008

National Parks: Should Loaded Weapons Be Allowed?

Las Cruces, NM – Loaded weapons are currently prohibited in National Parks: However, United States Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma proposed legislation which would allow loaded weapons.

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8:49 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Debate Ensues over Proposed Bingo Parlor

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday, Governor Bill Richardson dispatched state police officers to Akela Flats in Luna County to block access to a high-stakes bingo parlor. Richardson says the Fort Sill Apache Tribe's proposed casino is illegal and says he was forced to take matter into his own hands. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the tribe's chairman accused Richardson of harassment and promised to take legal action.

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7:09 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Energy Conservation Act 2008 Passed in House

Las Cruces, NM – Legislation approved in the United States House of Representatives Wednesday would remove a tax exemption on oil and gas companies---costing the industry nearly eighteen billion dollars in taxes. As KRWG's Callie French reports if the bill passes, those monies would now be invested in renewable energy.

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8:24 am
Tue February 26, 2008

Priest Asks Dona Ana County Commission for Help in Resolving Deadly Border Land Dispute

Las Cruces – Tuesday morning Catholic Priest, Father Bill Morton came before the Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners to discuss human rights issues on the United States/Mexico border; in a place called Lomas Del Poleo. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the small agrarian community which sits just a mile South of Sunland Park, New Mexico finds itself at the center of a violent land dispute.

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7:12 am
Sun February 24, 2008

Unknown Individuals impersonate Ronald McDonald Charity House

Las Cruces, NM – In recent weeks reports have surfaced of unidentified individuals on the New Mexico State University campus and in areas of Albuquerque impersonating Ronald McDonald Charity House Officials to sell illegitimate magazine subscriptions.

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7:15 am
Sat February 23, 2008

Protect America Act in limbo

Las Cruces, NM – In August of 2007, President Bush Signed the Protect America Act which regarded more "modernized" methods of surveillance, like data monitoring, foreign and domestic wiretapping, internet communications and even disposable cell phones. The act came as an amendment to the foreign intelligence surveillance act, which was originally created in 1978.

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7:09 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Governor Richardson Signs Bills in Las Cruces

Las Cruces – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was in Las Cruces Friday to sign several bills sponsored by State Representatives and Senators from Southern New Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Governor says the legislative session was good for New Mexico State University.

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8:19 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Bingaman Talks Politics with New Mexico Youth

Las Cruces, NM – This week, Congress is taking a break from the stress of drafting and approving legislation because of President's Day Recess. Nonetheless, for United States Senator Jeff Bingaman, the break did not mean time off from discussing public policy. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports yesterday, the New Mexico Democrat met with students in Las Cruces at his twentieth annual Student Leadership Institute.

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7:10 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Levee Improvements In Dona Ana County Slated For Spring

Las Cruces, NM – The United State's Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission plans to begin improvements to the Dona Ana county levee system in the coming weeks. As KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, that means some residents living along the Rio Grande may not be required to pay for flood insurance.

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6:37 am
Wed February 20, 2008

White Sands Missile Range to see Growth, Schools Affected

Las Cruces, NM – White Sands Missile Range is preparing to double in size over the next few years. By the end of the summer, the post is expecting to have an additional 535 soldiers by 2013 the base is expected to double in size bringing more soldiers and their children. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, the Las Cruces Public School System is working well in advance to prepare for the flood of students expected over the next few years.

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3:24 am
Mon February 18, 2008

Clean Water Restoration Act 2007

Las Cruces, NM –
IN 1972, THE UNITED STATES WAS ENTHRALLED IN CONTROVERSY OVER THE VIETNAM WAR AND THE WATERGATE SCANDAL. ACCORDING TO AMIGOS BRAVOS'S, AN ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP, BEFORE THE CLEAN WATER RESTORATION ACT OF 1972 WAS APPROVED REPORTS ALSO SURFACED OF SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION IN THE COUNTRY'S GROUNDWATER GROUP SPOKESMAN MICHAEL JENSEN SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE CONTAMINATION LEVELS IN THE NATION'S GROUND WATER.

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3:18 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Mayor Miyagishima's State of the City Address

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima gave his State of the City Address Wednesday afternoon at City Hall. As KRWG's Callie French reports, Miyagishima says he is focusing on four major challenges this year.

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9:20 am
Tue February 12, 2008

Richardson may call for a Special Legislative Session

Albuquerque, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says he may call a special session if his Health Solutions Act doesn't pass as he wants it. The bill has made it most of the way through the legislature with some changes, and governor says he's compromised as much as he's willing to compromise at this point. KUNM's Jim Williams has this report.

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7:27 am
Mon February 11, 2008

Mexican Trucks: Safe Enough to Travel on U.S. Highways?

Las Cruces, NM – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters recently launched a commercial campaign attacking United States Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and demanding her removal. As KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, the Labor Union says Peters broke the law by allowing Mexican Trucks to travel on US Highways.

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7:44 am
Thu February 7, 2008

TCEQ Considers Delaying ASARCO Hearing

Las Cruces, NM – Friday the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, or T-C-E-Q will consider a request from the city of El Paso to delay their decision about the reopening of the ASARCO copper smelter. As KRWG s Jessica Borchert reports, ASARCO is seeking the approval of an air quality permit to re-open their El Paso plant.

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6:05 am
Tue February 5, 2008

Random Drug Testing Summit

Las Cruces, NM – Over one thousand school districts nationwide have implemented random student drug testing programs as a means of school based drug prevention, deterrence and treatment. As KRWG's Callie French reports, a White House representative will host a meeting this week in Albuquerque to talk with educators about the importance of drug testing.

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5:58 am
Tue February 5, 2008

Superbowl Commercials: How Did They Stack Up?

Las Cruces, New Mexico – This Sunday a record setting number of viewers tuned in to watch Super Bowl forty-two and witnessed the surprise victory of the New York Giants over the New England Patriots. While many people were betting on one of the two football teams many advertisers gambled millions of dollars on Super bowl ads. As KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, Super Bowl Commercials are an opportunity for advertisers to win big among viewers or to go down without a score.

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11:55 am
Sun February 3, 2008

Obama and Clinton Visit New Mexico Looking for Super Tuesday Votes

Las Cruces, NM – Super Tuesday is tomorrow and nearly half of the states in the country will be holding caucuses or primary elections. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, New Mexico Democrats will have a chance to cast their ballots and decide which candidate will receive the state's 26 Pledged Delegates.

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1:31 am
Sun February 3, 2008

State House Considers Removing Doctor's Licensing Fee

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Senate recently passed a bill which would remove a four-hundred dollar licensing fee for new doctors coming to the state .As KRWG's Callie French reports the goal of the bill is to increase the number of doctors in the state.

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8:20 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Bill Seeks Tougher Sentences for Domestic Violence

Las Cruces, NM – A Domestic Violence Reform Bill, which calls for harsher punishments against repeat offenders, passed a Key Senate Committee yesterday. As KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, the bill now heads to the Senate Floor for further consideration.

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8:16 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Holloman Beats Own World Record

Las Cruces, NM – Holloman Airforce Base beat itself in setting a new world land speed record. Thursday night a rocket sled traveled over 6,000 miles per hour down the high speed test track.

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1:24 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Tax Time is Here

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexicans will begin to receive their W-2 Forms in the mail within the next couple of days signifying the beginning of tax season. As KRWG's Callie French reports, the deadline for employers to mail the forms is here.

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8:58 am
Tue January 29, 2008

Obama Campaign Office is First to Open in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – A number of Las Crucens piled into a small campaign office Tuesday afternoon to rally in support of Senator Barak Obama. The Obama for President Campaign was holding a grand opening celebration for their new Las Cruces office. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Illinois Senator has recently picked up a number of endorsements from Southern New Mexico politicians, including Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima who was on hand at the event.

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