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2:28 am
Sat March 15, 2008

Several Environmental Groups Sue EPA

Las Cruces, New Mexico – This week, several environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the environmental protection agency or EPA to close loopholes which they say allows industries, including mining companies to leave clean up costs to the public by declaring bankruptcy.

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7:47 am
Fri March 14, 2008

Internal Investigations Underway at NMSU College of Health and Social Services

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this week students in New Mexico State University's College of Health and Social Services held a protest on campus to raise awareness of what some claim are racist and unfair hiring and firing practices. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the grievances expressed by students center mostly around the dismissal of two minority professors.

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5:10 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Pulitzer Prize Nominee Richard Rodriguez Speaks As Part Of The University Speaker Series

Las Cruces, NM –
Earlier this week Journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Richard Rodriguez, spoke on the campus of New Mexico State University as part of the University Speaker Series. As KRWG's Callie French reports, Rodriguez offered his views on the perceptions of Hispanic Culture in America.

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4:56 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Couple Accuses Health and Social Services College of Racism

Las Cruces, N.M. – A husband and wife team of faculty members at New Mexico State University's College of Health and Social Services allege racism was behind a decision not to renew their contracts. As KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, students from the college are rallying behind their former professors.

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4:24 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Vote-Buying Allegations in State Republican Party

Albuquerque, NM – The pre-primary nominating conventions are coming up this weekend for both the Republican and Democratic parties in the state. And as was recently reported by independent Albuquerque journalist Dennis Domrzalski, there's a bit of a cloud that continues to hang over them in light of allegations of pressure from candidates to get certain delegates elected. But as KUNM's Jim Williams reports, those allegations may be symptoms of a larger problem with how party rules are written.

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2:27 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Proposed Changes to Nuclear Complex Spark Debate

Las Cruces, NM – The National Nuclear Security Administration, or N-N-S-A, is considering changes to the nation's nuclear weapons complex which includes New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the federal agency, within the Department of Energy, says the plan referred to as Complex Transformation is designed to make the nation's weapons program smaller, less expensive, more efficient and safer.

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10:37 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Dona Ana County Commission Wants Peaceful Resolution of Border Land Dispute

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday the Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution intended to help resolve a violent land dispute in the Mexican Colonia of Lomas de Poleo, West of Ciudad Juarez. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports the Commission is asking Governor Richardson, and New Mexico's two United States Senators for their immediate assistance.

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3:45 am
Sat March 8, 2008

BLM Advisors Meet with Southern New Mexicans

Las Cruces, New Mexico – The bureau of land management's resource advisory council was in Las Cruces this week to meet with Southern New Mexicans. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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7:09 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Drunk Driving Deaths are Down in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says the state's efforts to fight drunk driving are paying off. The governor said Friday that New Mexico's number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities has fallen to the lowest level in nineteen years. KUNM's Jim Williams has this report.

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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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