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7:22 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Groups Push for Legislative Protection of Broad Canyon

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexicans visit Broad Canyon in Dona Ana County to hike, bike, go off-roading or just enjoy nature. Recently, however Broad Canyon was added to a list of ten natural treasures that are at risk of losing their wilderness qualities. Environmental groups are pushing for legislative protection in order to preserve its wilderness qualities.

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3:27 am
Sun May 4, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow marks the one hundred and forty sixth anniversary of the battle of puebla-better known as Cinco de Mayo.

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6:57 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Top Stories on Independent News Site

Albuquerque, NM – Fifty four years of congressional seniority are about to evaporate in New Mexico it apparently helps to be rich to run for the state's 2nd Congressional District and Albuquerque moves to increase its bike friendliness but not in a hurry three stories a new non-profit independent news organization in New Mexico is following. KUNM's Jim Williams has more.

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6:43 am
Fri May 2, 2008

May Day March Held in El Paso

Las Cruces – Yesterday was May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, a holiday celebrated in many countries to commemorate the achievements of the labor movement. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, a group of roughly 250 people marched through the streets of El Paso in support of rights for immigrant workers.

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4:03 am
Fri May 2, 2008

NMSU Bookstore Outsourcing Open Discussion

Las Cruces, NM – This week, New Mexico State University's Auxiliary Services held an open discussion for students and staff to ask question and voice any concern about the issue. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, few of those questions were answered.

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3:08 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Immigration's Impact on Children

Las Cruces, NM – When discussing the issue of immigration across the country recently, the focus has been on what, if anything, should the federal government do with the millions of illegal immigrants in the Country. This week, however, as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, several American and Mexican agencies met to discuss the impact that immigration is having on children.

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7:15 am
Tue April 29, 2008

Boys and Girls Club Hosts Dinner to Keep Doors Open

Las Cruces, NM – The Boys and Girls club of Las Cruces is hosting its first annual Steak and Steak dinner Thursday evening. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, the goal of the dinner is to help keep the doors of the club open.

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6:26 am
Tue April 29, 2008

McCamley Criticizes Teague for Making Large Contributions to His Own Campaign

Las Cruces – This morning 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Bill McCamley held a press conference in Las Cruces where he wrote a $47.50 check to his own campaign. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the move came after McCamley's primary opponent Harry Teague, a former Lea County Commissioner, disclosed to the Federal Election Commission that he has lent his own campaign $475,000 since last week.

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4:13 am
Sat April 26, 2008

NMSU Awaits Accreditation Team

Las Cruces, NM – An accreditation team will be touring the New Mexico state campus beginning tomorrow as part of a two day review process.The evaluation process takes place every ten years.

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7:33 am
Fri April 25, 2008

Presidential Candidates Raise Concerns over NAFTA

Las Cruces, NM – In recent months, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has been a contentious issue in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Both United States Senators and Presidential Candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barak Obama have criticized the trilateral agreement and have asked for the United States to withdraw or renegotiate. However, as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, an economics expert says that is unlikely.

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7:29 am
Fri April 25, 2008

State Auditor may Investigate State Land Office

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7:34 am
Thu April 24, 2008

NMSU Associate Dean Accused of Emailing Porn Resigns

Las Cruces – Earlier this week, New Mexico State University Associate Dean Dr. Larry Olsen permanently resigned from his position at the College of Health and Human Services; after University Administrators conducting an internal investigation concluded that he violated University policy. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Olsen had been accused of sending more than 100 sexually explicit emails to whistle blowing Junior Professor, Dr. John Moraros.

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6:35 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Environmental Organizations Target Senate Candidates

Las Cruces, NM – Leaders from five national environmental organizations are targeting three key senate races in 2008, they say to elect a veto-proof, 60-vote, pro-environment majority. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, one key race they are targeting is that of New Mexico's Democratic State Representative, Mark Udall.

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4:18 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Sierra County Votes Yes on Spaceport Tax

Las Cruces – Yesterday the residents of Sierra County, New Mexico voted strongly in favor of a quarter percent gross receipts tax which will help the state fund the construction of Spaceport America. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports Sierra will now join with Dona Ana County in creating a Spaceport Tax District.

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7:37 am
Tue April 22, 2008

Wildfires Rage in New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Last week a small fire on the Diamond A ranch outside o Las Cruces grew out of control, scorching more then eighteen thousand acres of land. As KRWG's Callie French reports, the Diamond A fire, along with many others throughout the state indicate fire season is well under way.

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9:03 am
Sat April 19, 2008

14th Annual Border Book Festival Helps Promote Literacy

Las Cruces, NM – The Cultural Center of Mesilla is hosting the 14th annual Border BOok Festival this weekend at the plaza in Mesilla. The four day festival is full of events for souther New Mexico Residents.

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10:35 am
Fri April 18, 2008

U.S. Cuban Ambassador Speaks About Change in U.S. Foreign Policy

Las Cruces, NM – A former Chief of Mission United States Interests Section in Cuba and Ambassador was invited to address a crowd at New Mexico State University. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, change is possible now that Fidel Castro as stepped down.

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8:42 am
Fri April 18, 2008

Sierra County to Vote on Spaceport Tax Tuesday

Las Cruces – Tuesday residents in Sierra County, New Mexico will vote on a gross receipts tax which if approved will go mostly to help the state pay for the construction of Spaceport America. Virgin Galactic is slated to be the anchor tenant at the facility--when it opens they plan to blast tourists into sub-orbit for about $200,000 a ticket. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, state officials say a lot is hinging on the outcome.

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2:32 am
Fri April 18, 2008

Affordable Housing: Otero County Receives "A" Rating

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico recently received an overall poor rating on the availability of affordable housing in this year's State of the Rockies report card published by Colorado College. According to the publication only three county's in the state including Otero County earned an A.

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3:31 am
Thu April 17, 2008

Legislation Introduced to Stop the Flow of American Weapons to Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – This week, New Mexico United States Senator Jeff Bingaman introduced legislation aimed at reducing the flow of weapons to Mexico. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, weapons smuggled across the border are believed to be the principal source of guns used by Mexican Drug Cartels.

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11:08 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Governor Richardson Addresses Policy and Protestors at NMSU

Las Cruces – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson delivered a foreign policy speech Wednesday at New Mexico State University. The Governor addressed members of NMSU's newly formed International Relations Institute and stressed the importance of open dialogue between nations. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, prior to the Governor's arrival a group of NMSU students and faculty tried to get his attention by holding a protest regarding the controversial dismissal of two minority junior professors.

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8:07 am
Wed April 16, 2008

First Commercial Photovolatic Opens in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – The city of Las Cruces held a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate Dona Ana County's first commercial photovoltaic system located on the roof of the southwest environmental center, or s-w-e-c. The six kilowatt system includes thirty three solar panels.

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8:16 am
Tue April 15, 2008

Watchdog Group Wins Court Decision

Santa Fe, NM – An environmental watchdog group has won another round in its efforts to obtain a document produced by the state about a landfill at Sandia National Laboratories. A district court judge has ruled the group can obtain more information from the state about the document. KUNM's Jim
Williams reports from Santa Fe.

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7:32 am
Mon April 14, 2008

NMSU Professors and Graduate Student Receive Written Threats

Las Cruces, NM – Four professors and a graduate student at New Mexico State University found threatening letters in their offices this morning. All five had recently stated concerns publicly about alleged discrimination and unfair hiring and firing practices within the College of Health and Social Services.

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6:36 am
Sun April 13, 2008

NMSU STUDENT PUBLISHES FICTIONAL NOVEL THAT SHIFTS THE BALANCE OF WORLD POWER

Las Cruces, NM – NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND LAS CRUCES NATIVE RYAN LUCERO RECENTLY AUTHORED A FICTIONAL NOVEL TITLED THE WORLD IN GREY: DOM BOSCO'S PROPHECY. KRWG REPORTER, SARINA TURNBULL HAS THIS REPORT.

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7:22 am
Fri April 11, 2008

Otero County Sheriffs Settle Lawsuit With ACLU and MALDEF

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this week a settlement was reached between the Otero County Sheriff's Department, the ACLU of New Mexico and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund over allegations that the department committed civil rights violations by conducting immigration sweeps. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the department denied any wrongdoing but did agree to change their Standard Operating Procedures as part of the settlement.

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4:03 am
Fri April 11, 2008

Federal Tax Rebates May Help New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Most New Mexicans who filed a 2008 tax return will receive a rebate next month as part of the federal government's Stimulus Package. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, a New Mexico State University professor thinks a bigger package with more money is needed.

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7:32 am
Thu April 10, 2008

NMSU Faculty Members Continue to Work Despite Reassignment

Las Cruces, NM – Two New Mexico State University faculty members continue to work and represent the school even after being reassigned last month following allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, others are now alleging retaliation because they spoke out against the two.

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5:06 am
Sun April 6, 2008

Graduation Promise Act: New Legislation Hopes to Decrease Drop Out Rates

Las Cruces, NM – NEW MEXICO UNITED STATES SENATOR JEFF BINGAMAN IS PUSHING BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO REDUCE THE NATION'S HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUT RATE. IF APPROVED, BINGAMAN SAYS THE GRADUATION PROMISE ACT, OR G-P-A, WOULD SET ASIDE TWO AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY TO REFORM THE NATIONS STRUGGLING HIGH SCHOOLS.

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6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2008

Panel Focuses on Public Response to ImmigrationCoverage

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University held the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium. This year's theme was "Justice for Immigrants." One panel discussion focused on the public's response to media reports on immigration. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, most of the response is negative.

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