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7:33 am
Tue April 3, 2007

Voter Turnout Low So Far

Las Cruces, NM – Today residents across Dona Ana County have a chance to vote on the quarter percent gross receipts tax increase being proposed by the County Commission. Three quarters of the money generated by the tax would go to help the state construct Spaceport America. But as KRWG's Evan Woodward reports from Precinct 32, so far the voter turnout has been low.

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7:26 am
Tue April 3, 2007

News Brief: Deming Speed Demon Detained

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Police arrested a Deming man who fled from a traffic stop on Interstate 10. Las Cruces Police Information Officer Dan Trujillo says the Deming man was first pulled over for a speeding violation before leading the officer on a pursuit.

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7:22 am
Tue April 3, 2007

News Brief: Men Busted for Burglarizing during Mass

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Police arrested two men for burglarizing a vehicle during a Sunday mass. Las Cruces Police Information Officer Dan Trujillo says the two men were caught vandalizing a vehicle at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathederal on Espina Street.

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11:28 am
Mon April 2, 2007

Spaceport Tax Goes to Voters Tuesday

Las Cruces, NM – On Tuesday voters in Dona Ana County will have a chance to voice their opinion about the proposed quarter percent Gross Receipts Tax to help fund the construction of Spaceport America. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the issue has stirred a lengthy debate and polarized public opinion.

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5:56 am
Fri March 30, 2007

DWI Checkpoints, a Big Success

3/31/07 – The Las Cruces Police Department has been busy this year keeping Las Crucens safe from drunk drivers. The police have been setting up checkpoints throughout the city to fight DWI. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, A DWI checkpoint on Friday March 16 yielded five DWI arrests alone. Las Cruces Police Department Public Information Officer, Dan Trujillo says these checkpoints catch DWI offenders as well as a few others.

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9:18 am
Thu March 29, 2007

New Mexico Senators Push Alternative Fuels

Las Cruces, NM – This past week, New Mexico senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman introduced bi-partisan legislation which could expand renewable fuels production in the United States. The Biofuels For Energy Security and Transportation Act of 2007 wants America's renewable fuel supply to quadruple by 2022.

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1:49 am
Wed March 21, 2007

Trio Accused in Local Burglaries

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Police have arrested and charged three men in a bizarre crime saga which involves a near fatal stabbing and two burglaries. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, two of the men are being charged with the Elks Lodge break in which occurred earlier this month.

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6:06 am
Fri March 16, 2007

HPV Vaccine Bill at the Governor's Desk

Las Cruces, NM – The new vaccine to fight Cervical Cancer has become a hot topic in legislation through out the country. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, legislation has passed in New Mexico, but is less successful in neighboring Texas.

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3:25 am
Fri March 16, 2007

DACC Holds Symposium on Race

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana Community College held a symposium on race this week, called 'Confronting Fear of the Other'.

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6:41 am
Wed March 14, 2007

Aggie fans say goodbye with good luck pep ralley

Las Cruces, NM – A pep rally was held outside the Pan American Center this afternoon to wave goodbye to the New Mexico State University men's basketball team. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, Panamania fans were there to hype up the team on its way to the NCAA tournament.

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7:48 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Legislation could keep sex offenders 1000 feet away from schools

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Senate Bill 464 passed the Senate and is trying to make its way through the House. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, the bill would require sex offenders to stay at least 1000 feet away from schools.

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6:26 am
Tue March 13, 2007

New Mexico Delegation Came Together

Las Cruces, NM – The entire New Mexico congressional delegation came together to get supplemental funding for construction projects on Cannon Air Force base's new special operations command mission. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, U.S. Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman asked senate appropriations committee leaders, Thursday to provide money for what Cannon needed.

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6:20 am
Tue March 13, 2007

NASA paying for Waste Violations

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Environment Department has reached a settlement with NASA on hazardous waste violations at the white sands test facility. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, White Sands was issued notices for over 14 violations in may 2004 and february 2006.

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8:07 am
Mon March 12, 2007

Aggies To Play Texas in NCAA Tournament

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, the Aggies Men's basketball team gathered at the Stan Fulton Athletic Center on the New Mexico State University campus. They were there to find out who they would be playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament which starts this Thursday. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, even though the team knew they were in the tournament, there were anxious moments leading up to the announcement.

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8:00 am
Mon March 12, 2007

Aggie Vision: excited about their success, too

Las Cruces, NM – After the New Mexico State University men's basketball team cleaned up in the Western Athletic Conference, the team were not the only ones glad it was all now behind them. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, Aggie Vision who has been working endless hours of working cameras, running graphics, and replays, is pretty excited for a brief rest, too.

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4:01 am
Fri March 9, 2007

Two Water Use and Management Bills Pass Unanimously in New Mexico House

Las Cruces, NM –
Two water use and management bills introduced in the New Mexico Legislature by Representative Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces passed through the House unanimously on Thursday. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, if house bill 579 becomes law, it could save Dona Ana County taxpayers $250,000.

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6:26 am
Tue March 6, 2007

State Senate Passes HPV Vaccine Requirement

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State Senate passed a bill yesterday/Monday meant to fight cervical cancer by making it mandatory for girls entering the sixth grade to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the bill was sponsored by Senator and OBGYN Physician Steve Komadina.

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7:08 am
Fri March 2, 2007

New Sculpture on NMSU Campus Offers Unique Reflections

Las Cruces, NM – A new interactive scultpure is on display on the NMSU campus. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports it's called 'Temporal Reflections'.

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7:10 am
Wed February 28, 2007

New Mexico Land Owners May Get More Protection

Las Cruces, NM – Landowners in New Mexico may have more protection from oil and gas companies who wish to drill on their land if a new piece of legislation gets passed. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, the Surface Owners' Protection Act would require notification of drilling on private land and compensate land owners if there is damage to their land during the drilling process.

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7:01 am
Wed February 28, 2007

County to Open More Polling Places For Spaceport Tax Election

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County will open all one hundred and six voting precincts in the County for the upcoming special election on the quarter percent spaceport gross receipts tax. The County Commission was originally going to consolidate the election into 37 polling places, but now will have around 75. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, some local citizens voiced their concerns about the lack of polling places, and after a lengthy debate the Commission granted their request.

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6:46 am
Tue February 27, 2007

Student Fees increase

Las Cruces, NM – A recommendation from the Student Fees review board at New Mexico State University may cause student fees to go up 6 percent.

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7:24 am
Mon February 26, 2007

Student Fees to Increase to Support WAC

Las Cruces, NM – Student fees at New Mexico state university will go up next year by six percent. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, some of the increase will go to support the Western Athletic Conference.

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3:09 am
Fri February 23, 2007

Spaceport Tax Faces Opposition in Dona Ana County

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11:18 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Inside the Cockfighting Debate

Hobbs, NM – New Mexico is one of two states where cockfighting is legal. But that could soon change if a ban is approved in the state House. Advocates of the ban say cockfighting is violent, cruel and a form of illegal gambling. Opponents argue it's just like any other blood sport, but also a way of life. They say a ban would be racist and deny their cultural heritage. KRWG's Jodi Breisler visited a game cock farm and spoke with the Senator sponsoring the ban to take a closer look.

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7:13 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Spaceport Tax Faces Opposition in Dona Ana County

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1:57 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Ground Broken at Site of Future Las Cruces Federal Courthouse

Las Cruces, NM – Ground was broken this morning in downtown Las Cruces for a new Federal Courthouse. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, over 60 million dollars will be used to construct the facility.

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9:52 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Eminent Domain Hot Topic at Roundhouse

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8:02 am
Fri February 16, 2007

Las Cruces Its Own Radio Market

Las Cruces, NM – Over 93% of Dona Ana County Residents listen to the radio at least once a week. That's according to the ratings company Arbitron. Las Cruces has just become Arbitron's newest measured radio market. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, industry representatives predict this will bring more national and regional advertising dollars to Las Cruces.

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7:23 am
Wed February 14, 2007

Congressman Steve Pearce Speaks in Iraq Troop Debate

Las Cruces, NM – Today in Washington D.C., New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce spoke on the House floor about the non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's plan for a troop increase in Iraq. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Pearce spoke out adamantly against the resolution.

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4:58 am
Wed February 14, 2007

Hear Congressmen Pearce's Full Speech on the Non-Binding Resolution on Troop Levels in Iraq

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's 2nd District Congressional Representative Steve Pearce offers his thoughts and opinions about troop levels in the Iraq War.

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