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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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5:43 am
Tue February 13, 2007

Dona Ana County Homelessness

Las Cruces – An estimated 2,000 people experience homelessness in Las Cruces each year. It takes more than one organization to provide assistance for everyone.

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7:14 am
Fri February 9, 2007

AFSCME Union Wants NMSU to Negotiate

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees are trying to put pressure on the University to negotiate a contract.

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1:02 am
Thu February 8, 2007

NMSU Energy Conservation: What about the lights at Aggie Memorial Stadium?

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University says reducing energy consumption is a high priority to save money. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, some conservative changes have been made this academic year-including to the often controversial Aggie Memorial Stadium flood lights.

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11:03 am
Wed February 7, 2007

Living with HIV - Jesse's Story

Las Cruces – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV is a serious threat to the Hispanic community. The majority of men are infected through homosexual contact while women catch the virus through heterosexual contact. Hispanics now account for 19% of the AIDS cases diagnosed in 2005. KRWG's Lily Olivas brings us a story of one Hispanic man living with HIV and the struggles and stigma he and his wife have faced since his diagnosis.

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7:39 am
Mon February 5, 2007

County Publicly Censures Schoonover

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commissioners publicly censured County Treasurer Jim Schoonover today over allegations the he and Deputy County Treasurer Jerry Wheeler used County employees and property to benefit the local Elks Lodge. The County's internal audit committee discovered the charges which were discussed during the commissions January 9th meeting. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Schoonover was scheduled to make his rebuttal today, but only his attorney spoke.

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5:16 am
Fri February 2, 2007

NMSU Union Speaks at Roundhouse

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University employees traveled to Santa Fe earlier this week to air their grievances to their lawmakers. Representatives from the NMSU branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees are upset with the university not negotiating with them on a new contract.

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5:13 am
Fri February 2, 2007

Expert: U.S. Should Protect Peaceful Space Uses

Las Cruces, NM – Last month, China shot a missile into space destroying a satellite. The United States launched a protest at this signal of Chinese ability to knock out satellites- including American Global Positioning Systems and spy equipment. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, leading expert on space weaponization, Subrata Goshroy, spoke in Las Cruces about the militarization of space and what its effects might be- including on commercial space travel, like at New Mexico's Spaceport America.

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8:49 am
Thu February 1, 2007

LCPS District 5 Seat Has Two New Challengers

Las Cruces, NM – One of the two Las Cruces Public School Board seats being contested in this year's election is in District 5, which represents much of the Eastern side of the city from I-25 North of Lohman Avenue. The seat is currently held by Board President Dr. Sharon Wooden.
As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports she is being challenged by a former Engineer Dr. Connie Phillips, and former Broadcast Journalist David Morgan.

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8:46 am
Thu February 1, 2007

LCPS District 4 Seat To Be Decided February 6th

Las Cruces, NM – Late last year John Schwebke announced he would not seek another term for the District 4 seat on the Las Cruces Public Schools Board. The District covers some of the Northern areas of the city West of I-25. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, former school administrator Dr. Bonnie Votaw, and Allstate Insurance Agent, and former interim school board member Larry Garcia will vie for the position during the February 6th election.

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8:11 am
Mon January 29, 2007

Richardson Speaks in Support of Spaceport America at Vista Middle School

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson threw his support brhind Dona Ana County's proposed Gross Receipts Tax to fund the construction of Spaceport America.

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5:09 am
Fri January 26, 2007

Violent Students Now To Be Identified

Las Cruces, NM – . IN 2007, STUDENTS CHARGED WITH VIOLENT CRIMES COULD HAVE THEIR RECORDS GIVEN TO THEIR SCHOOL OFFICIALS. A NEW BILL HAS BEEN INTRODUCED DURING NEW MEXICO'S CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION BY STATE SENATOR STEVEN NEVILLE OF AZTEC. THIS LEGISLATION WOULD MAKE IT MANDATORY FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE NOTIFIED IF A STUDENT A VIOLENT CRIME.

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5:01 am
Fri January 26, 2007

NMSU Professors React to State of The Union Address

Las Cruces, NM – President George Bush's State of The Union Address covered many topics that were important to the state of New Mexico and the country as a whole. Three of the major topics were foriegn policy, education, and energy policy.

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7:50 am
Thu January 25, 2007

News Brief: Looking for leads in Las Cruces shooting

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Las Cruces police are looking for any information leading to a shooting at the McDonalds off Mesa Grande and Battan Memorial West on Monday night. Officer Kiri Danes says she is not sure were the bullet came from.

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1:25 am
Thu January 25, 2007

News Brief: NM Senate Bill 204 in Process

Las Cruces, New Mexico – If current legislation proposed in Santa Fe passes, New Mexico State University might get tax breaks to host more live events in the future. State Senator Leonard Lee Rawson is sponsoring senate bill 204, which would eliminate the gross receipts tax currently charged for hosting events at the Pan American Center. Rawson says the bill would not remove the tax from NMSU athletic events.

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1:26 am
Tue January 23, 2007

School Board Sticks With Decision to Fire Superintendent

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education unanimously upheld their decision to discharge Superintendent Sonia Diaz during a special meeting Monday night.

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8:42 am
Mon January 22, 2007

State Of The Union: NPR's Don Gonyea Preview

Las Cruces, NM – President Bush is giving his first State of the Union Address before a predominantly Democratic Congress. KRWG's Jodi Breisler spoke with NPR White House Correspondent Don Gonyea to get a preview of the significance of this year's Address and advice on what to be listening for.

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