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6:59 am
Fri December 8, 2006

Luminarias Bring Warmth to Las Crucens

Las Cruces, NM – Horse drawn carriages with sleigh bells pulled fascinated Las Cruces residents through a maze of over 6,000 luminarias at the New Mexico State University Campus last Sunday evening. KRWG's Lacey Daniell sends this audio postcard.

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6:58 am
Fri December 8, 2006

BLM Forum Will Cover Future Public Land Usages

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Land Management will hold an open forum meeting Tuesday night about the future of public lands in Dona Ana, Otero, and Sierra Counties.

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8:01 am
Mon December 4, 2006

Robert Gates Defense Hearings Preview

Las Cruces, NM – Former CIA Director Gates is undergoing intense scrutiny in his bid to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. KRWG's Jodi Breisler spoke with NPR Senior National Correspondent Linda Wertheimer to put the hearings into context with the recent elections and Rumsfeld resignation.

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8:03 am
Sat December 2, 2006

Renowned Violinist Grilled By University Hills 5th Graders

Las Cruces, NM – Renowned violinist Corey Cerovsek is in Las Cruces to play with the Symphony Orchestra. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports he first had a whirlwind tour of elementary schools.

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2:39 am
Sat December 2, 2006

Austrian Poet Celebrated in Las Cruces and Alamogordo

Las Cruces, NM – Writer and translator Peter Filkins is in Alamogordo today for public readings of Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann. This is part of the worldwide celebration of what would have been Bachmann's 80th Birthday. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, one of Europe's greatest post-War poets explored the meaning of boreders in ways relevant to our community.

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5:34 am
Wed November 22, 2006

Gadsden Purchase Reenactment Draws Many

Mesilla, NM – Emcees, Re-enactment actors dressed for the occasion, and the festive atmosphere drew in visitors and residents to the Mesilla plaza. KRWG's Amanda Grube sends this audio postcard.

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6:59 am
Mon November 20, 2006

Hacked City Website Will Be Back Up Soon

Las Cruces, NM – The City of Las Cruces website was infiltrated on Friday and Saturday by a person calling themselves The Turkish Hacker . The hacker posted violent pictures on the site from last summers Israeli/Hezbollah conflict. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the city has taken the site down until security updates can be completed.

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1:49 am
Mon November 20, 2006

Bingaman Answers Questions About Upcoming Session

Las Cruces, NM – In his first conference call with New Mexico reporters since being re-elected to the United States Senate, Jeff Bingaman spoke optomistically about the upcoming Congressional session in Washington D.C.

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7:37 am
Mon November 13, 2006

Anti-Abortion Display Stirs Up Campus

Las Cruces, NM – Justice for All, a Pro-Life non-profit organization raised a controversial exhibit Monday morning in the center of the New Mexico State University campus. The group displayed giant pictures of aborted fetuses. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the display prompted a number of different reactions from onlookers, who say they respect the group's freedom of speech on a University campus.

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11:00 am
Thu November 9, 2006

Aggie Volleyball Team Prepares for Homecoming

Las Cruces, NM – As conference play comes to a close for New Mexico State University's Women's Volleyball team, a new beginning is on the horizon. For the first time this year, the 20th ranked Aggies will be able to play on their home-court in the Pan-American Center. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, while disappointed, the team didn't allow not having their usual home court affect their performance.

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2:27 am
Wed November 8, 2006

State Representative Talks About His Election Night

Las Cruces, NM – State Representative in New Mexico, Joseph Cervantes talks about what races he has been watching throughout the night. KRWG's Mike Doiron spoke with Cervantes about his thoughts on the results and what needs to be done in the next New Mexico Senate session.

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1:53 am
Tue November 7, 2006

National Attention Falls On Close District One Race

Las Cruces, NM – Today is Election Day and political enthusiasts are paying close attention to heated races across the nation for a possible power shift in Washington. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, the first congressional district race in Albuquerque between Republican incumbent Heather Wilson and Democrat attorney general Patricia Madrid is of the most watched races.

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9:13 am
Mon November 6, 2006

Border, Healthcare, Energy: Issues in Senate Race

11/06/06 – One third of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs this year as Republicans try to keep power and Democrats scramble to win the upper hand. New Mexico's democratic senator, Jeff Bingaman, is trying to retain his seat for a fifth term opposed by Dr. Allen McCulloch. KRWG's Amanda Grube reports.

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9:12 am
Mon November 6, 2006

Bonds Could Bring Millions of Dollars to New Mexico Schools, Libraries

Las Cruces, NM – Elections this year aren't just about state offices, also on the ballot are four seperate bonds issues. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, if passed, bonds B and C would provide over $125 million dollars to New Mexico higher education institutions, special schools, and libraries.

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9:06 am
Mon November 6, 2006

Public Regulation Commission Candidates Weigh in on Issues

Las Cruces, NM – District Five of the Public Regulation Commission covers most of southwestern New Mexico including most of Las Cruces, Truth or Consequences, Silver City, and Deming. This year's race pits Democratic candidate Sandy Jones against Republican Earl Greer. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, both weighed in on Public Regulation issues that affect southwestern New Mexico.

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8:59 am
Mon November 6, 2006

State Treasurer Candidates Look to Rid Office of Corruption

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's State Treasurer's office has been stuck in scandal in recent years as the past two treasurers, Michael Montoya and Robert Vigil have both faced criminal charges. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, this year's candidates, Democrat James Lewis and Republican Demesia Padilla, say they are both looking to rid the office of any further corruption.

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6:50 am
Mon November 6, 2006

El Paso Senator Eliot Shapleigh challenged by Margo

Las Cruces, NM – El Pasoans can vote at over one of 150 locations tomorrow/today for District 29 state senator. In KRWG's Yasmin Pinon's report, Senator Eliot Shapleigh and opponent Dee Margo weigh in on their accomplishments and talk about diverging plans to improve education, reduce taxes, and relegislate immigration law.

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6:42 am
Mon November 6, 2006

New Mexico not big enough for both Land Commissioners

Las Cruces, NM – With the race for New Mexico Land Commissioner neck and neck, Jim Baca and Patrick Lyons are both touting experience to gain the votes to put them over the top on November 7th. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, the candidates say they each have the knowledge and background the position needs.

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9:18 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Candidates for Children's Court Offer Up Unique Qualities

Las Cruces, NM – The race for children's court division five involves two women who each say they can bring something unique to the position. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, Republican candidate Janetta Hicks is hoping to unseat Democratic appointee Lisa Schultz.

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12:47 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Secretary of State Candidates Trade Verbal Blows

Las Cruces, NM – During recent months, Secretary of State candidates Vickie Perea and Mary Herrera have traded attacks in what has become one of the most heated races of New Mexico. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, while both candidates have made personal attacks, the two agree on many issues including it's their experience is what seperates them.

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3:21 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Attorney General Candidates - Different But See Eye To Eye

Las Cruces, NM – This year's race for attorney general pits Republican Jim Bibb against Democrat Gary King. The two agree protecting New Mexico's citizens and rooting out corruption are at the top of their agendas. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, they feel their diverse backgrounds make them the right candidate for the job.

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12:49 am
Thu November 2, 2006

Dona Ana County Sheriff Candidates Have Different Goals

Las Cruces, NM – Former Dona Ana County Undersheriff Ralph Misquez is running for sheriff against incumbent Todd Garrison in Tuesday's election. Garrison is focused primarily on retaining and training officers, while Misquez is most concerned with community policing and relations.

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7:47 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Nunez v. Chavez in House District 36 Election

Las Cruces, NM – Isaac Chavez is challenging incumbent State Representative Andy Nunez for his District 36 seat. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, both candidates say they want to focus on the health and safety of New Mexicans.

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7:20 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Halloween goes to the dogs

El Paso, TX – Trick or treat! But don't give these goblins chocolate. As KRWG's Amanda Grube reports Halloween, or should I say Howloween, is going to the dogs literally. Nearly fifty costumed critters showed up last Tuesday for Petsmart's annual costume contest.

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1:27 am
Wed November 1, 2006

State Auditor Race Gains Widespread Attention

Las Cruces, NM – This year's race for New Mexico's state auditor gained widespread attention when one of the candidates dropped out in scandal. Jeff Armijo won the Democratic nomination, but withdrew amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances on two women. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports Hector Balderas is now the Democratic nominee and faces off against Republican nominee Lorenzo Garcia.

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6:35 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Ghosts: Real or Make Believe? You Decide.

Las Cruces, NM – Twenty percent of Americans believe it is possible to make contact wtih spirits and 37 percent believe that houses can be haunted, according to a recent study by Baylor University sociologists. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, some Las Cruces residents are also getting that spooky feeling.

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6:28 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Health Care Is A Top Priority For District 37 Candidates

Las Cruces, NM – A couple of fresh faces are vying for the district 37 seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives this year. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, at a League of Women Voters Forum, republican Scott Witt and democratic candidate Jeff Steinborn each name health care as a top issue.

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5:12 am
Fri October 27, 2006

Feeding The Hungry One Bowl At A Time

Las Cruces, NM – Millions of people go hungry every day, but the work of two Las Cruces organizations is working to correct that problem in their community. As KRWG's Stephany Trego reports, The Potters' Guild and El Caldito Soup Kitchen get together every year to hold its biggest event, Empty Bowls.

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5:03 am
Fri October 27, 2006

Machines for Disabled Voters Available After Early Voting Starts

Las Cruces, NM – When early voting began Oct. 14th, voting capability for disabled people was not available... for 6 days. This problem affected 33 counties in New Mexico. As KRWG's Stephanie Herrera reports, a critical piece of the newly required voting system hadn't come in until late last week.

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1:36 am
Fri October 27, 2006

Dona Ana County Assessor Plays Important Economic Role

Las Cruces, NM – With the cost of homes on the rise in Dona Ana County, and the influx of many new residents, the County Assessor plays an important role in the local economy. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, current Assessor Gary Perez who ran unopposed in 2002, is being challenged this time around.

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