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2:53 am
Mon April 30, 2007

New Mexico Republicans Elect New Chair In Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – This past Saturday, The Republican Party of New Mexico met to elect party officers for the next two years. As Danny Hernandez reports from Albuquerque not all of the states Republicans were happy with the voting results, or how the election was carried out.

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2:48 am
Mon April 30, 2007

New Mexico Democrats Elect New Party Chair

Las Cruces, NM – The Democratic Party of New Mexico held their State Central Committee Meeting in Las Cruces Saturday, and elected Albuquerque Lawyer Brian Colon as their new Chairman. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the event had a strong turnout, and the States Democrats have set high goals for themselves in the upcoming 2008 election.

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5:08 am
Fri April 27, 2007

New Report Finds Gender Pay Gap Still Exists

Las Cruces, NM – A new report released last week shows a significant pay gap between men and women still exists in the workplace. The report was adminstered by the American Association of University Women and analyzed a survey of college graduates.

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2:15 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Award Winning Journalist Visits NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Award winning journalist and author, Sonia Nazario spoke at New Mexico State University last week about her new book, "Enrique's Journey." The book tells the story of a young Honduran boy on a journey to find his mother. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, the books also reaveals the many serious issues faced by mothers south of the border.

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8:29 am
Wed April 25, 2007

NMSU Honors Lost Students and Virginia Tech

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University students and faculty gathered Wednesday in a ceremony to remember those students whose lost their lives this academic year. As KRWG's Jessica Borchert reports, the ceremony was to remember three NMSU students as well as victims of the shooting at Virginia Tech.

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6:28 am
Wed April 25, 2007

News Brief: Missing Girl Still In Search

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Police are still looking for a 19 year-old woman who has been missing since April 19th. Las Cruces Police Public Information Officer Dan Trujillo says Ashley Akers was last seen at her house in Las Cruces and may be traveling up north.

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3:16 am
Fri April 13, 2007

C-SPAN Bus Visits NMSU Campus

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this week, the C-SPAN Presidential Campaign 2008 bus made a stop on the New Mexico State University campus as a part of their Road to the White House tour. The bus will make stops in all the 48 contiguous states and their capitals.

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1:29 am
Tue April 10, 2007

NMSU Vice President and Provost to Work for the State.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's vice preseident and provost, William Flores has been appointed Deputy Secretary of Higher Education for the state of New Mexico. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, Flores will stay with the University till May.

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2:52 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Spaceport Tax Results Still Up In The Air

Las Cruces, NM – While Dona Ana County's Spaceport tax vote was held Tuesday, the results are still up in the air. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, the almost split vote is now down to provisional ballots.

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1:30 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Spaceport Tax Vote Final Result Unlikely Til Thursday

Las Cruces, NM – The unofficial results of the spaceport vote tally shows those in favor leading those opposed by 204 votes. But there are still 541 Provisional votes not yet counted. And they likely won't be all figured out until Thursday.

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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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