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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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1:27 am
Fri October 27, 2006

Probate Judge Seat Will Be Determined in Election

Las Cruces, NM – Amidst the hotly contested seats in this year's election, is the lesser-hyped position of Dona Ana County Probate Judge. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the part time position holds many responsibilities for county residents.

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5:44 am
Thu October 26, 2006

Local Seniors Provide Fundraiser for Scholarship

Alamogordo, NM – The Auxiliary Foundation in Alamogordo is a group of citizens who volunteer at the local hospital. Also, they fund a scholarship for students planning to go into the medical field. This month, the foundation held one of its three annual fundraisers, the Harvest Fair. KRWG's Charles Winiecki sends this audio postcard.

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1:13 am
Thu October 26, 2006

District 35 State House: Lujan vs. Joy

Las Cruces, NM – Candidates vying for the District thirty-five seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives share common concerns, including ethics and healthcare. But as KRWG's Michael Sears reports, each candidate has their own approach of addressing the similar issues.

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8:47 am
Tue October 24, 2006

PRC Candidates Believe Connection with Constituency Important

Las Cruces, NM – The Public Regulation Commission's district Two covers much of southeastern New Mexico including most of Otero county and a portion of Dona Ana county. This year, the race for District Two is between incumbent David King and challenger Stepahnie Dubois. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, King is running on experience while DuBois is stressing communication.

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7:25 am
Tue October 24, 2006

Dona Ana County Commission to Vote on Gross Receipts Tax

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission approved a resolution today/yesterday to consider implementing a gross receipts tax to support the construction of Spaceport America. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the quarter percent sales tax still needs to be approved by the newly elected commission in January, and go before county voters before being put into effect.

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4:33 am
Tue October 24, 2006

Cruces' Cowboy Days Features a Salty Dog

Las Cruces, NM – Despite a weekend crowded with NMSU Homecoming, Oktoberfest in Ruidoso and the X-Prize Cup- Cowboy Days was a crowded hoedown. KRWG's Matt Vann sends this audio postcard.

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8:43 am
Mon October 23, 2006

Candidates Say It's Time To Improve Health Care, East Mesa Roads

Las Cruces, NM – Infrastructure and health care are two key concerns for the candidates vying for the state representative position in district 53. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, democrat Nathan Cote is running against republican incumbent Terry Marquardt.

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7:09 am
Mon October 23, 2006

Regents Hold Regular Meeting

Las Cruces, NM – During a meeting Friday, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents discussed plans for a convention center that would be built on university land. As KRWG's Michael Sears reports, regents were happy with the findings of a feasibility study on the proposed building.

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7:57 am
Fri October 20, 2006

Virgin Galactic Set to Blast Off in 2010

Las Cruces, NM – Spaceport America officials say Virgin Galactic could be launching civilians into space as early as 2010.

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7:52 am
Fri October 20, 2006

Parkview Metal Products to Add New Local Jobs

Las Cruces, NM – The Illinois based Parkview Metal Products company announced Tuesday it will be adding as many as 60 permanent full time jobs to its Las Cruces location.

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5:39 am
Thu October 19, 2006

Russian Librarians Visit Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Five Russian librarians visited Las Cruces last week as part of a grant from the Library of Congress. As KRWG's Lily Olivas resports, the librarians are delegates of the Open World program, a Congressional program allowing current and future Russian decision-makers to visit their American counterparts.

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10:18 am
Thu October 12, 2006

Artistic Bras Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

Las Cruces, NM – The color pink is everywhere commemorating October as breast cancer awareness month. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, a sewing shop in Las Cruces has a unique way of raising money for the disease.

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7:49 am
Thu October 12, 2006

NMSU Student On Tour Promoting HIV Awareness

Las Cruces, NM – This weekend a New Mexico State University student will embark on a nation wide tour to promote HIV testing and awareness with the Who's Positive organization. The Pennsylvania based group encourages high school and college students to know their HIV status. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, NMSU's Kahlo Benavidez wants those who hear his message to see the human side of HIV.

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7:11 am
Thu October 12, 2006

"Choir with a Cause" weighs in on immigration

Las Cruces – While this Autumn is cooling down, the election season is heating up. Major issues, like immigration, are popping up everywhere. As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, New Mexico State University Choirs opened its season as a choir with a cause.

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5:00 am
Fri October 6, 2006

Border Social Forum Coming to Juarez

Las Cruces, NM – Juarez is hosting a Border Social Forum this upcoming weekend (October 13th-16th). The New Mexico State University Center For Latin American Studies is encouraging students to attend. Sociology Professor Mark Horowitz says the event will be a chance for students to learn about many global issues.

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4:55 am
Fri October 6, 2006

Finance Authority Committtee Meets With Local Government Officials

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee held a series of meetings in Dona Ana County last week. The committee which is made up of State Senators, and Representatives, heard from local government officials about their upcoming projects, financial needs and concerns. Hatch Mayor, Judd Nordyke spoke to the committee about his communities need to create a flood control district around the Placitas Arroyo.

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8:15 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Otero Mesa Decision- Some Happy, Some Not

Las Cruces, NM – There soon may be drilling in the Otero Mesa grasslands in the Tularosa Basin. A recent decision by a judge in Albuquerque rejected a lawsuit by environmental groups who tried to stop drilling for oil. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, the ruling has drawn both approval and criticism from diverse groups.

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