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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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8:03 am
Thu January 18, 2007

New Mexico And West Texas Prepare For A Taste of Winter

Las Cruces, NM – As southern New Mexico and West Texas prepares for another blast of winter weather, agencies throughout the area are organizing resources to combat the possibility of icy and snow-packed roads. As KRWG's Charles Winiecki reports, officials are ready to respond to the forecasted weather conditions, but are asking motorists to stay off the roads if possible.

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7:43 am
Mon January 15, 2007

Tri-County Meeting Stirs Debate Over Spaceport

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Economic Development Secretary, Rick Homans says he expects to break ground at Spaceport America by this time next year. Homans was in Las Cruces today to answer questions from three county commissions and their residents about the proposed spaceport. Dona Ana, Otero, and Sierra county commissioners were all on hand along with a number of area residents and representatives. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, some serious concerns were raised by local officials.

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7:18 am
Wed January 10, 2007

City Discusses Future Relations with El Paso Electric

1/10/07 – An informational public meeting was held in Las Cruces city hall yesterday/Tuesday to clear up confusion regarding the city's franchise agreement with El Paso Electric. In June, the electric utility company asked the Public Regulation Commission for an 18% rate increase for the citizens of Las Cruces. as KRWG's Amanda Grube reports, the city is planning an intervention with the PRC to fight the rate increase.

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6:00 am
Tue January 9, 2007

Las Cruces One Step Closer to Cure for Cancer

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexicans seeking cancer treatment now have a local option. Tuesday was the grand opening of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center South at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces.

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6:15 am
Fri December 22, 2006

New Mexico Lags in Recycling

Las Cruces, NM – According to an annual report, New Mexico is seriously lags behind the nation in recycling. But one state organization says the report might be incomplete.

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5:05 am
Wed December 20, 2006

Tipsy Tow for a Safe Ride Home This Holiday

Las Cruces, NM – Holiday revelers in Las Cruces and El Paso have yet another option to get home safely this year - AAA is sponsoring the tipsy tow program. Pre-registration is not allowed. The phone number for the service is 1-800-AAA-HELP, or 222-4357.

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8:34 am
Tue December 19, 2006

AFSCME Charging NMSU For Illegally Denying Payraises

Las Cruces, NM – The labor union at New Mexico State University filed formal changes with the school's labor board for illegally denying pay raises. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, this includes NMSU janitors who are also worried about job security due to budget cutbacks in their department.

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8:21 am
Tue December 19, 2006

Mining Merger To Affect Grant County

Las Cruces, NM – In late November, a primary merger was signed between two mining company giants, Phelps Dodge and Freeport McMoran. If the merger goes through, the two would create the world's largest publicly traded copper company. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, this conjoining coule affect mining operations in Grant county, New Mexico.

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