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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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8:45 am
Fri December 15, 2006

NMSU Advising Iraq on Agriculture

Las Cruces, NM – NMSU is joining four other Universities to help Iraq develop it's agricultural economy. KRWG's Matt Vann looks into what that means.

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8:31 am
Fri December 15, 2006

Regents Adpots New Master Plan, Welcomes New Member

12/15/06 – THIS FRIDAY, THE BOARD OF REGENTS MET AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, ADOPTING A NEW MASTER PLAN FOR NMSU CAMPUSES. THIS NEW PLAN UPDATES ONE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY ADOPTED IN 1990 AND OUTLINES THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE. THIS INCLUDES INFRASTRUCTURE, BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORTATION. WHILE THE BOARD ADOPTED THE NEW PLAN, NMSU SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BEN WOODS SAYS NOTHING IS CONCRETE.

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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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