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4:12 am
Mon September 18, 2006

New Mexico Courts, Corrections and Justice Committe Hold Forum on REAL ID

Las Cruces, NM – Last week the New Mexico Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee held public forums on the campus of New Mexico State University. The committee is made up of both State Senators and Representatives, was briefed on the implementation requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Federal Bill is being opposed by a number of state organizations across the country.

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12:52 am
Sat September 16, 2006

Las Cruces Threatened With Extortion or Random Shootings

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Officials are saying the City has received extortion threats and if the money is not paid, the threats include shooting residents at random.

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4:38 am
Fri September 15, 2006

News Brief: Dona Ana Humane Society Under Observation

Las Cruces, NM – The Humane Society of the United States has been at the Dona Ana County's Humane Society to check on the facility. Five consultants were brought in to evaluate the shelter to determine whether the facility is at national standards. The Dona Ana County Humane Society is not in any violation.

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4:32 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Army Puts On A Show

Las Cruces – The United States Army Soldier Show of 2006 opened at Onate High School with a cast of military men and women standing at attention, saying why the enlisted in the Army.

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4:28 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze Almost Ready

Las Cruces, NM – For eight years the Lyles family has opened their family farm, off Picacho near I-10, to the public to find their way through a huge corn maze. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, this year's unexpected rainy weather is delaying the family's maze preparation.

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6:39 am
Tue September 12, 2006

Displaced Hatch Residents to Reside in Salem

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission unanimously passed a resolution this afternoon which authorizes the use of nine acres of County land to house displaced Hatch families. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with the County to set up the community.

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6:53 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Breaking News: NMSU Regent Claims ACLU Lawsuit is Warrantless

Las Cruces, NM – During the New Mexico State University Board of Regents meeting Friday, Regent Bob Gallagher responded to the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behald of three former NMSU football players.

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5:50 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Breaking News: NMSU May Help Rebuild Rural Iraq

Las Cruces, NM – This morning New Mexico State University President Michael Martin announced that he will be traveling to Washington D.C. to discuss the possibility of the university's involvement with rebuilding Iraq.

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5:39 am
Fri September 8, 2006

Inmates On The Loose - For A Drill

Las Cruces, NM – Inmates fled the Dona Ana County Detention Center in orderly two by two lines this Thursday afternoon. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, this was all part of an evacuation drill to train officers for emergencies such as fires, bomb threats and more.

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7:18 am
Thu August 31, 2006

NMSU Men's Basketball Team Heads to Canada

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University's men's basketball team will head to Canada for an exhibition tournament before beginning the 2006 season. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, the team is excited to take the trip.

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6:47 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Parents Of Murdered NMSU Student Offer Reward For Information

Las Cruces, NM – Thursday, Aug. 31, marked the third year anniversary of the murder of New Mexico State University graduate student Katie Sepich. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, Sepich's parents continue to plead for answers to their daughters unsolved murder.

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6:58 am
Wed August 30, 2006

United States Senator Pete Domenici Speaks At NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – United States Senator Pete Domenici was on the New Mexico State University campus recently to speak on the importance of education in America. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, Domenici was speaking for NMSU's newly established Garrey E. and Katherine T. Carruthers seminar series in economic development.

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5:07 am
Wed August 30, 2006

Pluto Discover Commemerated at Local Church

Las Cruces, NM – Last week, Pluto was renamed a dwarf planet, leaving our Milky Way with only eight planets. Pluto was discovered by, Clyde W. Tombough, a well known local astronomer. As KRWG's, Whitney Jones reports, several people were shocked by the recent change, but none the more than the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

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7:04 am
Tue August 29, 2006

Breaking News: New Mexico Ranks 4th in Poverty

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Census Bureau released a study today ranking New Mexico fourth in the nation for poverty. According to the report seventeen point two percent of residents live below the poverty line in New Mexico. Research Director for New Mexico Voices For Children, and former Economist, Gerry Bradley says it's mostly the rural areas of the state that are suffering.

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6:58 am
Fri August 25, 2006

New Liquor License Regulations Announced

Las Cruces, NM – Bars and restaurants in New Mexico will be given fewer opportunities to make mistakes come October 15. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, Governor Bill Richardson announced this month that he's tightening liquor regulations in an effort to reduce drunk driving and other liquor related offenses.

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2:04 am
Fri August 25, 2006

New Mexico Secretary of State to Speak at White Sands Missile Range

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil Giron will speak at White Sands Missile Range today in support of women's equality day. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Vigil Giron will discuss some of the struggles facing women in American Society.

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7:48 am
Thu August 24, 2006

New Mexico Secretary of State to Speak at White Sands Missile Range

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil Giron will speak at White Sands Missile Range Friday in support of Women's Equality Day. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Vigil Giron will discuss some of the struggles facing women in American society.

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6:53 am
Thu August 24, 2006

NMSU Focuses On Student Enrollment In The 2006-2007 School Year

Las Cruces, NM – This summer rearranging and lay-offs were brought up at a New Mexico State University Board of Regents meeting. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, the enrollment driven formula the New Mexico Legislature bases funding on may be the reason.

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6:33 am
Wed August 23, 2006

City Announces Two New Water Projects

Las Cruces, NM – The City of Las Cruces announced two new water projects it's going to build with the help of the New Mexico land office this morning. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports one project will help retain storm waters and prevent flooding on the East Mesa.

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7:46 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Breaking News-City of Las Cruces Acquires Amador Hotel

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council passed a resolution Monday to accept ownership of the historic Amador Hotel from Dona Ana County.

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9:15 am
Sun August 20, 2006

New Elementary School Welcomes Students

Las Cruces – Sonoma Elementary School in Las Cruces opened its doors last week. Located just off Highway 70, the school was built to accommodate students from various overcrowded elementary schools in the surrounding area. KRWG's Lily Olivas took a tour of Sonoma with its principal at the end of its first week of school.

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4:24 am
Sat August 19, 2006

Hatch Recovering From Flood: Chile Festival To Go On

Hatch, NM – The Hatch community is trying to heal from this week's flooding- devastating the downtown and leaving close to 200 residents homeless. They're digging out, just in time for the Annual Hatch Chile Festival. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, Hatch may be battered, but it's spirit is not broken.

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11:05 am
Tue August 15, 2006

Hatch Evacuated, More Rain Expected to Fall

Las Cruces, NM – Heavy rains flooded Hatch this afternoon. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, things could get worse in Dona Ana County.

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7:36 am
Tue August 15, 2006

Breaking News: Floods Hitting Dona Ana County

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Fire Department dispatched a mobile emergency response unit to Hatch this afternoon after torrential rains flooded the town. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports the severe rain is effecting all of Dona Ana Conuty.

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7:03 am
Mon August 14, 2006

News Brief: NMSU Ranks High Nationally

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University is being named by the U.S. Department of Education as a leading school in awarding degrees to minority students. NMSU Media Coordinator Victor Venegas says the university stands out nationally.

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7:01 am
Mon August 14, 2006

Las Cruces Police Testing Drivers

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is ranked last in the country for pedestrian safety, so the Las Cruces Police Department is targeting the problem. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, starting this week and continuing for the rest of the summer, police will be giving out warnings and then tickets to drivers who don't yield to pedestrians.

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6:48 am
Mon August 14, 2006

Mexican Ambassador: Bi-National Support Needed to Stop Illegal Immigration

Las Cruces, NM – Mexico's Ambassador to the United States Carlos de Icaza was at New Mexico State University this morning. Joined by community leaders and local Mexican representatives, de Icaza detailed his country's perspective on illegal immigration. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, de Icaza says the U.S. and Mexico together need to come up with a comprehensive plan which would actually work.

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9:29 am
Sat August 12, 2006

Methamphetamine Tour Winds Down

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Representative Steve Pearce is close to wrapping up a two week series of community presentations in Southern New Mexico concentrating on the state's growing methamphetamine problem. KRWG's Marco Grajeda was at this weeks meeting in Deming and has this report.

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6:29 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Camp Introduces Youth To Real World Situations

Las Cruces, NM – A conference for youth emancipating from the foster care system was held at New Mexico State University. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, these young adults have to transition from the foster care system to living completely on their own.

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3:31 am
Fri August 11, 2006

The Becky Fund- 2006 Trip

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