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3:53 am
Mon March 6, 2006

White Sands Test Expansion Hearing Draws No Public Input

Las Cruces – An open house and hearing regarding public concerns about possible expanded missile testing at White Sands Missile Range failed to attract the public. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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1:10 am
Fri March 3, 2006

New Mexico Students' Future In Space

Las Cruces, NM – Space travel in New Mexico has been hyped in recent months because of the X-Prize and recent allocation of money for the spaceport-- even though no facilities currently exist. As KRWG's Devin Neeley reports, New Mexico students are preparing for a future in space.

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7:20 am
Wed March 1, 2006

New Mexico Lends Millions of Dollars to Film Companies

Las Cruces, NM – The state Investment Council approved multimillion-dollar-loans yesterday, to three movie companies that want to shoot in New Mexico. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, a representative for the council says the state can only benefit from the investment.

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6:42 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Frenger Food Vendors to Stay Put

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University officials announced this week that they have provided local food vendors in Frenger Food Court with the oppurtunity to stay two more years. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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7:42 am
Wed February 22, 2006

Bingaman Talks Politics with High School Students

Las Cruces, NM – United States Senator Jeff Bingaman visited Las Cruces Wednesday to talk with southern New Mexico high school students and discuss border security with the local National Guard. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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12:46 am
Wed February 22, 2006

Free Health Screenings to Curve Unhealthy Trend

Las Cruces, NM – Across the border region, obesity rates in the last decades have gone up consistently. As a result health problems like high cholesterol and diabetes are more common among younger residents. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, to curve the problem locally the Wellness Center at NMSU is offering a one-time free health screening this afternoon.

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6:35 am
Thu February 16, 2006

March and Rally kick-off Vagina Monoloques

Las Cruces, NM – The Vagina Monologues will be showing this week at New Mexico State University. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the Valentines Day kick-off followed a rally and march fighting violence against women.

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7:00 am
Sat February 11, 2006

Fire Depts May Get More Money

Las Cruces, NM – A recently passed House Bill could help provide fire departments across the state with more funds. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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6:57 am
Sat February 11, 2006

Fire Depts May Get More Money

Las Cruces, NM – A recently passed House Bill could help provide fire departments across the state with more funds. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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7:34 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Abandoned Horse Doesn't Survive

Las Cruces, NM – Efforts to save one of the two seriously ill horses found at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds early this week were in vain. The animal couldn't recover from his injuries and had to be put to sleep. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the other horse is recovering.

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5:02 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Bill to Lower NMSU Retiree and Employee Health Costs Fails

Santa Fe – The House Education Committee voted down a bill to help make health care more affordable for New Mexico State University retirees and employees. KRWG's Michael Sears has the scoop.

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4:57 am
Thu February 9, 2006

NMSU Will Get New Regent

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson is now accepting applicants to fill Steve Lewis' seat as New Mexico State University Regent. Lewis was asked to resign last week by Richardson after he was charged with illegally drugging and transporting elk. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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4:41 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Girl Abandoned at Gas Station

Las Cruces, NM – A little girl was abandoned at a Las Cruces Pick-Quick early yesterday morning. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports police officers are looking for any lead to find her identity.

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3:59 am
Wed February 8, 2006

U.S. Senators Say Bush's Budget Tight

Las Cruces, NM – Capitol Hill is busily reviewing Presidents Bush's budget proposal for the 2007 fiscal year. The President's budget plan of 2.77 trillion dollars would increase spending on military and homeland security. However, it will cut spending on domestic programs such as education and medicare. KRWG's Danielle Goodman has this report.

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2:41 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Frenger food court

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University officials announced they will not be renewing the leases of food vendors at Frenger food court. Students and faculty who frequent the food court are speaking out to keep the current vendors. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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3:03 am
Mon February 6, 2006

Programs to Help New Mexicans in Crisis

Las Cruces, NM – Mentally ill New Mexicans may soon get more legal control over the help they get during psychiatric crisis episodes. State Legislators recently passed a bill that lets mental health care consumers choose what services they get and who can make decisions for them in case of a crisis. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:40 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Book on Ashcroft creates Buzz

Las Cruces, NM – With the conflict between civil liberties and national security coming to a head, an NMSU professor's book on John Ashcroft is already generating attention before it's even published.

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3:55 am
Mon January 30, 2006

Part 5 of our Mental Health Series: What's Already Being Done?

Las Cruces, NM – In New Mexico over 120, 000 children and adults suffer from serious mental illnesses: including schizophrenia and manic depression. As we've heard throughout the week, many people including several politicians want the state to improve mental health services across the state. Yet, in recent years authorities have put in a place programs like Crisis Intervention Training that benefits the mentally ill. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the last report of a five part series on Mental Health.

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4:14 am
Wed January 25, 2006

New Mexico Senators- Science, Alito, and The Congress

Las Cruces, NM – With the U.S. Senate continuing debate on U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Samuel Alito, New Mexico Senators Bingaman and Domenici could be divided on their vote.

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4:14 am
Wed January 25, 2006

New Mexico Senators- Science, Alito, and The Congress

Las Cruces, NM – With the U.S. Senate continuing debate on U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Samuel Alito, New Mexico Senators Bingaman and Domenici could be divided on their vote.

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2:45 am
Tue January 24, 2006

Part 1 of our Mental Health Series: Treating the Mentally Ill

Las Cruces, NM – In New Mexico over 120,000 adults and children suffer from serious mental illnesses; including schizophrenia and manic depression. Many people including several politicians feel the state government isn't doing enough to help the mentally ill especially in southern New Mexico.KRWG's Marco Grajeda looks at what's being done, and being proposed to improve the state's mental health services in this five-part series.

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2:44 am
Tue January 24, 2006

Part 2 of our Mental Health Series: Money to Improve Mental Health Services

Las Cruces, NM – In New Mexico over 120,000 adults and children suffer from serious mental illnesses; including schizophrenia and manic depression. This legislative session two New Mexico state Senators proposed four bills that would add millions of dollars towards mental health programs and services in southern New Mexico. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report, as the second of a five part series on Mental Health.

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8:01 am
Thu January 12, 2006

New Mexico Group Trying to Beat Global Warming

Las Cruces, NM – Avid Skiers in New Mexico are being forced to find a different pastime this winter, because of unusually high temperatures forcing ski resorts to close early. The State's Climate Change Advisory Group says that's mostly due to global warming caused by greenhouse gasses, like carbon dioxide and methane. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the group was in Las Cruces, yesterday, trying to figure how New Mexico can attack the problem.

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1:42 am
Thu January 12, 2006

Las Cruces One Step Closer To Convention Center

Las Cruces, NM – A public meeting may help bring Las Cruces one step closer to finally breaking ground on a Convention Center. But as KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports, city officials have much to sort out before they can actually get started.

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7:17 pm
Thu January 5, 2006

Man Arrested for Killing T or C Resident

Las Cruces, NM – This morning New Mexico State Police arrested an Elephant Butte resident accused of kidnapping and killing Richard Collett of Truth of Consequences. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, investigators say they're on the trail of a second suspect.

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7:32 pm
Tue December 27, 2005

Student Drinking in Juarez: Good Fun or Serious Danger?

Cd. Juarez, Mexico – Thousands of University students are crossing the Mexico border every weekend to drink in the Juarez night clubs, despite dangers involved. KRWG's Lacey Daniell has this audio postcard. (Caution: this story contains sensitive language)

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7:26 pm
Tue December 27, 2005

Chicano vs. Mexicano Realities in High School

Anthony, NM – "Chicano", "Mexicano", "Mexican-American"- titles that all derive from one ethnicity, but are made different through culture and identity. KRWG's Bianca Villani explores the racism and segregation found at Gadsden High School. (Caution: This story contains strong language)

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6:15 pm
Fri December 23, 2005

Super Blitz campaign starts on Christmas Eve

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Sheriffs Department in conjunction with state police and the Las Cruces Police Department are starting their annual Super Blitz campaign. KRWG's Eric Walker has this report.

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