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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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8:09 pm
Wed December 21, 2005

Fire Destroys Building

Las Cruces, NM – Every Las Cruces Firefighter unit on call Tuesday evening reported to a blaze at the property of a local Senator. Despite efforts to control the fire a building was severly damaged. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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8:28 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

City Council Approves Resolutions After Heated Debate

Las Cruces, NM – After a lengthy City Council meeting, officials voted on two major issues involving a lease extension and city growth. KRWG's Cynthia Grajeda has the details.

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8:55 pm
Fri December 16, 2005

City Of Las Cruces Holds Budget Meetings

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council held Strategic Budget Meetings to decide what funds are needed for 2006's day to day operations. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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8:00 pm
Wed December 14, 2005

Group Helps Local Seniors With Prescription Drug Program

Las Cruces, NM – Medicare's new prescription drug program, Part D, is supposed to make life easier for seniors by reducing their medicine cost but, even President Bush said this week that signing up can be a daunting task . As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, local seniors got help today from a group of Medicare Counselors touring the country.

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7:45 pm
Wed December 14, 2005

Group Helps Local Seniors With Prescription Drug Program

Las Cruces, NM – Medicare's new prescription drug, Part D Program, is supposed to make life easier for seniors by reducing their prescription drug cost but, even President Bush said this week that signing up can be a daunting task . As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, local seniors got help today from a group of Medicare Counselors touring the country.

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5:14 pm
Wed December 14, 2005

County Commission Stops ETZ Exit

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission killed a resolution brought forth by District 1 representative Oscar Vasquez-Butler which would have taken the county out of the Extra Territorial Zone. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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7:47 pm
Mon December 12, 2005

Thousands of Acres May be Protected From Development in Dona Ana County

Las Cruces, NM – Former U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt was in Las Cruces talking about proposed wilderness areas for Dona Ana County. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, if accepted over two hundred thousand acres would be protected under the Wilderness Act.

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4:39 pm
Mon December 5, 2005

'Ni Una Mas'- International Protest for Murdered Women of Juarez and Chihuahua

'Ni Una Mas'- International Protest for Murdered Women of Juarez and Chihuahua

El Paso, TX/Cd. Juarez, Mexico – On December 3, over 400 marchers rallied from El Paso into Cuidad Juarez. Their inspiration? To bring renewed attention to the hundreds of murdered and missing women in the Mexican State of Chihuahua. KRWG's Jodi Breisler has more.

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8:27 pm
Sat December 3, 2005

Tree lighting ceremony fun for all ages...

Tree lighting ceremony fun for all ages...

Las Cruces, NM – On Friday, members of the community gathered to watch the annual Christmas tree and park lighting. KRWG's Eric Walker has this report.

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7:35 pm
Thu December 1, 2005

Man Arrested After Breaking Into Ex Girlfriend's House

Man Arrested After Breaking Into Ex Girlfriend's House

Las Cruces, NM – Police arrested a Las Cruces man Wednesday night after he stormed his ex-girlfriend's house and hit her with a gun. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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8:11 pm
Wed November 30, 2005

State Allocates More Gas Money to Needy Families

State Allocates More Gas Money to Needy Families

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico low income residents are getting more help from the state this winter to help keep their homes warm. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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9:49 pm
Fri November 25, 2005

Fat-Man-Cycling Across America to Lose 150 Pounds- Part Two: Eldon's Adventure

Fat-Man-Cycling Across America to Lose 150 Pounds- Part Two: Eldon's Adventure

El Paso, TX – Eldon Ward began biking across America at 432 pounds. He's made it across 4 states and through countless adventures including teen girls giving him a "freak ya" and a car crawling a little too close for comfort. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this story.

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9:28 pm
Fri November 25, 2005

Fat-Man-Cycling Across America to Lose 150 Pounds- Part One: Meet Eldon Ward

Fat-Man-Cycling Across America to Lose 150 Pounds- Part One: Meet Eldon Ward

El Paso, TX – About two months ago, a man- an over four hundred pound man- began a cross country trip to St. Augustine, Florida... on his bike. KRWG's Marco Grajeda met Eldon Ward on his stop in El Paso.

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7:27 pm
Wed November 23, 2005

Drunk Drivers Targeted on Thanksgiving Weekend

Drunk Drivers Targeted on Thanksgiving Weekend

Las Cruces, NM – With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, both law enforcement agencies and AAA New Mexico have created projects in an attempt to deter drunk driving. KRWG's Sergio Robali has more.

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7:10 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

XBOX-Mania Hits Las Cruces

XBOX-Mania Hits Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday night while most Las Crucens slept comfortably in their warm, cozy beds, a group of mainly college students dared the frigid wind and thirty-degree temperatures outside local stores. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports they weren't protesting, or selling anything- just waiting patiently for the stores to reopen.

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6:46 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

Las Cruces to Expand Bus Transit System

Las Cruces to Expand Bus Transit System

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Congressman Steve Pierce announced District 2 will receive about 5 Million dollars for transportation and community development projects. As KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports some of the money will go to expand the Las Cruces Bus Transit system.

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