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9:06 am
Fri March 31, 2006

Las Cruces High School Students Walk Out

Las Cruces, NM – The U.S. Senate began deliberations this week of several bills geared towards immigration and border security issues. Late last year, the U.S. House passed the Border protection, antiterrorism and illegal immigration act. As KRWG's Michael Sears reports, today students at a local high school organzized a walk out to challenge the proposed bills.

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3:06 am
Fri March 31, 2006

Border Conference Ties Hip-Hop To Learning

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday was the last day of a border issues conference taking place in New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. KRWG's Evan Woodward attended the conference at NMSU.

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3:27 am
Thu March 30, 2006

Senate Debate Over Immigration and Border Security Begins

Las Cruces, NM – Immigration is a hot issue across the nation. Just before adjourning for the holidays in December, Congress passed House Resolution 4437, dubbed the Sensenbrenner Bill. This week, the United States Senate's debate over new legislation began. In this first piece of many uncovering the immigration debate, KRWG's Michael Sears talks with a democratic congressman and a republican senator.

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7:24 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Commission Votes to Protect Fossil Track Ways

Las Cruces, NM – Tuesday morning the Dona Ana County Commission unanimously voted in favor of a proclamation to turn 200 acres of land in the Robledo Mountains into a National Monument. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports ancient fossil track ways in this land could be in danger.

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5:08 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Photographer's Work Featured at Chamizal National Memorial

Dolores Huerta was born in Dawson, New Mexico. She is a labor leader and activist.
Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

El Paso, TX – A new exhibit at Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso details the struggles Latinos have overcome to be successful. In this final piece about the exhibition, KRWG's Michael Sears talks with a photographer about one of the many people she took pictures of.

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3:38 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Chamizal Exhibit Features the Garza Family

The Garza Family reaches back three generations, all of whom are committed to higher education.
Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

El Paso, TX – A new exhibition at Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso details hardships Latinos have endured to be successful in America. The Garza Family was among the many featured individuals. In this second piece of his series on the exhibit, KRWG's Michael Sears talks with the family and uncovers the struggles they have overcome.

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5:46 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Las Cruces Laughing Once More

Las Cruces, NM – In the early 1970's, Las Cruces was a comedy hub. As KRWG's Drew Wayner reports, the city is ready to laugh again.

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7:26 am
Fri March 24, 2006

Latino Achievement Exhibit Open

El Paso, TX – The Chamizal National Memorial is hosting Our Journeys/ Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement. KRWG's Michael Sears sends this audio postcard. This is the first piece in a series.

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5:41 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Dogs' Whines and Wine

Las Cruces, NM – Would you like some vino when your dog starts to whine? Well, that's what you'll find at a Dona Ana County Humane Society Yappy Hour. KRWG's Amanda Grube sends this audio postcard.

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4:50 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Redressing (In)Justice Supplemental Audio

Las Cruces, NM – More Audio From the Redressing In-Justice Community Dressmaking.

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4:47 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Redressing (In)Justice One Dress at a Time

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7:38 am
Wed March 22, 2006

The Becky Fund- Part III

Las Cruces, NM – Las Crucen Dinny Bomberg is heading for Peru tomorrow. As heard in Parts I and II, she's on a mission honoring her daughter Becky, who died there three years ago. Through "The Becky Fund", Bomberg brings desperately needed school supplies to the poorest of Peruvian children who live in the Andes. In this third part of the series, KRWG's Jodi Breisler speaks with Bomberg about the great blessings and challenges she finds in continuing her daughter's work.

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7:28 am
Tue March 21, 2006

The Becky Fund- Part II

Las Cruces, NM – Las Crucen Dinny Bomberg is headed for Peru on Friday. As we learned from Part I, she's on a mission honoring her daughter Becky, who died there three years ago. Through "The Becky Fund", Bomberg brings desperately needed school supplies to the poorest Peruvian children who live in the Andes. In this second of a three part series, KRWG's Jodi Breisler speaks with Bomberg about the poverty and need that Becky Pritchard and now her mother are working against.

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8:30 am
Mon March 20, 2006

The Becky Fund- Part I

Las Cruces, NM – Las Crucen Dinny Bomberg is heading for Peru on Friday. Not to visit the seaside or Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. Instead, she is on a mission in the name of her daughter, Becky, who died there three years ago. Through "The Becky Fund", Bomberg brings desperately needed school supplies to the poorest of Peruvian children who live in the Andes mountains. In this first of a three-part series, KRWG's Jodi Breisler introduces you to Bomberg and her daughter, Becky Pritchard.

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7:16 am
Fri March 17, 2006

Pagan Student Union Fundraising for Lecture Series

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's Pagan Student Union says it's fundraising to raise enlightenment and tolerance on campus. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, the Union is currently washing cars and selling baked goods to fund it's spiritual enlightenment lecture on Earth Day.

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1:37 am
Fri March 17, 2006

Staying Young Competing in Senior Olympics

Las Cruces, NM – Tennis, Pool, Shuffleboard... just a few of the dozens of sports area senior citizens are competing in at the Senior Olympics. Winners will go to the state competition in Albuquerque and maybe even nationals. But as KRWG's J.D. Benavidez reports, is it really about the winning?

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8:01 am
Thu March 16, 2006

NMSU has Bomb Scare

Las Cruces, NM – Confusion broke out on New Mexico State University campus this morning. Hundreds of students and faculty were puzzled as university police officials evacuated and directed them to the east and south side of campus. KRWG's Danielle Goodman was at the scene.

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6:26 am
Thu March 16, 2006

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department Considers Switching Dispatch

Las Cruces – The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department is considering a switch in its emergency dispatch provider. KRWG's Michael Sears has this report.

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6:13 am
Thu March 16, 2006

Cowboys Rope In Money For Cancer

Las Cruces, NM – Hundreds of boot wearing, lasso sporting cowboys and cowgirls showed their skills this weekend roping cattle to raise money for cancer. The treasurer for the group, known as Cowboys for Cancer, just announced that over $120, 000 were raised topping last year's amount. KRWG's Marco Grajeda was at the charitable event in the Las Cruces area and has this audio postcard.

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8:06 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Museum Opened With Fanfare and Two Governors

Columbus, NM – The Governors of New Mexico and Chihuahua opened a new museum dedicated to the Mexican Revolution in the area of Columbus, New Mexico. The Museum located at Pancho Villa State Park is designed to promote education and tourism in both New Mexico and Chihuahua. But as KRWG's Anca Gradinaru reports, it's costing New Mexico two million dollars.

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5:20 am
Fri March 10, 2006

Police Investigating Impostors

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police are investigating an alleged assault by an impostor asserting to be an officer of the law. New Mexico State Police are also looking into two other claims of impostors. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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1:33 am
Fri March 10, 2006

Cruising

Las Cruces – There are many things you can do to save money on cruise ship vacations. KRWG's Lily Olivas has the story.

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4:16 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Bush Budget Cuts Affect New Mexico

Las Cruces – The 2007 fiscal year budget proposed by President Bush is drawing ire from a New Mexico senator. He says the budget will cut funds to programs aimed towards Hispanics. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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4:13 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Billboards Might Be Banned

Las Cruces – New billboards may be banned in Las Cruces. Business and community leaders gathered at city hall Tuesday to discuss the future of billboards in city limits. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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4:31 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Underground Water Well Inspections in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – State Engineer John D' Antonio was in Las Cruces Monday, jumpstarting an effort to regulate underground water use in the area. It's all part of a regulation issued two years ago by D' Antonio called the Metering Order. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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3:55 am
Mon March 6, 2006

Church Shooting

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police say a man who opened fire on a church Sunday has been charged. KRWG's Michael Sears has the story.

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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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