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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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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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