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6:52 pm
Mon June 6, 2005

City Hall Evacuated After Discovery of Suspicious Powder

Las Cruces, NM – After the discovery of a suspicious white powder, Las Cruces City Hall was evacuated. KRWG's Melanie Bowling has the report.

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5:46 pm
Mon June 6, 2005

State Launches Campaign to Warn of Lead in Food

SANTA FE (AP) – The state Health Department has launched a campaign to inform people about the dangers of lead in food. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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2:26 pm
Sun June 5, 2005

NMSU Studies Mosquitoes to Curb West Nile Threat

Las Cruces, NM – A New Mexico State University entomology professor is researching mosquitoes to prevent an outbreak of West Nile virus in southern New Mexico. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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2:28 pm
Sat June 4, 2005

State Health Officials: Flu Pandemic Possible

Las Cruces, NM – State health officials are warning of a possible worldwide flu pandemic. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports.

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2:30 pm
Thu June 2, 2005

Predatory Fish Clears Lakes of Nuisance Fish

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A predatory fish is being used to eliminate nuisance fish from two New Mexico lakes. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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8:28 pm
Wed June 1, 2005

Washington Thinktank: New Mexico Headed for Budget Troubles

SANTA FE (AP) – A Washington D.C.-based thinktank says the state is headed for budget woes if it doesn't reform its tax structure. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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8:16 pm
Wed June 1, 2005

Remodeled Courthouse to Open

LAS CRUCES (AP) – The newly expanded state courthouse in Las Cruces is set to open its doors. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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8:13 pm
Wed June 1, 2005

Mexico Creates Fund for Femicide Victims' Families

Mexico City (AP) – The Mexican Attorney General's Office has announced a fund to compensate relatives of femicide victims. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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6:14 pm
Tue May 31, 2005

State to Investigate Helena Chemical Company

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a plan to investigate The Helena Chemical Company in Mesquite for groundwater contamination. KRWG's Bob Mitchell has this report.

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6:12 pm
Tue May 31, 2005

Construction of Sewer Lines Begin in Mesilla

LAS CRUCES, NM (AP) – Mesilla has begun construction on additional water and sewer lines. KRWG's Melanie Bowling delivers AP news from around the region.

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6:10 pm
Tue May 31, 2005

State Prepares for Potential Flu Pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The state Department of Health is planning to deal with a potential flu pandemic. KRWG's Melanie Bowling delivers AP news from around the region.

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5:58 pm
Sun May 29, 2005

Mexican Migrants Staying Longer in U.S., Report Says

Mexico City (AP) – A report says Mexican migrants are staying in the U.S. longer. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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6:08 pm
Sat May 28, 2005

Unemployment Rate Up in New Mexico

Albuquerque (AP) – New Mexico's unemployment rate is rising. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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6:17 pm
Fri May 27, 2005

More Mexican Agents to Investigate Juarez Femicides

CD. JUAREZ, MEXICO (AP) – More Mexican federal agents have been assigned to investigate the Ciudad Juarez femicides. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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6:15 pm
Fri May 27, 2005

Sportsmen File Lawsuit Against BLM

Las Cruces, NM – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is being sued by sportsmen and conservation groups over its plans for oil and gas development on Otero Mesa. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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6:11 pm
Fri May 27, 2005

Companies to Expand Operations in Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, NM (AP) – Governor Richardson's office says three companies plan to expand their operations in southern New Mexico. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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11:34 am
Thu May 26, 2005

Governor's Office Releases Names of Pre-K Bidders

SANTA FE (AP) – The Governor's office has released the names of the public school districts that bid for the state's new pre-kindergarten program. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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11:29 am
Thu May 26, 2005

NM Ed. Dep't: More Funding Needed for No Child Left Behind

SANTA FE (AP) – The New Mexico Education Department says the state needs more funding from the federal government if it is to implement the No Child Left Behind Act. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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11:24 am
Thu May 26, 2005

Congressional Delegation Presses against Cannon Closure

SANTA FE (AP) – The state is ratcheting up its efforts to save Cannon Air Force Base. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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11:20 am
Thu May 26, 2005

Colonias to Get Funding to Improve Infrastructure

Las Cruces, NM – Five million dollars will underwrite the infrastructure-improvement projects set to begin in the colonias of southern Dona Ana County. As KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports, the 15 separate projects address water, wastewater, and street problems. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:45 pm
Wed May 25, 2005

NM Homeland Security's Contract-Bidding Process Investigated

SANTA FE (AP) – An investigation has been launched into the bidding process at the state Homeland Security Department. The revelation that state defense contracts had been awarded without first getting bids, prompted the investigation. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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12:12 pm
Wed May 25, 2005

Denish on Possible Cannon Closure

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Lt. Gov. Diane Denish serves on many boards and commissions, ranging from the Military Base Planning Commission to the state Children's Cabinet. Denish talks with KRWG's Bob Mitchell about the possible closure of Cannon Air Force Base and more.

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11:47 am
Wed May 25, 2005

Drug Charges Dropped against State Commissioner

Las Cruces, NM – Misdemeanor drug charges against state Public Regulations Commissioner E. Shirley Baca have been dropped. KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:37 am
Wed May 25, 2005

DA's Office Announces New Anti-Domestic Violence Program

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County District Attorney Susanna Martinez has announced the creation of an anti-domestic violence program. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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6:17 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Unknown Powder Found In Package Sent to Governor

Las Cruces, NM – White powder and a threatening letter addressed to Governor Richardson were found inside a package opened at the governor's office on Friday, prompting an evacuation and investigation. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the package was intended for the governor -- and its contents are still being examined.

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12:51 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Mexico Opposes U.S. Militarization of Border

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican officials say their government is "absolutely and emphatically" against militarizing the border. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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12:49 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

Stolen Bank Records Belong Mostly to Easterners, not New Mexicans

Las Cruces, NM – Bank records of about 700,000 customers of four major banks (including Bank of America) were stolen and sold to collection agencies. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, Bank of America says most of those customers live on the East Coast.

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11:05 am
Mon May 23, 2005

Botched Contract May have Prompted Ex-NM Homeland Security Director's Resignation

SANTA FE (AP) – The state's Homeland Security director says his predecessor may have resigned because of a botched border-security contract. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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10:40 am
Mon May 23, 2005

Drought Plagues State's Grasslands

Las Cruces (AP) – An NMSU researcher says ranchers have coped well with the drought, although it plagues more than half of the state's grasslands. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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8:40 am
Sun May 22, 2005

Number of U.S. Oil Rigs Rising

Houston (AP) – The number of active oil rigs operating in the U.S. has risen. Stephan Apodaca delivers AP news from around the region.

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