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11:20 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Three Sisters anxiously await results of Beer and Wine Election

Las Cruces, NM – A trio of sisters in La Union is anxiously waiting for the results of Dona Ana County's beer and wine election early next month. They're the owners of La Union Station Restaurant in the small, ranching community, near the Texas/ New Mexico border. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the sisters pioneered the movement to allow the sale of beer and wine at restaurants in unincorporated areas of the county.

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7:25 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

New Study Claims Health Care Costs for New Mexicans are Skyrocketing

Las Cruces, NM – The Health Care for America Now Campaign along with New Mexico ACORN released a report earlier this week, claiming that consolidation in the private health insurance industry is creating higher premiums for patients and employers. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the report indicates that in this decade health care premiums in New Mexico have risen at almost five times the rate of individual income.

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7:35 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

Former President George W. Bush to speak at Artesia High School Ceremony

Las Cruces, NM – Former President George W. Bush will visit southeastern New Mexico Thursday. He's the key-note speaker at a Chase Foundation Scholarship awards ceremony in Artesia. KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n, has more.

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7:15 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

21 New Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health announced 21 new confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the state today. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, that brings the total number of confirmed swine flu cases in New Mexico to 97.

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6:50 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

El Paso Couple Indicted for Smuggling Illegal Alien

Las Cruces, NM – An El Paso couple faces federal charges after an investigation determined the two attempted to smuggle illegal aliens passed border patrol checkpoints

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5:55 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

New Mexico Congressional Reps vote for Credit Card Reform

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's three Congressional Representatives voted in favor of setting tougher restrictions on the credit card industry. With its final approval in the House the credit card reform bill now heads to the presidents desk. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports,

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8:00 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

NM Officials Praise Federal Efficiency Standards

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico officials are praising President Barack Obama's call to make gas-guzzlers a thing of the past in the U.S. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:02 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

Alleged Border Patrol Impersonator to be Retried

Las Cruces, NM – David Ramos-Arenas, the alleged Border Patrol impersonator from Las Cruces will be retried-according to Dona Ana County Sheriff's officials.

His hearing in February was declared a mistrial after the jury deadlocked. Ramos-Arenas was accused of detaining a woman in Mesquite last year, while wearing the uniform of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

District Attorney Matthew Chandler of the Ninth Judicial District Attorneys Office, will be the prosecutor on the case scheduled for June 29th and 30th.

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6:24 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

Teague Plans Tele-Town Hall with Vets

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday evening, Congressman Harry Teague will hold a town hall style meeting with southern New Mexico veterans over the phone. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports.

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4:50 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

Honor Flight Benefit

Las Cruces – On Saturday, May 23, at 1:30pm, the Fountain Theatre in Mesilla will hold a benefit for the Honor Flight program. The program hopes to charter a plane later this year to take local veterans to see the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. The benefit will include screenings of "Soldiers of Honor", about the first local Honor Flight in October, 2008, and the documentary "The Conscientious Objector". Fred Martino spoke with the Mesilla Valley Film Society's PJ Waggaman about the event.

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2:36 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

NMSU Hires Dr. Manuel Pacheco as Interim President

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University Board of Regents voted unanimously this morning to hire Dr. Manuel Pacheco as NMSU's Interim President on a one year contract. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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9:55 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

State Police Officers Get Ready to Keep Roads Safe during the summer

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State Police officers are getting ready to launch a series of initiatives, during the summer months, looking for careless motorists and people driving under the influence. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, police officials in Dona Ana County say this year the efforts are absolutely critical.

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9:02 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

NMSU Regents Expected to Approve New Interim President

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University Board of Regents is expected to approve a new interim president during a special meeting Tuesday morning. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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6:32 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

Monday Businesswatch

Las Cruces – Every Monday on Morning Edition at 7:51am, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Sun News Business Editor Brook Stockberger.

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2:55 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

Monthly Spaceport Directors Briefing

Las Cruces, NM – As part of KRWG's continuing coverage of the Spaceport America project, KRWG's Evan Woodward sat down with Spaceport America Executive Director Steve Landeene, to discuss the recent educational launch at the site and the upcoming groundbreaking ceremonies.

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2:07 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

Dona Ana County Woman Crashes While Allegedly Driving Drunk with Baby

Las Cruces, NM – Early Monday morning a 23 year old Dona Ana County woman was allegedly driving drunk with a baby, when she crashed her vehicle into a canal. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the child was unharmed but the mother faces several serious charges.

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8:04 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Obama Discusses Credit Card Reform at NM Town Hall

Rio Rancho, NM – President Barack Obama says it's time for the country to "change how we operate" when it comes to credit card debt. Obama was in Rio Rancho Thursday morning for a town hall discussion on that and other issues. KUNM's Jim Williams was there, and has this report.

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7:53 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Man Wanted for Murder in Las Vegas, Nevada Arrested at Santa Teresa Port

Las Cruces, NM – United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Officials announced earlier this week that a suspect wanted for murder in Las Vegas, Nevada was apprehended at the Santa Teresa port of entry while trying to flee to Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the arrest is credited to an increase in random checks of vehicles going south across the border.

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6:15 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Confirmed Cases of H1N1 in New Mexico Jump by 22

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that there are 17 new confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the state; and 5 cases previously reported as probable have now been confirmed. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, this brings the state's total number of confirmed swine flu cases to 68.

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11:46 am
Thu May 14, 2009

Motorcyclists Stop Over in Las Cruces on Way to Washington D.C.

Las Cruces, NM – More than three hundred motorcyclists, on a cross-country trip to the nation's capitol, will make a stop in Las Cruces today. The leather wearing, hog riders are on a journey honoring American prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.

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8:00 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Udall and Lujan ask Energy Department to Revise Smart Grid Funding Guidelines

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Junior Senator Tom Udall and 3rd District Congressman Ben Ray Lujan recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, asking him to adjust the guidelines for how funds for Smart Grid initiatives will be allocated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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7:58 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

State Officials Enact County Fire Restrictions

Las Cruces, NM – Starting Friday, fire restrictions will be imposed in twenty counties across the state. As KRWGs Marco Grajeda reports, the measures will affect several southern New Mexico counties.

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7:24 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

NMSU Announces Presidential Search Committee

Las Cruces, NM – Chairman of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, Blake Curtis announced Wednesday that the Regents have finalized a Presidential Search Committee. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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7:22 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

New Mexico has 2 New Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health announced two new confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the state today. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, that brings the state total to 46 confirmed cases, with five more probable.

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1:21 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Las Cruces Artist Wins Governor's Award for Papier Mache Sculptures

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson recently announced the winners of the 2009 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Out of eight recipients, one artist represented southern New Mexico. KRWG'S Jessica Havstad had a chance to speak with Las Cruces sculptor, Stephen Hansen.

You may visit Stephen Hansen's website at: www.stephenhansen.com

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8:28 pm
Tue May 12, 2009

Fire Restrictions Enacted this Week

Las Cruces, NM – With the 2009 fire season well underway fire restrictions will be put in place at two southern New Mexico forests and they may be enacted at the county level as well. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports

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11:02 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

Unemployment Rate Doesn't Worry New Graduates

Las Cruces, NM – More than 1,400 students participated in the graduation commencement ceremonies of New Mexico State University this weekend. As KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports, the recent graduates took their first steps after college with optimism despite the bleak economy.

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8:24 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

Bingaman backs Credit Card Reform

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico U.S Senator Jeff Bingaman says he hopes congress will pass a bill to protect consumers from credit card companies.

The measure, known as the "Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009", would, among other things, force companies to notify consumers prior to raising their interest rates.

The bill would also set limits on fees and interest charges, and prohibit penalties on credit card holders who pay their bills on time.

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8:19 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

Early Voting for DAC Beer and Wine Election begins Tuesday

Las Cruces, NM – Registered voters from unincorporated areas of Dona Ana County can begin casting their ballots Tuesday, to determine if restaurants in their communities will be allowed to sell beer and wine. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:43 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds State Cockfighting Ban

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Court of Appeals decision late last week to uphold the state's 2007 ban on cockfighting was applauded by The Humane Society of the United States and Animal Protection of New Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the ban was challenged by the New Mexico Gamefowl Association along with a group of business owners who claimed it violated the state constitution.

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