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12:34 pm
Mon May 2, 2005

New Mexico Colleges Still Affordable, Despite Rising Costs

Las Cruces, NM – Education leaders in New Mexico say the state's public colleges are more affordable than those in other states. The statement comes even as tuition at colleges across New Mexico has risen 30 percent in the past four years. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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12:31 pm
Mon May 2, 2005

School Board to Meet after Canceling Two Meetings

Las Cruces, NM – After canceling two meetings, the Las Cruces School Board is set to meet for the first time in two weeks. Bob Mitchell reports.

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4:17 pm
Fri April 29, 2005

Spring Runoff May Increase Level of Rio Grande

Las Cruces,NM – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation estimates spring runoff in New Mexico will be at its highest levels in 10 years. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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4:07 pm
Fri April 29, 2005

Woman Killed by Train at Railroad Crossing

Las Cruces,NM – A Mesilla Park woman was killed when a train hit her car at a railroad crossing south of Las Cruces. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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12:52 pm
Fri April 29, 2005

Bingaman Campaign-Finance Update Released

Las Cruces, NM – Campaign-finance reports show U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) has raised nearly $230,000 during the first quarter of 2005 for his re-election bid next year. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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4:25 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Border Officers, Women's-Rights Advocates Scuffle on the Border

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. border authorities and Mexican women's-rights advocates briefly engaged in a scuffle during the World March of Women. U.S. officials say the protestors were trying to cross a bridge not used for pedestrian traffic. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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1:04 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Otero Deputy Shot Man at Close Range

Las Cruces, NM – The Otero County district attorney says a man who was shot and killed by an Otero County sheriff's deputy last December was already wounded and handcuffed when the final shot was fired. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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12:35 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Governor Announces Plan to Combat Steroid Use in High Schools

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Bill Richardson has announced a plan to curtail the use of anabolic steroids among high-school athletes. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, if the plan is approved, New Mexico will be one of a handful of states to check a student for steriod use.

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4:28 pm
Wed April 27, 2005

Former Alamogordo Basketball Standout Sentenced to Prison for Murder

Las Cruces, NM – A former Alamogordo High School basketball standout that was convicted of murder, has been sentenced. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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1:10 pm
Wed April 27, 2005

County Commission Calls for Casino Worksession

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission has told county staff to set up a work session with the parties that want to build a casino near Anthony. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:30 pm
Wed April 27, 2005

Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for More Restrictions on Wolf Releases

Las Cruces, NM – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed new restrictions on releasing Mexican gray wolves into the wild. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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3:07 pm
Tue April 26, 2005

Mexican Senate Proposes Voting Rights for Citizens Living Abroad

Las Cruces, NM – Mexico's Senate is set to allow Mexican citizens living abroad to vote by mail in the 2006 national election. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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2:58 pm
Tue April 26, 2005

Judge Rules Noise Ordinance Unconstitutional

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces city ordinance that banned raucous gatherings has been struck down in district court. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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2:51 pm
Tue April 26, 2005

Energy Department Proposes Changes to WIPP

Las Cruces, NM – The state Department of Energy has proposed what it calls cost-effective changes to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. But as Marco Grajeda reports, a watchdog group says these changes will increase the risks to New Mexicans.

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3:15 pm
Mon April 25, 2005

New Mexico Prison Population on the Rise

Las Cruces, NM – According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the state's prisoner population is increasing. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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3:12 pm
Mon April 25, 2005

Racetrack Owner Donates $2 Million to NMSU

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Las Cruces, NM – The owner of Sunland Park Racetrack has donated $2 million to NMSU. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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3:21 pm
Sat April 23, 2005

City Gets Own TV Channel

Las Cruces, NM – In an effort to better inform citizens, the City of Las Cruces now has its own television channel. Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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12:32 pm
Wed April 20, 2005

Principal's Dismissal Sparks Student Walkout

Las Cruces, NM – Several dozen Mayfield High School students abruptly walked out of class in support of their recently pink-slipped principal. And as KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports, local journalists covering the walkout were asked to leave the schoolgrounds under threat.

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1:00 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

City to Reopen Main Street

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council has approved a controversial resolution to reopen Main Street through the Downtown Mall. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:57 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

Comment Period on Proposed Anthony Casino Extended

Las Cruces, NM – The 30-day period for the public to comment on the proposed Anthony casino has come to an end. But as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the federal government has extended that period.

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12:53 pm
Tue April 19, 2005

Mayfield High School Principal Let Go

Las Cruces, NM – The contract of the principal of Mayfield High School has not been renewed. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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2:53 pm
Fri April 15, 2005

Bingaman Seeks Compensation for Damaged Runway

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) has asked top Air Force officials to settle a $2-million claim filed by the City of Las Cruces last November. The claim was filed after a cargo plane carrying equipment for a presidential visit damaged a runway. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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2:40 pm
Fri April 15, 2005

Fort Bliss Prepares for New Troops' Arrival

Las Cruces, NM – El Paso leaders are getting ready for the arrival of an additional 400 troops at Fort Bliss this summer. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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2:36 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

Man Arrested in Murder of WNMU Athlete

Las Cruces, NM – Police in Tucson have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed a Western New Mexico University football player. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the state.

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2:26 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

Cigarette Smuggler Sentenced

Las Cruces, NM – A Sunland Park man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a multi-million-dollar cigarette-smuggling operation. Featured in the morning newscast with Carrie Hamblen.

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4:08 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

County Commission Mum on Proposed Casino

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission has been taking heat on its plans to discuss the proposed casino in Anthony behind closed doors. But as Bob Mitchell reports, the commission decided not to discuss the casino after all.

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12:33 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

County Prisoner was Strangled, Medical Investigator Says

Las Cruces, NM – The Office of the State Medical Investigator has determined that strangulation caused the death of a Dona Ana County Detention Center inmate. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:28 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

City to Continue Curbside Recycling Program

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces city officials announced plans to continue the city's curbside recycling program, despite poor participation. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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12:35 pm
Mon April 11, 2005

NMSU Seeking New Police Chief

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University is conducting a national search for a new police chief. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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11:40 am
Thu April 7, 2005

Domenici: NM Ideal for Air Force Training

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R) recently told officials from the U.S. Air Force that New Mexico would be a great training ground for the next generation of fighter pilots. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca reports.

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