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1:57 pm
Mon May 9, 2005

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Ruidoso Infant

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 16-month-old Ruidoso boy. Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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2:20 pm
Thu May 5, 2005

Ogas Returns to Work

Las Cruces, NM – Mayfield High School Principal Robert Ogas will be back to work on Monday, after his earlier dismissal from the job caused an uproar in the community. Bob Mitchell has this report, which begins with a statement from Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Louis Martinez.

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1:34 pm
Wed May 4, 2005

NM Racing Commission Violates Open Meetings Act

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Racing Commission apparently broke open-government laws when its members discussed a contract behind closed doors. Stephan Apodaca reports news from around the region.

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1:26 pm
Wed May 4, 2005

State Lobbyists Disclose Expenditures

Las Cruces, NM – Lobbyists of the New Mexico legislature have filed their expenditures from the first part of the year with the Secretary of State's office. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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1:23 pm
Wed May 4, 2005

Martinez Contract Extension Overturned

Las Cruces, NM – The Board of Education for the Las Cruces Public Schools has rescinded the contract extension for Superintendent Louis Martinez. Bob Mitchell has this report.

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1:21 pm
Wed May 4, 2005

Bill would Tighten Driver's-License Requirements for Immigrants

Las Cruces, NM – Legislation being considered in the U.S. Congress could force New Mexico to tighten its policies on issuing driver's licenses to non-citizens. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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4:13 pm
Tue May 3, 2005

Border Patrol Seizes Cocaine at Checkpoint

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized a large amount of cocaine at a checkpoint North of Las Cruces. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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12:23 pm
Tue May 3, 2005

Drought Expected to Continue, Despite Recent Moisture

Las Cruces, NM – Drought remains a concern for New Mexico, although this past winter was the wettest on record in New Mexico. Stephan Apodaca delivers news from around the region.

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12:21 pm
Tue May 3, 2005

NMSU Administration Reviews Legislative Accomplishments

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Las Cruces, NM – As the academic year comes to a close, New Mexico State University is already preparing for the next school year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, a news conference was held to review the impacts of this year's legislative session on higher education.

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2:50 pm
Mon May 2, 2005

Covering the Uninsured Week in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – Twenty-three percent of New Mexicans are uninsured; the figure is higher in Dona Ana County. To create public awareness of the problem, the Las Cruces City Council has declared this week "Covering the Uninsured Week." KRWG's Katie Goetz reports.

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2:41 pm
Mon May 2, 2005

NMSU's Engineering College Gets Grant

Las Cruces, NM – NMSU's College of Engineering has been awarded a grant to help high-school students transition to college. Marco Grajeda reports.

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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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