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12:18 pm
Wed March 16, 2005

U.S. House Approves Holloman Land Swap

Las Cruces, NM – A bill introduced by Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) for a land exchange between Holloman Air Force Base, the Bureau of Land Management, and a private landowner has passed in the House. KRWG's Stephan Apodaca has more.

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12:15 pm
Wed March 16, 2005

NMSU Tuition, Employee Salaries Likely to Increase

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Las Cruces, NM – NMSU's president says it appears tuition will be raised five percent, while faculty and staff salaries will be increased two percent. Bob Mitchell reports.

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12:53 pm
Tue March 15, 2005

Legislative Update: Pre-K Initiative, Interlock Device

Las Cruces, NM – In the waning hours of the 2005 legislative session, New Mexico's representatives are scrambling to get their bills to the Governor's desk. New Mexico Public Radio's Tom Trowbridge reports from KUNM in Albuquerque that the pre-kindergarten initiative and ignition-interlock bill will likely pass both chambers.

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12:16 pm
Tue March 15, 2005

Senate Approves Gambling-Addiction Study

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate unanimously approved a proposal for a state study on gambling addiction. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:11 pm
Tue March 15, 2005

Las Cruces Delegation Lobbies in Washington, D.C.

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces City Manager Terrence Moore and three city councilors are in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress. Bob Mitchell reports.

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9:19 pm
Mon March 14, 2005

Bill Gives Tax Break to Organ Donors

Las Cruces, NM – Organ donors in New Mexico could qualify for a significant state income tax deduction under a measure approved by the House. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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9:18 pm
Mon March 14, 2005

Vision: Legislative Review, Pancho Villa's Raid

Las Cruces, NM – With the 2005 New Mexico legislative session drawing to a close, we hear from New Mexico Public Radio's Tom Trowbridge, who has been following the session. Also on this installment of Vision, Western historian Leon Metz (email: cmetz48888@aol.com) explores the history surrounding Pancho Villa's 1916 raid of Columbus, NM. Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra brings us a discussion of the role of corridos in education.

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1:52 pm
Mon March 14, 2005

Hip-Hop Journalist Visits NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Veteran hip-hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker recently visited the NMSU campus to speak about his experiences and discuss his new book. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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1:46 pm
Mon March 14, 2005

Fire Ants Keep City Park Closed

Las Cruces, NM – The reopening of a Las Cruces city park has been delayed because exterminators haven't completely quelled the fire-ant problem there. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:30 pm
Mon March 14, 2005

Republicans Walk out of Committee Meeting

Las Cruces, NM – Democrats are crying foul after House Republicans walked out of an election committee meeting. As Carrie Hamblen reports, the GOP denies any funny business.

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1:28 pm
Mon March 14, 2005

Legislature Approves $4.7-Billion Budget

Las Cruces, NM – The Legislature has given final approval to a nearly $4.7-billion budget to finance education and general government operations next year. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:25 pm
Fri March 11, 2005

Legislature Attempts to Protect Payday-Loan Borrowers

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Legislature has attempted to protect consumers who use payday and title loans from incurring too much debt. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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1:23 pm
Fri March 11, 2005

Governor Proposes New Tax Cuts

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Bill Richardson has proposed a compromise with the legislature he says will provide $30 million in new tax cuts for businesses and individuals. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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6:19 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

LCPS Receives High Marks Following Accreditation Period

Las Cruces, NM – A team of 23 educators from throughout the state has finished visiting the Las Cruces area public high schools. As Bob Mitchell reports although the team gave the schools glowing marks overall each of the schools have room for improvements.

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6:19 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

LCPS Receives High Marks Following Accreditation Period

LCPS Receives High Marks Following Accreditation Period

Las Cruces, NM – A team of 23 educators from throughout the state has finished visiting the Las Cruces area public high schools. As Bob Mitchell reports although the team gave the schools glowing marks overall each of the schools have room for improvements.

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1:49 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

Governor may Cut Medicaid Funding

Las Cruces, NM – The Governor's office has announced plans to cut Medicaid funding if the House continues to block a tax-credit proposal. Opponents say the proposed legislation would increase taxes on nursing-home residents. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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1:16 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

LCPS Gets High Accreditation Marks

Las Cruces, NM – A team of 23 educators from throughout the state that rates facilities and curriculum at schools, has finished visiting the Las Cruces-area public high schools. As Bob Mitchell reports, although the team gave the schools high marks overall, each school has room for improvements.

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1:12 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

NMSU Student Clings to Life after Binge Drinking

Las Cruces, NM – Less than four months after the death of an NMSU student from alcohol poisoning, another NMSU student is on life support for the same reason. Katie Goetz reports.

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2:00 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Bingaman Criticizes Bush Plan for Rio Grande

Las Cruces, NM – Sen. Jeff Bingaman is criticizing the Bush administration for not putting money into the middle Rio Grande. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:51 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Four Suspected in Poaching Ring

Las Cruces, NM – Game and Fish authorities say a group of people found camping on state land were running a poaching operation. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:49 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

PRC: Qwest not Complying with State Order

Las Cruces, NM – The Public Regulations Commission has ruled that Qwest is not in compliance with a state-issued order that requires the company to invest in new infrastructure. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:47 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

House Approves Controversial Spending Measure

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved a measure that allocates $33 million for what some are calling the Governor's "favorite projects." Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:28 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

State Experiences Wettest Winter on Record

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is experiencing its wettest winter in recorded history, despite being in an extended period of drought. Stephan Apodaca reports.

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12:05 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Senate Tightens Residency Requirements for Public Officials

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate is tightening residency requirements for people who want to run for public office in New Mexico. Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:59 am
Wed March 9, 2005

House Approves Establishment of New State Office

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved the establishment of a new State Office. As Bob Mitchell reports, the goal of the office will be to promote peaceful resolution of conflicts.

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1:49 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Governor Opposes Bill Regulating Payday Lenders

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Bill Richardson says he will not sign a House-passed measure for regulating payday-loan lenders. Carrie Hamblen has more.

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12:56 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Proposal would Expand NMSU Board of Regents

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Las Cruces,NM – A proposal approved by the House would expand NMSU's Board of Regents from five members to seven. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:54 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Measure would Extend Racetrack Casino Hours

Las Cruces, NM – A recently approved Senate bill would allow New Mexico racetracks to operate their slot machines for a few more hours per day. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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12:50 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

White Sands Looks to Privatize Utilities

Las Cruces, NM – White Sands Missile Range is making another attempt to privatize utilities on the base. As KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports, the initiative is contingent upon finding interested parties.

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12:40 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Senate Passes Bill to Create Secretary of Higher Ed

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate has endorsed a proposal to create a secretary of higher education. Opponents are calling the move a power grab by the governor. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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