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9:55 am
Thu September 25, 2008

SNM State Rodeo Kicks Off

Las Cruces, NM – One of the biggest annual events in Dona Ana County kicks off next week --- and while the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo is known as a festival of music and family entertainment --- it's also a huge youth competition. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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9:52 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Forum on Financial Turmoil

Las Cruces, NM – The country is headed toward a recession according to economy experts at New Mexico State University but they say the state can weather the financial crisis. During a forum at NMSU's College of Business, the group of professors answered questions from concerned southern New Mexicans and attempted to explain why the financial market is struggling. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:29 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Dona Ana County Commissioners Postpone Decision on Special Election

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners decided today to postpone their decision about holding a special election--which would have asked voters whether or not they want to approve the issuance of Beer and Wine permits for restaurants in the unincorporated areas of the County. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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12:46 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Ruidoso Recontruction Moves Forward

Las Cruces, NM – The Village of Ruidoso has awarded sixteen new construction contracts in an effort to recover quickly from July's devastating floods. The village's Mayor says Ruidoso's downtown district is in good condition but the upper canyon is among the areas still in desperate need of repair. KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n has this report.

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2:56 am
Sat September 20, 2008

Voters to Consider General Obligation Bond for Higher Education

Las Cruces, NM – In the upcoming November General Election, New Mexicans will not only vote for their preferred political candidate, they will also consider a General Obligation Bond to fund higher education in the state.KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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2:44 am
Sat September 20, 2008

US Senate Approves Defense Bill

Las Cruces, NM – This week, United States Senators approved their version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. As KRWG's Fernando Zamarron reports, New Mexico is set to receive billions of dollars from the senate proposal.

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8:16 am
Thu September 18, 2008

State Officials to Discuss New Bovine TB Requirements

Las Cruces, NM – Three state agencies including the New Mexico Livestock Board will hold informational meetings in Southern New Mexico to educate ranchers and farmers about the state's new tuberculosis status. Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture downgraded New Mexico's T-B status after cows from two herds in the TB-free zone tested positive for the disease within a 48-month period. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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7:17 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed today against New Mexico State University and four individuals, including: former NMSU President Michael Martin, Chair of the Board of Regents Bob Gallgher and former Associate Dean Larry Olsen. The case was brought by five plaintiffs including two minority junior professors whose contracts were terminated earlier this year. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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12:49 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Wreckage of Missing Plane Found in Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – International Boundary and Water Commission officials confirmed today that all four men aboard a small plane which crashed in the Sierra Madre Mountains near the United States/Mexico border are dead. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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8:11 am
Wed September 17, 2008

US House Approves Energy Bill

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's United States Representatives split along party lines, on Tuesday, during a vote on a proposed energy bill. The U-S House of Representatives approved the Democratic proposal as a compromise measure which includes off-shore drilling and an investment in alternative energy. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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2:05 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Barnes & Noble Considered to Operate NMSU Bookstores

Las Cruces, NM – On Monday New Mexico State University officials announced plans to award a contract to Barnes and Noble College Booksellers to manage and operate the university's bookstore. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has the details.

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1:47 am
Wed September 17, 2008

TorC Residents Discuss Politics with the World

Las Cruces, NM – Truth or Consequences residents held a political discussion with people from around the world yesterday. The British Broadcasting Corporation's program World Have Your Say aired live from the southern New Mexico community in Sierra County. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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10:56 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Red Light Cameras Coming to Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously Monday to initiate a red light photo and speed enforcement program; which means video cameras will soon be installed at four Las Cruces intersections. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the city will now enter into a five year contract with RedFlex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, Arizona who will install and maintain the camera system.

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2:31 am
Sat September 13, 2008

New Mexico Near Bottom in Bicycle Friendliness

Las Cruces, NM – The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Mexico near the bottom in the nation for bicycle friendliness. The group ranked every state in the country in six categories, including its efforts to promote cycling through legislation and the construction of bike lanes. This year New Mexico was ranked forty-fifth in the nation. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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6:58 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Helena Chemical Requests Reconsideration of NMED Citations

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Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this year the New Mexico Environment Department, or NMED cited the Helena Chemical Company in Mesquite with 11 violations of their air quality permit and fined them almost $280,000. Late last month the company denied all of the allegations and requested a public hearing on the matter. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the debate between NMED and Helena centers mostly around the language of their air quality permit--and if the company can operate with their doors open.

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2:22 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Operational Details of the State's Medical Marijuana Program Remain Unclear

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico lawmakers approved the use of medical marijuana last year, but questions remain about who will produce and distribute it. Sarah Gustavus from KUNM has more on the state Department of Health proposal.

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2:06 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Public Schools to be Rated on their Efforts to Keep Students Healthy

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's public schools will soon be evaluated on their efforts to improve the health of their students. This week, Governor Bill Richardson and Education Secretary Veronica Garcia announced their plan for a statewide Healthy School Report Card. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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10:18 am
Sat September 6, 2008

Where Boys Become Men

Las Cruces, NM – Binge drinking, video game playing and dating random women are activities usually associated with college-aged students, but according to Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist, nowadays many men carry the same habits into their late twenties, early thirties. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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2:12 am
Sat September 6, 2008

Arts Convention in Las Cruces

09/06/08 – The Talking Stick Institue, a local non profit group, will hold an arts convention in Las Cruces to promote the economic potenital of the city's arts and culture scene.

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8:49 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Marchers Protest the Construction of a Border Fence

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4:10 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Protestors Rally Against US/Mexico Fence

Las Cruces, NM – The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice and sixty affiliated organizations will participate in a march protesting the construction of the border fence along the US/Mexico Border. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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8:49 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Spaceport Authority Members Discuss their Next Steps

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority, which met in Las Cruces this morning, plans to ask State lawmakers to approve increased funding for Spaceport America during next year's legislative session and according to an update from the group's executive director the project is on schedule. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:08 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Secretary of State's Spokesman Defends the Hiring of Jim Noel as Elections Director

Albuquerque, NM – The secretary of state's office is dismissing criticism of its hiring of a Senate candidate's relative as elections director. Secretary of State Mary Herrera on Friday announced she'd hired James Noel as elections director, filling a position that had been vacated by former director Daniel Soto. KUNM's Jim Williams has more.

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6:53 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Republicans want New Elections Director

Las Cruces, NM – Jim Noel will not begin his duties as the director of the State's Bureau of Elections until early next month but some state Republicans already want him removed from the position. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:53 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Senate Candidates on Key Issues

Albuquerque, NM – The Republican and Democratic candidates for New Mexico's open U-S Senate Seat have yet to meet in person for a face-to-face debate. But, as KUNM's John West reports, the two did speak separately and answer questions at a candidates' forum in Albuquerque last Friday.

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8:50 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Experts Discuss Energy and Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Las Cruces, NM – Several political leaders converged in Las Cruces late last week, during New Mexico State University's Domenici Public Policy Conference . A number of current and former United States' lawmakers discussed several topics, which are considered the focal point of retiring Senator Pete Domenici's career. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:42 am
Fri August 22, 2008

El Paso's Historic Plaza Theater Creates New Memories

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4:12 am
Fri August 22, 2008

Domenici Praised for his work in the U.S. Senate

Las Cruces, NM – A number of New Mexico Lawmakers and friends of United States Senator Pete Domenici offered their well wishes to the outgoing Albuquerque Republican during New Mexico State University's Domenici Public Policy Conference . As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, amid jokes and kind words Domenici was thanked for his years of public service in the U-S Senate.

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6:45 am
Wed August 20, 2008

McCain Holds Town Hall in Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Senator John McCain was in Las Cruces today to hold a town hall style meeting. The Arizona Senator offered some prepared remarks on the economy, the conflict in Georgia and the war in Iraq--before taking questions from the audience. KRWG's Evan Woodward has this report.

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2:16 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Richardson's Health Care Package Targets Children

Las Cruces, NM – During the special legislative session, which began Friday, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will call on state lawmakers to make health insurance mandatory for New Mexico's children.

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