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4:28 pm
Thu November 4, 2004

Man Commits Suicide on NMSU Campus, Hours before Sentencing

Las Cruces, NM – A man committed suicide on the campus of New Mexico State University early Thursday morning. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the man killed himself just hours before he was to be sentenced for a recent criminal conviction.

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4:45 pm
Wed November 3, 2004

Cervantes Retains State House Seat

Las Cruces, NM – Rep. Joseph Cervantes retained his state house seat on election day by defeating challenger Sidney Goddard. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the story.

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4:43 pm
Wed November 3, 2004

Incumbent Nunez Narrowly Defeats Thompson for House Dist. 36 Seat

Las Cruces, NM – The race for the District 36 state representative seat was as close as a good shave. Democratic incumbent Andy Nunez narrowly defeated challenger Mary Thompson to keep his seat. KRWG's Michael Olson reports.

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8:17 am
Wed November 3, 2004

52 District Representative Decided

Las Cruces, Nm – An Election Day victory assumes the continued position of Democrat State Representative Joseph Cervantes in Santa Fe. Krwg's Marco Grajeda has the report.

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4:05 pm
Tue November 2, 2004

Gutierrez defeats Palm for state rep from District 33

Las Cruces, NM – Nearly 20 percentage points decided the race for state representative from District 33. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, a former chair of the state's Democratic Party defeated a political newcomer to secure the seat.

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2:43 am
Tue November 2, 2004

Election 2004 Returns

Las Cruces, NM – Results for New Mexico's 2004 General Election:


President and Vice President:
John Kerry and John Edwards 15920 48.7%

George Bush and Dick Cheney 16324 49.9%

US Representative, District 2:
Gary King 15092 47.2%

Steve Pearce 16833 52.7%

Justice of the Supreme Court:
Edward Chavez 17532 56.6%

Ned Fuller 13403 43.3%

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12:20 pm
Mon November 1, 2004

Gen. Wes Clark and Sen. John McCain trade barbs on Iraq and War on Terror

Las Cruces, NM – VISITS BY GENERAL WESLEY CLARK AND SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN TURNED SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO INTO GROUND ZERO FOR A POLITICAL SLUGFEST OVER NATIONAL SECURITY YESTERDAY. HALLOWEEN SEEMED AN APPROPRIATE BACKDROP FOR THE GENTLEMEN AS THEY PAINTED FRIGHTENING PICTURES OF WHAT THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MEANS FOR NEW MEXICANS. MICHAEL OLSON HAS MORE

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5:44 am
Mon November 1, 2004

Senator John Edwards

Las Cruces, NM – SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS WAS ONE OF A FEW PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS WHO CAME TO LAS CRUCES DURING THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. WHILE HIS FREQUENT TALK OF TWO-AMERICAS DIDN'T EARN HIM THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, IT HELPED HIM TO SECURE THE NOD TO BE JOHN KERRY'S VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. THIS PAST WEEKEND, HE SPOKE WITH KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON

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5:36 am
Mon November 1, 2004

WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF ANDY CARD

Las Cruces, NM – ANDREW CARD HAS SERVED AT THE DISCRETION OF THREE U.S. PRESIDENTS. NOW, AS PRESIDENT BUSH'S CHIEF OF STAFF, HE IS ONE OF MR. BUSH'S KEY ADVISORS AND CONFIDANTS. LIKE MUCH OF WASHINGTON, CARD HAS TEMPORARILY LEFT THE BELTWAY TO CAMPAIGN. WHILE ON THE TRAIL, HE MADE THE FOLLOWING CALL TO KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON

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7:06 pm
Sat October 30, 2004

Vision: "Porous" Border; National Make-a-Difference Day

Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom speaks with Texas House Democrat Jim Turner about the need for more resources along the border. Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra goes along for the ride with volunteers during National Make-a-Difference Day.

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4:32 pm
Sat October 30, 2004

NM House District 52: Cervantes Vs. Goddard

Las Cruces, NM – IN THE RACE FOR 52 DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE PITS DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT JOE CERVANTES AGAINST RETIRED CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN BUSINESSMAN SIDNEY GODDARD. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON HAS MORE

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3:24 pm
Sat October 30, 2004

Border Security: Greg Bloom speaks with Texas Rep.Jim Turner (D). Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra goes along for the ride with volunteers during National make a Difference Day.

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom talks with Texas Rep.Jim Turner who says that some federal agencies along the Southwest border are under-funded and under-staffed.

Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra goes along for the ride with volunteers from various groups during National make a Difference Day.

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3:18 pm
Sat October 30, 2004

Rep.Jim Turner (D). Emily Guerra with volunteers during National make a Difference Day.

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom talks with Texas Rep.Jim Turner who says that some federal agencies along the Southwest border are under-funded and under-staffed.

Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra goes along for the ride with volunteers from various groups during National make a Difference Day.

 

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4:38 pm
Fri October 29, 2004

Rep. Marquardt Looking to Keep State House Seat

Las Cruces, NM – In what is anticipated to be a close race, incumbent Rep. Terry Marquardt (R) will fight to keep his District 53 seat from challenger Roger Flemming (D). KRWG's Michael Olson has the story.

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4:35 pm
Fri October 29, 2004

District 7 Judge: Driggers vs. Neuman

Las Cruces, NM – Incumbent Douglas Driggers (D) and challenger Rita Neuman (R) will face off on election day for the position of District 7 Judge. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports.

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3:48 am
Fri October 29, 2004

District Judge Race Division Seven

Las Cruces, NM – The District Judge race for the newly established Division Seven is contested by the incumbent appointed by Governor Richardson, and a highly educated attorney. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the report.

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4:24 pm
Thu October 28, 2004

Dist 36: NM State House Candidates Split on State Spending

Las Cruces, NM – DISTRICT 36 MAY BE THE SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO'S MOST HOTLY CONTESTED RACE. SPANNING THE WIDELY RANGING INCOMES OF PICACHO HILLS AND EAST LAS CRUCES, THIS CONTEST IS A REMATCH. AS MICHAEL OLSON REPORTS, THE DISTRICT IS EVENLY DIVIDED BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS

DEMOCRAT INCUMBENT ANDY NUNEZ WAS ELECTED TO THE SEAT IN 2000 BY A MARGIN OF ONLY 34 VOTES.

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4:41 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

State is Short on Flu Shots

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico will recieve about 35,000 doses of flu vaccine this season. Most of the shots will go to those who are considered high-risk patients, namely infants and the elderly. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky invesitgates.

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4:32 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

District 36 State House Race: Nunez vs. Thompson

Las Cruces, NM – In what is being anticipated as one of New Mexico's most hotly contested races, incumbent Rep. Andy Nunez and challenger Mary Thompson go head to head on election day, in a rematch from two years ago. Both candidates discuss District 36 issues with KRWG's Michael Olson.

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3:11 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

NM Secretary of State addresses election questions

Las Cruces, NM – With Election Day less than a week away, many New Mexicans still have questions about voter ID, their rights as voters and more. Bob Mitchell has this interview with New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron.

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2:12 pm
Wed October 27, 2004

Steinborn vs. Boykin: experience the question for District 37 rep

Las Cruces, NM – District 37 encompasses Dona Ana, the east mesa, and a portion of Telshor Boulevard - spanning the spectrums of landscape and income. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, this year's race for the district's state representative features a two-term incumbent and a man who unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination for national office.

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2:16 pm
Tue October 26, 2004

Ex-party chair or political newcomer to replace Taylor in District 33

Las Cruces, NM – District 33 will elect a new representative this year - regardless which candidate is chosen - to fill the seat formerly held by veteran representative J. Paul Taylor. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, this year's race pits a former party chair against a newcomer to the political scene.

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12:08 am
Tue October 26, 2004

Candidates for NM's 2nd Congressional District seat spar in Roswell debate

Las Cruces, NM – Steve Pearce, the Republican incumbent, and Gary King, his Democratic challenger, jousted verbally at a debate Monday night (Oct. 25, 2004) in Roswell. Two of the topics they tackled were Iraq and health care. Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:15 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Senator Garcia Defends Her Position Against Challenger Cotter

Las Cruces, NM – The State Senate race in District thirty-six will be contested between a long time senator and a policy analyst who proposes a change in the senate. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the report.

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7:53 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Gray King (D) 2004 2nd Congressional District Canidate

Las Cruces, NM – Congressional canidate Gary King(D) talks with KRWG's Michael Olson about issues surrounding his 2004 congressional bid. Gary King earned his Chemistry degree in 1976 from New Mexico State University. Gary King is the son of former New Mexico Govenor Bruce King.

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3:20 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

County Commission candidate calls for return of Robert's Rules of Order. Bob Mitchell reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Bill McCamley, the Democratic candidate for the District Five seat on the Dona Ana County Commission, says the commission would run more smoothly if Robert's Rules of Orders were reinforced.
Bob Mitchell reports.

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2:46 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

Joy makes big proposal, Lujan says his work's not done in District 35

Las Cruces, NM – District 35 is what its Republican seat-seeker calls "The Heart of Las Cruces": it contains NMSU, the Downtown Mall, and several business-laden streets. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, this race pits a political newcomer against a one-term incumbent.

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2:42 pm
Mon October 25, 2004

County Commission candidate calls for return to Robert's Rules of Order. Bob Mitchell reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Bill McCamley, the Democratic candidate for the District Five seat in Dona Ana County, says the commission would run more smoothly if Robert's Rules of Order were used. Hear the complete interview with McCamley. (McCamley's opponent, Republican Gretchen Koether, did not return calls to KRWG-FM.)

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5:49 am
Mon October 25, 2004

Rep.Steve Pearce (R) 2004 2nd Congressional District Canidate

Las Cruces, NM – Congressman Steve Pearce (R) talks with KRWG's Michael Olson about issues surrounding his 2004 re-election bid. Rep.Pearce earned his Economics degree in 1970 from New Mexico State University. During the course of his studies at NMSU Pearce served as Student Body President.

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4:53 pm
Sun October 24, 2004

Pres. Bush Stumps In Alamogordo

Alamogordo, NM – President Bush wooed supporters during a rally Sunday at Alamogordo High School. KRWG's Michael Olson has more...

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