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2:41 pm
Wed December 1, 2004

Sheriff Retires because of Illness

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez earlier announced he will retire, now explaining that's because of a brain disease. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports that while the community will miss Sheriff Hernandez, his legacy will continue.

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2:44 pm
Mon November 29, 2004

Police Investigate Carjacking

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Police Department is investigating a carjacking that happened this past weekend. As KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports, the suspects had earlier met with the owner earlier about buying the car.

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5:55 pm
Fri November 26, 2004

Local Activist, Others Sue City of New York and NYPD

Las Cruces, NM – A local activist is joining in a class-action lawsuit against the City of New York and its police department. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the suit alleges the two agencies violated protesters' constitutional rights during the Republican National Convention.

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2:45 pm
Wed November 24, 2004

NMSU Head Football Coach Fired

Las Cruces, NM – The NMSU athletics director announced that, after a string of lackluster seasons, Head Football Coach Tony Samuel would no longer be a part of the university's football program. KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports.

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2:49 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

2005 Legislation: Bills aim to Stiffen Penalties for Child Abuse

Las Cruces, NM – Democrat Senator Mary Jane Garcia says she'll introduce two new bills during the upcoming legislative session. The bills aim to toughen the penalties on those convicted of child abuse. KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports.

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6:08 pm
Mon November 22, 2004

Contaminated Milk Exported as Baby Formula to Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – An El Paso company allegedly repackaged contaminated milk as baby formula and then exported it to Mexico. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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2:52 pm
Mon November 22, 2004

Elderly Homeless Population on the Rise in Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – According to studies, southern New Mexico's population of elderly homeless people is increasing. Las Cruces has seen a 175-percent increase in homeless people over the age of 55. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the story.

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2:58 pm
Sun November 21, 2004

State Fitness Council Resurrected

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Richardson revived the New Mexico Fitness Council last year to again promote health awareness and the value of exercise. The council includes such high-profile New Mexicans as golfer Notah Begay and boxer Danny Romero. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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2:46 pm
Sat November 20, 2004

Immigration: Bush's Temporary-Guest-Worker Program; International Mariachi Conference

Las Cruces, NM – In one of his first mandates since being re-elected, President George W. Bush is poised to strike a sweeping immigration agreement with Mexican President Vicente Fox. Producer Michael Olson speaks with Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Western Field Director Rick Altman. FAIR has taken a strong stand against immigration from Mexico. Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra shares the sounds of the 2004 International Mariachi Conference.

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6:10 pm
Wed November 17, 2004

To Casino or not to Casino: The Debate Continues

Las Cruces, NM – The debate to introduce Indian gaming to southern New Mexico rages on. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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7:04 pm
Tue November 16, 2004

MDS Bone Marrow Drive

Las Cruces, NM – Dr.Laurie Abbott a Professor at New Mexico State University has been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome commonly known as MDS. In order to combat her illness Dr.Abbott needs a Stem Cell transplant. Bob Mitchell has the story.

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3:07 pm
Tue November 16, 2004

Pecan Growers Expect Strong Season

Las Cruces, NM – Pecan growers in the southeastern U.S. are expecting a light harvest this year. Consequently, growers in the Mesilla Valley will more than likely dominate the market. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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3:03 pm
Tue November 16, 2004

New Mexico's Senators React to Election Results

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Senators Jeff Bingaman (D) and Pete Domenici (R) react to the 2004 General Election. KRWG's Michael Olson reports.

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3:01 pm
Tue November 16, 2004

Election Results Certified, Six Weeks Later

Las Cruces, NM – KRWG's Bob Mitchell reports from the Dona Ana County Courthouse as the 2004 General Election results are finally certified by the county commission.

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2:53 pm
Tue November 16, 2004

Legislative Issues 2005: Reforming Higher Education

Las Cruces, NM – Both Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature agree that the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education needs to be reformed, but they differ on what course of action to take. KRWG's Katie Goetz reports.

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4:26 pm
Fri November 12, 2004

County to File Suit to Reopen Robledo Roads

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of filing a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Mangement to reopen roads in the Robledo Mountains. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports.

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4:27 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Case against Judge Galvan "85 Percent" Complete

Las Cruces, NM – Magistrate Judge Ruben Galvan remains suspended, though he was still receiving salary until just last week. A little more than one month after Galvan was ordered to step down from the bench, KRWG's Katie Goetz reports when and how the case against him might conclude.

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7:19 pm
Tue November 9, 2004

More time granted to Dona Ana County Clerk's office to complete ballot counting

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission has given the County Clerk's office a few more days to count ballots from last weeks General Election. Bob Mitchell has the story.

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7:03 pm
Sat November 6, 2004

Vision: Film Director Robert M. Young; Mesilla Municipal Judge Lionel Frietze

Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom has a conversation with independent film director Robert M. Young, who directed the 1973 film Children of the Fields, and the 1977 film Alambrista. Both films are about the lives of migrant workers and their experiences in the U.S. Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra speaks with Mesilla Municipal Judge and Historian Lionel Frietze.

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4:47 pm
Fri November 5, 2004

Contaminated Milk Exported to Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – The Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit last week against an El Paso company for repackaging contaminated milk. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the company apparently shipped the milk as baby formula, to be sold in Mexico.

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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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