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2:42 pm
Fri September 3, 2004

Hearings Continue On Voter Identifications

Las Cruces, NM – Last Monday State District Judge Robert Thompson issued a temporary order requiring first time voters to present a form of identification, if they registered outside a County Clerks Office. His Decision is based on a law ratified on 2003, and signed by Governor Richardson. Democrats say the law signed last year only mentioned new voters who registered via mail. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the story.

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1:59 pm
Thu September 2, 2004

Candidate for Dona Ana County treasurer blasts current treasurer and opponent.

Las Cruces, NM – The Republican candidate for Dona Ana County treasurer is accusing the current treasurer of having no accountability in his office. Bob Mitchell reports.

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2:53 pm
Wed September 1, 2004

Faculty Thinks Test Unfairly Represents Schools

Las Cruces – A new standardized test used in New Mexico Public Schools causes some faculty to question its merit. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

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3:20 pm
Mon August 30, 2004

Candidates Visits Cost

Las Cruces – Last week's visit by President Bush and Senator John Edwards rallied republican and democratic political bases. The lasting effects of the visits may include longer term economic costs. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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2:25 pm
Mon August 30, 2004

Resident Stung By Close To Two Hundred Bees

Las Cruces, NM – A Dona Ana resident was attacked by close to two hundred honey-bees early Saturday Morning outside his home. As Marco Grajeda reports the victim is recovering.

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4:06 pm
Thu August 26, 2004

Edwards describes a better America to southern New Mexicans

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexico was a hotbed of political activity today (August 26). While President Bush was wrapping up his speech at the Pan-American Center, democratic fervor was building in the plaza in Old Mesilla. As Katie Goetz reports, vice-presidential candidate John Edwards told the crowd of supporters that America can do better.

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4:04 pm
Thu August 26, 2004

Bush Take Pre-Convention Swing Through New Mexico With "America's Mayor"

Las Cruces, NM – As part of a build-up to the Republican National Convention, President George W. Bush took a campaign swing through New Mexico. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports, from the moment the President stepped off his plane, the terrorist attacks of September 11th were front and center.

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3:38 pm
Thu August 26, 2004

Bush Takes Pre-Convention Swing Through New Mexico With "America's Mayor"

Las Cruces, NM – As part of a build-up to the Republican National Convention, President George W. Bush took a campaign swing through New Mexico. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports, from the moment the President stepped off his plane, the terrorist attacks of September 11th were front and center.

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3:01 pm
Wed August 25, 2004

Bush/Edwards En Route To Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, LAS CRUCES IS GETTING BATTLEGROUND TREATMENT FROM THE TWO MAJOR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS. TOMORROW THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT AND CHALLENGER VICE-PRESIDENT WILL MAKE HIGH PROFILE APPEARANCES IN THE AREA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON HAS MORE ON THE EVE OF A LAS CRUCES POLITICAL-PALOOZA

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2:35 pm
Wed August 25, 2004

N.M Pipeline on Hold

Las Cruces – The expansion of a natural gas pipeline in New Mexico has been put on hold because of legal problems. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

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12:51 pm
Wed August 25, 2004

Drunk Driving Down In NM

Las Cruces, NM – National drunk driving statistics indicate a drop in deaths related to drunk driving. This is also true in New Mexico. As Marco Grajeda reports the local state police says the number of DWI arrests has also decreased.

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4:14 pm
Mon August 23, 2004

Results Anger N.M. Senator

Las Cruces – Statewide test results from 11th graders in New Mexico cause Senator Leonard Lee Rawson to question the Governor's committment to education reform. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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12:22 pm
Mon August 23, 2004

Commission Meeting On Proposed Casino

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert Apodaca, who supports the proposed Anthony casino, has placed the casino on the Commission agenda. As Marco Grajeda reports some commissioners say it is too soon.

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10:22 am
Fri August 20, 2004

Hail Harms Pecan Crop

Las Cruces – Heavy rains destroyed part of the pecan crop southwest of Las Cruces. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reveals what this could mean for the consumer.

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11:46 am
Thu August 19, 2004

Rain Causes Problems for Local Farmers

Las Cruces – The frequent rain has been a blessing for New Mexico's range lands, but for the state's chile farmers, it may be more of a curse. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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9:30 am
Thu August 19, 2004

West Nile Virus Attacks New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Puddles of Water from recent storms are scattered throughout southern New Mexico. As Marco Grajeda reports these puddles provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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1:19 pm
Wed August 18, 2004

Citizens' watchdog group skeptical over LifePoint Hospitals' plan to buy Province Healthcare.

Las Cruces, NM – On Monday, August 16, 2004, LifePoint Hospitals in Brentwood, Tennessee, announced it would acquire Province Healthcare, also of Brentwood, for 1.7 billion dollars. This impending transaction has led a local citizens' watchdog group to voice its concerns. Bob Mitchell reports.

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11:11 am
Wed August 18, 2004

Casino Considered For Anthony NM

Las Cruces, NM – Local Officials are considering Jemez Pueblo's proposed casino for Dona Ana County. As Marco Grajeda reports the developer is attempting to gain support despite not yet recieving the Governor's approval.

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12:30 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

U.S. Customs Look For Illegal Images in Grant County

Las Cruces – U.S. Customs agents are investigating the possibility of child pornography appearing on computers from the Grant County Clerk's office. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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11:30 am
Tue August 17, 2004

Casino Proposed For Mesilla Valley

Las Cruces, NM – Jemez Pueblo has proposed the development of a casino outside of their reservation, situated at the Mesilla Valley in Dona Ana County. As Marco Grajeda reports critics are betting they can stop the casino from being built.

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4:34 pm
Mon August 16, 2004

MMC Switches Hands Again

Las Cruces – Memorial Medical Center's parent company, Province, has been purchased for two-thirds more than its market value. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports that Dona Ana County Commissioners are pleased with the new owners.

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12:10 pm
Mon August 16, 2004

Residents Asked To Evacuate Homes

Las Cruces, NM – Some residents of Southern New Mexico are being asked to evacuate their homes due to substantial rain accumulation. As Marco Grajeda reports the local branch of the Red Cross is offering aid to residents.

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2:05 pm
Fri August 13, 2004

Governors Talk About Regional Water Problems

Las Cruces – International officials met at the Border Governor's Conference in Santa Fe to work together to solve regional water problems. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports that panelists emphasized the importance of keeping the lines of communication open in all states.

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9:51 am
Thu August 12, 2004

Lead Levels High At NMSU Apartments

Las Cruces – Lead Concentration levels at an apartment complex at New Mexico State University were found to be above EPA's action level. As Marco Grajeda reports officials at the University are not taking this lightly.

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2:35 pm
Wed August 11, 2004

Pols Seeking High Return On NM Economy

Las Cruces, NM – President Bush visited Albuquerque 10/11/04 with Arizona Senator John McCain. They addressed supporters at a rally and focused in part on New Mexico's strong economy. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports both parties are trying to claim the fruits of New Mexico's positive numbers. Economists say partisans are dumbing-down an issue that political leaders have little control over.

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12:47 pm
Wed August 11, 2004

Lanfill Will Double Search Efforts

Las Cruces – Camino Real administrators agreed to double their efforts to stop the flow of hazardous material into the landfill. As Marco Grajeda reports the district manager says their main focus will be on educating the community.

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3:15 pm
Tue August 10, 2004

Revitalization Plans At Burn Lake Continue

Las Cruces, NM – Burn Lake is temporarily closed awaiting results from an investigation attempting to determine what killed fourteen water birds at the lake. As Marco Grajeda reports plans to revitilize the lake remain underway.

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11:55 am
Tue August 10, 2004

International Governors Join Together to Help Combat Crime

Las Cruces – Governors from both the U.S. and Mexico have joined forces with New Mexico State Police officers to improve communication about criminal activity on the border. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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10:35 am
Tue August 10, 2004

Mother arrested in baby's death

Las Cruces, NM – The mother of 15-month-old Uriah Ordonez was arrested this morning (Tuesday, August 10, 2004) in Rio Rancho. Bob Mitchell has this report.

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2:00 pm
Fri August 6, 2004

Richardson Names Declares Farm and Ranch King Territory

Las Cruces, NM – The name of former New Mexico Governor Bruce King is now etched in a cultural cornerstone of Dona Ana County. KRWG's Michael Olson reports that the timing of the renaming of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum is generating some animosity from Governor Richardson's detractors.

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