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4:33 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Southern New Mexico Gets Health Center Funds

Las Cruces, NM – Several southern New Mexico health centers are getting a financial boost from the federal government. KRWG's Fernando Zamarron reports.

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9:47 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Census Workers Plan to visit every Southern New Mexico Residence

Las Cruces, NM – As mandated by the United States Constitution, the U-S Census Bureau counts everyone living within the country every ten years. In southern New Mexico, hundreds of census workers are preparing for the initial step in the process prior to conducting the 2010 census. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports.

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4:38 am
Thu March 26, 2009

New NMSU Regents Confirmed

Las Cruces – The three new members of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents were confirmed last week by the legislature. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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12:29 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Journalism Workshops in the Former Yugoslavia

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12:23 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Las Cruces is Getting Vet Museum

Las Cruces, NM – The City of Las Cruces will be home to the state veteran's museum, that word from the Governor's office.

In a press release, Governor Bill Richardson announced he will visit Las Cruces Friday to sign House Bill 59 calling for the creation of a Veterans Museum in the southern New Mexico city.

The measure cleared the senate over the weekend after being approved in the house with unanimous support. The bill was sponsored by Las Cruces state representative Jeff Steinborn.

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12:18 am
Thu March 26, 2009

US Committee on Foreign Relations to hold Field Hearing in EP

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will be in El Paso, Texas Monday morning for a field hearing on Mexico's drug-related violence. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:06 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Omnibus Public Lands Act Clears the House

Las Cruces – The United States House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act today by a vote of 285 to 140. The bill which cleared the Senate last week, will designate over 2 million acres of public land as wilderness. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the package of bills contains some special provisions for New Mexico.

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8:29 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Richardson Names College of Santa Fe Task Force

Santa Fe, NM – The effort to save the College of Santa Fe continues. Governor Bill Richardson today identified members of a task force he's asked to look at the issue, but students and faculty are scrambling to prepare for what's next. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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8:24 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Richardson Names College of Santa Fe Task Force

Santa Fe, NM – The effort to save the College of Santa Fe continues. Governor Bill Richardson today identified members of a task force he's asked to look at the issue, but students and faculty are scrambling to prepare for what's next. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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8:24 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Richardson Names College of Santa Fe Task Force

Santa Fe, NM – The effort to save the College of Santa Fe continues. Governor Bill Richardson today identified members of a task force he's asked to look at the issue, but students and faculty are scrambling to prepare for what's next. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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8:14 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Senate Expected to Weigh In on AIG Bonuses This Week

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Senate is expected to take action this week in an effort to recoup some of the millions of tax payer dollars paid out in bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with New Mexico's Senior Senator Jeff Bingaman about the issue.

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8:12 am
Tue March 24, 2009

$32 Million from Economic Stimulus Package Heading to White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday New Mexico's 2nd District Congressman Harry Teague announced that White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base will receive more than $32 million dollars in aid from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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7:57 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Domenici Talks Energy with NMSU Students

Las Cruces, NM – Former United States Senator Pete Domenici may be out of the political loop in Washington DC, but the Albuquerque native is still discussing public policy. The retired republican senator met with future economists and business leaders recently to talk about the country's future energy needs. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report

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6:25 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Obama Administration Lays Out Plan to Confront Drug Violence in Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Today Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano laid out the Obama administrations response to ongoing drug violence in Mexico. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the federal government is taking several steps to address the issue, including some here in New Mexico.

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9:07 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Congressional Delegation Asks for BEST Team

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's congressional delegation is urging the Department of Homeland Security to create a Border Enforcement Security Task Force team within the state. The task force groups combine personnel from federal and local law enforcement agencies to combat cross border criminal organizations. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, New Mexico is the only state in the southwest without a multi-agency team.

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12:30 am
Mon March 23, 2009

House Expected to Vote on Omnibus Public Lands Bill This Week

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Senate passed the Omnibus Public Lands Bill late last week by a vote of 77-20. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the package of bills contains many provisions for New Mexico, including one which would create the Paleozoic Trackways National Monument in Dona Ana County's Robledo Mountains.

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9:26 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Udall Announces DOJ Grants to Hire Police Officers

Las Cruces, NM – Understaffed police departments in New Mexico are being urged to apply for grants available through the United States Department of Justice. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, one billion dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to hire more officers nationwide.

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9:23 am
Fri March 20, 2009

New Mexico Gets Split State Status for Bovine TB

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Department of Agriculture has given New Mexico a split state status for bovine tuberculosis limiting expensive testing to two counties. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:49 am
Thu March 19, 2009

NM US Lawmakers hope to Recover AIG Money

Las Cruces, NM – Federal lawmakers are considering proposals aimed at recovering at least some of the bailout dollars handed out to AIG executives as bonuses. Thursday, the House of Representatives approved a punitive tax on the bonuses while several lawmakers, including members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, are pressuring AIG to recover the money. KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports.

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8:44 am
Thu March 19, 2009

State announces first Medical Marijuana Producer

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico officials approved the first licensed producer of medical marijuana Thursday, but as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the name and location of the non-profit business will remain confidential.

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4:37 am
Thu March 19, 2009

Traffic Cameras Record More than 4700 Violations in First 16 Days

Las Cruces, NM – In the first 16 days of being operational, traffic enforcement cameras installed at four intersections throughout the City of Las Cruces recorded more than 4700 traffic violations. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, those drivers will just receive warning letters in the mail for now, but tickets will be issued at the end of the month.

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3:31 am
Thu March 19, 2009

Students Urged to stay safe during Spring Break

Las Cruces, NM – Spring break is well underway at New Mexico State University; but before students embarked on their annual adventure they were warned about the dangers of drinking and driving, and vacationing in Mexico.

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12:58 am
Thu March 19, 2009

Governor Richardson Signs Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday Governor Bill Richardson signed legislation to repeal the death penalty in New Mexico, calling it the "toughest decision" of his political career. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, House Bill 285 abolishes the death penalty in the state, replacing it with life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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8:14 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Congresswoman Seeks to End the "Dangerous" Use of Anitbiotics in Healthy Livestock

Las Cruces, NM – A bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives yesterday is taking aim at what supporters say is the dangerous practice of giving antibiotics to healthy livestock animals. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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8:01 am
Wed March 18, 2009

House Passes Domestic Violence Legislation

Santa Fe, NM – With just over two days left in the state legislative session in Santa Fe, lawmakers continue to act on some pieces of legislation that will likely impact New Mexicans. The House Wednesday passed a measure that will protect victims of domestic violence from having their property destroyed or taken from them. KUNM's Jim Williams has that and more from the capitol.

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7:29 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Messages Warning People of Gang Violence are Unsubstantiated

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday, a series of emails and text messages warning people to avoid certain stores in Las Cruces began circulating the city. According to the Las Cruces Police Department, the messages told residents that gang members were planning to kill customers at area businesses, as part of an initiation, but as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, police investigators say the messages are NOT credible.

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5:59 am
Wed March 18, 2009

National Security Technology Conference

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's National Security Technology Conference 2009 takes place March 31 through April 2 at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces. Fred Martino spoke with Chris Kientz of NMSU's Arrowhead Center to learn more about the conference, which is designed to help businesses hoping to secure national security contracts with the government. More information and registration is available at www.nsti-nm.org

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4:45 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Gray Water for a Green Lawn

Las Cruces, NM – Having a green lawn and lush trees in dry, southern New Mexico may not make water conservationists cringe in the near future. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, an associate professor at New Mexico State University is working on a filter which would allow residents to use gray water for irrigation.

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1:31 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Senior Citizens may be able to apply for Jury Duty Exemption

Las Cruces, NM – A bill, awaiting final approval by Governor Bill Richardson, would allow older New Mexicans the right to request an exemption from jury duty. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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8:11 am
Tue March 17, 2009

LCPD Looking for Tips on Village Inn Shooting

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Police Department and Crime Stoppers are asking for information on a shooting which occurred Friday night close to the Village Inn Restaurant on Telshore Boulevard. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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