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9:33 am
Fri March 12, 2004

Rape in NM

Las Cruces, NM – La Pinon is an organization that works closely with the LC police department and the community, promoting education about sexual assault. Now, one of its pilot programs is in danger of not being able to continue its work because of funding concerns. KRWG's Penny Rae addresses this and other issues surrounding sexual assault in the state.

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11:12 am
Thu March 11, 2004

NMSU pres. hopeful resolved professor-student battle

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Las Cruces, NM – One of the five final candidates for the next president of New Mexico State University is William Flores. Prior to his appointment at NMSU as provost and more recently as interim president, Flores served at California State University-Northridge (CSUN). There, he was dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. As Katie Goetz reports, that appointment gave Flores experience in resolving battles between professors and their students.

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10:47 am
Thu March 11, 2004

NMSU Searches For Next President: What Wanat Wants

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Las Cruces, NM – As the first presidential candidate to hold public forums on campus Dr. Wanat was calm and deliberative. He shared his academic experiences from the northern Midwest and fielded a range of questions from faculty, staff, students and community leaders.

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3:24 pm
Wed March 10, 2004

Robert Kennedy Jr. Trims Bush In Las Cruces Visit

Las Cruces, NM – Environmental attorney Robert Kennedy Jr. made a stop in Las Cruces yesterday to promote his vision of a sustainable future, one absent of a President Bush. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports, for Kennedy the environment trumps all political issues

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9:04 am
Wed March 10, 2004

Senator Domenici Opposes Richardson Otero Mesa Plan

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Richardson's proposal to reduce the scope of drilling for oil and gas on Otero Mesa has garnered the support of Senator Jeff Bingaman. But as KRWG's Michael Olson reports, the Governor's plan has angered New Mexico's Senior Senator

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2:35 pm
Tue March 9, 2004

Senator Bingaman Supports Richardson Plan For Otero

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says that the Bureau of Land Management's plan to drill for oil and gas on Otero Mesa violates state law. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman
supports an alternate solution made by Richardson which will allow drilling, but does more to protect the Chihuahuan Desert grassland...

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10:14 am
Wed March 3, 2004

NMSU presidential candidate popular among students

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Las Cruces, NM – The selection of the next president of New Mexico State University is drawing closer. Katie Goetz reports on one candidate who is a favorite -- among his current students.

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9:59 am
Tue March 2, 2004

NMSU pres. aspirant dealt w/ tough minority issues

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Las Cruces, NM – The next president of New Mexico State University is soon to be selected from a pool of five final candidates. Katie Goetz reports on the candidate who brings experience in dealing with tough minority-student issues.

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4:21 pm
Mon March 1, 2004

NMSU presidential hopeful wrestled financial issues

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Las Cruces, NM – The search for the next president of New Mexico State University has been narrowed to five final candidates. Katie Goetz reports on one hopeful who wrestled some serious financial issues during his first appointment as a university president.

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4:46 pm
Tue February 17, 2004

Bottleneck slows last week of legislative session

Santa Fe, NM – Live from the State Capitol, Michael Olson talks with Morning Edition host Carrie Hamblen about the processes slowing the passage of bills this last week of the special legislative session.

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12:19 pm
Tue February 17, 2004

Senator in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman met with scientist on the Water Task Force in hopes that they will back legislation he wants pushed through this year. Bingaman also hosted his annual Student Leadership Seminar.

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9:55 am
Mon February 16, 2004

Gov's proposal to repeal food tax before Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – The Legislature is considering Gov. Richardson's proposal to repeal the food tax as a way to help low-income families. Michael Olson reports from the State Capitol on the questions being raised about the bill.

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4:33 pm
Sun February 15, 2004

Gov's tax initiative before Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – The Legislature is considering Gov. Richardon's tax initiative, and many are questioning how the tax cuts are going to be absorbed elsewhere in the budget. KUNM's Tom Trowbridge reports.

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9:24 am
Fri February 13, 2004

Bill to tax hospital beds passes Senate, heads to House

Santa Fe, NM – The Senate has passed a measure to tax hospital beds during long-term stays as a way to bolster Medicaid funding. Michael Olson reports from the Capitol.

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12:35 pm
Wed February 11, 2004

Future of Otero Mesa still uncertain

Las Cruces, NM – The period to protest the plan for oil and gas drilling on Otero Mesa has ended. As Katie Goetz reports, the future of the grassland is still uncertain.

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1:56 pm
Fri February 6, 2004

Gov. announces economic news for southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Richardson made a brief visit to Las Cruces to trumpet economic development in southern New Mexico. Katie Goetz attended the press conference at City Hall and filed this report.

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11:12 am
Sat January 31, 2004

Clark Stumps In Mesilla

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says General Wesley Clark's trip to Southern New Mexico makes him a likely 1st or 2nd on Tuesday in NM.

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11:06 am
Fri January 30, 2004

Wild Horses Stampede through Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – An enduring symbol of the west will be available for adoption at the end of April in LC.

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12:12 pm
Thu January 22, 2004

Water Plans

Las Cruces, NM – Regional water plans are being approved by the Interstate Stream Commission- three more this week for the Northwest, Socorro-Sierra and the San Juan River Basin Regions.

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10:14 am
Wed January 21, 2004

Last Call for NM Dem Caucus Absentee Ballots

Las Cruces, NM – With less than a month to go KRWG's Michael Olson discusses the status of the NM caucuses with Democratic Communications Director Apryl Sandoval.

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9:27 am
Wed January 21, 2004

Indigenous Movements versus Neoliberalism

Las Cruces, NM – Temple University Assistant Professor Jose Antonio Lucero and Vision host Greg Bloom discuss the role of indigenous people in Ecuador and Bolivia have and continue to play in those nations in defining national and global priorities.

Vision cultural correspondent Emily Guerra is joined by woodcarver Tomasita Rodriguez.

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2:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2004

Looking for Outstanding NM Women...

Las Cruces – The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women is looking for nominees for the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

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12:01 pm
Tue January 20, 2004

State of The Union

Las Cruces, NM – KRWG-FM 90.7 will broadcast President Bush's State of the Union address and the Democratic response tonight starting at 7:00pm.

Robert Siegel hosts the news special. We'll have analysis from Mara Liasson,
as well as reaction from political analysts Daniel Schorr, EJ Dionne (columnist for the Washington Post) and Tod Lindberg (Editor of Policy Review and research fellow at the Hoover Institution).

KRWG's Bob Mitchell will be your local host.

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1:27 pm
Mon January 19, 2004

NM Democratic Presidential Caucus Voter Information

Las Cruces, NM – On February 3rd, New Mexico's registered Democrats are eligible to cast a ballot for their presidential candidate of choice.

The NM caucuses are not like Iowa's. They don't require hours of participation, nor public speeches by supporters. It is an election with the typical polling process. However, some differences do exist. The election is run by the state Democratic Party and some voting locations are different than elections which are run by the city or county.

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12:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2004

Mad Cow scare cancels sale of NM livestock

Las Cruces, NM – The shock of a case of Mad Cow disease in Washington state is being felt in the Land of Enchantment. Katie Goetz reports on the economic toll that news is taking.

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11:54 am
Thu January 15, 2004

Gary King Running for NM-02 House Seat

Las Cruces, NM – Democrat Gary King is throwing his hat in New Mexico's 2nd District Congressional Primary. King says that he waited to decide on running to find out if failed 2002 Democratic nominee John Arthur Smith was going to run again. Right after he learned that State Senator Smith was not running, he felt the need to hold back yet again as former Congressman Joe Skeen passed away.

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9:31 am
Wed January 14, 2004

State of City Address

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Mayor Bill Mattiace discusses how far the city has come - and how far it still has to go.

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12:58 pm
Tue January 13, 2004

Enviros criticize BLM's plan for drilling on Otero Mesa

Las Cruces, NM – Opposition continues against the Bureau of Land Management's plan to manage oil and gas drilling on Otero Mesa.

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9:12 am
Tue January 13, 2004

Congressman Pearce Backs Bush Guest Worker Plan

Las Cruces, NM – After two years of a strained relationship, Mexican President Vicente Fox has embraced President Bush's immigration proposal with open arms. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports, the U.S. president is also getting local congressional support on his plan.

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3:12 pm
Mon January 12, 2004

Gert Clark Subs for Wes in Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico took a backseat to New Hampshire yesterday when General Wesley Clark opted to build on apparent momentum in the Granite State as opposed to making his scheduled appearance in Las Cruces. Instead of hearing from the former NATO commander, the Clark campaign announced a series of local endorsements and featured a speech from the general's wife Gert. KRWG's Michael Olson found some ardent Clark supporters but also discovered many at yesterday's event have yet to settle on any of the Democratic hopefuls...

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