Local news and weather for Las Cruces, El Paso, Alamogordo, Silver City, Ruidoso, Anthony, Cloudcroft, Deming, Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, and all of Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas.

Las Cruces – The Legislative Finance Committee is questioning the use of $4 million dollars from a repealed tax by Governor Richardson. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Bush-Cheney and Kerry-Edwards surrogates trade barbs on jobs and the economy.

Las Cruces, NM – The evaluation of County Manager Brian Haines' contract has led one commissioner to accuse Haines of favoritism and non transparent behavior. And as Marco Grajeda reports his accusations have produced no tangible political results.

Las Cruces – Salaries for New Mexico's teachers are among the worst in the nation. According to a survey released about the 2002-2003 school year, salaries ranked 46th.

Las Cruces – The Transit Advisory Board met at Branigan Library Thursday to vote on several issues facing the bus system. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky was there.

Las Cruces – Las Cruces City Council is considering adopting an economic development plan that may contribute to growth in the valley. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains.

Las Cruces, NM – Debate in the U.S. Senate over a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has members from the Land Of Enchantment on opposing sides. Senior Senator Pete Domenici (R) says the outlook for the nation is bleak without a clear definition of marriage being solely for one man and one woman. Junior Senator Jeff Bingaman (D) says it is inappropriate to deal with this contentious issue at the federal level.

Las Cruces – New Mexico could receive millions of dollars for water projects if an agreement with Arizona is reached. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

Las Cruces, NM – A record year in oil and gas royalties for New Mexico will secure education funding for year's to come. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

Las Cruces – Westward Airways may be headed to New Mexico to provide service to Albuquerque and Phoenix. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University has just received over $3 million to encourage biomedical research. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces – Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, has announced that the nation's terror threat could heighten as the election nears. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has Senator Bingaman's response.

Las Cruces – The Center continues its suspicions that the Bureau of Land Management has been lying to New Mexicans regarding drilling on the Otero Mesa. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – More than two hundred people in Vado are still recovering from last weeks floods. And as Marco Grajeda reports the Red Cross is still there to help make the recovery a little easier.

Las Cruces, NM – A flood disaster meeting will be held at the Vado/ Del Cerro Community Center Tuesday to assess the damage caused by floods last week. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the details.

Las Cruces – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has chosen a running mate for this year's election. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has local reactions.

Las Cruces – The Southwest Research and Information center comments on the hazards of bringing high-level radioactive waste to New Mexico. Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – U.S Senator Jeff Bingaman has met with the Border Security Task Force at the US/Mexico Center for Conflict Resolution on the NMSU campus. They discussed a Resolution condemning certain actions in Mexico. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the story.

Las Cruces – The Board of Commissioners declared southern Dona Ana County a disaster area Thursday morning. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains why.

Las Cruces NM – In his first day as President of New Mexico State University, Dr. Michael Martin addressed pay raises for faculty and staff, working with the state legislature, diversity in foreign languages and more. Bob Mitchell reports...

Las Cruces – Excitement was high at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday for Casa de Peregrinos' new location. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains why.

Las Cruces, NM – The Supreme Court says a law passed to protect children from on-line porn may be unconstitutional. As expected the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU is applauding the decision. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the details.

Las Cruces – With the July 4th holiday approaching, Elephant Butte staff readies themselves for a large crowd. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate has approved a bill that will make it easier for universities in New Mexico to qualify for additional government funding. Reporter Marco Grajeda has more.

Las Cruces – New Mexico's gas prices are declining. The recent decline can be attributed to an improving supply of gas as well as lower prices for crude oil.

Las Cruces – The race for Dona Ana County's District 2 seat could hardly be closer. Results won't be official until police investigations concerning ballots allegedly found in a trash can are finished.

Las Cruces, NM – An animal disease first reported in west Texas has been detected in southern New Mexico causing concern among livestock growers. Reporter Marco Grajeda has more.

Las Cruces – Firefighters continue to mop up three large fires in New Mexico. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – A local water company is accusing the city of Las Cruces of encroaching on its rights. As Bob Mitchell reports, it will be up to the Third Judicial District Court to decide whose (water) line is it, anyway?

Las Cruces – The city of Las Cruces held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to commemorate the completion of a riverfront multi-use pathway. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.