Las Cruces, NM – Last year, N.M.S.U. Government Professor Lesley DeNardis met with city officials in an attempt to map out a strategic, long-range, comprehensive plan for the city. The brainstorming between DeNardis and city officials led to the formation of five separate ad hoc committees. One of the committee chairs, Mike Beckett, discusses his thoughts and frustrations with serving on such a committee.
Las Cruces, NM – After supporting a handful of various presidential candidates during the caucuses New Mexico's Democratic leadership has lined up behind their presumed nominee John Kerry. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports that while a unified Democratic Party should make things easier for the Massachusetts Senator other significant challenges persist.
Las Cruces, NM – NEW MEXICO IS ONE OF THE STATES NARROWLY LOST BY PRESIDENT BUSH IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND NOW IT'S ONE OF THE STATES BEING TARGETED BY A GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO MOBILIZE ONE OF THE LARGEST POPULATIONS OF PROSPECTIVE VOTERS.
Las Cruces, NM – The battle surrounding the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in the Southwest is decades old. As Katie Goetz reports, a recent change in paperwork has the pro-wolf community applauding, while another stakeholder is doubtful the news will produce any changes.
Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Environment Director Ron Curry visited Las Cruces today (Thursday) to field questions and comments from Dona Ana County residents. He also said a new field office will open in Dona Ana County within 90 days. Bob Mitchell reports.
Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry was in Las Cruces today (Thursday) to field questions and comments from Dona Ana County residents. He also said more help is on the way for this growing part of the state.
Las Cruces, NM – The investigation into Dona Ana County's audit has slowed to a near halt. Katie Goetz reports on how the state auditor's office and the firm that performs the audits for the county have resolved the issue.
Las Cruces, NM – New Meixco Gov. Bill Richardson spent the day in Las Cruces highlighting capital outlay commitments to revitalize the downtown mall. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports some legislators think Richardson is allowing partisanship to get in the way of what is good for the Southern New Mexico.
Las Cruces, NM – On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have pushed through a $2.4 trillion budget. Congressman Steve Pearce, a Republican from New Mexico, says for now the deficit will need to continue and will lead to economic growth.
Las Cruces, NM – About the only thing that congressional Democrats and Republicans can agree on with current Medicare legislation is that aging baby boomers are the biggest challenge the insurance program has ever seen. KRWG's Michael Olson reports that the massive piece of legislation raises key differences between the Republican and Democrat approach to health care
Las Cruces, NM – All five of the final candidates for the next president of New Mexico State University have visited the campus. As Katie Goetz reports, Michael Martin spoke of his experiences - good and bad - to an audience of faculty, staff, and students.
Las Cruces, NM – The second of five final candidates to visit the campus of New Mexico State University, Tito Guerrero says he's a product of the land-grant institution and has a strong appreciation for diversity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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...