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Las Cruces – New procedures for detecting Mad Cow disease have been sent down from the U.S. Agriculture Department. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains how New Mexico may be affected.

Las Cruces, NM – The State Government decided to withhold money from the City of Sunland Park intended for developement projects. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports the Mayor of Sunland Park views this as retaliation stemming from a democratic decision by the City Council.

Las Cruces, NM – The Governor ordered inspectors from the State Environment Department to search through waste coming in to the Camino Real landfill in search of hazardous material. As Marco Grajeda reports the Department Manager for the landfill is confident they are only being used as an example to other landfills.

Las Cruces – The Las Cruces City Council has voted to pay the Las Cruces Sun-News for its legal fees. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains why.

Las Cruces – Police are investigating the death of 15-month-old Uriah Vasquez who died as a result of child abuse. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Economics Professor Chris Ericson talks with Vision about urban growth and its environmental impacts on the border region. El Tratado De La Mesilla Committee Chair Chris Alexander speaks with Emily Guerra about the Gadsden Purchase and its effects on the border region 150 years after its ratification.

Las Cruces – Numerous bus stop shelters were found in a storage space at Apodaca Park. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains what the city is going to do with them.

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Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces policewoman says, when children are not hungry, the crime rate can go down. Bob Mitchell reports in this second part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.

Las Cruces – The F.B.I. has put local law enforcement on a terror watch. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

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Las Cruces, NM – In February 2003, the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University published a report in which researchers found that several factors contribute to the problem of the elderly in the U.S. not getting adequate nutrition. The high cost of health care, a lack of resources, social isolation and the inability to acquire, prepare or eat food without assistance are some of the factors. Bob Mitchell has this third part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.

Las Cruces, NM – A variety of social services exists throughout Dona Ana County for people who need food, but oftentimes, the person in need of food cannot physically make it to these agencies. What happens then? Bob Mitchell examines that question in this fourth part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.

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Las Cruces, NM – Hunger is a problem that gets attention over the holidays, but that exists all year long. In this first part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County, Bob Mitchell looks at the hungry - and the poor.

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County has 38 colonias - more colonias than any other county in New Mexico. Besides not having water or wastewater systems, paved and lighted roadways, adequate housing, adequate transportation and parks, many of the residents also don't have enough to eat. In this final segment of a series about hunger in Dona Ana County, Bob Mitchell reports on a man who frequently volunteers his time to take food to the residents of colonias.

Las Cruces – New Mexico may commit a massive amount of state dollars to fund a pipeline carrying natural gas around the state. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has more.

Boston, MA – NEW MEXICO'S DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN BOSTON IS GETTING A-LIST TREATMENT. THANKS TO CONVENTION CHAIR GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON THE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION IS SEATED BETWEEN SENATOR KERRY'S HOMESTATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SENATOR EDWARD'S NORTH CAROLINA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON BRINGS US A SERIES OF DELEGATE DIARAIES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO FIRST TIME DELEGATES. THIS SECOND INSTALLMENT COMES FROM EMMA JOHNSON-ORTIZ

Boston, MA – NEW MEXICO'S DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN BOSTON IS GETTING A-LIST TREATMENT. THANKS TO CONVENTION CHAIR GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON THE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION IS SEATED BETWEEN SENATOR KERRY'S HOMESTATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SENATOR EDWARD'S STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON BRINGS US A SERIES OF DELEGATE DIARAIES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO FIRST TIME DELEGATES. THIS FIRST INSTALLMENT COMES FROM NEW MEXICO'S YOUNGEST DELEGATE JOSHUA DAVIS.

Las Cruces – The State Environment Department is at odds with the Department of Energy for potentially endangering workers in New Mexico. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – As television's role has grown in political campaigns political observers say image can often trump substance. This appears to be especially true in New Mexico. KRWG's Michael Olson highlights the difficulty of a non-partisan organization to get straight answers from people seeking political office.

Las Cruces – New Mexico's Education Secretary is receiving criticism from some state republicans for not releasing test results. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains why.

Las Cruces, NM – After recent concerns related to the safety of top secret data at Los Alamos National Labs, a watchdog organization, Project on Government Oversight, is asking for a complete change in Administration. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the story.

Las Cruces – One elementary school in the Las Cruces District has taken a new approach to educating youngsters. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces – Former Las Cruces City Manager Jim Ericson retired last week. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains how the search for a new one will be conducted.

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Sheriff's investigators helped capture a man wanted in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the rape and attempted murder of a woman. And as Marco Grajeda reports the murder in Wisconsin may have a connection with an unsolved murder case in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces – New Mexico's troops in Iraq will soon receive a little taste from home. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky fills you in on the delicious details.

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.

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