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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, NM – We look at attempts by the Mexican and U.S. governments to combat child obesity along the border. Our guests include Dean of UTEP's Health Sciences College Dr. Leslie Shulz and nutrition specialist Dr. Maria Guadalupe-Munoz. Also on the program: the confessions of a drug-smuggling cowboy turned author.

Las Cruces,NM – Western lawmakers in Congress are furious over proposed cuts to the funding for fighting fire on wildlands. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces,NM – Work has begun to finish an electric plant near Deming, two years after construction was first halted. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces,NM – New Mexico is now ranked sixth in the nation for generating electricity from the wind. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces,NM – The New Mexico Youth Alliance is a teen group that helps state leaders formulate policies affecting young people. Stephan Apodaca reports.

Las Cruces,NM – The Senate has endorsed three separate bills aimed at reforming the state educational retirement fund. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Notorious Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa will be brought back to life through story next weekend. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the state park that bears his name is celebrating Camp Furlong Days, the U.S. military camp that Villa and his soldiers raided nearly 90 years ago.

Las Cruces, NM – The Arizona House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a proposal to build a private prison in Mexico. The prison would house illegal immigrants now locked up in Arizona, saving the state money, proponents say. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – In heated debate, the Senate voted to kill legislation that proposed a statewide ban on smoking in public. Stephan Apodaca reports.

Las Cruces, NM – A survey conducted by the State Commission on the Status of Women finds that teen pregnancy is the top issue facing New Mexico's teenage girls. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – A coalition wants money from the legislature to save the centuries-old Chimayo chile. As Carrie Hamblen reports, the Chimayo chile is genetically different from other chile strands.

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate Finance Committee has approved a $4.7-billion budget proposal for financing public education and general government next year. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – The Mexican government has announced that it will pay millions of dollars in reparations to relatives of women murdered in the Ciudad Juarez area. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Authorities say an accident near the border town of Columbus - which left four dead and nine seriously injured - was the result of a human-smuggling operation that went bad.

Las Cruces, NM – The House has passed a measure that would charge an additional five dollars a year for hunting and fishing licenses. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – The Senate has passed three separate bills that would allow cancer patients and those with other debilitating diseases to use medical marijuana. The three bills now go to the House for consideration. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Gov. Bill Richardson says governors should be given more discretion to protect environmentally sensitive federal lands within their states. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Police say that a man who was shot and killed by an officer Monday after allegedly attempting to rob a bank, was actually wielding a BB gun. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Loans through payday lenders would be limited to $1,000 under a measure passed by the House. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – The House has voted unanimously to increase penalties and make treatment mandatory for domestic violence offenders. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – The House has approved two separate bills that raise the permit fees for domestic wells and create a strategic water reserve. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Silver City voters rejected a proposal to pay the city's mayor and councilors for attending council meetings. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces,NM – An organization called New Mexico Voices For Children says Gov. Bill Richardson's tax cuts will mean more lost jobs over the next few years. But the governor's office says the critics are off the mark. Bob Mitchell reports.

Las Cruces, NM – Two of three suspects involved in a foiled bank robbery turned shootout with police have been identified. Bob Mitchell reports.

Las Cruces, NM – The Bureau of Indian Affairs is gathering public comment on the Jemez Pueblo's proposed acquisition of land near Anthony. The tribe plans to build a casino on the land, if acquired. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – After a heated debate, the New Mexico Senate has voted to require that parents be told if their underage daughter seeks an abortion. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces teen who allegedly gunned down his girlfriend after an argument has been charged with an open count of murder. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces allergist says rain and warmer-than-normal temperatures are bringing an early allergy season to New Mexico. Carrie Hamblen reports.

Las Cruces, NM – An armed man suspected in an attempted Santa Teresa bank robbery was shot and killed by police. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

Las Cruces, NM – A 15-year-old Las Cruces girl is dead after her boyfriend allegedly shot her following an argument. Carrie Hamblen reports.

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