By KRWG News Staff, Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra, Producer Michael Olson, Webmaster Stephan Apodaca
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.