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Las Cruces – The Legislative Finance Committee is questioning the use of $4 million dollars from a repealed tax by Governor Richardson.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

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.