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Spring cleaning can mean new dangers for accidental poisoning

      The sun is out and the weather is getting warmer, and for some that means it’s time to start cleaning.

NMSU undergraduate research, creative arts projects in the spotlight

When you think about research in an academic setting, it’s often the purview of faculty members, doctoral candidates or those working toward a master’s degree.

Former UTEP student to inspire others to dream big

Sonny Melendrez sees himself as a cheerleader of life. He believes that it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can do anything.

Las Cruces prescription drug take-back is Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday with nine locations around Las Cruces where unused pills and medications can safely be discarded.

City Council proclaims Tuesday as 'Ruben Salazar Day'

Tuesday, the El Paso City Council recognized April 22, 2014 as “Ruben Salazar Day.” Today’s proclamation marks the first time that El Paso has recognized Ruben Salazar for his contributions and significance to our city, our co

Advocates urge more resources for art therapy in prison

During the seven years Penney Hunt spent behind bars for attacking an alleged stalker, she had to be more than just creative to produce her art — she had to be resourceful.

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die, go bankrupt

 Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or grandparent -- dies or files

Chihuahuas lose lead, fall to Las Vegas

The El Paso Chihuahuas lost an early lead for the second straight game on Monday, falling to the Las Vegas 51s 5-4 at Cashman Field.

Police apprehend suspect in overnight stabbing

El Paso Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with an overnight stabbing that sent a 22-year-old man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning.

West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 'preventable,' safety board says

The 2013 fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and wounded another 226 in West, Texas, "should never have occurred," the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Tuesday.

National honors for EPCC student

El Paso Community College (EPCC) student, Fernando Rodriguez, was selected as a National Distinguished Chapter Member by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Only 30 students were chosen out of 150 nationwide.

ADA public meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, April 24 at 4pm, in multi-purpose room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.

City of El Paso to honor slain El Paso journalist, approve $10 million road project

El Paso City Council is expected to declare April 22nd as 'Ruben Salazar Day.' Salazar was a Mexican-American journalist from El Paso, who paved the way for future Hispanic journalists and Chicano American issues.

EPWU request could spell extra month of construction for Country Club Road

A new request from El Paso Water Utilities could mean the improvement project along Country Club Road may last a little longer than anticipated.