PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 

Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - NM: Arts & Culture

PHOTO: New Mexico's arts and culture industry means billions of dollars and thousands of jobs for the state's economy, according to a recent study. Photo credit: Utah Courts.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A recent study by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs shows arts and culture means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the state's economy. Dr. Shelle Sanchez, the department's director of strategic initiatives, conducted the study. Entitled, "Building on the Pas

PHOTO: Black History Month in New Mexico means there are plenty of events celebrating the history and culture of African-Americans. Photo courtesy of the U-S Air Force.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – February means it's the heart of winter in New Mexico, and it's also a time for celebrating the culture and history of African-Americans. Cathryn McGill, founder of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, says her organization is holding several events in the Al

PHOTO: Hispanic organizations in New Mexico are expressing support for an Organ Mountains Desert Peaks national monument.<br />Courtesy of:  Mike Groves.<br />

DOÑA ANA COUNTY, N.M. – Members of the New Mexico Hispanic community are expressing their appreciation for the national monuments honoring César Chávez and protecting Rio Grande del Norte, and they'd like the same status awarded to the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. Once

PHOTO: Krista Stoot looks at a tarantula held by a park ranger while Julia Armstrong focuses camera at Aguirre Springs Campground. Photo credit: Eliza Kretzmann.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Sierra Club's Mission Outdoors program introduced the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region to New Mexico military families this month as part of its effort to offer them an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor treasures they have in their own backyard. Stacy Bare, director o

PHOTO: Rio Grande del Norte<br />Courtesy of Organizers in the Land of Enchantment (OLÉ).<br />
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TAOS, N.M. - When it comes to recognizing the contributions of Hispanic people, it's hard to overestimate the work of farm worker and labor activist César Chávez. His contributions to working people will be recognized today in Keene, Calif., when President Obama designates a national monum

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Whether it's a tourist spending a night near one of the state's many national monuments or spending money at local businesses, the value of these special places, established by the federal Antiquities Act, adds up to $54 million a year for rural communities in New Mexico. Alla

SANTA FE, N.M. - It's "Read Across America" time again in New Mexico. The year-round program culminates in a celebration of reading and literacy on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Appearances by "The Cat in the Hat" and other events are planned across the state this week, beginning today at the

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Hundreds of community organizers will converge in Albuquerque this weekend to help plan a gigantic get-together: The U.S. Social Forum, to be held in Detroit in June. It is expected to attract about 25,000 people from grassroots groups across the country, coming together to join

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