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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - NM: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

A 2015 report lists New Mexico as third in the nation in cases of men killing women in domestic-violence cases. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For the first time, Native Americans living in New Mexico can call a free crisis hotline to report domestic abuse. Compared with other groups in the U.S., Native Americans are twice as likely to experience rape or sexual assault. At the same time, they historically have lacked

The University of New Mexico's

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Universities across the U.S. - including the University of New Mexico - are back in session. That means it's the start of what's known as the "Red Zone," a six-to-nine week time period when students are most at risk for sexual assault. UNM has launched its Reclaim the Red

A proposal for $41 million in President Obama's budget proposal would help New Mexico and others clear the backlog of untested rape kits. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Victims advocacy groups are hailing the inclusion of $41 million in President Barack Obama's proposed budget to help address the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits, also called rape kits, across the United States. In New Mexico, a 2015 audit discovered more than 5,400

New Mexico officials discovered more than 5,400 untested rape kits during a recent audit of police evidence lockers. (click/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Victims' rights advocates are hoping New Mexico officials take steps during the upcoming legislative session to deal with the state's backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits, or rape kits. A state audit discovered more than 5,400 kits still sitting in police evidenc

ALBUQUERQUE - As more information is released on Monday's tragic Emcore shooting, most reports indicate it may have been an incident of domestic abuse spilling over into a workplace. Pam Wiseman, executive director of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says it's a reminder that dome

Santa Fe, NM – While the news over the past year has been bad, there's an even darker side to the current recession in New Mexico and nationwide. In the final few days of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Elizabeth Davis-Pratt with the Children's Defense Fund is shining a light on

Santa Fe, NM – January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and community leaders in Santa Fe are promoting a town hall meeting on the issue scheduled for next week. The event is meant to raise the public’s consciousness about stalking – a crime that is very common in New Mexico.

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