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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - NM: Health Issues

New Mexico will receive $2.5 million in federal grants to help authorities make a dent in the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. (ocrcc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Victims of sexual assaults that occurred in Albuquerque more than 30 years ago may finally get justice now that decades-old rape kits will be tested. Albuquerque has been awarded federal grant money to get through the backlog of 3,800 untested kits. The backlog is usually

President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle initiatives enacted under the Obama administration now include limiting birth control for women and anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. (internationalwomensinitiative.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A group in New Mexico that advocates for reproductive justice and health care says the state's rural communities will suffer the most from the Trump administration's decision Friday to limit birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The employer contraceptive

The City of Albuquerque says it can't risk losing federal transit funding by allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to advertise on city buses.  (Dailychronic.net)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A state-licensed medical dispensary, Ultra Health, is waiting to hear from the federal government after the wraparound bus ads it wanted to buy in Albuquerque were rejected. The city says advertising an illegal drug is prohibited by federal law. Medical marijuana use is

The Mayo Clinic says many people in the Southwest spend time in the sun without protection, but only 13 percent say they get an annual skin checkup. (cffnm.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Ninety-five percent of people responding to a nationwide survey say they take at least one preventive measure to avoid cancer. However, residents of the Southwest show less concern about getting cancer, the second leading cause of death. Three-quarters of respondents to a Mayo C

New Mexico is making progress but still ranks in the top 10 U.S. states for numbers of fatal opioid overdoses. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - The opioid addiction problems New Mexico has battled for years finally are getting some attention from the White House. President Trump was briefed on the issue Tuesday after a drug commission he appointed urgently recommended that he declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.

The Environmental Protection Agency just keeps fighting new limits on methane emitted from oil and gas operations, say some ranchers. (Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico residents have until Wednesday to submit comments on stricter standards for methane leaks from new and modified oil and gas operations. The tougher rules were approved under the Obama administration, but they're among those the Trump administration has promised to r

The Los Alamos National Laboratory says it's working to resolve recent safety gaffes, but a nuclear watchdog group says more changes are needed. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Los Alamos National Laboratory says firing workers and putting stricter controls in place are only the first steps it's taking to protect the public as it prepares to accelerate production of a key plutonium component for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. The Los Alamo

About 300,000 children in New Mexico rely on Medicaid for their health care. (NM Voices for Children)<br /><br /><br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – Senate GOP leaders won't return to Washington, D. C., until Monday to renew debate on the replacement for Obamacare. That hasn't stopped opponents of the proposed bill from protesting, in New Mexico and cities across the country, this week. In Albuquerque on Thursday, Bil

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