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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - NM: Housing/Homelessness

The new KIDS COUNT report notes plenty to be cautious about for New Mexico families, including the highest child poverty rate among the 50 states. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Despite gains in other areas, New Mexico children are ranked last among the 50 states for their high poverty rate, according to the annual KIDS COUNT report. The latest data, released today, shows that of the 16 factors cited, New Mexico kids made gains in a few areas, including a

Many New Mexico food stamp recipients will have to find jobs in order to keep their benefits, under new state regulations. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New regulations for the new year now require many of New Mexico's food stamp recipients to find work in order to keep their benefits. Reinstating New Mexico's work rules for getting food assistance means as many as 60,000 people must find a job in the state with the nation's highest

PHOTO: Advocates say the state of New Mexico's effort to expand work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could end benefits for tens of thousands of people. Photo courtesy of the Southwest Organizing Project.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The state of New Mexico Human Services Department is proposing changes to the work rules of the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also called "SNAP" and formerly food stamps. Opponents say the action could end benefits for tens of thousands of people and

PHOTO: Two Albuquerque police officers involved the fatal shooting of a homeless man are facing possible murder charges.<br />Photo credit: Dick Elbers/Wikimedia Commons.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg is pursuing murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in the shooting death of a homeless man named James Boyd last March. The shooting occurred in the foothills of the nearby Sandia Mountains. Brandenburg announc

PHOTO: President Obama is being asked to allocate more federal resources to help rebuild areas of New Mexico devastated by last month's horrendous floods. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov

BELEN, N.M. – President Barack Obama is being asked to allocate more federal resources to help rebuild areas of New Mexico devastated by last month's horrendous floods. The state's congressional delegation is asking Obama to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for New Mexico and the Santa Cla

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SANTA FE, N.M. - The 2012 legislative session could mean quality-of-life improvements for low-income New Mexicans, according to the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico. It is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and promotes state public policies and action for social and eco

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Thursday was the 2-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protest, which began Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park in New York City. MoveOn.org marked the date by co-sponsoring two events in the Duke City - one at Yale Park and a second with the AFL-CIO and New Mexico Coalition for La

FARMINGTON, N. M. - A handful of New Mexicans who work with programs that assist seniors and low-income households are in Washington, D.C., to sound alarm bells about the impact of budget cuts now being debated in Congress. The proposed U.S. House budget makes significant cuts to job training, ener

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