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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - NM: Social Justice

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

People helping immigrant families in New Mexico say the decision to keep the DACA program provides little more than false hope for those who are undocumented. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — It's been more than a week since President Donald Trump said he won't seek deportation for the young people known as Dreamers brought to the U.S. as children - but not much has changed to give hope to immigrant families in New Mexico. Trump's decision to preserve the Defer

A Santa Fe reporter could face years in prison after being arrested while covering a protest on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Aaron Cantú went to Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day to cover protests for the Santa Fe Reporter, and now he's facing extensive jail time. He and 214 other defendants were arrested on charges ranging from conspiracy to riot to destruction of property on Jan. 20, wh

Advocates from Juntos: Our Air Our Water today are presenting petitions to the Environment Department calling for a move toward more clean energy. (New Mexico League of Conservation Voters)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Advocates with a group called Juntos: Our Air Our Water today are delivering 2,000 petition signatures to the Environment Department asking that the state move toward a clean energy economy and protect public lands despite the election of Donald Trump as president. During the

One year after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for kids is at a historic low, according to a new report. Credit: Gpoint Studio/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More children in New Mexico and around the nation now have health coverage. According to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the rate of uninsured children dropped to a historic low of six percent nationally in 2014, the year the Aff

PHOTO: Native American tribes could gain new tax incentives for renewable energy projects if Congress approves a bill Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico introduced this week. Photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is sponsoring legislation to amend the federal tax code to give Native American tribes – some of which are also known as Pueblo in New Mexico – tax credits for renewable energy projects. Heinrich says the Tribal Tax Incen

PHOTO: What could become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and reform political campaign spending limits, is being debated in the United States Senate. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Senate is involved in an historic debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which could become the 28th Amendment to

PHOTO: A new report concludes that working families in New Mexico will bear the burden of making up revenue lost to corporate income tax cuts. Photo courtesy New Mexico Legislature.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report from New Mexico Voices for Children warns that taxpayers will shoulder the burden of the state's corporate income tax cuts. Gerry Bradley, senior researcher, Voices for Children, wrote "The Corporate Income Tax: A Declining but Essential Part of New Mexico State Revenue

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