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PNS Weekend Newscast - June 25th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - NM: Urban Planning/Transportation

Air quality in New Mexico is an increasing concern, with seven towns or cities measuring elevated smog pollution levels for more than 50 days during 2015. (Creative Commons/Wikimedia)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new report released by Environment New Mexico shows a continuing health threat from air pollution. The report said Albuquerque had 113 days of elevated smog pollution in 2015, ranking that city 22nd-highest in the nation for the number of smoggy days. Farmington and Las Cru

One New Mexico group says President Trump's executive order to dismantle some environmental protections could prompt local communities to do their own clean-energy work. (Creative Commons/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President Donald Trump signed an executive order to undo the Clean Power Plan yesterday, an Environmental Protection Agency plan that aimed to have New Mexico getting at least 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The clean-energy sector has provided 9,

Faith leaders across the Southwest are praising the administration's new rules limiting the burning, venting or leaking of methane gas. (Environmental Defense Fund)

SANTE FE, N.M. – More than two dozen faith leaders from New Mexico and across the Southwest released a letter today thanking President Obama and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for putting new controls on the release of natural gas at oil and gas well sites. The Bureau of Land Managemen

PHOTO: Santa Fe city leaders hope a new hotline leads to arrests as the city deals with increased drug abuse. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe city leaders are counting on a new hotline to encourage people in the community to report suspected drug dealers as authorities deal with increased heroin use. City Councilor Bill Dimas, who lost a daughter to heroin addiction, sponsored the resolution that led to t

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico is hoping that simplifying its online business processes will help make the state more competitive in attracting business. During this year's legislative session, Representative Lucky Varela was the House sponsor of Senate Bill 9, "The One-Stop Business Portal Act," which

PHOTO: Signs at Albuquerque Third Street Charging Station. Photo credit: Beth Blakeman.

SANTA FE, N.M. - While the ever-fluctuating price of gas keeps commuters on their toes, electricity offers a less expensive option that is growing in popularity. This is the second year of "EV Plug-In Day," co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, to help promote electric vehicle use in New Mexico. The even

ALBUQUERQUE – Chronic drought, climate change and increased demand are drying up the Colorado River, with 35 percent of the stored water available lost over the past 12 years. Nuestro Rio, a network of 13,000 Latinos in the Southwest, is using its collective voice to help save the river. Kath

SANTA FE, N. M. - Clean energy and conservation proponents are three-for-three, and it seems New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has struck out in the "new rules" department. The Sierra Club has withdrawn a lawsuit against the Martinez administration in exchange for her agreeing to publish new state

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