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PNS Daily Newscast - July 21, 2017 


On our rundown today: the Russia probe expands to include an investigation into President Trump’s business transactions; the DREAM Act is back in Congress; and a scientific organization says the president’s nominee for a top science role at the USDA is unqualified.

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Public News Service - NM: Welfare Reform

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

Worries are increasing for family health care advocates with the addition of a new amendment to the GOP health care proposal. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- President Trump and GOP members of Congress have a new twist in their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and family advocates are more concerned than ever about the effect it would have on New Mexicans. The "MacArthur Amendment," named for the New Jersey Republican who negotia

Albuquerque, NM - Poverty in New Mexico is not what it used to be. This year's "Kids Count" report takes issue with the government formula that defines poverty, a calculation that has not been updated in a half-century. The study, released by the advocacy group New Mexico Voices for Children, looks

Albuquerque, NM - Feeding children in New Mexico could be an easy way to stimulate the slumping economy. A new report from New Mexico Voices for Children examines at the economic boost the state could realize if more of the families who are eligible for Food Stamps signed up for the program. Report

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