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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter; also on our nationwide rundown; a 24 hour hotline "reignited" to support immigrants; plus a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River from Troy all the way down to New York City.

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Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is one of many national monuments that some military veterans consider places of solitude. (conservation lands.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico veteran is among hundreds who have posted a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to maintain the boundaries of monuments in places such as Arizona, Nevada and California. Brett Myrick of Gila accompanied Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on a hike into Organ Mou

The New Mexico Legislature has consistently rejected

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Sandoval County Commission will risk what could be an expensive lawsuit after adopting a "right-to-work" ordinance last week. The ordinance prevents employees from being compelled to join a union or pay union fees. President of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-

A Wisconsin group wants Santa Fe, N.M., to follow the lead of Bloomfield, N.M., and remove a Ten Commandments monument located on government property. (adflegal.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A national organization wants the City of Santa Fe to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a park because the group maintains the monument violates the First Amendment's separation of church and state. The nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis.

A well-informed democracy relies on trustworthy news sources, including rural newspapers. (nebraskaweatherphotos.org)

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – Sixty-three million or 16 percent of U.S. residents live in rural America and, while they increasingly embrace digital technology, they still rely on local newspapers to provide them with news the Internet can't. Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism,

New Mexico's nonprofit groups hope residents will share their generosity on Giving Tuesday.  (nonprofitfinancefund.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Retailers appear to have fared well during the weekend shopping frenzy – and charitable groups are hopeful New Mexicans will be equally generous for Giving Tuesday, a day designated for end-of-year donations. Last year, a total of $300,000 was raised for 216 New Mex

58 percent of respondents told pollsters they dread talking about politics on Thanksgiving, with only 31 percent eager to engage on the topic. (pcldc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Thanksgiving is associated with bringing family together and a majority of Americans say they don't want that spoiled by political talk over the dinner table. Of people planning to celebrate the holiday Thursday, 58 percent told pollsters they dread talking about politics

Voters in Albuquerque will choose the city's next mayor today after the Republican incumbent opted not to seek reelection. (bernco.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia targeted 21 state voting systems in last year's national election, but New Mexico wasn't one of them. Paper is hard to hack. New Mexico uses paper ballots for all its elections, and a growing number of states are following suit becaus

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument gets a personal visit on Friday from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. (Bureau of Land Management)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on Friday, part of making recommendations to President Donald Trump about whether it should be downsized or have its status revoked. Zinke has been invited to a Las Cruces town hall

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