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PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 


We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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Public News Service - NM: Civil Rights

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

The Rev. William Barber at an environmental justice rally. Barber's group is organizing a march on the state Capitol today called the Moral Day of Action. (Repairers of the Breach)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Progressive faith leaders and members of dozens of community groups will march to the Round House Monday and deliver a petition to lawmakers as part of an event called a National Day of Moral Action. The groups hope to call attention to the human cost of the budget cuts lawmakers

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico supports new legislation in the U.S. Senate to reverse the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows companies to not include certain types of contraception in their employees' insurance coverage. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is among those supporting proposed legislation that could be voted on as early as today that aims to counteract a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The so-called Hobby Lobby decision allows companies to not pay for insurance coverage for

PHOTO: Black History Month in New Mexico means there are plenty of events celebrating the history and culture of African-Americans. Photo courtesy of the U-S Air Force.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – February means it's the heart of winter in New Mexico, and it's also a time for celebrating the culture and history of African-Americans. Cathryn McGill, founder of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, says her organization is holding several events in the Al

PHOTO: New Mexico's economy be in for a boost in 2014, as same-sex couples opt to tie the knot in the Land of Enchantment. Photo courtesy CDC.

TAOS, N.M. – New Mexico's economy could get an unusual boost in the New Year, as same-sex couples are expected to flock to the state to tie the knot in the Land of Enchantment. Brad Malone, chairman of the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, is among those predicting a wedding boom in 2014. T

PHOTO: This week, New Mexico has become the 17th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, following a state Supreme Court decision. Photo courtesy ProgressNow New Mexico.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Same-sex couples in New Mexico can now be legally married, following a decision by the state Supreme Court. On Thursday, the court struck down a legal challenge brought by a group of state politicians after some county clerks had started marrying same-sex couples. Pat Davis, execut

PHOTO: Overcrowding at Albuquerque's Metropolitan Detention Center is causing hundreds of inmates to be housed in Texas jails at a huge cost to taxpayers, according to New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President-elect Matt Coyte. Image courtesy of Bernalillo County.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Overcrowding at Albuquerque's Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is causing hundreds of inmates to be housed in Texas jails at a huge cost to taxpayers, according to New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President-elect Matt Coyte. He said many non-violent offenders li

PHOTO: Kim Kiel (L) and partner Rose Griego say they're willing to wait for marriage equality in New Mexico. Courtesy of ACLU New Mexico.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and City Councilor Patti Bushee will introduce a resolution to recognize same-sex marriage as legal, and to encourage county clerks to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The timing is particularly good for two couples who walked into

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