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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - NM: Civil Rights

Residents of Southeastern New Mexico are concerned about deportation raids combined with President Trump's tough talk on immigration. (Somos un Pueblo Unido)

ROSWELL, N.M. -- President Trump's tough talk on immigration last week has New Mexico immigrant-rights groups worried it could create a dangerous ripple effect. In remarks to police in New York on Friday, the president suggested officers don't need to be "too nice" when making arrests. Trump's com

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

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

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