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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2017 


Featured on our nationwide rundown; President Trump’s reported comments to a grieving military widow raising some eyebrows; we’ve got a breakdown on the impact of “Trumpcare” in states like Colorado; and a look back 50 years at Dow Chemical protests that turned violent in Wisconsin.

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Public News Service - NM: Civil Rights

President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle initiatives enacted under the Obama administration now include limiting birth control for women and anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. (internationalwomensinitiative.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A group in New Mexico that advocates for reproductive justice and health care says the state's rural communities will suffer the most from the Trump administration's decision Friday to limit birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The employer contraceptive

The Torrance County Detention Facility, a for-profit private prison in Estancia, N.M., is scheduled to close because of a lack of prisoners. (CoreCivic.com)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The prison population is declining in most states - but not in New Mexico, and that's creating problems for elected officials. A privately run for-profit prison in Torrance County announced it would close at the end of this week because it doesn't have enough inmates. At

New Mexico's 8,000 DREAMers face an uncertain future now that the DACA program is being rescinded by the Trump Administration. (americasvoice.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than 8,000 young, undocumented immigrants in New Mexico will lose protections from deportation unless the president and Congress can make a deal to protect them. Following through on a campaign promise, President Donald Trump on Tuesday terminated DACA – the De

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

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