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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2017 


GOP leaders reach an agreement on their tax bill, we have a report on the likely squeeze on state and local revenues; also on our nationwide rundown; should ex-felons have the right to vote or own guns? And we will clue you in on the most dangerous place to drive this holiday season.

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Public News Service - NM: Children's Issues

School officials in Aztec, N. M., say they need more time to prepare teachers before they reopen the high school where two students were killed last week. (debate.org)

AZTEC, N.M. -- Classes are cancelled at all public schools in Aztec, N.M, today as staff and counselors prepare for emotional conversations, after a school shooting there took two students' lives last week. A 21-year-old gunman pretending to be a student at Aztec High School walked into the school

New science shows young people's brains are able to heal after trauma, meaning no child is a lost cause. (childtrends.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Improved science on adolescent brain development shows there are new ways to help the more-than 2,300 children in New Mexico's foster care system become successful adults. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report, "The Road to Adulthood," offers recommendations on how to trea

Proponents of spending New Mexico's windfall from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act violations on electric buses will rally in Albuquerque on Thursday. (Children's Clean Air Network)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health says 47,000 children in the state suffer from asthma, and that's why a coalition wants funds from the Volkswagen emissions-test settlement spent to transition diesel school buses to electric. A group will rally in Albuquerque Thursday t

According to one study, mobile media device use has tripled among young children aged 5 to 16 in the past six years. (insidescience.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – If your kids are falling asleep watching TV or with cell a phone tucked under the covers they're likely going to bed later and getting much less sleep than kids without access to electronic devices. Monique LeBourgeois, the associate professor of the Dept. of Integrative

Twice as many people are killed by guns in New Mexico as in accidents involving drunk driving, and one group says more gun-safety education will change that. (NMPGV.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico's Department of Public Health says 401 people in the state lost their lives to gun violence in 2016, and a group that wants to reduce that number thinks the state should put more resources toward the problem. New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence annually tracks statistic

Environmental watchdogs say about 32,000 New Mexico children attend schools and daycare centers within a half-mile of oil and gas production facilities. (fracktracker.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As the Environmental Protection Agency backs away from limiting toxic emissions from oil and gas wells, environmental groups are stepping up calls to limit the pollution. The groups Earthworks and Moms Clean Air Force have released an updated version of their interactive

Diverse groups are opposing efforts to remove information about the Earth's age, evolution, climate change and more from New Mexico school science lessons. (NASA)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Opponents of proposed changes to New Mexico's public school science curriculum that would omit terms like "global warming" and “evolution,” will gather today for a rally - just before the Public Education Department meets to discuss the draft document. Critics sa

For the first time, New Mexico has the most children younger than age five living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (pns)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than one-third of New Mexico's children younger than age five are living in poverty – more than any other state in the nation – according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report shows that child poverty declined in 28 states and rose in none, b

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