PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017
On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Gun safety advocates are calling for a show of force - so to speak - at a hearing Tuesday on a bill requiring background checks for firearm sales at gun shows and on the internet. Only about 60 percent of sellers at gun shows are licensed dealers who require background checks. Th
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – The director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation traveled to rural Oregon this week to join a group of people protesting the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a small band of armed men. The occupation is entering its second week near the small to
SANTA FE, N.M. - Unlicensed gun dealers would be required to perform background checks before selling firearms at gun shows in a bill pending in the upcoming New Mexico legislative session. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, said it would close what he called a "dangerous
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg is pursuing murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in the shooting death of a homeless man named James Boyd last March. The shooting occurred in the foothills of the nearby Sandia Mountains. Brandenburg announc
Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque school board will consider a recommendation tonight to create an independent school police force and to arm all officers. Rio Grande High School teacher Rosina Roybal says the idea has had a mixed reaction from students. "A lot of the students are feeling li
Santa Fe, NM - A group of New Mexicans is working to integrate peacemaking into government at both the state and federal levels. Legislation to create a cabinet-level "Department of Peace" has been drafted in Washington, and Governor Richardson has said he will support a bill to create a state Offic