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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - NM: Gun Violence Prevention

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

A bill to close the gun show loophole gets a hearing at the Roundhouse tomorrow. (drummerboy/morguefile)

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

At least one New Mexico conservation group says the armed militia that took over over a national wildlife refuge is treading on other Americans' public lands and their right to enjoy them. (DodgertonSkillhouse/morguefile)

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

A bill coming again to the 2016 New Mexico Legislature would require unlicensed gun dealers to perform background checks before selling firearms at gun shows. (Wikimedia Commons)

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

PHOTO: Two Albuquerque police officers involved the fatal shooting of a homeless man are facing possible murder charges.<br />Photo credit: Dick Elbers/Wikimedia Commons.

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

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