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PNS Daily Newscast - July 28, 2017 


The stories on our rundown today: The stories on our rundown today: Senate efforts to reform health-care stand on the brink of collapse; the U.S. Justice Department says civil-rights law doesn’t protect gay and lesbian workers; and farms adapt to the high cost of doing business.

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is just one attribute that helped launch the city onto a new national list for wellness. (Creative Commons/Flickr)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque is on a new list of the top 15 cities in the country where wellness is a top priority. Yelp! and Women's Health magazine have compiled the list of metro areas they're calling the "well-thiest," using information gathered from the review site used by millions o

People across New Mexico are getting ready to hit the streets for International Workers Day on May 1. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The international observance of May Day on May 1 will get a boost in participation across New Mexico from working-class families feeling the impact of the current political climate, both at the state and federal levels. Immigrants make up 10 percent of New Mexico's population and

One New Mexico group says President Trump's executive order to dismantle some environmental protections could prompt local communities to do their own clean-energy work. (Creative Commons/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President Donald Trump signed an executive order to undo the Clean Power Plan yesterday, an Environmental Protection Agency plan that aimed to have New Mexico getting at least 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The clean-energy sector has provided 9,

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the presidential election in New Mexico.(Gutzemberg/iStockphotos)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Tuesday is the last day for New Mexican citizens to register to vote in the presidential election, and voting advocates are urging every eligible voter to get that form filled out and turned in or postmarked as soon as possible. You can register online at the New Mexico Secretary

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

The Liberty Bell is one of the many historic sites delegates to the Democratic National Convention can visit this week. (Reitmeier/iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. — As thousands of delegates descend on Philadelphia for the start of the Democratic National Convention Monday, many find the accommodations a bit pricey. Democratic Party officials say attending the four-day event can cost more than $3,000. A number of delegates from New Mexi

As part of Latino Conservation Week, community members are being encouraged to show their passion for protected areas, including the Pecos National Historic Park. (National Park Service)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This week marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, and organizers are shining a spotlight on the Latino community's concern for preserving New Mexico's natural resources. Several groups, including the National Park Service, encouraged Latinos to go camping and hik

Statistics show one in three registered voters in New Mexico are Hispanic. (Moore/iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Election watchers say Hispanic voters will have a significant impact in Tuesday's New Mexico primary. And come the November general election, one national organization is projecting that as many as 320,000 Latinos will cast ballots in the state. Rosalind Gold, senior director of

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