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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


The Trump administration shows 50 thousand Haitians the door; also on the rundown; graduate students say the GOP Tax Bill is a primary concern; net neutrality in the balance today; plus a look at whether music can be a deterrent to juvenile crime.

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Public News Service - NM: Consumer Issues

Small businesses warn their local economies could suffer if national monument designations are altered by the Trump administration.  (lascrucescvb.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Before merchants ready their wares for "Small Business Saturday" on November 25, they want the Trump administration to know that proposed changes to America's national monuments could hurt their future profits. A letter from chambers of commerce and 600 rural businesses ha

New Mexico's Spaceport America hopes 2018 is a turning point for the facility, but its major tenant will need to follow through on adding up to 100 new jobs. (placesjournal.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Spaceport America says the federal go-ahead for its main tenant - Virgin Galactic - to launch from Sierra County could make 2018 a turnaround year for the facility. When it opened more than a decade ago, Virgin Galactic's plans to put humans into space from New Mexico looked l

New Mexico's Sandoval County Commissioners will face tough opposition when they meet Nov. 16 to pass an ordinance on oil and gas drilling. (resource-media.org)

BERNALILLO, N.M. - Opponents of an ordinance to allow more oil and gas drilling in Sandoval County say amendments are needed to strengthen the permitting process and protect the area's drinking water. The county commissioners will meet November 16 to review an ordinance that would grant the county

Public comment on the Trump administration's plan to significantly raise entrance fees to some of the country's most popular national parks ends Nov. 23. (nationalparks.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Many New Mexicans who visit national parks could be priced out next summer. The U.S. Interior Department is taking comments until Nov. 23 on its proposal to more than double entry fees at 17 of the most popular national parks during the peak season. The department says

New Mexico's 250,000 residents eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act marketplace will most likely face rising premiums when enrollment for 2018 opens next Wednesday.  (publichealthnm.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico residents who get their health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" might pay more attention to the deadlines approaching for 2018 enrollment - and less attention to rhetoric from politicians. Veronica Reyes, outreach manager for the stat

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 City of Albuquerque says it can't risk losing federal transit funding by allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to advertise on city buses.  (Dailychronic.net)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A state-licensed medical dispensary, Ultra Health, is waiting to hear from the federal government after the wraparound bus ads it wanted to buy in Albuquerque were rejected. The city says advertising an illegal drug is prohibited by federal law. Medical marijuana use is

Albuquerque Healthy Neighborhoods has engaged anchor institutions in a push to hire more local workers and support local farmers and businesses. (Pixabay) <br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque has been slow to recover from the 2008 recession but its anchor institutions are stepping up to improve the economy. Anchors are typically local institutions large enough to weather the community's economic ups and downs. The success of Healthy Neighborhood

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