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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - NM: Consumer Issues

New Mexico is now in third place among U.S. states in oil production. (hcn.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico might be one of the most beautiful states in the country, but high unemployment and lack of quality education are keeping people from moving to the Land of Enchantment. A recent U.S. News and World Report ranked it 48th among the 50 states for places you'd want

New Mexico health officials hope unwanted pregnancies can be reduced by allowing pharmacists to provide birth control prescriptions. (thenationshealth.aphapublications.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Individual training begins next week for New Mexico pharmacists who want to prescribe and provide birth control to women. The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy approved the new rule last year allowing pharmacists who complete nine hours of training to provide the service. Laur

Payday lending drains tens of millions of dollars from low-income families every year. (Steve Rhodes/Flickr)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Senate Democrats want to know why the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to weaken protections that guard against payday lender wrongdoing. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have se

In New Mexico, 145,000 residents live within a half mile of active oil and gas wells. (savepaalums.info)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new comment period will begin soon on the Interior Department's decision to replace an Obama-era regulation designed to restrict harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The Obama administration regulation was set to take effect on Jan. 17

Nearly 70,000 homeless dogs and cats die in New Mexico animal shelters each year. (americanhumane.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Animal rights advocates want New Mexico to join three other states that use pet food registration fees to fund animal spay and neuter services. A bill now before senators would charge pet food companies $100, rather than the current $2, to register their dog or cat food prod

Two units have been shut down at New Mexico's coal-fired San Juan Generating Station as of Dec. 31, 2017.  (sierraclub.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — A bill that would allow Public Service Company of New Mexico to issue bonds to pay for the shutdown of its coal-fired plants in the Four Corners region goes to the Conservation Committee at the Roundhouse tomorrow. Critics say Senate Bill 47 allows PNM to pass-on the $350 mi

Prototypes of President Trump's proposed border wall were exhibited last October outside San Diego. (texastribune.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will waive more than three dozen laws and regulations – most of them requiring environmental review – to move forward with the first phase of construction of an enhanced border wall west of Santa Teresa. The Cent

The New Mexico Legislature has consistently rejected

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Sandoval County Commission will risk what could be an expensive lawsuit after adopting a "right-to-work" ordinance last week. The ordinance prevents employees from being compelled to join a union or pay union fees. President of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-

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