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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2018 


While school shooting survivors demand stricter gun control measures some teachers are talking about their own walkout; Republicans vow to keep fighting the new district map in Pennsylvania; and from the West Coast - a health care group slams Trump's "Skinny" insurance plans.

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Public News Service - NM: Consumer Issues

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-

Are kids' video games a gateway to compulsive gambling in adulthood? A New Mexico study aims to find out. (greatschools.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A study is under way to determine the extent of problem gambling in New Mexico, and whether more young people are being drawn in because today's casino games are increasingly likely to resemble video games. Rebecca Beardsley, president of the Responsible Gaming Association of

Some pecan growers in New Mexico have resorted to hiring private security guards to quell a rash of thieves stealing the nuts to sell them. (nmsu.edu)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico's pecan harvest is underway, and farmers are not only fighting off a devastating pest, they're also guarding crops against thieves who make off with large quantities of pecans under the cover of night. Until May 20, the Department of Agriculture has placed a qua

A well-informed democracy relies on trustworthy news sources, including rural newspapers. (nebraskaweatherphotos.org)

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – Sixty-three million or 16 percent of U.S. residents live in rural America and, while they increasingly embrace digital technology, they still rely on local newspapers to provide them with news the Internet can't. Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism,

The New Year brings at least one more round of litigation as states such as New Mexico fight the Trump administration's suspension of methane waste rules on public and tribal lands. (Environmental Defense Fund)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The back and forth litigation about requiring oil and gas companies to reduce the amount of methane they release into the atmosphere in New Mexico promises to continue in 2018. The Waste Prevention Rule written two years ago directed companies to reduce emissions and was s

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