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    PNS Daily News - August 28, 20150 


    Today’s rundown highlights issues from around the nation including: a new clean water rule blocked; with tax dollars up in flames the feds look to limit gas flaring; a decision could open the door to fast-food unions; and groups are fired up over Donald Trump’s latest anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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A watchdog group says natural gas that leaks or burns off is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars in lost revenue. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Venting and flaring at oil and natural gas wells on public lands in the Four Corners area costs the public millions in lost royalty revenue, and much more to corporations doing the extraction - not to mention releasing a major climate change contributor into the environment. Tax ...Read More

Watch out for water? That's what the CDC says, if you wear contact lenses. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX - People in Arizona and across the nation who wear contact lenses are encouraged to practice the best possible hygiene habits in order to avoid bacteria that can blind a person. That's the message from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during this "Contact Lens Health We ...Read More

The New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair is happening Thursday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Credit: New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Veterans looking for work - and those who already own businesses - are expected in big numbers Thursday at the annual New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Spokesman Mike Schramski said it's an opportunity for veteran job seekers t ...Read More

Saguaro National Park, divided in eastern and western units on either side of Tucson, is home to Arizona's most iconic cactus, which is also among the world's rarest. Credit: National Park Service.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Saguaro National Park in the Tucson area is celebrating the ninety-ninth anniversary of the National Park Service today, with cake and free admission for visitors vying to see some of the rarest types of cacti in the world. Andy Fisher with Saguaro National Park says the rugge ...Read More

Denver's District Attorney continues to dismiss wrongful conviction evidence. Credit: Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

DENVER – A man who has served 28 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit may get a new trial, according to a report by the Colorado Independent. A Denver District Court recently heard Clarence Moses-EL's appeal, citing new evidence in a 1987 rape, beating and burglary case. Susa ...Read More

An online tool is helping older Americans in Arizona, like those seen here, learn more about iPhones, social media, and other technologies that continue to develop at a very past pace. Photo courtesy of AARP Arizona.

PHOENIX - Some older people in Arizona and across the nation may not be as tech-savvy as, say, their grandchildren, but an online tool may help to even the technology knowledge gap between generations. Cynthia Fagyas, communications director with AARP Arizona, says the AARP TEK Academy, which stands ...Read More

Oil and gas production disrupts critical winter deer habitat. Credit: Gary Kramer/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – A new study confirms that oil and gas production in northwest Colorado is disrupting important winter habitat for one of the nation's largest herds of mule deer. George Wittemyer, a wildlife biologist at Colorado State University and a co-author of the report, says the Piceance Basi ...Read More

PHOTO: Only 13 percent of American women have access to paid maternity leave. Credit: SolStock.

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. is dramatically behind the rest of the world in providing adequate support for mothers to spend time with their newborn babies, according to an investigative report by In These Times magazine. Sharon Lerner, the report's author, found most other countries, rich or poor, ma ...Read More

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