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    PNS Weekend Update - March 28, 20150 


    A variety of issues on our weekend rundown including; gas pipelines down south clogged up by legal delays; the latest CDC anti-smoking campaign puts a bull’s-eye on e-cigarettes; and the focus is on inclusion during National Developmental Disabilities Month.

Public News Service - New Mexico

PHOTO: Children and seniors in New Mexico and around the nation would suffer under the proposed budget backed by Congressional Republicans, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Photo credit: Sen. Udall.

SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico says the proposed budget from Congressional Republicans would hurt children and seniors in his state and across the nation. Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pointed out that Republic...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: A multi-million-dollar loan from the federal government is expected to bring high-speed Internet to the Mescalero Apache Tribe in South Central New Mexico. Photo credit: Washington State Office of the Attorney General.

MESCALERO, N.M. - The Mescalero Apache Tribe in south-central New Mexico is closer to having high-speed Internet after receiving a multi-million-dollar loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Godfrey Enjady, a tribal member and general manager of Mescalero Apache Telecom, the tribe's owned an...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: According to a new report released by a broad coalition of organizations, LGBT women in New Mexico and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: State of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women in New Mexico and across the U.S. are among those most at risk of living in poverty. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations, including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, ...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: A new report looks at greenhouse-gas emissions from oil, gas and coal extraction on federal public lands in New Mexico and other states. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new accounting of greenhouse-gas emissions connected to oil, gas and coal extracted from federal lands in New Mexico and elsewhere shows that more than 20 percent of those emissions in the United States can be traced to public lands. The report from The Wilderness Society and Cen...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Health care spending is at an all-time high in the U.S., but a troubling new report in the Journal of American Medicine finds access to quality health care for young men of color so disproportionately poor they stand a better chance of living longer in prison than in society. Photo credit: FBI.

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico has plenty of major hospitals that offer the latest in technology, but a new report says young black men are disconnected from health care. As a result, they are more likely to live shorter lives. Report co-author Dr. Stephen Martin says while health care spending is at ...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: With more than 2 million accidental poisonings in the United States each year, families are being urged this week to make sure any dangerous medications or household products are kept locked up or out of reach. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In New Mexico and around the nation, it's National Poison Prevention Week. The focus is on taking some simple steps around the home to help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, said Jacqueline Kakos, a health educator for the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center....Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: A new report says more Americans are retiring to communities in the West, like Las Cruces, that are home to protected public lands, such as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Older Americans are three times more likely to retire in areas of New Mexico and other Western states that have protected public lands such as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument near Las Cruces. That's the finding of a new report from the Center for Western Priori...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Campaign money played a bigger role in 2014 than in any midterm election in history, but that isn't stopping some civic and community groups from trying to keep elections clean. Image credit: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

SANTA FE, N.M. - In New Mexico and nationally, the corrupting influence of money in politics is getting worse, according to reports by Clean Slate Now and the Center for Responsive Politics that show that last year's midterm election was the most expensive in history. Outside spending on Senate ele...Read More

Public News Service - NM

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