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    PNS Daily News - January 30, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; the Keystone Pipeline Bill could be on President Obama’s desk by next week for an expected veto; the U.S. Senate on the verge of addressing veteran suicide—and Super Bowl Sunday safety tips—why you should know your TV tipping point.

Public News Service - New Mexico

PHOTO: A new study that discounts the health implications of eating too much salt is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of many in the medical world. Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Concerns are being raised by a number of health organizations and physicians over new research that downplays the link between high sodium consumption and health problems. The study found no association between salt intake and risk of heart failure or mortality among the elderly...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: At "Food and Farm Day," New Mexico lawmakers will hear from people supporting legislation to purchase more fresh and locally produced foods for New Mexico schools. Photo courtesy of San Diego County, Calif.

SANTA FE, N.M. - "Food and Farms Day" at the state Capitol is part of an ongoing effort to support New Mexico's farm economy by giving farmers a better chance to provide healthy, nutritious and locally grown foods to schools and communities around the state. "It's really looking at food and farming...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is calling on McDonald's to stop purchasing meat from animals raised using antibiotics. The fast-food giant says it is updating its purchasing policies this year. Photo credit: Alvimann/morguefile.

SANTA FE, N.M. – The company known for its Golden Arches is being asked to make its burgers, chicken nuggets and other menu items antibiotic-free. It's estimated that nearly 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in raising livestock and poultry. McDonald's sells more than...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: President Barack Obama's proposal to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions may have a significant impact in New Mexico, which produces a big portion of the nation's methane pollution. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions. Mike Eisenfeld, New Mexico energy coordinator for the advocacy group San Juan Citizens Alliance, says NASA released a report last year that sho...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: People and organizations around the United States are planning events today to mark the fifth anniversary of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that increased some political campaign donation limits. Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. The result, said Stephen Spaul...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: The New Mexico Legislature's annual session opens today, and limiting class sizes in public schools is among the many issues on the docket for the lawmakers. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Limiting class sizes in public schools is among the many issues New Mexico lawmakers will consider during this year's legislative session, which opens Tuesday. Lawmakers will consider House Joint Resolution 2, which could lead to a ballot measure amending the state constitution. Th...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: The number of calls to poison control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

WASHINGTON - The number of calls to poison control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year compared to 2013, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children under age six were the victims in more than half the cases. The incr...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: If President Obama follows through on a promised executive order, rural areas of New Mexico could have some of the fastest Internet speeds anywhere. Photo courtesy of the White House.

SANTA FE, N.M. - President Obama says he plans on taking executive action that will lead to the highest-possible Internet speed being available in rural New Mexico, and in cities and towns across the nation. During a speech on Wednesday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the president pointed out that the city ...Read More

Public News Service - NM

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