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    PNS Daily News - April 21, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; on this, the eve of Earth Day, President Obama says climate change is this planet’s greatest environmental threat; and a legal battle is brewing of an EPA-approved herbicide that has in it, a component used in Agent Orange; and a Texas woman is facing a big fine for feeding homeless people.

Public News Service - New Mexico

PHOTO: A new online search tool can help Americans find National Parks in their area, such as Carlsbad Caverns in southeastern New Mexico. Photo credit: National Park Service.

CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. – A national campaign is underway this week to encourage people in New Mexico and around the nation to visit and enjoy the more than 400 national parks. Valerie Gohlke, chief of interpretation at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, says National Park Week aim...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments today in a challenge to President Obama's executive actions to help some undocumented immigrants in New Mexico and elsewhere to remain temporarily in the U.S. Photo courtesy of whitehouse.gov

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments today in the multistate legal challenge to President Obama's plan to allow some undocumented immigrants in New Mexico and other states to remain temporarily in the United States. Marcela Diaz, executive director of So...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: The average federal income tax bill for a New Mexico resident is $9,157 and a new report breaks down the ways the government is spending those dollars. Photo courtesy of U.S. State Dept.

SANTA FE, N.M. - It's Tax Day today. Income taxes are likely top-of-mind for many New Mexicans and a new analysis examines exactly where federal income tax dollars are going. Lindsay Koshgarian is research director with the nonpartisan National Priorities Project, which tracks tax money and how i...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Efforts are under way to build support for a bill in the U.S. Senate that would help to reduce the risk of injury and death related to wandering by those with autism. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

ALBUQUERQUEE, N.M. – April is Autism Awareness Month, and one focus this year is the dangers of children with autism who engage in wandering. Sarah Baca, executive director of the New Mexico Autism Society, says children on the autistic spectrum often have no fear and don't realize the conse...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: One in five New Mexicans lives with hunger, despite the nation's economy recovering, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

LAS VEGAS, N.M. - Despite the economic recovery, one in five New Mexicans lives with hunger on an ongoing basis, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Samaritan House in Las Vegas, N.M., operates a food pantry that serves hundreds of people every month. Arline Quintana...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: Reporting suspected child abuse and raising awareness of services available to help victims of abuse and neglect are the goals of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Photo courtesy State of Nebraska Foster Care Review Office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Raising awareness about the services available to help victims of child abuse in New Mexico and around the nation is one goal of a national campaign. "National Child Abuse Prevention Month" encourages victims and others to report cases of suspected child abuse, which comes in sever...Read More

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PHOTO: A groundbreaking study identifies some of the treatable factors that prevent chronic kidney disease in children, which could potentially prevent them from having to undergo costly and painful interventions such as dialysis and transplants. Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New hope is on the horizon for children in New Mexico and around the U.S. who are suffering from chronic kidney disease. Results of a new study identifies, for the first time, some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady, pediatric nephrologist at Chi...Read More

Public News Service - NM

PHOTO: New Mexico ranks 34th in the nation in a new report measuring how many online job postings in each state require college degrees. Photo courtesy of whitehouse.gov.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Having a college education may be more important than ever before for job seekers in New Mexico and around the U.S. A new report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 37 percent of the online job postings in New Mexico are for position...Read More

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