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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2017 


Families across the nation are still waiting for children's health insurance funding; also on our nationwide rundown, Aztec High School in New Mexico remains closed following a deadly shooting; plus a look at how politics figure into most companies' marketing strategies.

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Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

New Mexico's nonprofit groups hope residents will share their generosity on Giving Tuesday.  (nonprofitfinancefund.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Retailers appear to have fared well during the weekend shopping frenzy – and charitable groups are hopeful New Mexicans will be equally generous for Giving Tuesday, a day designated for end-of-year donations. Last year, a total of $300,000 was raised for 216 New Mex

58 percent of respondents told pollsters they dread talking about politics on Thanksgiving, with only 31 percent eager to engage on the topic. (pcldc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Thanksgiving is associated with bringing family together and a majority of Americans say they don't want that spoiled by political talk over the dinner table. Of people planning to celebrate the holiday Thursday, 58 percent told pollsters they dread talking about politics

Voters in Albuquerque will choose the city's next mayor today after the Republican incumbent opted not to seek reelection. (bernco.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia targeted 21 state voting systems in last year's national election, but New Mexico wasn't one of them. Paper is hard to hack. New Mexico uses paper ballots for all its elections, and a growing number of states are following suit becaus

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument gets a personal visit on Friday from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. (Bureau of Land Management)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on Friday, part of making recommendations to President Donald Trump about whether it should be downsized or have its status revoked. Zinke has been invited to a Las Cruces town hall

A Santa Fe reporter could face years in prison after being arrested while covering a protest on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Aaron Cantú went to Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day to cover protests for the Santa Fe Reporter, and now he's facing extensive jail time. He and 214 other defendants were arrested on charges ranging from conspiracy to riot to destruction of property on Jan. 20, wh

People across New Mexico are getting ready to hit the streets for International Workers Day on May 1. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The international observance of May Day on May 1 will get a boost in participation across New Mexico from working-class families feeling the impact of the current political climate, both at the state and federal levels. Immigrants make up 10 percent of New Mexico's population and

Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, shared his concerns with fellow senators about President Trump's adversarial relationship with the news media. (YouTube)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall took President Donald Trump to task on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday over his treatment of reporters and news organizations. Udall shared some of the history of journalism with fellow senators, and spoke about why a free press is crucial to a functio

A bill to close the gun show loophole gets a hearing at the Roundhouse tomorrow. (drummerboy/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Gun safety advocates are calling for a show of force - so to speak - at a hearing Tuesday on a bill requiring background checks for firearm sales at gun shows and on the internet. Only about 60 percent of sellers at gun shows are licensed dealers who require background checks. Th

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