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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - NM: Disabilities

About 73,000 New Mexicans have enrolled in the state's medical marijuana program since it was introduced in 2007. (health.harvard.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Opioid-use disorder tops the list of several new qualifying conditions for people in New Mexico who want to enroll in the state's Medical Cannabis Program. David Morgan, public information officer with the Department of Health, said New Mexico has reduced its drug-overdos

The number of New Mexico homeless families with children increased 5.2 percent in 2018. (liberationnews.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Homelessness has been on the rise in New Mexico over the past two years, and efforts to turn that around will receive attention on several fronts in 2019. The state has the highest number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the U.S., according to the Department

The annual New Mexico State Fair, which opens Thursday, is the first in the country to offer a quiet space for autistic children and others with special needs. (visitalbuquerque.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The annual New Mexico State Fair is a great way to spend time with family – unless children easily suffer from sensory overload. This year, fair officials are trying something new to include everyone who wants to attend. When the State Fair opens Thursday, it will

The Healthy Kids New Mexico program teaches children about fruits, vegetables and even how to make salads in order to maintain a healthy weight. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Health officials in New Mexico say childhood obesity in the state has decreased by 16 percent over the past five years, both in kindergartners and third graders. Despite the progress, however, the state's Department of Health says that means more than one-in-three third graders an

July 30th anniversary of social safety net programs Medicare and Medicaid. Credit: medicaid.gov

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report shows how many people in New Mexico benefit from Medicaid as the program's 50th anniversary on July 30 draws near. Judy Solomon, vice president of health policy with the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says Medicaid provides health coverage for 576,

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A bill to extend federal funding for key assistance programs failed to pass a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday, leaving many unemployed and low-income New Mexicans in limbo. Lawmakers will try again after revising the bill, HR 4213, which includes money for states to suppo

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - April is Autism Awareness Month in New Mexico and nationwide. According to the most recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of one out of 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder, up from a previous count of one out of 150. Parents

Santa Fe - Teachers say there's a federally-mandated program that could help New Mexico students on all levels -- except that the formulas used to make it work don't fit with the state's budget crunch. Part of the No Child Left Behind law is a system called "Response to Intervention" (RTI). It's de

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