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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - NM: Endangered Species & Wildlife

PHOTO: Storm water runs off into drains and often carries industrial waste and other pollutants. Legal action against a prospective horse slaughterhouse in Roswell alleges that its waste violates the Clean Water Act. Courtesy: EPA

ROSWELL, N.M. - New Mexico's Valley Meat Co. has another obstacle in its path to becoming a horse slaughterhouse. A Larkspur, Colo., group, Front Range Equine Rescue, has notified the Roswell company and two federal agencies - the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agricultu

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CATRON COUNTY, N.M. - Just as the Mexican Wolf Recovery program was finishing its 15th year, a Mexican gray wolf was shot and killed by a federal Wildlife Services agent. At almost the same time, the release of two pairs of Mexican wolves was announced. The shooting, which took place on Jan. 19, was

Photo: Mexican wolf<br />Courtesy: Jim Clark USFWS<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was more than 15 years ago, on March 29, 1998, when the first Mexican gray wolves were re-introduced into the wild in the Southwest. David Parsons was the first Mexican wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the time. The now-retired wildlife bio

This RCCLA Amalia solar array is located in Taos County, New Mexico.<br />PHOTO: Courtesy of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

HILLSBORO, N.M. - Renewable energy sources in New Mexico and the West are plentiful and may be headed toward gold rush-style exploitation by developers. That raises some concerns about the impact, but New Mexico sportsmen believe the reintroduction of the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Developmen

Trapped female Mexican wolf whose leg was amputated due to suffering frostbite. This Mule Pack wolf was being transferred. PHOTO Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

SILVER CITY, N.M. - Efforts to restore wolves to the wild continue to face obstacles. Most recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted itself a "recovery permit" to live-capture endangered wolves that enter New Mexico and Arizona from Mexico or the Rocky Mountains. As a result, the Ce

Senator Jeff Bingaman<br />Public Domain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - As New Mexicans appreciated their many blessings this holiday season, people who love the land offered more than a passing nod to Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Retiring after three decades in the U.S. Senate, Bingaman is leaving a legacy you can see as you travel the state by air, land or

PHOTO: Coyote killed in former coyote-killing contest in Reserve, NM. Photo credit: Ben Mater; Earthwaves Media.

LOS LUNAS, N.M. - A contest to see who can kill the most coyotes in Valencia County, is raising the ire of animal lovers, conservationists, teachers - and even some hunters. In an online petition denouncing the contest, 30 percent of the signers identified themselves as gun owners. The stated purpos

Heidi (28 years old   at Alamogordo - used in Hepatitis B experiments, positive for Hepatitis B).<br />Courtesy: National Institutes of Health.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - At least ten chimpanzees from New Mexico's Alamogordo Primate Facility, currently being held at a research facility in Louisiana that is losing its funding, are among the 110 that were recently deemed permanently ineligible for biomedical research. But that's not exactly positive

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