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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - NM: Health

New Mexico's Trinity atomic bomb test site on the White Sands Missile Range is open to the public twice annually. (nuclearactive.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Victim compensation from the nation's first atomic bomb test conducted in New Mexico nearly 75 years ago will be the subject of a field oversight hearing in Albuquerque today. In 1990, Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to provide money and health bene

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of New Mexicans support broader regulations to put a declining limit on carbon emissions in order to move towards a 100% clean economy. (cleaneconomycenter.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico residents say they're ready for strong action to combat climate change, according to a new poll. Anna Greenberg, managing partner at Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, says two-thirds of 500 likely general election voters surveyed in July said they support a

A governor-appointed task force is expected to recommend a regulatory structure soon for legalizing marijuana in New Mexico, with legislative approval to be debated in the 2020 session. (creakyjoints.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Earlier this year, New Mexico authorized state agencies to regulate the hemp industry, and now it appears poised to tackle the growing interest in legalization of cannabis. Economist and marijuana market consultant Kelly O'Donnell recently told a task force established by th

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

Despite a court ruling favorable to environmental groups and a new bill in Congress to protect the area, the Trump administration has not backed off plans to drill within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (Sierra Club)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a shortened public-comment period, the Bureau of Land Management is planning to open land in the Greater Chaco region to more oil and gas development, even as Congress considers legislation to protect the culturally significant area. Miya King-Flaherty with the Rio

Age-related hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition in older people. If untreated, it can lead to depression, according to a new study. (cocoparisienne/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People often suffer from hearing loss as they age, and new research says that can lead to depression, especially if they isolate themselves from opportunities to socialize. The study showed that depression levels increased based on the degree of hearing loss, said Dr. Just

Legislation approved by New Mexico lawmakers would send dental therapists to the state's hard-to-reach areas and significantly improve children's dental health. (healthactionnm.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nearly 900,000 New Mexicans do not have access to dental health care, but legislation headed for the governor's desk would change that. New Mexico is poised to become the eighth state to adopt a program that allows dental therapists to provide routine and preventive care and

A bill to impose larger fines on New Mexico oil and gas producers will be heard next in the House Judiciary Committee. (Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Oil and gas production may be New Mexico's biggest economic driver, but supporters of legislation at the Roundhouse say the companies need to be held accountable when they create spills or discharge excessive methane. Fines for such violations have not been comprehensively enforced

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