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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - NM: Health

PHOTO: New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. Image courtesy of the American Friends Service Committee.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Barack Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. Don Bustos, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of New Mexico, which works with farmers on

PHOTO: U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelium to extend the open-enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act beyond the current deadline of March 31. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico are part of a senate coalition asking that the open-enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act be extended beyond the current deadline of March 31. The lawmakers say Americans deserve more time to make informed decisions

PHOTO: President Obama's pledge to fix the technical issues plaguing healthcare.gov will help New Mexico and several other states. Image courtesy of the U.S. government.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President Barack Obama's pledge to fix the technical issues plaguing healthcare.gov will help New Mexico and several other states. Obama is promising to improve functionality on the website where Americans are trying to enroll in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). New Mexic

PHOTO: Business owners in Carlsbad, New Mexico, report losing thousands of dollars as a result of the shutdown of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Business owners in Carlsbad, New Mexico, report losing thousands of dollars during the shutdown of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The park is open for business again, following the federal government closure that lasted more than two weeks. Dale Balzano owns Trinity Hotel

PHOTO: Plan B One-Step emergency contraception is supposed to be available over-the-counter with no questions. But that is not always the case in New Mexico.
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SANTA FE, N.M. - A check-up on the control of birth control in New Mexico shows that the latest product - emergency contraception sold under the brand name Plan B One-Step - is sometimes two or three steps away. It's cleared for sale on store shelves without ID or proof of age, but is locked up by

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, child well-being in New Mexico has fallen to last place. Advocates are looking at what can be done to improve child security in the state.<br />GRAPHIC: Kids Are Counting on Us logo. Courtesy: NM Voices for Children.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When it comes to the well-being of children in New Mexico, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the Land of Enchantment dead last out of the 50 states. Child advocacy groups, including New Mexico Voices for Children, are focused on solutions to the problems that create that situat

PHOTO:  Hogares is one of the mental health centers affected by the decision to withhold funds.<br />Photo by: Beth Blakeman<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Mental-health centers that dispense as much as 85 percent of New Mexico's mental health, PTSD and substance abuse services may be locking their doors and going dark, because of claims of suspicion of fraud after an audit. Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier stopped state and

PHOTO: Pumpkin, a 24-year-old chimpanzee at the Alamogordo Primate Facility, loves coconuts and kiddie swimming pools. APF is a chimpanzee reserve where no research is conducted.<br />Courtesy: N-I-H.<br />

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Hope for chimpanzees used for laboratory research came Wednesday morning, when National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins announced a decision to retire nearly 90 percent of the NIH chimps. Collins said the agency plans to keep as many as 50 chimpanzees available

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