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The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - NM: Health

PHOTO: Health officials hope the DEA's Prescription Drug Take-Back event helps reduce the state's high rate of deaths linked to prescription drugs. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – About 500 people die from overdoses each year in New Mexico, according to state health officials who are hoping that events such as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday help the state lower that overdose death rate. Melissa Heinz, prevention coordinator for th

PHOTO: The San Juan Watershed Group reports that its testing shows traces of bacteria from human waste and unsafe levels of E.coli in the Animas and San Juan rivers in Northern New Mexico. Photo courtesy the U-S National Park Service.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Testing from the San Juan Watershed Group finds high levels of E.coli and bacteria from human waste in two rivers in Northern New Mexico. David Tomko, watershed coordinator at the San Juan Watershed Group, which is partially funded by the state, says water sampling shows th

PHOTO: A new law in New Mexico requires all newborn babies to be screened for Critical Congenital Heart Disease. Photo courtesy of the U-S Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new law in New Mexico requiring that newborn babies be screened for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) may save lives, according to Becky Horner, director, March of Dimes New Mexico Chapter. She said House Bill 9, which Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law Monday, is a simpl

PHOTO: Veterans in rural New Mexico may get better access to VA services if a new bill co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Tom Udall makes its way through Congress. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is co-sponsoring a bill that could improve access to health services for veterans living in rural areas. Udall spokeswoman Jennifer Talhelm said the "Rural Veterans Improvement Act" would benefit the estimated 6 million veterans who live in rural commun

PHOTO: CVS Caremark's plan to kick the habit of selling tobacco products may help its customers also kick the habit. Photo courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexicans who smoke may have an easier time quitting now that CVS Caremark plans on ending all tobacco sales. According to Sandra Adondakis, government relations director, American Cancer Society of New Mexico, CVS customers struggling to kick the habit will have less tobacco

PHOTO: New Mexico residents have been seeing ads this month aimed at promoting health insurance available as part of Affordable Care Act, or

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new big-money advertising campaign in New Mexico is aimed at letting people know they can sign up for health insurance coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act. Millions of dollars are being spent on radio, television, newspaper and social media, said Mike Nunez, executive

PHOTO: Smoking on a New Mexico State University campus could become a thing of the past if a tobacco policy under considering is approved. Photo credit: NMSU.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Smoking on any New Mexico State University campus could become a thing of the past if a tobacco policy under consideration is approved. The Board of Regents is contemplating a measure that would ban tobacco use on all NMSU campuses. Tilahun Adera, dean of the College of Health a

PHOTO: There could be challenges to New Mexico's Public Regulation Committee's decision to change the amount of credit utilities are given for renewable energy. Photo credit: NASA.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There could be challenges to a decision by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) to lower the amount of renewable energy that utilities have to generate. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, says the PRC action reduces the amount o

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