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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - NM: Health

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicks into gear, it is expected to not only provide health insurance for New Mexicans who don't currently have it, but a huge economic impact for the state overall. New Mexico Voices for Children releases a report today th

SANTA FE, N. M. - New Mexico state lawmakers start their session today, facing a budget deficit estimated as high as $450 million. The Better Choices New Mexico Coalition is also set to launch its "10 Ways in 10 Days" campaign this week, to prevent further cuts to such vital state services as educa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Forget just those "two front teeth;" what more New Mexico children need for Christmas is access to dental health care. A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found persistent barriers that prevent millions of low-income children from seeing a de

ALBUQUERQUE - Racism in the health care system is making people sick -- so much so that staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been looking into the problem. An expert on the topic from the CDC will be the featured guest at a free event in Albuquerque tonight. Tonya Cov

SANTA FE, N.M. - Hearings on a proposal to cap and reduce New Mexico's climate change pollution continued to heat up even as they were winding down in Santa Fe on Tuesday. Disputes over perceived conflicts of interest and the economic impacts of shifting to more renewable energy colored what otherwi

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Women in New Mexico have more to gain from the national new health reform law than those in almost any other state, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. Karen Davis, president of the Fund, says 30 million women nationwide stand to benefit from the reforms, partic

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

SANTA FE, N.M. - Word from Santa Fe is that lawmakers already have reached a tentative budget deal going into today's special session - and the package of cuts and tax hikes includes some of the more controversial proposals from the regular session, which ended last month without a budget agreement.

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