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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - NM: Health

New Mexico's Sandoval County Commissioners will face tough opposition when they meet Nov. 16 to pass an ordinance on oil and gas drilling. (resource-media.org)

BERNALILLO, N.M. - Opponents of an ordinance to allow more oil and gas drilling in Sandoval County say amendments are needed to strengthen the permitting process and protect the area's drinking water. The county commissioners will meet November 16 to review an ordinance that would grant the county

New Mexico's 250,000 residents eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act marketplace will most likely face rising premiums when enrollment for 2018 opens next Wednesday.  (publichealthnm.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico residents who get their health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" might pay more attention to the deadlines approaching for 2018 enrollment - and less attention to rhetoric from politicians. Veronica Reyes, outreach manager for the stat

Environmental watchdogs say about 32,000 New Mexico children attend schools and daycare centers within a half-mile of oil and gas production facilities. (fracktracker.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As the Environmental Protection Agency backs away from limiting toxic emissions from oil and gas wells, environmental groups are stepping up calls to limit the pollution. The groups Earthworks and Moms Clean Air Force have released an updated version of their interactive

New Mexico could adopt a clean-energy standard to address climate change at the same time the federal government plans to boost coal production. (climatewest.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - People who want New Mexico to have its own clean-energy standard are making their case today to the state's Public Regulation Commission. Supporters say it would help the state determine its role in addressing climate change. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office and consumer ad

New Mexico will receive $2.5 million in federal grants to help authorities make a dent in the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. (ocrcc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Victims of sexual assaults that occurred in Albuquerque more than 30 years ago may finally get justice now that decades-old rape kits will be tested. Albuquerque has been awarded federal grant money to get through the backlog of 3,800 untested kits. The backlog is usually

President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle initiatives enacted under the Obama administration now include limiting birth control for women and anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. (internationalwomensinitiative.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A group in New Mexico that advocates for reproductive justice and health care says the state's rural communities will suffer the most from the Trump administration's decision Friday to limit birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The employer contraceptive

The City of Albuquerque says it can't risk losing federal transit funding by allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to advertise on city buses.  (Dailychronic.net)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A state-licensed medical dispensary, Ultra Health, is waiting to hear from the federal government after the wraparound bus ads it wanted to buy in Albuquerque were rejected. The city says advertising an illegal drug is prohibited by federal law. Medical marijuana use is

The Mayo Clinic says many people in the Southwest spend time in the sun without protection, but only 13 percent say they get an annual skin checkup. (cffnm.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Ninety-five percent of people responding to a nationwide survey say they take at least one preventive measure to avoid cancer. However, residents of the Southwest show less concern about getting cancer, the second leading cause of death. Three-quarters of respondents to a Mayo C

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