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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - NM: Health

Bernalillo County passed a resolution supporting a proposed federal rule to limit waste of methane gas. (Environmental Defense Fund)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Bernalillo County has become the fifth New Mexico county to support a proposed rule from the Bureau of Land Management that would limit the flaring, venting or leaking of excess methane from oil and gas facilities. The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 on

Cuts to education are among those on the table to help close a $600 million budget deficit in the current special session of the New Mexico Legislature. (dhester/Morguefile)

SANTA FE, N. M. – Progressive leaders in the New Mexico Legislature are calling for compromise during the special budget session, trying to spare education and social services from deeper cuts. State lawmakers must close a $600 million budget shortfall caused by a drop in oil and gas revenue.

Healthcare providers and advocates for children and low-income families are speaking out against possible cuts to Medicaid.(Pamela Moore/iStockphoto)

SANTE FE, N.M. - Health care providers and advocates for children and low-income families are speaking out against any further cuts to Medicaid in advance of the special session on the budget that Governor Susana Martinez is expected to convene shortly. Legislators are facing a projected shortfall o

The species of mosquito that can carry the Zika virus has been found in Sierra County for the first time. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N. M. - For the first time, authorities have trapped and identified the type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus in Sierra County, where the county seat is Truth or Consequences. This summer, the New Mexico Department of Health, along with New Mexico State University, ha

A 2015 spill at Colorado's Gold King Mine dumped 3 million gallons of mine waste and toxic substances into the Animas and San Juan rivers. (KaraGrubis/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight field hearing today in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to tribes whose livelihood was damaged by a toxic spill. In August, the EPA caused a spill of toxic wastewater that turned t

Consumer Reports says New Mexico is among the worst of the 50 states when it comes to finding information online about your doctor. (iStock)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Finding out if your doctor has ever been disciplined by a state medical board can be a daunting task under the best of circumstances, and some states make it even tougher. According to Consumer Reports, New Mexico ranks among the most difficult states for finding out if your

The Healthy Kids New Mexico program teaches children about fruits, vegetables and even how to make salads in order to maintain a healthy weight. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Health officials in New Mexico say childhood obesity in the state has decreased by 16 percent over the past five years, both in kindergartners and third graders. Despite the progress, however, the state's Department of Health says that means more than one-in-three third graders an

Critics say New Mexico’s 2017 state budget under-funds programs for children, including schools, social services and health care. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Children's advocates say they are deeply disappointed with the 2017 state budget approved last week by the New Mexico Legislature. Lawmakers passed a $6.2 billion budget that includes no new funding for public schools, Medicaid, child-protective services and other key programs for

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