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New allegations emerge against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh; and a new report says a lightning strike is more likely than a forced arbitration win.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Public News Service - NM: Health

New Mexico has made progress getting more children insured, but poverty rates remain high, according to a new report. (Kathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SANTE FE, N.M. – Children in New Mexico struggle against endemic poverty, but there are some positive signs, according to the KidsCount 2016 Databook being released today. The report says 141,000 New Mexico children live in poverty. That is 29 percent of kids statewide, a figure that has got

Nuclear watchdogs are criticizing the reopening of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Nuclear watchdog groups are criticizing the decision to reopen the underground storage areas of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, also known as WIPP, which closed after an accidental release of radioactive particles in February of 2014. In that incident, a drum of n

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

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