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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NM: Health

About 40% of Navajo Nation households don't have running water, and many of the filling stations they use to get water have closed during the pandemic. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- After New York and New Jersey, the place with the highest coronavirus infection rate in the United States is the Navajo Nation. Long-standing problems within the Nation have contributed to the spread of COVID-19 in mostly rural tribal areas of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Many ho

When it comes to people experiencing chronic homelessness, New Mexico consistently ranks among the top U.S. states, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (direct relief.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- There's no way to know how many people are experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic, but New Mexico's homeless advocates are encouraging the donation of sleeping bags and tents to help keep people safe. New Mexico shelters that are already full have stopped accep

Volunteers unload boxes of water on the Navajo Nation as part of a grassroots food-distribution effort to help the 180,000 tribal members during the coronavirus pandemic. (Deidra Peaches)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A relief fund to help Navajo and Hopi families in the Navajo Nation cope with the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $800,000 to date. The Navajo Nation has reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, with the latest information showing 44 deaths. Cassandra Begay is the co

The Forest Service has closed several recreation sites in New Mexico in an effort to protect residents from the COVID-19 outbreak. (auroraroberts/SierraClub.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - If you're headed out to use New Mexico's trails or open space this weekend, outdoor experts say you should make the health of others your number one priority during the current health crisis. Terry Owen leads outings as the chairman of the Outings and Military Outdoors Program for

A lack of access to food, shelter and basic hygiene by those experiencing homelessness make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. (Leroy_Skalstad/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M -- New Mexico's homeless advocates say local communities, with help from the state government, need to make arrangements to house those living on the streets during the current health crisis. Even in normal times, those experiencing homelessness struggle to find bathrooms and a place

Consumer spending in the U.S. accounts for roughly 70% of economic growth, making the new coronavirus and associated disruptions in the global supply chain a significant risk to the U.S. economy. (alex80/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico announced its first presumptive positive COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, the first confirmed cases in the state. But as the virus spreads, many Americans with symptoms may not stay home from work because they don't have paid sick leave. The Centers for Disease Cont

The U.S. Congress was warned on Tuesday that the coronavirus could hurt the global economy. (west.Arizona.edu)

SANTA FE -- To date, fewer than 20 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States. But health officials are closely monitoring the situation, and the New Mexico Department of Health says it is prepared should the illness be detected here. State Epidemiologist Michael Landon said the

New Mexico is not adequately providing opportunity for children of color, who make up 75% of the state's child population, according to New Mexico Voices for Children. (sonamabcd/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- There is positive news for children in the annual data book released Wednesday by New Mexico Voices for Children. But the children's advocacy group says significant improvements still are needed. The data book tracks child well-being from one year to the next, and found a sli

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