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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designed almost 14,000 acres in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado as critical habitat as for the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. (USFWS)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Federal officials have declared 14,000 acres of Western land as critical habitat to protect the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. The small mouse, which lives only in grasses along flowing streams, is native to parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. But Jay Lininge

A New Mexico judge's order has blocked a Roswell company from opening a horse slaughterhouse. (sgarton/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A state district judge's order has put an end in New Mexico to plans for the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The state and the Front Range Equine Rescue sued Valley Meat Company in Roswell in 2013 over its plans to slaughter horses and sell the meat overseas. Bruce Wagm

Scientists and wild animal advocates are calling on federal authorities to release at least five packs of Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico's Gila National Forest to preserve the endangered species. Credit: Jim Clark/USFWS.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Scientists and wild animal advocates are calling on federal authorities to release at least five packs of Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico's Gila National Forest to preserve the endangered species. Mary Katherine Ray, wildlife chair of the Rio Grande chapter of the Sie

PHOTO: The CDC reports only one new strain of rabies has been discovered in the U.S. this past decade, that is until a woman in Lincoln County was attacked by fox with rabies last month. Photo credit U.S. Department of Defense.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new strain of rabies is on the books after a fox attacked a woman in Lincoln County last month. Dr. Paul Ettestad, a public health veterinarian with the New Mexico Department of Health, says brain tissue from the fox was sent to the CDC in Atlanta for analysis, which showed the a

PHOTO: A program is expanding that helps rescue pets from domestic-violence situations in New Mexico, thanks to increased state funding. Photo credit: Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A program is expanding in New Mexico that rescues pets from domestic-violence situations while the human victims are being cared for. The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence operates the "Companion Animal Rescue Effort" (CARE) in partnership with Animal Protection of New

PHOTO: The potentially deadly plague, passed to humans and animals from fleas on rodents, has infected at least two people and several animals in New Mexico in recent weeks. Photo courtesy of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

SANTA FE, N.M. - At least two people in New Mexico are being treated for the potentially deadly disease known as the plague. While those infected are expected to survive, Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian with the State Department of Health, says the plague has also infected several ani

PHOTO: Feral pigs pose a serious threat to the critical habitat of many endangered species living in New Mexico, according to federal officials working to reduce the animals' population. Photo credit: National Park Service.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - State and federal officials report success in reducing New Mexico's population of feral swine, which threaten endangered species. Alan May, state director at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services Program, said the agency has eliminated more than 700 of the anima

PHOTO: Two bats that tested positive for rabies in the Albuquerque area have state health officials urging the public to avoid all wild animals, living or dead. CREDIT: U.S. Geological Survey.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Health officials are urging the public to be on the lookout after at least two bats in the Albuquerque area tested positive for potentially fatal rabies. Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian at the New Mexico Department of Health, said in one case, a woman found a bat cr

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