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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - NM: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

In a state where one in four children is food insecure, Albuquerque's Road Runner Food Bank distributes 30 million pounds of food each year to hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks in New Mexico. (bread.org) <br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico food bank marks 40 years of operations in Albuquerque in 2020, and says it's serving more people than ever with resources that would otherwise go to waste. Most of the food rescued by the Road Runner Food Bank is unprepared and includes bakery goods, meat, dairy, pr

At least 17,000 people experience homelessness in New Mexico in the course of a year, according to New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. (missionlocal.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The homelessness crisis across the country is largely blamed on a lack of affordable housing, and New Mexico is no exception. When temperatures dropped below freezing earlier than expected last month, homeless shelters scrambled to accommodate those in need. Edward Arch

Working families in New Mexico who are earning low wages spend a much larger share of their income on food, compared with middle-income groups. (rrfb.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico residents who are likely to vote in 2020 oppose reinstatement of a tax on food. Renewal of the tax has been discussed by some interim legislative committees ahead of next month's session. Lawmakers previously have argued that reinstating th

An estimated 34 million children, or nearly half of all U.S. kids under 18, experienced at least one traumatic childhood experience in 2016, according to the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. (aclu.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico's children experience the fourth-highest rate of trauma in the country, according to a recent study, and that’s the topic of a conference on childhood trauma coming up in Las Cruces on Wednesday. Many mental health experts think childhood trauma is one of

One-in-three children is growing up poor in rural New Mexico communities, according to Save the Children. (wkkf.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For many kids in New Mexico, childhood is ending too soon. According to a new report from the humanitarian group Save the Children, New Mexico ranks 47th out of 50 states in its annual End of Childhood report. That means kids are experiencing a lot of life-changing events

Papa criollo potatoes from South America could be a new sustainable crop for New Mexico farmers.  (NMSU)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. – More nutritional South American potatoes will be front and center at the New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Wednesday at Los Lunas, when researchers discuss new and profitable crops for the state. New Mexico State University researcher and extension service vege

Albuquerque Healthy Neighborhoods has engaged anchor institutions in a push to hire more local workers and support local farmers and businesses. (Pixabay) <br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque has been slow to recover from the 2008 recession but its anchor institutions are stepping up to improve the economy. Anchors are typically local institutions large enough to weather the community's economic ups and downs. The success of Healthy Neighborhood

Albuquerque's plan to put panhandlers to work has gone global after the Mayor's TED Talk captured more than 600,000 viewers in less than a month. (City of Albuquerque)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Since mid-August, more than 600,000 viewers have watched Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on YouTube, promoting the city's initiative to fight homelessness. Started in 2015, the city program known as "There's a Better Way" pays panhandlers $9 an hour for daily work, and pr

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