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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - NM: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Helping feed New Mexico's hungriest residents this holiday season is the goal of Saturday's Letter Carriers Food Drive, which benefits the Road Runner Food Bank. Courtesy Road Runner Food Bank.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Helping feed New Mexico's hungriest residents this holiday season is the goal of the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday – benefiting the Roadrunner Food Bank. Sonya Warwick, the food bank’s communications officer, says letter carriers will collect b

PHOTO: Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says one of his priorities is to stop massive budget cuts to the 'SNAP' or Food Stamp program. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Stopping massive budget cuts to the SNAP program - often called food stamps - is a goal of Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Udall is among almost 40 senators calling on both houses of Congress to stop all proposed funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is usuall

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, child well-being in New Mexico has fallen to last place. Advocates are looking at what can be done to improve child security in the state.<br />GRAPHIC: Kids Are Counting on Us logo. Courtesy: NM Voices for Children.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When it comes to the well-being of children in New Mexico, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the Land of Enchantment dead last out of the 50 states. Child advocacy groups, including New Mexico Voices for Children, are focused on solutions to the problems that create that situat

Leather and Doozie<br />Assisted by Equine Protection Fund.<br />Courtesy:  Animal Protection of New Mexico<br />

ROSWELL, N.M. - Valley Meat Company, Roswell, is one of six operations around the nation applying for a permit to slaughter American horses for food. However, 70 percent of registered voters polled in New Mexico this month expressed opposition to horse slaughter. Nancy Perry, senior vice president o

PHOTO: Agri-Cultura Network (L-R) Fidel Gonzalez, Patrick Staib-Flores, Sayrah Namaste, Joseph Alfaro, Jeff Warren, Angelina Lopez. Photo credit: Sayrah Namaste.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Public School (APS) students are experiencing new tastes and flavors and learning a new way of eating, thanks in part to the Agri-Cultura Network. ACN is a group of New Mexico farmers providing food for students in APS schools. Isabel Hunkins at Taft Middle School s

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Paycheck Fairness Act is up for a vote in the U. S. Senate on Tuesday. The Act points out that nearly four decades after the Equal Pay Act passed, many women earn less than $.80 to the $1.00 earned by men. Sharon Kayne, communications director, New Mexico Voices for Childre

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico arm of Food and Water Watch is actively involved with an effort to stop the nation's top ten grocery retailers and food processors from selling genetically-modified sweet corn, grown from seeds developed by Monsanto. Eleanor Bravo, New Mexico state organizer for

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SANTA FE, N.M. - The 2012 legislative session could mean quality-of-life improvements for low-income New Mexicans, according to the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico. It is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and promotes state public policies and action for social and eco

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