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G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - NM: Livable Wages/Working Families

A bill currently in the Senate would make it easier for workers to join unions. While pro-business groups call it 'un-democratic,' Christine Trujillo, president of the American Federation of Teachers in New Mexico says the "Employee Free Choice Act" would streamline the organizing process and make

Five days after tornadoes tore through eastern New Mexico, recovery continues and much more help is still needed. Johnny Chavez is the Director of the Community Action office in Clovis where some families are still without electricity. "All their perishable food is gone, and so we're issuing certi

The heating season isn't over yet, but winter shut-off moratorium for home energy to low-income families has already ended. Kathryn Turnipseed with Community Action New Mexico urges people with past due bills to contact their utility companies to negotiate a reasonable payment plan to make sure thei

Thousands of New Mexico workers say they would join a union if they had a chance, and it's a chance that could come soon thanks to federal legislation. The U.S. House voted Thursday to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. It's designed to stop businesses from illegally thwarting unions and make it ea

As tax time approaches, New Mexicans are leaving between $76 million and $136 million with the IRS that could be claimed by low-income families, according to Sharon Kayne with New Mexico Voices for Children. She says a lot of folks don't know about tax credits and rebates like the federal earned inc

New Mexico is one of three states considered to be "saturated with payday lenders," and that spells big trouble for New Mexico's working poor. Legislators will make an attempt to regulate the industry yet again in Santa Fe later this month. State Senator Bernadette Sanchez of Albuquerque has been wo

Santa Fe, NM - It has been an especially cold December across New Mexico for thousands of families who struggle to cover soaring heating bills on low wages. According to Jami Porter-Lara with Community Action New Mexico, there are an estimated 200,000 households eligible for public assistance, but

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