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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NM: Livable Wages/Working Families

SANTA FE, N.M. - Green collar jobs are sprouting up this summer in the Land of Enchantment. A crew of young adults spent the past few months getting some low- and moderate-income households in Santa Fe ready for winter. Dana Richards, associate director of the Earthworks Institute, directs 4C, the

Albuquerque - Financial experts say that even in troubled times saving is important, and a program in New Mexico gives a big boost to families and individuals trying to save for education, a first home, or to start a business. They're called Individual Development Accounts - IDAs - and the idea is t

Rio Rancho - President Obama is in New Mexico Thursday for a town hall meeting on credit card debt, just as a new report finds New Mexicans are also losing millions on another kind of loan. The report looked at states with high Native American populations and found that many Native Americans and oth

Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico homes that are twice as energy-efficient, more jobs for New Mexicans and less dependence on foreign energy sources. That's the "three-for-one" deal playing out across the state with federal economic stimulus funds, which are giving a big boost to home weatherization prog

Santa Fe, NM - They worry they might be asked to shoulder the burden of the state's budget woes. That's the message from New Mexico public school teachers in response to a bill (HB 854) in the budget package now being hammered out in Santa Fe. The measure would require teachers to pay an extra 1.5 p

Albuquerque, NM - Poverty in New Mexico is not what it used to be. This year's "Kids Count" report takes issue with the government formula that defines poverty, a calculation that has not been updated in a half-century. The study, released by the advocacy group New Mexico Voices for Children, looks

Albuquerque, NM - Children are being born into poverty at a staggering rate in New Mexico – and with the current economic downturn, the situation is expected to worsen. The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) has released a new report that chronicles "The State of America's Children." It includes f

Albuquerque, NM - The New Year may bring some welcome economic news to New Mexico. The state could receive an additional $370 million in federal matching Medicaid funds. Under the proposed tax stimulus package that's been requested by President-elect Obama, federal Medicaid matching payments could c

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