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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 


University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 


Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Public News Service - NM: Mental Health

PHOTO: Public school students will likely be taking fewer standardized tests if Congress passes a bill now under consideration. Photo courtesy City of Beaumont, Texas.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bill moving through Congress could dramatically reduce standardized testing for kindergarten-through-12th grade students in New Mexico and around the country. Betty Patterson, president of the National Education Association of New Mexico, says the Every Child Achieves Act

PHOTO: Two Albuquerque police officers involved the fatal shooting of a homeless man are facing possible murder charges.<br />Photo credit: Dick Elbers/Wikimedia Commons.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg is pursuing murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in the shooting death of a homeless man named James Boyd last March. The shooting occurred in the foothills of the nearby Sandia Mountains. Brandenburg announc

PHOTO: U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelium to extend the open-enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act beyond the current deadline of March 31. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico are part of a senate coalition asking that the open-enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act be extended beyond the current deadline of March 31. The lawmakers say Americans deserve more time to make informed decisions

PHOTO:  Hogares is one of the mental health centers affected by the decision to withhold funds.<br />Photo by: Beth Blakeman<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Mental-health centers that dispense as much as 85 percent of New Mexico's mental health, PTSD and substance abuse services may be locking their doors and going dark, because of claims of suspicion of fraud after an audit. Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier stopped state and

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Women in New Mexico have more to gain from the national new health reform law than those in almost any other state, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. Karen Davis, president of the Fund, says 30 million women nationwide stand to benefit from the reforms, partic

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - April is Autism Awareness Month in New Mexico and nationwide. According to the most recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of one out of 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder, up from a previous count of one out of 150. Parents

Santa Fe – New assistance is available for New Mexicans experiencing stress caused by the economic downturn. Data suggests one in five is experiencing recession-related anxiety and fear, and now Mental Health America has unveiled Live Your Life Well, a Web-based set of tools for helping people

Santa Fe, NM – While the news over the past year has been bad, there's an even darker side to the current recession in New Mexico and nationwide. In the final few days of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Elizabeth Davis-Pratt with the Children's Defense Fund is shining a light on

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