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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - NM: Public Lands/Wilderness

The half-century-old Land and Water Conversation preservation program has funded city parks and playgrounds, hiking trails and public land projects. (snapped.funs.usda.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 50-year-old conservation program that will expire at the end of this month without action from Congress is the focus of a new film released by the Hispanic Access Foundation. The film, "Land, Water, y Comunidad," explores the importance of the Land and Water Conservatio

In 2017, New Mexico's Rio Grande del Norte National Monument avoided an acreage reduction during the U.S. Interior Department's review of 27 national monuments. (conservationslands.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's U.S. senators, two of its three U.S. representatives, plus tribal, conservation and community leaders have gotten behind a bill that would strengthen the Antiquities Act of 1906. The enhanced Antiquities Act of 2018 would declare congressional support for mon

Navajo Lake State Park is one of many New Mexico sites that have benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (emnrd.state.nm.us)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Without action from Congress in the next six weeks, a conservation program that has benefited all 33 of New Mexico's counties will end. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was enacted by Congress in 1964 with a goal to "preserve, create and ensure access to outdoor recre

New Mexico's Eagle Nest Lake State Park has benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that ends in September without reauthorization from Congress. (emnrd.state.nm.us)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In New Mexico and across the country, many U.S. veterans are calling for the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, saying access to public lands was beneficial to them on their return from active duty. The program has improved and protected public land

A new poll by the Center for Western Priorities shows only 18 percent of New Mexico voters are in favor of shrinking national monuments. (newmexico.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Recent Trump administration actions on public lands could play a deciding role in upcoming elections, especially among independent and swing voters in states such as New Mexico. A new poll from the Center for Western Priorities says voters in five Western states take a di

New Mexico has approximately 963 trails, including 513 hiking trails and 213 for mountain biking. (blm.gov)

TAOS, N.M. — Hikers are heading back to their favorite trails in New Mexico after rain relieved the extreme fire danger that kept parks, forests and open-space destinations closed for five weeks. Hiking is a great way to improve your health, but experts say there are some essentials you need

New Mexico's Capulin Volcano was designated a National Monument in 1916. (summitpost.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A bipartisan bill is scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that would address the nearly $12 billion backlog of repairs and maintenance within the National Park Service. The "Restore Our Parks Act" would not fund all the deferred maintenance, but the $6.5 b

The threatened Land and Water Conservation Fund helped purchase 13 remaining acres to create the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. (mybosquefriends.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – Conservationists are alarmed that only three months remain before one of the nation's most popular conservation programs could end because Congress has not acted. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has improved national and local parks in New Mexico for more tha

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