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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2020 


COVID-19 reported to be on the rise in more than 30 states; and will Supreme Court nomination tilt U.S. Senate races?


2020Talks - September 21, 2020 


Biden pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump plans to announce his replacement nominee this week. Plus, early voting in four states.

Public News Service - NM: Rural/Farming

Penistaja soils are the state soil of New Mexico and cover more than 1 million acres. In Navajo,

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Determining soil quality usually requires getting your hands dirty, but the pandemic will require that a New Mexico soil workshop be held virtually this week. As climate change accelerates, it's impacting farm yields, and experts are eager to help farmers adopt new practices. N

In 1906, Albuquerque schools preemptively closed for a week's vacation because so many students had skipped school in previous years to attend the annual New Mexico State Fair. (SofiLayla/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Kids and parents looking for remote-learning activities this week can stroll through the livestock barns at the virtual New Mexico State Fair, and even enjoy music performances on their laptops. The 2020 "Home Is Where the Fair Is" starts today in Albuquerque. But this year, 4H

The 2020 census count determines how much of the $675 billion in federal funds states and counties receive and shapes the maps of legislative districts. (americanlibrariesmagazine.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Starting today, census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't returned their 2020 census forms. Residents of New Mexico historically are undercounted, in part because nearly 900,000 people live in rural, hard-to-count areas. Jacob Vigil, research and policy analyst with

Any of 536 different fracking chemicals used in New Mexico could be found in

SANTA FE, N.M. – What is known as "produced water" from oil and gas development in New Mexico will total more than 40 billion gallons this year, and many would like to see it treated and used in place of water from aquifers or surface water. Some residents fear that water from fracking could h

Legislation approved by New Mexico lawmakers would send dental therapists to the state's hard-to-reach areas and significantly improve children's dental health. (healthactionnm.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nearly 900,000 New Mexicans do not have access to dental health care, but legislation headed for the governor's desk would change that. New Mexico is poised to become the eighth state to adopt a program that allows dental therapists to provide routine and preventive care and

Hemp cultivation, which will soon be legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, was once abundantly grown across the U.S until its production was outlawed in 1937. (ksjd.org)

TRUCHAS, N.M. – Farmers who want to grow hemp in New Mexico no longer have to worry that they're breaking federal laws. The 2018 Farm Bill agreed on in Congress this week would legalize hemp production nationwide. Growing industrial hemp in New Mexico became legal this year after the state S

AmeriZao is a newly trademarked name of a jujube fruit tree variety cultivated by New Mexico State University Professor Shengrui Yao. (newscenternmsu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There are more than 500 varieties of the jujube plant, and one in New Mexico has a newly trademarked name. "AmeriZao" is what New Mexico State University is calling its jujube tree. Many people aren't familiar with this fruit - it's also known as a red date or Chinese dat

Hikers with dogs should be aware that animal traps on public lands can be as close as 25 yards from trails or roads. (peta.org)

SANTA FE, N. M. – There's still a month left in the animal-trapping season and, with the weather warming, hikers on public lands need to exercise caution – especially if they bring their dogs along. Trapping for fox, badger, weasel, ringtail and bobcat is legal on public lands from Nov.

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