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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 


DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.


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Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - NM: Rural/Farming

A New Mexico judge's order has blocked a Roswell company from opening a horse slaughterhouse. (sgarton/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A state district judge's order has put an end in New Mexico to plans for the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The state and the Front Range Equine Rescue sued Valley Meat Company in Roswell in 2013 over its plans to slaughter horses and sell the meat overseas. Bruce Wagm

At least one New Mexico conservation group says the armed militia that took over over a national wildlife refuge is treading on other Americans' public lands and their right to enjoy them. (DodgertonSkillhouse/morguefile)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – The director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation traveled to rural Oregon this week to join a group of people protesting the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a small band of armed men. The occupation is entering its second week near the small to

Scientists and wild animal advocates are calling on federal authorities to release at least five packs of Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico's Gila National Forest to preserve the endangered species. Credit: Jim Clark/USFWS.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Scientists and wild animal advocates are calling on federal authorities to release at least five packs of Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico's Gila National Forest to preserve the endangered species. Mary Katherine Ray, wildlife chair of the Rio Grande chapter of the Sie

Heavy equipment in a coal mine. Courtesy: U.S. Department of the Interior.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The amount of royalties coal companies pay for mining on public lands amounts to taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country getting ripped off, according to a Sierra Club official. Robert Tohe, the Sierra Club’s organizing representative for its Dirty Fuels campai

Farmington, NM - The Gold King Mine in Colorado, from which 3 million gallons of toxic sludge spilled into the Animas River and is devastating downstream commmunities such as Farmington, is just one of thousands of abandoned mines. It turned the waters of the Animas River yellow and orange, prompting water emergencies downstream as far as Lake Powell. The other thousands of abandoned mines throughout the West pose an equal or greater threat to rivers and waterways. Comments from Mike Eisenfeld, energy coord

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Thousands of abandoned mines in New Mexico, Colorado and other Western states pose as much of a toxic threat, or greater, as the Gold King Mine in Colorado, which leaked three million gallons of toxic sludge and mine waste into the Animas River following an accidental discha

No drinking, cooking or bathing with water from Animas River for Farmington, New Mexico, following the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Courtesy: Environmental Protection Agency

FARMINGTON, N.M. – No drinking, cooking or bathing with water from the Animas River. Those are the rules now in place in Farmington, New Mexico, following the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Three million gallons of toxic sludge escaped into the Animas, part of the larger Colorado River sys

PHOTO: Native American tribes could gain new tax incentives for renewable energy projects if Congress approves a bill Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico introduced this week. Photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is sponsoring legislation to amend the federal tax code to give Native American tribes – some of which are also known as Pueblo in New Mexico – tax credits for renewable energy projects. Heinrich says the Tribal Tax Incen

PHOTO: Silencing or deterring whistle-blowers of animal abuses at factory farms is the intent of a bill being considered by New Mexico lawmakers, that's according to Eleanor Bravo with Food and Water Watch. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Lawmakers in New Mexico are considering proposed legislation that an activist says amounts to being an "ag-gag," a term used to describe laws that seek to silence whistleblowers. Eleanor Bravo, Southwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, said Senate Bill 221 would make it a crime

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