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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - NM: Social Justice

A new analysis shows $61.3 million per year over two years and a one-time investment of $48 million in state capital outlay funds to build permanent supportive housing could solve homelessness in New Mexico. (fantareis/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Service providers in New Mexico say homelessness is a solvable problem, but only if lawmakers step up funding for two evidence-based intervention programs. Ahead of the 2020 legislative session that starts on January 21, the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness has prepared a r

It's estimated that in New Mexico, DACA has allowed nearly 7,000 young people to pass background checks in order to live and work legally in the United States. (nmdreamteam.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The future of a program that protects around 800,000 young immigrants known as "Dreamers" was argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, as New Mexico advocates rallied in Texas. About 50 defenders of DACA took a bus to the State Capitol in Austin to protest outside the office

At least 17,000 people experience homelessness in New Mexico in the course of a year, according to New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. (missionlocal.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The homelessness crisis across the country is largely blamed on a lack of affordable housing, and New Mexico is no exception. When temperatures dropped below freezing earlier than expected last month, homeless shelters scrambled to accommodate those in need. Edward Arch

Demonstrations are expected in more than 100 cities across the country this Saturday calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. (Wikipedia)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Members of Indivisible LAS CRUCES plan to join other groups across the country this Saturday to show their support for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Greg White, who leads the New Mexico organization, maintains that findings in sp

A recent legislative study found that recidivism is costing New Mexico taxpayers $40 million per year. (fordaminstitute.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico lawmakers have discussed how to reduce the costs to the state for probation and parole for several years, but a bill passed in this legislative session has nonetheless hit a snag. New Mexico's attorney general and all 14 of the state's district attorneys want the

Two-thirds of domestic workers don't have contracts with their employers, according to the National Domestic Workers Alliance. (United Nations University)

SANTA FE, N.M. - The people who make it possible for others to have a job in New Mexico may finally get wage protections if a bill makes it through the state Legislature this session. In the United States, domestic workers - the housekeepers, nannies and home-health aides working in private homes -

States that have passed bills to support the National Popular Vote since 2005 hold 172 electoral votes of the 270 needed for implementation. (Twenty20)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico could become the 12th state to get behind the National Popular Vote idea if approved by the state Senate and signed by the governor. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the U.S. Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 s

New Mexico's public schools ranked as second-worst in the country in 2018, but a successful lawsuit will require the state to spend more money on at-risk students. (children.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico has to create a plan for how to create more equitable funding for its public schools, after a judge ruled the state has been unconstitutionally depriving at-risk students of a quality education. Education advocates are calling it a win for New Mexico children,

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