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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - NM: Toxics

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Utility companies are facing decisions about what to do with old coal-fired power plants, such as the nearly 40-year-old San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. In the past week, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that the plant need

SANTA FE, N. M. - It's been over 18 months since more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge was spilled in Tennessee. Now, a number of community and environmental groups in the region are urging New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to support the tougher of two versions of a proposed rule the E

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Choking hazards, high levels of lead and recently banned chemicals that can affect children's development are just a few of the things that can be found in toys still on store shelves this holiday shopping season. But a new tool can help parents identify and avoid those products

GRANTS, N.M. - This week marks 30 years since the biggest radioactive accident you've probably never heard of - and it happened right here in New Mexico. The Church Rock Spill in the northwestern part of the state occurred on July 16, 1979, when an earthen tailings dam at the Church Rock Uranium Mil

Santa Fe - There's a hearing today on rule changes for the energy industry in New Mexico that some say are just the pits. That's the word from conservation groups and industry watchdogs concerned about changes, proposed by the Richardson administration, that would affect the pits that oil and gas co

Albuquerque, NM – Gold and uranium may no longer be "free for the taking" on public lands in New Mexico and elsewhere in the West. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill reforming a 135-year old mining law, which includes a new funding source to clean up abandoned mine sites. Jere

Albuquerque, NM – About 75 percent of mines end up polluting water resources more than the predicted amount established during their permitting process, and industry watchdogs say mines in New Mexico are no exception. Alan Septoff is research director for Earthworks, the group that sponsore

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