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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - NM: Women's Issues

Ninety-eight years after women were granted the right to vote, Latina women in New Mexico earn only 56 cents for every dollar earned by a man doing the same job, and Caucasian women earn 85 cents. (lilysblackboard.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Women will be encouraged to register to vote in the November election as part of a Women's Equality Day celebration this Sunday, at Albuquerque's Tiguex Park. August 26 is the date the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1920, giving women the right vot

New Mexico has not passed any new legislation related to abortion in nearly 20 years. (Progress Now New Mexico)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Confirmation hearings for the newest U.S. Supreme Court nominee are not likely before September, but the selection of Brett Kavanaugh already has New Mexico reproductive-rights advocates mobilizing on two fronts. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has joined its national

New Mexico health officials hope unwanted pregnancies can be reduced by allowing pharmacists to provide birth control prescriptions. (thenationshealth.aphapublications.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Individual training begins next week for New Mexico pharmacists who want to prescribe and provide birth control to women. The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy approved the new rule last year allowing pharmacists who complete nine hours of training to provide the service. Laur

Critics say inappropriate behavior at the Roundhouse has gone unchecked for years because there was no effective procedure to report such conduct. (Progress Now New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Training for New Mexico legislators is underway at the State Capitol this week about what constitutes sexual harassment. Women lobbyists and elected officials at the Roundhouse maintain inappropriate behavior has gone unchecked for years because there was no effective proced

New Mexico State University hosts its first conference this week to address sexual violence on campus. (sexualassaultassistanceprogram.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A New Mexico State University conference this week will help campus leaders be better prepared when victims of sexual assault, domestic violence or other disturbing events seek help. Lauri Millot, executive director of NMSU's campus equity office, said university professionals o

New Mexico will receive $2.5 million in federal grants to help authorities make a dent in the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. (ocrcc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Victims of sexual assaults that occurred in Albuquerque more than 30 years ago may finally get justice now that decades-old rape kits will be tested. Albuquerque has been awarded federal grant money to get through the backlog of 3,800 untested kits. The backlog is usually

President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle initiatives enacted under the Obama administration now include limiting birth control for women and anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. (internationalwomensinitiative.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A group in New Mexico that advocates for reproductive justice and health care says the state's rural communities will suffer the most from the Trump administration's decision Friday to limit birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The employer contraceptive

A 2015 report lists New Mexico as third in the nation in cases of men killing women in domestic-violence cases. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For the first time, Native Americans living in New Mexico can call a free crisis hotline to report domestic abuse. Compared with other groups in the U.S., Native Americans are twice as likely to experience rape or sexual assault. At the same time, they historically have lacked

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