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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - NM: Women's

As the result of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of New Mexico children without health insurance continued to drop in 2018, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (Victoria_Borodinova/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A yearly report that looks at indicators of child well-being shows New Mexico in last place among the 50 states, but there is some good news. Improvement was noted in more than half the categories tracked by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The group's "Kids Count Data Book" loo

A majority of Americans support laws that allow family members or police to request temporary removal of guns from a person deemed at risk to themselves or others, according to a 2019 APM Research Lab/Guns & America/Call To Mind survey. (LoveableNinja/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A "red flag" gun bill is headed to the New Mexico Senate floor for debate - but not without a major revision from the original legislation. The "Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act" would allow courts to temporarily remove guns when someone is considered a danger to themselv

Native American women face some of the nation's highest rates of homicide, sexual violence and domestic abuse, according to the federal government. (womenadvancenc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A task force charged with solving cases of missing and murdered Native Americans held its first meeting in Washington DC this week. The Trump administration announced the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative last year and placed coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney's

The birth rate for Hispanic women fell by 31% from 2007 to 2017, a decline that demographers attribute to generational differences between Hispanic immigrants and those born in America. (spass/Adobe)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It wasn't that long ago that American women regularly gave birth to five or 10 children, but fertility rates across the U.S. continue to decline, with data showing that 2017 had the country's lowest rate since the government started keeping records. Some of the largest dr

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 -

A 2017 survey of rural New Mexico residents showed 77 percent of respondents said they trust women to make decisions about abortion for themselves. (freedomworks.org)

SANTA FE, N. M. – With a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court, state activists want to make sure that abortion will remain legal in New Mexico, no matter happens at the national level. New Mexico is one of nine states with laws on the books that precede the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling tha

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

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