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PNS Daily Newscast - November 11, 2019 


Members of Congress take positions ahead of public impeachment hearings; EPA wants to relax coal-ash clean water rules; vets warned to watch for scams; and the good work one Kentucky veteran does.

2020Talks - November 11, 2019 


Today's Veterans Day; of the 45 current and past presidents, 29 have been veterans. Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa this weekend for some of the biggest Iowa rallies so far this caucus season, as well as a climate-change summit.

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Ethics scandals, including a former New Mexico state senator's conviction on corruption charges, led 75 percent of state voters last November to approve creating an ethics commission. (gerait/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Advocates in favor of creating a New Mexico State Ethics Commission say voters' faith in the political process could be restored if state lawmakers pass House Bill 4 this year. The bill would establish a commission with the power to investigate claims of wrongdoing against l

Polls show nearly 85 percent of the U.S. population, including Republicans, Democrats and Independents, believe money has too much influence in politics. (dukeengage.duke.edu)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Some very diverse groups will be getting together in Santa Fe on Saturday, determined to find common ground and goals. The event is part of a series of national conversations to encourage civil discussion instead of polarizing debates. The "Achieving a Fair Political System"

Voters in Albuquerque will choose the city's next mayor today after the Republican incumbent opted not to seek reelection. (bernco.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. intelligence agencies say Russia targeted 21 state voting systems in last year's national election, but New Mexico wasn't one of them. Paper is hard to hack. New Mexico uses paper ballots for all its elections, and a growing number of states are following suit becaus

The public is invited to a roundtable discussion on campaign finance reform with Sen. Tom Udall in Santa Fe tonight.(cohdra/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- In this, the final month before the election, television airwaves are crowded with half a billion dollars' worth of political ads - many of them funded by super-PACs using funds from undisclosed donors. That's the topic of a roundtable discussion on campaign finance reform schedule

A watchdog group says natural gas that leaks or burns off is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars in lost revenue. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Venting and flaring at oil and natural gas wells on public lands in the Four Corners area costs the public millions in lost royalty revenue, and much more to corporations doing the extraction - not to mention releasing a major climate change contributor into the environment. Tax

PHOTO: What could become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and reform political campaign spending limits, is being debated in the United States Senate. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Senate is involved in an historic debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which could become the 28th Amendment to

PHOTO: The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday to discuss New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall's proposed constitutional amendment, giving control of campaign spending to Congress and the states. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday to discuss a constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., that would give control of political campaign spending to Congress and the states. Udall spokeswoman Jennifer Talhelm said the goal of the amendment, Senate Joi

PHOTO: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has started a program that will help military veterans get commercial drivers licenses. Photo courtesy of the U-S Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has started a program that will help military veterans get a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Martinez says the Heroes to Highways program will recognize military transportation credentials to help veterans, as well as active-duty, National G

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