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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

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

New Mexico conservation groups say they'll try again next session to pass legislation that would connect residents to community solar projects. (newenergyeconomy.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico environmental advocates say the state took a step forward during the 2019 legislative session by passing bills that address renewable energy and public health, but is lagging in solar-energy development. Conservation Voters New Mexico has released its statewide Conservat

Despite a court ruling favorable to environmental groups and a new bill in Congress to protect the area, the Trump administration has not backed off plans to drill within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (Sierra Club)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a shortened public-comment period, the Bureau of Land Management is planning to open land in the Greater Chaco region to more oil and gas development, even as Congress considers legislation to protect the culturally significant area. Miya King-Flaherty with the Rio

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

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 legislators begin a new session today under a court order to file an initial plan to fix the state's schools by April 15. (mcsk12nm)

SANTA FE, N.M. — As part of opening day at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature, the state's Voices for Children group will highlight its annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book. Deputy Director Amber Wallin said there have been improvements in teen birth rates, increased rates of kids covered by

The Bureau of Land Management is poised to sell off 84,000 acres of public and ancestral lands for oil and gas drilling, after the shortest public-engagement period ever noted in the West. (sanjuancitizens.org)

SANTA FE — New Mexico is becoming an "energy sacrifice zone," according to those who oppose the sale of 84,000 acres of state lands for oil and gas drilling. Opponents will rally at the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters in Santa Fe on Wednesday, one day ahead of Thursday's planned onl

Congressional legislation supported by U.S. veterans would preserve wilderness in New Mexico, forests in Tennessee, California's Mojave Desert, Utah’s slot canyons and more. (hcn.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico veteran joined other former service members in signing on to a letter asking Congress to pass legislation that would conserve land and water in a number of states. Brett Myrick of Gila traveled to Washington, D. C., with the veterans' group to support nine bi

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