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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

The 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest was the the first wilderness in the United States when it was established in 1905. (earthguardians.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Opponents of a U.S. Air Force plan to expand its flyover zone over the Gila National Forest will likely wait months longer for a draft environmental statement. Public comment is being taken during a scoping process by the Air Force under the National Environmental Policy

A mock radioactive waste canister represents the 100,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel rods a company wants New Mexico to store until a permanent facility is built. (Don Hancock)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico residents will have two chances this week to tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission what they think of a proposed underground nuclear storage facility in southeast New Mexico. Holtec International is seeking permission for a temporary repository between Carlsba

The newspaper industry employs 65 percent fewer Americans than it did two decades ago. (pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Newspapers are sounding the alarm about a new tariff on newsprint that is having unexpected consequences. Following a complaint from a Washington state-based paper mill that Canadian paper producers were dumping product in the U.S., the Commerce Department imposed substan

New Mexico residents have until May 14 to submit comments on how the state's $18 million in Volkswagen mitigation settlement funds should be used. (electricschoolbuscampaign.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One in 11 New Mexico children suffers from asthma, and a state advocacy group says that's a big reason the state should spend its windfall from the Volkswagen emissions scandal payout to outfit school districts with zero-emission electric buses. The comment period has ope

It's estimated that methane leaks at oil and gas drilling sites waste $100 million annually in New Mexico. (sanjuancitizens.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship has launched a media blitz arguing that the Trump administration's plan to roll back a waste-prevention rule on methane is not consistent with conservative principles. The Obama-era rule was designed to prevent energy waste, ensur

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"

A dozen states, including New Mexico, say they intend to sue the Trump administration for including a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. (news.psu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – One expert in New Mexico doesn't think including a question about citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census will affect the results nearly as much as critics claim. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has called inclusion of the citizenship question "untimely,

There are 2,000 registered school walkout events planned for today as part of the Enough is Enough movement. (npr.org)

TAOS, N. M. – Students, parents and spiritual leaders gather at the Taos Plaza today to show support for the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting last month. The latest mass school shooting has galvanized young people across the country and reignited debate over gun control

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