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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

Oct. 20 is the last date absentee-ballot requests can be received by county clerks in New Mexico. (ncsl.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is confident new voter registrations will increase after the state saw an almost 80% registration decline in April compared with the same month four years ago. Voter Services chair Diane Goldfarb said the nonpartisan group works to regis

Albuquerque is one of at least three new cities with Democratic governors where President Donald Trump plans to send federal agents to

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced yesterday that 35 federal agents will be deployed to Albuquerque to help combat crime, despite no request for such help. At a news conference yesterday, Trump said agents will also be sent cities in the Midwest.

SANTA FE -- With the presidential election approaching, there's renewed concern that consumers again will fall prey to "fake news" on social media. But one expert on the topic says there's a way to arm yourself against the onslaught. Nolan Higdon is a professor of history and communication at Cal

Volunteers unload boxes of water on the Navajo Nation as part of a grassroots food-distribution effort to help the 180,000 tribal members during the coronavirus pandemic. (Deidra Peaches)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A relief fund to help Navajo and Hopi families in the Navajo Nation cope with the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $800,000 to date. The Navajo Nation has reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, with the latest information showing 44 deaths. Cassandra Begay is the co

The Bureau of Land Management is proceeding with plans to lease more New Mexico public lands to the oil and gas industry, despite the recent energy market collapse. (sej.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Despite a global pandemic, it's down to the wire for New Mexico residents who want to comment on the May sale of oil and gas leases by the Bureau of Land Management. Wednesday is the end of a 10-day protest. The BLM typically requires that comments be delivered in person or by ma

The Urban Institute estimates that as many as 36,900 New Mexico residents may go without being counted in the 2020 census. (May/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The new coronavirus health crisis has more people self-isolating, and that makes it a good time to complete your 2020 Census form. Census results will determine the allocation of $1.5 trillion in federal spending, as well as how many congressional seats each state gets. By fulf

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has proposed nearly 100 environmental rollbacks. (FullThrottle6969/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In order to speed up construction of infrastructure and energy-development projects, the Trump administration has proposed controversial revisions to a landmark environmental law. And some fear the changes will have devastating consequences. The National Environmental Policy Act

A climate change lawsuit rejected by a federal court last week argued that the U.S. government is violating young Americans' constitutional rights to a clean environment. (greenpeace.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The young people who took the federal government to court to force action on climate change say they'll continue their battle, despite a federal court ruling against their 2015 lawsuit. As co-counsel for the plaintiffs, Phil Gregory says the judges agreed the youths brought co

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