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PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 


Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 


Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

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

New Mexico's masked black, white and gray loggerhead shrike is recognized as a

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – If you want to contribute to more than a century of science about the feathered friends in your community, Audubon New Mexico's 120th Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend. Jonathan Hayes, executive director of Audubon New Mexico, says the state is in the top five for

Only 29% of Americans attending a Thanksgiving dinner expected politics to be discussed, according to a 2017 Huffington Post survey. (MaggiePoo/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It's that time of year when the abundance of news stories can either prompt or discourage difficult discussions over the holiday dinner table. But if you're willing to take the plunge on some tough but important environmental topics, the Sierra Club says it has your back.

It's estimated that in New Mexico, DACA has allowed nearly 7,000 young people to pass background checks in order to live and work legally in the United States. (nmdreamteam.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The future of a program that protects around 800,000 young immigrants known as "Dreamers" was argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, as New Mexico advocates rallied in Texas. About 50 defenders of DACA took a bus to the State Capitol in Austin to protest outside the office

As of June, migrants with active immigration cases have been waiting an average of almost two years for a decision, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A weeklong "Defund Hate" campaign by the group Indivisible culminates in rallies across New Mexico today. The campaign wants Congress to cut overall funding for two federal agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The group als

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