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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

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

Climate change has inspired children to become activists for change while still in grade school as part of the Sierra Club’s Global Warming Express. (riograndesierraclub)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new report out this week says those most affected by climate change, including grade school children growing up in New Mexico, did the least to cause the problem. But many of those children have joined The Global Warming Express in order to make a difference. Led by the

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

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