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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - NM: Civic Engagement

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

New Mexico voters say out-of-pocket costs for health care and prescription drugs should be more predictable. (newmexicotogether4health.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Even before all the votes in the midterm election are counted, Americans have said loud and clear that health care is a critical issue they want addressed by both parties. In a pre-election poll by Consumers for Quality Care, voters said they were deeply frustrated by unpredicta

President Donald Trump's promise to revoke birthright citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens could end up in a Supreme Court showdown. (Nitish Meena/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Legal experts say President Donald Trump's threat this week to revoke birthright citizenship for children born in the U.S. to non-citizens would immediately be challenged in court, but even the threat has caused outrage. The president said he had the authority to single-h

The candidate who wins next month's governor's race in New Mexico will have a budget windfall from current oil production, but conservationists say the future calls for greater economic diversity. (cvmm.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A rebound in New Mexico's volatile oil and gas industry under the Trump administration is a major driver in next month's governor's race. Democratic candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham has promised to deliver a "renewable-energy economy" and 50 percent renewable production i

Ninety-eight years after women were granted the right to vote, Latina women in New Mexico earn only 56 cents for every dollar earned by a man doing the same job, and Caucasian women earn 85 cents. (lilysblackboard.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Women will be encouraged to register to vote in the November election as part of a Women's Equality Day celebration this Sunday, at Albuquerque's Tiguex Park. August 26 is the date the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1920, giving women the right vot

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