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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - NM: Civil Rights

The New Mexico region was the third lowest in arrests made by ICE last year; in part, advocates credit cities' non-discrimination policies. (creativeresistance.org)

By Michael J. Dax/Broadcast version by Roz Brown Reporting for the Yes! Magazine-New Mexico News Connection Collaboration A year after the Santa Fe City Council adopted (in February 2017) a resolution strengthening its welcoming and non-discrimination policies toward immigrants, the federal governm

President Donald Trump has ordered up to 4,000 troops to the southwestern U.S. border to ramp up security. (latinamericanstudies.org)

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she will support President Donald Trump's plan to send National Guard troops to the state's southern border to combat illegal immigration. Since the surprise announcement on Wednesday, the president has said he wants 2,000 to 4,000 troops de

Critics say inappropriate behavior at the Roundhouse has gone unchecked for years because there was no effective procedure to report such conduct. (Progress Now New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Training for New Mexico legislators is underway at the State Capitol this week about what constitutes sexual harassment. Women lobbyists and elected officials at the Roundhouse maintain inappropriate behavior has gone unchecked for years because there was no effective proced

The 30-day 2018 New Mexico legislative session begins in Santa Fe on Tuesday with crime and violence set to get plenty of attention. (nmchiro.org)

SANTE FE, N.M -- The 2018 legislative session starts tomorrow, and Gov. Susana Martinez said she plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico police officers for actions in the line of duty. The Republican governor said law enforcement officers should not face threats fr

A Wisconsin group wants Santa Fe, N.M., to follow the lead of Bloomfield, N.M., and remove a Ten Commandments monument located on government property. (adflegal.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A national organization wants the City of Santa Fe to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a park because the group maintains the monument violates the First Amendment's separation of church and state. The nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis.

New Mexico State University hosts its first conference this week to address sexual violence on campus. (sexualassaultassistanceprogram.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A New Mexico State University conference this week will help campus leaders be better prepared when victims of sexual assault, domestic violence or other disturbing events seek help. Lauri Millot, executive director of NMSU's campus equity office, said university professionals o

President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle initiatives enacted under the Obama administration now include limiting birth control for women and anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. (internationalwomensinitiative.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A group in New Mexico that advocates for reproductive justice and health care says the state's rural communities will suffer the most from the Trump administration's decision Friday to limit birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The employer contraceptive

The Torrance County Detention Facility, a for-profit private prison in Estancia, N.M., is scheduled to close because of a lack of prisoners. (CoreCivic.com)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The prison population is declining in most states - but not in New Mexico, and that's creating problems for elected officials. A privately run for-profit prison in Torrance County announced it would close at the end of this week because it doesn't have enough inmates. At

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