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PNS Daily Newscast - October 16, 2018 


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Public News Service - NM: Civil Rights

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

Immigration advocates want to know if children and adults will be exposed to toxic threats at military bases where detention centers are proposed. (tribtalk.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Groups advocating for the rights of children and families detained at the southern border are using the Freedom of Information Act to find out exactly where the Trump administration plans to build migrant detention centers on two military bases in the Southwest. The center

New Mexico has not passed any new legislation related to abortion in nearly 20 years. (Progress Now New Mexico)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Confirmation hearings for the newest U.S. Supreme Court nominee are not likely before September, but the selection of Brett Kavanaugh already has New Mexico reproductive-rights advocates mobilizing on two fronts. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has joined its national

Immigrant detention facilities in Texas continued to deny Congressional Democrats and other politicians access over the weekend as protesters rallied nationwide. (kqed.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The immigration crisis at the southern border continued over the weekend, with politicians angry over being denied access to holding facilities. The government has released a fact sheet for how it plans to reunite the thousands of families separated, but the Trump administr

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

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