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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NM: Native American

Oil and gas production on tribal lands generates royalty income to support public safety, education, infrastructure improvement and other projects. (Environmental Defense Fund)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Oil and gas companies operating on the Navajo Nation waste 5 percent of the natural gas they produce, a rate 65 percent higher than the national average, according to a new study. The Environmental Defense Fund and its partners report the leakage of methane on tribal land

Legislation approved by New Mexico lawmakers would send dental therapists to the state's hard-to-reach areas and significantly improve children's dental health. (healthactionnm.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nearly 900,000 New Mexicans do not have access to dental health care, but legislation headed for the governor's desk would change that. New Mexico is poised to become the eighth state to adopt a program that allows dental therapists to provide routine and preventive care and

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

City of Rocks State Park is one of 41,000 recreation areas and other projects across America that have benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (emnrd.state.nm.us)

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Canyons, deserts, lava flows, badlands, monuments. When it comes to public lands, New Mexico has it all, and a group of local business owners wants to make sure it's all preserved by calling on Congress to renew and fully fund the lapsed Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Ninety-one percent of public lands in northwest New Mexico are leased for drilling, with the remaining nine percent in Greater Chaco, where the Bureau of Land Management also wants to allow hydraulic fracking. (sanjuancitizens.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The federal government is proceeding with plans for a December auction of oil and gas drilling leases on thousands of acres of land in the Greater Chaco region. A comment period on the proposal opened today and will continue through October 31, despite a pending Senate b

Even with the additional options that opened up under the Affordable Care Act, New Mexico has 180,000 residents without health insurance. (khn.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque City Council on Monday became the sixth governing body in the state to pass a resolution supporting a proposal to allow all New Mexico residents access to a low-cost health plan through Medicaid. The plan would include uninsured people who don't qualify for

A 10-mile buffer region is all that's left of protection from oil and gas drilling near New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (news.umn.edu)

WASHINGTON - Pueblo tribal leaders are urging Congress to support legislation to protect culturally important areas near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park from further oil and gas drilling. Representatives are in Washington this week to support passage of a bill to prevent any future leasi

New Mexico's public schools ranked as second-worst in the country in 2018, but a successful lawsuit will require the state to spend more money on at-risk students. (children.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico has to create a plan for how to create more equitable funding for its public schools, after a judge ruled the state has been unconstitutionally depriving at-risk students of a quality education. Education advocates are calling it a win for New Mexico children,

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