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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

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A lack of access to food, shelter and basic hygiene by those experiencing homelessness make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. (Leroy_Skalstad/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M -- New Mexico's homeless advocates say local communities, with help from the state government, need to make arrangements to house those living on the streets during the current health crisis. Even in normal times, those experiencing homelessness struggle to find bathrooms and a place

The Urban Institute estimates that as many as 36,900 New Mexico residents may go without being counted in the 2020 census. (May/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The new coronavirus health crisis has more people self-isolating, and that makes it a good time to complete your 2020 Census form. Census results will determine the allocation of $1.5 trillion in federal spending, as well as how many congressional seats each state gets. By fulf

With New Mexico schools closed for three weeks starting today, the state is keeping cafeterias open to feed kids, organizing grab-and-go meals and working with the National Guard to help distribute student meals. (Pixabay/Wokandapix)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, many of the country's largest public school districts have closed. And those who fight hunger worry the nation's health crisis could be compounded by a hunger crisis. A 2019 report ranked New Mexico first in the nation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A memo will soon go out to principals in New Mexico's largest public school district, reminding them about the district's policy on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The Albuquerque school district has the most kids in the state, and its policy prohibits f

In New Mexico, there were 466 teachers on alternative licenses in 2014, compared to 2,352 this year, according the state Public Education Department. (ernestoeslava/Pixabay)

ESPANOLA, N.M. -- From the governor on down, everyone agrees New Mexico's kids deserve qualified, effective teachers. But many classrooms aren't filled by teachers who are certified in the content area they're teaching. Preliminary results from a soon-to-be released report show 89 New Mexico schoo

A majority of Americans support laws that allow family members or police to request temporary removal of guns from a person deemed at risk to themselves or others, according to a 2019 APM Research Lab/Guns & America/Call To Mind survey. (LoveableNinja/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - A "red flag" gun bill is headed to the New Mexico Senate floor for debate - but not without a major revision from the original legislation. The "Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act" would allow courts to temporarily remove guns when someone is considered a danger to themselv

Native American women face some of the nation's highest rates of homicide, sexual violence and domestic abuse, according to the federal government. (womenadvancenc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A task force charged with solving cases of missing and murdered Native Americans held its first meeting in Washington DC this week. The Trump administration announced the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative last year and placed coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney's

A climate change lawsuit rejected by a federal court last week argued that the U.S. government is violating young Americans' constitutional rights to a clean environment. (greenpeace.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The young people who took the federal government to court to force action on climate change say they'll continue their battle, despite a federal court ruling against their 2015 lawsuit. As co-counsel for the plaintiffs, Phil Gregory says the judges agreed the youths brought co

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