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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NM: Cultural Resources

Since 1924, a federal wilderness designation has prohibited motorized vehicles, buildings, logging or mining in New Mexico's Gila Wilderness. (nmwildlife.org)

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Ninety-five years ago, the Gila area in southwest New Mexico received the first-ever wilderness designation. Now a coalition wants to make sure additional protections extend to the Gila River. A delegation of New Mexico residents is in Washington, D.C., today to ask the st

Polls show about six in 10 Americans (62%) say they disapprove of the treatment migrants are receiving at the U.S.-Mexico border. (josecab/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President Donald Trump's call for a wall on the southern U.S. border is often accompanied by negative depictions of border cities, and the ACLU of New Mexico is determined to change that. Its new video series, called "Voices from the Border," paints a far different picture

Popular national parks such as New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns could benefit from the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act in the House and the Restore Our Parks Act in the Senate. (nps.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As summer approaches, adventurers are about to descend on America's national parks, but Congress has yet to act on legislation that would address nearly half of the $12 billion in overdue maintenance. The "Restore Our Parks Act" was introduced in Congress with bipartisan

The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument's future remains uncertain after a federal review in 2017 produced no decisions. (New Mexico Wilderness Alliance)

SANTA FE, N. M. – Protecting national monuments is the subject of a hearing today in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. Tribal leaders and state public-lands officials will testify about the impact of President Donald Trump's decision to slash millions of acres from Bears Ears and

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.

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

In 2017, New Mexico's Rio Grande del Norte National Monument avoided an acreage reduction during the U.S. Interior Department's review of 27 national monuments. (conservationslands.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's U.S. senators, two of its three U.S. representatives, plus tribal, conservation and community leaders have gotten behind a bill that would strengthen the Antiquities Act of 1906. The enhanced Antiquities Act of 2018 would declare congressional support for mon

New Mexico has approximately 963 trails, including 513 hiking trails and 213 for mountain biking. (blm.gov)

TAOS, N.M. — Hikers are heading back to their favorite trails in New Mexico after rain relieved the extreme fire danger that kept parks, forests and open-space destinations closed for five weeks. Hiking is a great way to improve your health, but experts say there are some essentials you need

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