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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Public News Service - NM: Poverty

Unaccompanied youth who don't have a safe place to live are 10 to 30 times more likely to be victims of crime and become drug users, according to the National Network for Youth. (NM Coalition to End Homelessness)

SANTA FE, N.M. – An ambitious program to locate and house homeless young people in northern New Mexico starts this month with money from a federal grant. The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness received more than $3 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand

New Mexico shoppers save about $4 million during the annual tax-free holiday weekend, according to the state's Taxation and Revenue Department. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico's annual sales-tax holiday starts today, which means families can save a little money as they stock up on clothing and school supplies, including computers. New Mexico is one of 16 states that offer a sales-tax holiday, waiving the 5% tax on qualifying items.

Only one-third of New Mexico's children have access to the Child Care Assistance program, but the state nonetheless is proposing to make even fewer low-income families eligible. (pramsnm.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico families who could lose state funding for child care are being asked to share their views with the state's Children, Youth and Families Department. Under its proposal, eligibility for the Child Care Assistance program would be reduced from 200% of the federal povert

Once again, New Mexico ranks last among states for overall children's well-being, but advocates for children say state lawmakers made some progress this year to help reverse the trend. (savethechildrenactionnetwork.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico is once again ranked 50th out of the 50 states for child well-being in the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book, compiled by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. But children's advocates see opportunities for improvement. The rankings are based on four factors – economic w

The number of New Mexico homeless families with children increased 5.2 percent in 2018. (liberationnews.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Homelessness has been on the rise in New Mexico over the past two years, and efforts to turn that around will receive attention on several fronts in 2019. The state has the highest number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the U.S., according to the Department

Working families in New Mexico who are earning low wages spend a much larger share of their income on food, compared with middle-income groups. (rrfb.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico residents who are likely to vote in 2020 oppose reinstatement of a tax on food. Renewal of the tax has been discussed by some interim legislative committees ahead of next month's session. Lawmakers previously have argued that reinstating th

An estimated 34 million children, or nearly half of all U.S. kids under 18, experienced at least one traumatic childhood experience in 2016, according to the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. (aclu.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico's children experience the fourth-highest rate of trauma in the country, according to a recent study, and that’s the topic of a conference on childhood trauma coming up in Las Cruces on Wednesday. Many mental health experts think childhood trauma is one of

President Donald Trump's promise to revoke birthright citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens could end up in a Supreme Court showdown. (Nitish Meena/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Legal experts say President Donald Trump's threat this week to revoke birthright citizenship for children born in the U.S. to non-citizens would immediately be challenged in court, but even the threat has caused outrage. The president said he had the authority to single-h

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