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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: Community Issues and Volunteering

Volunteers unload boxes of water on the Navajo Nation as part of a grassroots food-distribution effort to help the 180,000 tribal members during the coronavirus pandemic. (Deidra Peaches)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A relief fund to help Navajo and Hopi families in the Navajo Nation cope with the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $800,000 to date. The Navajo Nation has reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, with the latest information showing 44 deaths. Cassandra Begay is the co

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.

Latino Conservation Week, which began as a handful of events in six states, has grown to more than 150 events in as many as 25 states. (newmexico.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Latinos are the largest minority group in America, representing nearly 17% of the nation's population. But when it comes to taking part in outdoor recreation activities, a 2018 report by the Outdoor Industry Association found only 10% of Latinos participated. This is the 6th

Navajo Lake State Park is one of many New Mexico sites that have benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (emnrd.state.nm.us)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Without action from Congress in the next six weeks, a conservation program that has benefited all 33 of New Mexico's counties will end. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was enacted by Congress in 1964 with a goal to "preserve, create and ensure access to outdoor recre

This mock radioactive waste canister is meant to represent 100,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel rods. Holtec International wants New Mexico to store that amount of nuclear waste until a permanent facility is built. (Don Hancock)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Residents of New Mexico opposed to a below-ground nuclear waste facility proposed for the state's southeast corner have until the end of today to make their views known to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC held public meetings in five New Mexico cities, where com

The 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest was the the first wilderness in the United States when it was established in 1905. (earthguardians.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Opponents of a U.S. Air Force plan to expand its flyover zone over the Gila National Forest will likely wait months longer for a draft environmental statement. Public comment is being taken during a scoping process by the Air Force under the National Environmental Policy

New data form the Eviction Lab project shows an average of six people in Albuquerque were evicted every day in 2016. (nonprofitquarterly.org

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New data from the Eviction Lab project shows that most evictions occur in the south and southeast portions of the United States, but Albuquerque's evictions in 2016 were higher than the national average. The project examined more than 80 million records going back to 2000

New Mexico has 23 federally recognized tribes who speak 25 dialects of eight indigenous languages. (journalistsresource.org)

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. - A new institute in New Mexico aims to be a national example in forging what it calls a "collaborative pathway to racial equity." The Native American Budget and Policy Institute was launched last week to improve public-policy decisions at all levels of government with Native

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