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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - NM: Consumer

New Mexico is one of the nation's top three oil and gas producers, and new state rules to limit methane emissions are expected by the end of the year. (sierragrandesierraclub.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- This is the last day for New Mexico residents to have their say before draft rules are written by the state to govern methane emissions. The state's energy and environment departments have held public listening sessions for several months, and are expected to draft new rules f

A new analysis shows $61.3 million per year over two years and a one-time investment of $48 million in state capital outlay funds to build permanent supportive housing could solve homelessness in New Mexico. (fantareis/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Service providers in New Mexico say homelessness is a solvable problem, but only if lawmakers step up funding for two evidence-based intervention programs. Ahead of the 2020 legislative session that starts on January 21, the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness has prepared a r

In a state where one in four children is food insecure, Albuquerque's Road Runner Food Bank distributes 30 million pounds of food each year to hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks in New Mexico. (bread.org) <br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico food bank marks 40 years of operations in Albuquerque in 2020, and says it's serving more people than ever with resources that would otherwise go to waste. Most of the food rescued by the Road Runner Food Bank is unprepared and includes bakery goods, meat, dairy, pr

Loss of habitat makes it more difficult for animals such as bighorn sheep to use historic migration routes in New Mexico. (commons.wikimedia.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico's Upper Rio Grande Watershed is home to one of the best-connected wildlife landscapes in the country. But development is fragmenting the landscape and reducing habitat – creating challenges for migrating wildlife. A new 20-year management plan for the Cars

New Mexico's oil output had increased threefold as of October 2018, and its combined wind and solar capacity increased fivefold, according to the Center for Strategic & International Studies. (environmentnewmexico.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Polling in New Mexican shows residents' support for climate action is at all-time high, but conservation groups say dark money may be trying to influence any productive conversation. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association maintains it's onboard to implement strong safeguards

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of New Mexicans support broader regulations to put a declining limit on carbon emissions in order to move towards a 100% clean economy. (cleaneconomycenter.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico residents say they're ready for strong action to combat climate change, according to a new poll. Anna Greenberg, managing partner at Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, says two-thirds of 500 likely general election voters surveyed in July said they support a

A governor-appointed task force is expected to recommend a regulatory structure soon for legalizing marijuana in New Mexico, with legislative approval to be debated in the 2020 session. (creakyjoints.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Earlier this year, New Mexico authorized state agencies to regulate the hemp industry, and now it appears poised to tackle the growing interest in legalization of cannabis. Economist and marijuana market consultant Kelly O'Donnell recently told a task force established by th

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.

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