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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 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NM: Consumer

Children under age five are by far the largest of any age group consistently missed in the decennial census count. (shawn1/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The number of young children missed in the census count has grown steadily in the past 40 years, and advocates for New Mexico children remind those who haven't completed the census form that millions in federal dollars are at stake. A recent survey found that 10% of 800 famili

Two-thirds of people who file for bankruptcy cite medical issues as key contributors to their financial downfall. (olgalionart/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The greatest predictor of bankruptcy is lack of health care. But since the Affordable Care Act was adopted, bankruptcies have declined among people with intermittent health coverage, according to a new study. When the ACA was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, h

The CARES Act provided $13.5 billion to the nation's public education system, but educators say a larger installment for public school systems is needed. (Lihuihuiycg/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - School teachers in New Mexico are calling on the federal government to step up funding for state and local governments due to the coronavirus pandemic, noting that budget shortfalls could force layoffs of teachers and other essential school workers. Stephanie Ly, president of t

New Mexico's Gila and San Francisco rivers and their tributaries make up one of the largest undammed watersheds in the lower 48 states. (circleofblue.org)

SILVER CITY, N.M. -- Many Americans have been drawn to nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the significance of a bill introduced in Congress to protect two of New Mexico's rivers. The Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act would protect portions of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers an

A new report estimates that 38,000 children in New Mexico won't benefit from financial relief to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic because their parents are undocumented. (nmpovertylaw.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Many of New Mexico's immigrants, including some with legal residency, will not receive the federal government's $1,200 stimulus checks or other financial relief, according to a new report. Amber Wallin, deputy director of New Mexico Voices for Children, says the "Essential but

The U.S. Department of Labor says more than one in 10 U.S. workers have lost jobs in the past three weeks due to economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. (JayMantri/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The new coronavirus pandemic has sabotaged what was a booming U.S. economy, and some experts don't expect it to come roaring back as the health crisis abates. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits surged to record levels last week, bringing the total applicatio

Consumer spending in the U.S. accounts for roughly 70% of economic growth, making the new coronavirus and associated disruptions in the global supply chain a significant risk to the U.S. economy. (alex80/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico announced its first presumptive positive COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, the first confirmed cases in the state. But as the virus spreads, many Americans with symptoms may not stay home from work because they don't have paid sick leave. The Centers for Disease Cont

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

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