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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to congress. Also on our rundown: more evidence that the rent is too, damn, high; Marathon County braces for sulfide mining; and the focus on recycling this weekend for Earth Day in North Dakota.

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Public News Service - NM: Human Rights/Racial Justice

President Donald Trump has ordered up to 4,000 troops to the southwestern U.S. border to ramp up security. (latinamericanstudies.org)

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she will support President Donald Trump's plan to send National Guard troops to the state's southern border to combat illegal immigration. Since the surprise announcement on Wednesday, the president has said he wants 2,000 to 4,000 troops de

A dozen states, including New Mexico, say they intend to sue the Trump administration for including a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. (news.psu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – One expert in New Mexico doesn't think including a question about citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census will affect the results nearly as much as critics claim. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has called inclusion of the citizenship question "untimely,

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

Critics say inappropriate behavior at the Roundhouse has gone unchecked for years because there was no effective procedure to report such conduct. (Progress Now New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Training for New Mexico legislators is underway at the State Capitol this week about what constitutes sexual harassment. Women lobbyists and elected officials at the Roundhouse maintain inappropriate behavior has gone unchecked for years because there was no effective proced

The 30-day 2018 New Mexico legislative session begins in Santa Fe on Tuesday with crime and violence set to get plenty of attention. (nmchiro.org)

SANTE FE, N.M -- The 2018 legislative session starts tomorrow, and Gov. Susana Martinez said she plans to push legislation that would grant legal immunity to New Mexico police officers for actions in the line of duty. The Republican governor said law enforcement officers should not face threats fr

New Mexico will receive $2.5 million in federal grants to help authorities make a dent in the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. (ocrcc.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Victims of sexual assaults that occurred in Albuquerque more than 30 years ago may finally get justice now that decades-old rape kits will be tested. Albuquerque has been awarded federal grant money to get through the backlog of 3,800 untested kits. The backlog is usually

A rally and forums are planned in Albuquerque as part of the grassroots Campaign Nonviolence Week that continues through Sunday across the country.  (ourshelves.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Thursday is the United Nations' International Day of Peace, and groups in New Mexico are taking part. A forum tonight by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice is just one of the activities of Campaign Nonviolence Week. Campaign Nonviolence advocates for people ac

The Torrance County Detention Facility, a for-profit private prison in Estancia, N.M., is scheduled to close because of a lack of prisoners. (CoreCivic.com)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The prison population is declining in most states - but not in New Mexico, and that's creating problems for elected officials. A privately run for-profit prison in Torrance County announced it would close at the end of this week because it doesn't have enough inmates. At

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