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To support democracy and promote public dialogue in a rapidly changing media environment, Public News Service (PNS) is a member-supported news service that advocates journalism in the public interest. PNS's network of state-based news services distribute high quality public interest news and information to both mainstream and alternative media on a daily basis. Support comes from non-profit organizations, foundations, individuals and businesses for social responsibility.

February, 2018

  • 27 February

    Texas Teachers’ Group Balks at Carrying Guns in School

    AUSTIN – After the recent deadly shootings at a Florida high school, gun advocates such as the National Rifle Association and others say arming teachers could avoid another massacre. However, with few exceptions, most teachers …

January, 2018

  • 26 January

    Kids’ Advocates Blast State’s Appeal of Foster-Care Ruling

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Children’s advocates are crying foul after state officials appealed a federal judge’s ruling mandating numerous changes to the state’s foster care system. The order describes the system as “still broken,” and …

August, 2017

  • 9 August

    NM Opioid Crisis Gets National Spotlight

    SANTA FE, N.M. – The opioid addiction problems New Mexico has battled for years finally are getting some attention from the White House. President Trump was briefed on the issue Tuesday after a drug commission …

July, 2017

June, 2017

May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Back in NM: What You Can Do

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health says a species of mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus has been identified in Doña Ana County. It’s the first time this season – …

  • 8 May

    Young Sentinels Watch Over NM Water

    VALDEZ, N.M. – “Water Sentinels” is a volunteer monitoring program started by the Sierra Club to survey rivers and streams the Environmental Protection Agency has neglected. And in rural New Mexico, its membership is increasingly …

  • 1 May

    GOP Health Care Amendment Could Hurt Most Vulnerable In NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. – President Trump and GOP members of Congress have a new twist in their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and family advocates are more concerned than ever about the effect it …

April, 2017

March, 2017