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Public News Service

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.

January, 2016

  • 15 January

    Planned Parenthood sues group over secret recordings

    PHOENIX – Planned Parenthood has sued an anti-abortion group, charging that it acted illegally by secretly recording videos that the group has used to allege that the women’s health organization was selling fetal tissue from …

  • 13 January

    Texas Law protects landlords who lease to non-violent ex-offenders

    A new law protects Texas landlords from liability when they lease apartments to persons with a non-violent criminal history. The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, which backed House Bill 1510 in the 2015 Legislature, has published …

  • 11 January

    New Mexico teen birth rate down 57 percent since 2000

    SANTA FE, N.M. – The birth rate among teenage girls dropped 57 percent in New Mexico from 2000 to 2014, according to new statistics from the Population Institute, a Washington based advocacy group. While teen …

  • 8 January

    Report: Distracted Parenting hampers child brain development

    AUSTIN, Texas – Parents, put down your smartphones when you’re taking care of your baby. That’s the message from University of California researchers, who found that fragmented care can disrupt a young child’s brain development …

  • 7 January

    New Year brings work requirements for NM Food Assistance

    SANTA FE, N.M. – New regulations for the new year now require many of New Mexico’s food stamp recipients to find work in order to keep their benefits. Reinstating New Mexico’s work rules for getting …

December, 2015

  • 31 December

    Holloman AFB to house Central American refugee children

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Beginning in mid-January, Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico will become the temporary home for about 400 refugee children from Central America. The Department of Health and Human Services and …

  • 31 December

    Addiction Expert supports CDC efforts to reduce Opioid Prescriptions

    LAS VEGAS – A leading addiction expert from Nevada is speaking out in support of controversial guidelines to limit opioid prescriptions for chronic pain. The proposal from the federal Centers for Disease Control advises doctors …

  • 30 December

    Medical Marijuana grows up in California

    LOS ANGELES – California’s medical marijuana industry is growing up fast, so to speak, because a new law professionalizing the growth, sale and taxation of the plant goes into effect on Friday. The California Medical …

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