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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20150 


    A divided Supreme Court issues three major rulings to end this term and we have reaction from coast-to-coast on today’s rundown; also 25 cities working to improve the chances of economic success for veterans; and a look at how summer jobs can help teens invest in the future.

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PHOTO: Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, which creates congressional and legislative districts based on Census Bureau data, has been deemed constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling could have a national impact. Photo credit: U.S. Census Bureau.

PHOENIX – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Arizona's voter-approved Independent Redistricting Commission could have a national impact. The high court's five-to-four ruling affirmed the commission is constitutional. Robyn Prudhomme-Bauer, past president of the League of Women Voters o ...Read More

PHOTO: Congressman Raśl Grijalva is sponsoring three bills in Congress to protect public lands and cultural resources in southern Arizona, lending some certainty to the state's outdoor recreation economy. Photo credit: Representative Raśl Grijalva.

PHOENIX – Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D–Tucson) is sponsoring three bills in Congress which he says seek to better protect and preserve public lands, cultural resources and the economy. The proposed legislation would create multiple heritage and conservation areas on over tw ...Read More

PHOTO: The father of Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun wants to see the security tapes showing his son's alleged suicide at the Eloy Detention Center, saying, "They say my son swallowed a sock and a toothbrush. How is that possible?" Photo courtesy of Puente Human Rights Movement.

PHOENIX – The family of a man who died at the Eloy Detention Center last month is demanding an independent investigation, saying it has serious doubts about the story behind his death. Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun, 31, died in custody May 20, just days after arriving at the facility. An autop ...Read More

PHOTO: The movement for equal rights is gathering at the State Capitol today after Friday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. Activists say lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people remain under threat of discrimination in Texas. Photo credit: Neon Tommy, Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and supporters are gathering at the State Capitol today to discuss the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. They'll also address what's next in the movement for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Kathy Miller, ...Read More

PHOTO: Tough-talking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presides over a department with more than 3,400 workers and numerous legal troubles over allegations of racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

PHOENIX - Arizona is exporting a couple of headline-making commodities to Oregon this weekend: record-breaking hot weather and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff is to speak at a Saturday rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in support of two state ballot measures there - one to ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that nearly 130,000 Arizonans will get to keep their tax credits for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act marketplace. In a 6-3 decision in the landmark case of King vs. Burwell, the high court said the intent of Congress was to have the subsidies available through both state and federally run exchanges. Photo credit: Ted Eytan/Flickr.

PHOENIX - It was a sigh of relief for the thousands of Arizonans who receive tax credits to help pay for their health-insurance plans through the federal marketplace, as the subsidies were affirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 decision, the high court ruled that the Affordable Ca ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in King vs. Burwell upholds health-care tax credits in states using the federal health insurance marketplace. Consumer advocates are celebrating the decision, and say a ruling against tax credits could have led to destabilization of the insurance market nationwide. Photo courtesy of Architect of the Capitol.

DENVER - The 6-3 ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court's King vs. Burwell case puts an end to the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The plaintiff in the case, David King, argued tax credits can only go to people in states, including Colorado, that established their own marketplaces. If the co ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA has released a report quantifying the economic, health and environmental benefits of reducing global carbon pollution. The study warns slowing or preventing climate change will require action on a global scale. Photo courtesy of the EPA.

HOUSTON – A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compares health and economic outcomes based on whether the world moves forward to take action to confront climate change – or doesn't. According to the EPA document, hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of li ...Read More

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