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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 


    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Public News Service - Arizona

The ancient Petrified Forest near Holbrook is one of Arizona's iconic national parks. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - A coalition of civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community leaders is asking for more representation for all Americans in national parks and other public lands. The groups are using the upcoming 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to start a change.org petit...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

Conservation groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife are concerned about a lack of progress in reintroducing the endangered Mexican gray wolf into the wild. (JimClark/USFWS)

TUCSON, Ariz. - It has been 40 years today since the Mexican gray wolf was listed as an endangered species, but conservationists are concerned about what they see as a serious lack of progress in reintroducing the animal into the wild. In 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted only 97 lobo...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that more than 5 million American children have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives. (AndrejsZendega/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - More than 5 million children across the nation, including 138,000 in Arizona, have experienced separation from a parent because of incarceration. A new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends a set of policies it believes state and local officials should adopt to improve the he...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

A 2015 spill at Colorado's Gold King Mine dumped 3 million gallons of mine waste and toxic substances into the Animas and San Juan rivers. (KaraGrubis/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight field hearing today in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to tribes whose livelihood was damaged by a toxic spill. In August, the EPA caused a spill of toxic wastewater that turned t...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

Immigrant-rights groups march in front of the White House in 2013 asking the president to halt deportations and keep families together. (Coast-to-Coast/iStock)

PHOENIX - Arizona immigrant groups say they will continue to push for the rights granted under President Obama's executive order for undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue this week, hearing oral arguments over the president's plan that would, among other things, shield ...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

The Democratic Party is suing Arizona elections officials over problems with the March 22 Arizona presidential primary election. (eccolo74/iStock)

PHOENIX - Democrats are suing Arizona elections officials over the March 22 presidential primary in hopes of preventing a November repeat of the problems they say disenfranchised thousands of voters. The suit was filed in federal court last week by both the national and state Democratic parties as...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

Solar panels sit atop the visitor center at Grand Canyon National Park. New reports show that both Arizona and the city of Phoenix rank third in the country for installed solar panels. (JeffGoulden/iStock)

PHOENIX - Arizona, and particularly the city of Phoenix, are among the highest ranking areas in the country for installed solar panels, according to recent statistics. Arizona was ranked third by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Phoenix came in third in a ranking of major cities by E...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

Delegations from Arizona and across the country are in Washington, D.C., this week to push for federal regulations to end anonymous shell companies. (Warchi/iStock)

PHOENIX - An Arizona delegation is joining others in Washington D.C. this week to urge Congress to tighten laws that allow anonymous shell companies in the United States. The groups from across the country want Congress to establish federal regulations to make corporate ownership more transparent,...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

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