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    PNS Daily News - February 10, 20160 

    Voters in New Hampshire turnout in force for outsiders Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump; also on today’s nationwide rundown; the Supreme Court puts the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan on hold; a New York push for healthcare for undocumented immigrants; and it’s National Young Voter Month.

Public News Service - Arizona

The American Lung Association recently gave each of the 50 states a report card on their tobacco-control policies. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – When it comes to protecting people from secondhand smoke, the American Lung Association gave Arizona high marks in a recent report. But in other key areas of tobacco control, such as smoking prevention, tobacco taxes and smoking cessation programs, the state has a lot of room to im...Read More

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Federal Fish and Wildlife Service officials say two endangered Mexican wolves died during annual capture-and-count operations this year. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

PHOENIX - Two endangered Mexican wolves were accidentally killed in January during federal wildlife officials' annual capture-and-count operations in Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has called a temporary halt to the counting program while officials determine what went wro...Read More

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Public health officials say the Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos. (Wikimedia Commons)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Public health officials say they have not had any reported cases of the Zika virus in Arizona, but officials with the state Department of Health say the disease is rampant in Latin America, and there's concern the virus could quickly spread north. Heidi Brown, an epidemiologist at ...Read More

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Arizona residents can get free, in-person help signing up for health insurance coverage before the Sunday deadline at (

PHOENIX - People who are uninsured and have not signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act have until this Sunday to enroll. Information and registration for the health insurance marketplace, also known as 'Obamacare,' is available on, but Arizonans can also get free...Read More

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A new report says lighting up costs the average New Mexico smoker more than $30,000 a year. (Alvimann/morguefile)

PHOENIX - We all know smoking cigarettes is an expensive habit, but have you ever thought about just how much money it costs a person over their lifetime? New research compiled by the online survey company WalletHub determined the average cost to each of America's 66 million tobacco users is between...Read More

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Promise Arizona director Petra Falcone (center, at microphone) was at a rally at the U.S. Supreme Court last week to push for the justices to hear the appeal of President Obama's executive order on immigration. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX - Arizona immigration activists are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case challenging President Obama's executive order easing some immigration rules. According to groups such as Promise Arizona, thousands of undocumented immigrants have had their lives put on hold while...Read More

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A task force will spend the next year identifying the number of untested rape kits in Arizona police evidence rooms. (puravida/morguefile)

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey has named a task force to identify the number of untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits, also known as rape kits, sitting in law enforcement evidence rooms across Arizona. In his State of the State address last week, Gov. Ducey charged the panel with counting the kits and...Read More

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Planned Parenthood officials have filed suit against an anti-abortion group for fraud and other charges in connection with secret videos released last year. (Wikimedia Commons)

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 abortions. The suit, filed in federal court on Thursday against the Center...Read More

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