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    PNS Daily News - July 29, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist accused of illegally killing a protected lion named Cecil during a big game hunt in Zimbabwe; and a bipartisan deal in the Senate will likely extend funding for a program supporters say is critical for protecting America public lands; and we report on Generation Z’s impact on the workplace.

Public News Service - Arizona

PHOTO: A report linked to the 50th anniversary of Medicaid shows that the program improves a child's long-term health, education and economic success. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

PHOENIX – Children who benefited from Medicaid expansion are more likely to have better health, get a good education and earn more money, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The report, linked to the 50th anniversary of Medicaid on Thursda...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: Farmers in Arizona and around the country could benefit from a partnership involving the USDA and NASA, which should lead to a better understanding of soil moisture levels as growers continue to deal with historic drought. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOENIX - A partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA could benefit farmers in Arizona and elsewhere as the nation adjusts to the impact of climate change. U.S.D.A. Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says the agreement will expand cooperation on space-borne remote sensing effo...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

PHOENIX - Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Arizona lawmakers have a long history of making good water planning decisions, said Nicole Gonzalez Patterson, state director of Prot...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: When it comes to consumers complaining about mortgages to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Bank of America is number one in Arizona and the majority of other states, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Arizona PIRG.

PHOENIX – Bank of America ranks number one for mortgage-related complaints in Arizona and 44 other states, according to a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group, also known as Arizona PIRG. Diane Brown, executive director of Arizona PIRG, says the report is based on sever...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: A multi-year, multimillion-dollar federal grant is meant to improve Arizona's nearly worst-in-the-nation ranking for preschool enrollment. Photo courtesy of Homeward Bound.

PHOENIX – Arizona has among the nation's lowest rates of preschool enrollment, but the state is receiving a $20 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help change that. Supporters of early learning say the grant could be a game-changer, if funding remains in place over the long term. P...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: If you've spent much of this year trying to pay down your credit-card debt, you're not alone. According to a recent report, Americans paid off $35 billion in credit card debt in the first quarter of this year. Photo credit: City of Ferndale, Michigan.

PHOENIX – It's looking to be a better year financially for some people in Arizona and across the country as a recent analysis shows that Americans are making progress in paying down their credit card debt. According to the study by CardHub – a card comparison website – almost $35...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: A new survey shows a majority of voters of all political stripes like the idea of preserving sagebrush landscapes where greater sage-grouse reside. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

PHOENIX - Westerners have a soft spot for greater sage-grouse, according to a new poll released this week. A majority of voters surveyed in counties that are home to sage-grouse support plans to conserve sagebrush habitat even if it includes some restrictions on energy development. Pollster Danny ...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: Young people from several Western states are gathering this week to learn more about the Colorado River's rich history and immense future challenges. Photo courtesy Arizona Dept. of Water Resources.

PHOENIX - As part of Latino Conservation Week, young people from Arizona and several other Western states will come together to learn more about the incredible history and future challenges facing the Colorado River. Ian Dale, a college student from Somerton, Arizona, is among about two dozen peop...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

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