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    PNS Daily News - July 6, 20150 


    Updates on a variety of issues on our rundown including; Greece says no to an austerity bailout plan; a new U.S. overtime proposal impacts family time; health coverage updates for LGBT couples and folks from the Lone Star State; and the latest on the cougar hunt quota

Public News Service - Arizona

PHOTO: Same-sex couples who marry are eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act outside of the open enrollment periods, but they need to act within 60 days of their marriage. Photo courtesy of Alpine County, Calif.

PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage has far-reaching impacts in Arizona and across the country, including triggering a special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Montserrat Caballero, state director with the nonprofit Enroll America, which helps peopl...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: The Obama Administration faces a legal challenge from a coalition of states, including Arizona, over the EPA's update to the Clean Water Rule. Photo courtesy of NASA.

PHOENIX - Arizona is among 13 states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the updated Clean Water Rule. The suit filed this week claims the rule amounts to a power grab by the federal government, seeking greater control over state and local waters. At the Center for Biological Diversity ...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

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

Public News Service - AZ

PHOTO: Lake Mead is at its lowest level in history again this summer. A ProPublica investigation probes some of the political and policy reasons that may be exacerbating the drought. Photo credit: Alicia Burtner, U.S. Geological Survey

PHOENIX - The investigative journalism group ProPublica has been taking an in-depth look at the water crisis in the West, in a series that is focused on the Colorado River. As part of the series Killing the Colorado, reporter Abrahm Lustgarten spent months interviewing people on all sides of the wa...Read More

Public News Service - AZ

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