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    PNS Daily News - August 27, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a television reporter and cameraman are fatally shot during a live television broadcast in Virginia; and a federal class action lawsuit claims thousands of non-English speaking parents in Philadelphia are being denied the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the special education process; and the wolf pack in back in California.

Public News Service - Arizona

Watch out for water? That's what the CDC says, if you wear contact lenses. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX - People in Arizona and across the nation who wear contact lenses are encouraged to practice the best possible hygiene habits in order to avoid bacteria that can blind a person. That's the message from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during this "Contact Lens Health We...Read More

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Saguaro National Park, divided in eastern and western units on either side of Tucson, is home to Arizona's most iconic cactus, which is also among the world's rarest. Credit: National Park Service.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Saguaro National Park in the Tucson area is celebrating the ninety-ninth anniversary of the National Park Service today, with cake and free admission for visitors vying to see some of the rarest types of cacti in the world. Andy Fisher with Saguaro National Park says the rugge...Read More

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An online tool is helping older Americans in Arizona, like those seen here, learn more about iPhones, social media, and other technologies that continue to develop at a very past pace. Photo courtesy of AARP Arizona.

PHOENIX - Some older people in Arizona and across the nation may not be as tech-savvy as, say, their grandchildren, but an online tool may help to even the technology knowledge gap between generations. Cynthia Fagyas, communications director with AARP Arizona, says the AARP TEK Academy, which stands...Read More

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Young people such as those seen here increasingly prefer using public transportation over driving a car. That's the finding of research from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. Photo courtesy of Arizona PIRG

PHOENIX – America's love affair with the car may be cooling off in Arizona and across the country. A report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group shows that millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old who make up a quarter of the state's population – prefer using pu...Read More

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Rebekah Friend, Arizona AFL-CIO executive director, thinks Arizonans comment on the U.S. Labor Department's proposal to extend overtime benefits to more workers. Credit: Arizona AFL-CIO.

PHOENIX - The state's top union official thinks Arizonans should offer their input on the U.S. Labor Department's proposed update to the "overtime rule" before the comment period ends in early September. The overtime rule, which raises the overtime pay threshold to people making slightly more than ...Read More

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Students in middle and high school would do better academically with more sleep, according to a study from the CDC. Credit: U.S. Department of Education.

PHOENIX - Getting more sleep will likely help middle and high school students in Arizona and across the country do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiologist Anne Wheaton with the CDC says onl...Read More

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Contaminated water from the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado is expected to reach Lake Powell today. The EPA is treating contaminated waters in containment ponds such as this one. Credit:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

PHOENIX - Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado is expected to enter Lake Powell today. Lake Powell in Utah and Lake Mead in Nevada are the two primary reservoirs for the Colorado River. Trevor Baggiore, director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's water quality di...Read More

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Some drivers in Arizona pay up to $586 extra each year in vehicle maintenance and repair costs, finds a new report. Credit: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Failing roads in Arizona can cost some drivers up to 586-dollars in extra vehicle repair and maintenance expense each year. That's according to a report from TRIP, a transportation research group. Carolyn Kelly, associate director of research and communications with TRIP, says the...Read More

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