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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 


Students send a stern message to President Trump on guns. Also on our nationwide rundown: One expert's view of why canceling student-loan debt would boost the economy; plus the Trump budget calls for a 90-percent cut to a decades-old public lands program.

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Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

Latino groups gathered Tuesday evening in Phoenix to watch the State of the Union address. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX – Progressive groups in Arizona are giving President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night mostly negative reviews, saying they like the points he made about prison reform and lowering drug prices, but were deeply disappointed in his approach to other big issues, incl

Latino groups are vowing to revive the Bazta Arpaio campaign to defeat him in his bid for the U.S. Senate. (Gage Skidmore)

PHOENIX – Groups that fought to kick former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio out of office are now mobilizing to defeat him in his bid this November for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio lost his job of 24 years in November 2016 and was found guilty o

Many activists believe the flooding in Houston was worsened by climate change, and oppose the nomination of climate skeptic Kathleen Hartnett White to the federal Council on Environmental Quality. (Crap Mariner/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX -- Leaders in Arizona's Latino community are speaking out against President Donald Trump's presumptive nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality. Critics say Kathleen Hartnett White's record and positions make her a poor choice to head the agency that advises the White House on

A new report shows low-income Arizonans are 18 percent less likely to be registered to vote compared with high-income voters.(Svablar/morguefile)

PHOENIX – The American Civil Liberties Union Arizona released a report on Tuesday alleging widespread violations of the National Voter Registration Act that could have hindered registration for tens of thousands of low-income Arizonans. Federal law requires the Motor Vehicle Division (MDV) t

Multiple health insurance sign-up events are planned during the 45-day enrollment period. (AZ PIRG Education Fund)

PHOENIX – The annual enrollment period for the federal health insurance marketplace – Healthcare.gov – starts Wednesday. It lasts until Dec. 15, and to get help you can go to CoverAZ.org/connector. There you can make a free appointment with a navigator who will help you find ou

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., excoriated the divisive nature of modern politics as he declared his intention to retire when his term ends in 14 months. (Gage Skidmore)

PHOENIX - Progressive groups in Arizona say they sense an opportunity now that Sen. Jeff Flake has decided to retire in 14 months, at the end of his term. Flake, R-Ariz., has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's political style. On Tuesday, he blasted the new way of doing business in Was

Of its total population of about 7 million, 3.6 million Arizonans are registered to vote. (Arizona PIRG)

PHOENIX -- Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and advocates say there are still millions of Arizonans who are eligible to vote but aren't currently registered. And of the 3.6 million Arizona residents who are registered, only three-quarters voted in the last presidential election. Arizona

Statistics show tailpipe pollution causes 53,000 early deaths a year in the United States. (Lutgradio/Morguefile)

PHOENIX — Clean air advocates are speaking out in the wake of a move by the Trump administration to roll back standards on clean cars and fuel efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and got an earful from groups concerned about ai

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