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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

Voters rallied outside Rep. Martha McSally's office, urging the Tucson Democrat to vote against the American Health Care Act. (Dennis Newman)

TUCSON, Ariz. – On a blistering afternoon, more than 100 voters took to the sidewalks outside the office of Rep. Martha McSally, urging her to vote no on the GOP health care plan. The Southern Arizona Republican says she's still undecided. One of the voters calling on McSally to vote again

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States.

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona State Senate is expected to begin work this week on a series of bills that would have Arizona join the call for a Constitutional Convention. The Arizona House already passed legislation to hold a convention, specifically to consider a balanced budget amendment. Now 30 s

Congresswoman Martha McSally speaking at a town hall in Sahuarita, Arizona on February 23. (Dennis Newman/PNS)

SAHUARITA, Ariz. -- Just two weeks after dismissing town halls as "political theatre," Congresswoman Martha McSally met face to face with voters from her swing district in Southern Arizona. In a meeting that was polite and boisterous, Southern Arizona voters finally got the chance to hear from Rep

Protesters sang patriotic songs in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Tucson to protest immigration raids. (Indivisible Southern Arizona)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dozens of protesters serenaded Sen. John McCain's Tucson office with patriotic songs on Sunday as a way of speaking out against the latest wave of immigration raids that swept up hundreds of people in six states over five days last week. Officials at the Immigration and Customs En

A package of bills to reform the initiative and referendum process are being heard in the state Senate Government Committee today. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Groups advocating for clean elections are criticizing a package of bills to allegedly "reform" the state's voter initiative and referendum processes, four of which are slated for a hearing at the Statehouse this morning. HDR 2002 would ask voters to repeal the Voter Protection Act,

Civil rights activists are rallying today at the Arizona State Capitol. (United Against Hate Coalition)

PHOENIX – Several hundred people from the United Against Hate Coalition will attend a rally at the state Capitol today, the first day of the new legislative session. The rally, which they are calling the "People's State of the State Address," aims to push political leaders to stand up for ci

A new think tank, the Arizona Center For Economic Progress, launches today. (Center for Economic Progress)

PHOENIX -- A new economic think tank is launching today in the Grand Canyon State. It's called the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. The center is a division of the Children's Action Alliance, and its purpose is to build coalitions that will push for sound public policy to put the state in a s

Arizona Latinos overwhelmingly support clean energy, according to a new poll. (Adamkaz/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Nine out of ten Latinos in Arizona want Congress to pass a bill to combat climate change, and 95 percent think it's "extremely or somewhat important" that legislators and the incoming Trump administration take action to increase the use of clean energy, according to a new poll. The rese

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