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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio stumped for Donald Trump in Phoenix during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - Civil-liberties groups in Arizona are slamming the idea of a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after President Trump said he is seriously considering such a move ahead of a rumored visit to the state next week. Arpaio, 85, faces six months in jail for violating a court

Protests to save the Affordable Care Act, such as this one in January, will continue this Saturday in more than 100 cities across the United States. (Save My Care)

PHOENIX - Even as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cast the crucial 50th vote to open debate on the GOP health plan, groups in Arizona continued their own plans for big pro-Affordable Care Act rallies in Tucson tonight and in Tucson, Flagstaff and Phoenix on Saturday. The events are part of a nationwide

Protestors from Arizona joined a large group that disrupted the last day of the legislative session in Austin, Texas, on Monday, to oppose a bill similar to SB 1070. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX – The specter of SB 1070 is back - this time in Texas - and about a thousand people, including dozens from Arizona, rallied at the Texas Legislature in Austin to protest the new law. Senate Bill 4, signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a few weeks ago, declares sanctuary cities ill

Long lings plagued Maricopa County during the 2016 primary election, spurring legislators to propose the Voting Access Act. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX — Lawmakers in the U.S. House reintroduced a bill on Wednesday mandating that no voter should have to wait in line for more than an hour to cast a ballot. The Voting Access Act would establish standards for staffing and placement of polling locations - to prevent nightmare scenarios

The deadline arrives Thursday for the Senate to uphold or repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. (Chris Jordan Bloch/Earthjustice)

NAVAJO NATION -- A vote on whether to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule could come in the U.S. Senate in the next few days, and tribal leaders are stepping up to support the rule. The Methane Waste Rule requires oil and gas companies to install equipment to capture methane

Progressive groups, labor activists and immigrants' rights groups will be protesting today in observance of May Day. (PDA)

PHOENIX -- Today is May Day, also known as International Worker's Day, a celebration of labor rights that has evolved in recent years into a day to also honor the contributions of immigrants. The group Puente Arizona will be leading a rally at 4 p.m. at the Statehouse Complex against the immigrati

Deedra Abboud, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate, emphasizes issues such as affordable child care, education, health care, wage equality and social unity. (Abboud 2018)

PHOENIX – On Monday, Deedra Abboud, an immigration attorney from Phoenix, became the first Democrat to enter the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate in a bid to unseat incumbent Republican Jeff Flake. Abboud also makes a bit of history by becoming the first Muslim-American in Arizona to run for high

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

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