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PNS Daily Newscast - January 16, 2018  


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Public News Service - AZ: Immigrant Issues

Immigrant-rights advocates pleaded for a deal on DACA at a recent protest. (Promize Arizona)

PHOENIX -- Leaders in Arizona's immigrant-rights community are launching an all-out campaign to get lawmakers to pass the Dream Act as part of the federal budget, which has to be approved by Friday. The group Promise Arizona held a five-hour "souls to the phones" event on Sunday, and plan another f

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

The National Immigrant Integration Conference in Phoenix this week will tackle issues like DACA, TPS, and President Trump's travel ban. (Phil Soto)

PHOENIX -- More than 1,000 people are attending the nation's largest conference on immigrant integration, today and tomorrow at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event is designed to bring grassroots organizers together from across the county to fight the anti-immigrant policies of the Trump admi

The National Association of Social Workers has asked the Trump administration to declare gun violence a national health emergency on par with the opioid crisis. (Rich Legg/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Hundreds of social workers will gather in Phoenix this Friday to tackle some of the toughest ethical and political issues facing society - from mass shootings to health care, child abuse and drug addiction. There are about 10,000 social workers in the state working to address behavioral

President Donald Trump is moving forward with a Phoenix rally on Tues., despite a request to delay it from the city's mayor. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - Civil rights and immigrants' rights groups are planning a giant protest Tuesday outside the Phoenix Convention Center where President Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign-style rally at 6 p.m. Organizers are expecting thousands to protest a possible pardon of former Maricopa County S

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

Hundreds of bodies are found in the desert near the U.S.-Mexico border every year. (Jonathan McIntosh/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- This week, a group from Tucson's Colibri Center for Human Rights is traveling to New York and New Jersey to take cheek-swab DNA samples from families who have missing loved ones last seen at the U.S.-Mexico border. The DNA results will be compared with the unidentified remains of

As of 2014, Arizona was home to 2.1 million Hispanics, almost one-third of its population. (Octavio Lopez/Morguefile)

NOGALES, Ariz. – Minorities are increasingly becoming the lifeblood of rural Arizona counties - helping many grow and slowing the economic decline of others, according to a new report. Analysts from Headwaters Economics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research firm, crunched the numbers from the U

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