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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2018 


Trump’s Secretary of State nominee gets a narrow thumbs up, but his Veteran’s Affairs nominee is put on hold. Also on our rundown: Protests against Wells Fargo set for Des Moines today; and cannabis advocates blame Florida officials for “reefer madness.”

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Public News Service - AZ: Energy Policy

Arizona has one of the sunniest climates, but also one of the lowest renewable energy standards in the West. (CleanHealthyAZ)

PHOENIX — A coalition of community groups and health organizations is throwing its support behind a ballot initiative, filed on Tuesday, that would force investor-owned utilities such as Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power and electric cooperatives to get 50 percent of their energy f

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

Advocates are pressing Gov. Doug Ducey to take a different path on climate change than President Trump. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – The scariest thing this Halloween may just be the effects of climate change - but the solutions aren't frightening at all. That's the message that a group of faith, business and conservation leaders are sending to Gov. Doug Ducey this Halloween. They're delivering a letter today si

A recent study by the Energy and Policy Institute showed that rooftop solar has generated 260,000 jobs in Arizona in recent years.(MT Aero)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Conservation advocates in Tucson are asking everyone to turn off their lights tomorrow at 8:30 PM - to protest Tucson Electric Power's rate case, which critics say will make rooftop solar less affordable. TEP is asking the Arizona Corporation Commission to approve a $25-30 mont

Under a new agreement, most Arizonans would see at least a $12 monthly increase to their electricity bill. (Jamie Beverly/Flickr)

PHOENIX - Arizonans have a chance to put in their two cents on Arizona Public Service's proposed rate-hike request for electricity before utility regulators decide on it next week. If approved, customers would see an increase of $6 in their electric charges, and another $6 or more added to the basi

A proposal to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has spurred competing legislation in Congress, and Arizonans are being asked to weigh in. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

PHOENIX – Alaska Natives are touring the Southwest this week, drumming up support for a bill in Congress to ban oil and gas drilling in parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in tribe spoke in Tucson yesterday and will speak in Phoenix today. They're showing a

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

National security experts say unrest in Syria was worsened by drought linked to climate change.(zabelin/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Experts on national security are condemning efforts by the Trump administration to reverse Obama-era climate change policy. Citing a desire to protect jobs in the coal industry, President Trump recently signed executive orders that start the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, wh

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