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PNS Daily Newscast - June 21, 2018 


President Donald Trump reverses course on some aspects of his border policy. Also on the Thursday rundown: with the midterms approaching we will take you to a state, you might not expect to be reaching out to Latino voters: and Dan Heyman has a novel angle on the utility of medical marijuana

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Some of the residents of First Place AZ will be part of a

PHOENIX - New condo and apartment complexes under construction are a common sight in downtown Phoenix, but the project known as First Place AZ is different. The $15.3 million apartment building, which will open this summer, is designed for adults with autism. The plan includes numerous safety featu

Arizona ranks in the middle of the pack, 26th in the nation, on a new scorecard for the availability and quality of long-term care services and supports. (AARP)

PHOENIX -- Arizona ranks 26th in the nation for providing quality long-term care services and supports for its older residents and those living with disabilities. It's a marked decline from 2014, when the state ranked 21st - and from 2011, when it ranked 15th in the nation. The findings come from a

The Arizona Legislature reversed an earlier vote and reinstated the KidsCare health insurance program last week. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Under intense political pressure from all directions, the Arizona Legislature reversed itself late last week and reinstated the state's Children's Health Insurance Program. The KidsCare bill, which was signed immediately by Gov. Doug Ducey, passed when 14 Republicans in the House and fiv

A bill to restore Arizona's KidsCare health insurance program advanced this week in the state legislature. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - A bill to fully restore Arizona's KidsCare health insurance program cleared a major hurdle this week when it was approved unanimously by the state House Committee on Health. During the recession, the program was scaled back because of its cost, but now Arizona is the only remaining state

Arizona residents can get free, in-person help signing up for health insurance coverage before the Sunday deadline at coveraz.org/connector. (HealthCare.gov)<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

PHOENIX - People who are uninsured and have not signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act have until this Sunday to enroll. Information and registration for the health insurance marketplace, also known as 'Obamacare,' is available on healthcare.gov, but Arizonans can also get free

Wednesday's Powerball drawing could be worth $1.5 billion or more, but experts are concerned that many people may spend too much money buying lottery tickets when they can't afford them. (MRichardson)

PHOENIX - With the Powerball lottery payout reaching $1.5 billion as of late Tuesday, there is concern that many people could be spending beyond their means to buy lottery tickets. Just in the last week, Lottery officials say Arizona residents spent more than $30 million on the Powerball game in h

This portrait of caregiver Frank Ballasteros of Tucson and his Aunt Lupe was given to them as part of National Family Caregivers Month. Credit: AARP Arizona

PEORIA, Ariz. - More than half of Arizonans over age 45 are either caring for a family member or have done so in the past. That's one of the findings of a new telephone survey by AARP Arizona in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy says of the 1

Pets are proven to improve their owner's health. Credit: Arizona Humane Society

MESA, Az. - Statistics show pet owners have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rates. So this weekend the the AARP and the Arizona Humane Society are teaming up let pet owners show their animals some love. The groups are co-hosting a "Paws for Your Pets" event in Mesa on Saturday. Cynthia

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