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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 


University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and reasons now is the time to hire a worker with a disability.

2020Talks - May 25, 2020 


Overseas service members and people with physical disabilities will be able to vote online this year in West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Election security experts have some concerns.

Public News Service - AZ: Disabilities

Some elections officials choose to close polling places rather than bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (lazyllama/Adobe Stock)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A new report says polling places in Arizona and elsewhere are too often inaccessible to people with disabilities, despite the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The report from the National Disability Rights Network says when some polling stations are found to be

The Arizona Family Caregiver Grant Program would help family caregivers cover the cost of items such as wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars and other modifications. (Leonid/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX – A bill pending before the Arizona State Legislature would help families pay some of the expenses of keeping a disabled relative at home. The measure, the Family Caregiver Grant Program, is specifically designed to help families care for relatives and keep them out of taxpayer-suppo

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

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