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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Public News Service - AZ: Education

Phoenix, AZ – Full-day kindergarten makes a tempting target for Arizona lawmakers struggling to close a billion dollar-plus budget hole. OutgoingDemocratic Gov. Janet Napolitano has been able to defend the program against cuts, but with a Republican taking over, "all-day K" faces an uncertain

Phoenix, AZ – With the state facing a budget gap of more than $1 billion, Arizona education advocates are pushing lawmakers to protect school funding when they meet next month. Despite large state budget deficits in recent years, Arizona's Democratic governor, Janet Napolitano, was able to t

Phoenix, AZ – The refugees come from Iraq and Afghanistan, Somalia and Eritrea, places of conflict and despair. In the U.S. their futures are brighter, but they need skills to find work. The start of Arizona's peak tourism season increases chances for hotel jobs. Irene Wharry, English Language

Tucson, AZ – A Tucson after-school tutoring program aimed at low-income nine-to-twelve-year-olds has unexpectedly found itself attracting African refugee children. Susie Elliott, program manager of the Lutheran Church-run ASPIRE program, says the African kids arrive in the U.S. with English s

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's projected billion-dollar budget gap gets the attention today of Arizona's governor and legislative leaders. On the chopping block is the state education budget. Education advocates hope school spending gets trimmed, not whacked. Leaders have tough choices to make, be

Phoenix, AZ – The idea sounds simple: Consolidate several small school districts to save money on overhead. However, some say it could result in a bureaucratic nightmare and loss of local control. On Nov. 4, voters in 76 Arizona elementary and high school districts will decide whether or not t

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