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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - AZ: Human Rights/Racial Justice

A new report shows Arizona has among the highest numbers of Latino children without health insurance in the country. (AndyDean/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The number of Latino children with health insurance in Arizona and many other states, which had improved steadily over past decades, is dropping. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says Arizona had the fifth-highest number of un

Migrants and others often face long lines and other delays at the U.S.-Mexico border in their quest to gain asylum in the United States. (JDenmark/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Despite a ruling that could allow asylum seekers now waiting in Mexico into Arizona, social service agencies don't expect a huge influx across the border. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy, but only within its juris

A U.S. Border Patrol agent guards migrants at one of several detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. (US Border Patrol and Immigration)

TUCSON, Ariz. - After years of delays and legal wrangling, testimony began this week in a lawsuit to force the U.S. Border Patrol to upgrade its migrant detention facilities. The suit seeks to force the federal agency to improve what the plaintiffs call substandard conditions in its Tucson sector sh

A U.S. Border Patrol officer opens and drains a water bottle left by No More Deaths volunteers to help migrants in the Agua Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in 2017. (NoMoreDeaths)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Government prosecutors in Tucson federal court are set to open a retrial today of a humanitarian aid worker who helped migrants in the Arizona desert. The original trial of Scott Warren on charges related to providing food, water and shelter to undocumented migrants ended in Ju

The group No More Deaths supported has posted banners near the Cabeza Prieta refuge supporting the group's efforts to provide aid to migrants. (Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nine volunteer aid workers go on trial in Tucson this week for providing humanitarian aid to immigrants at risk crossing the Arizona desert. The defendants, all volunteers with the nonprofit group No More Deaths, were charged in 2017 with misdemeanors for their activities in

The ACLU found more than half of people in Arizona prisons were imprisoned for nonviolent offenses. (bethc/Twenty20)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona's incarceration rate is among the highest in the country, and a new report from the ACLU says that comes at a huge cost to taxpayers. More than 41,000 people were imprisoned in Arizona last year, and the ACLU reports the per-capita imprisonment rate in the state has

Petra Falcon gathered with community members and religious leaders Friday in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Phoenix to speak out against the separation of migrant children from their families. (Katherine Davis-Young/PNS)

PHOENIX — Immigration rights advocates in Arizona and around the country are continuing to speak out against the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. About 2,000 children were separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border

The Center for American Progress says many LGBT detainees in ICE custody are asylum seekers, and shouldn't be kept in detention while awaiting immigration hearings. (Chris Chitaroni/Twenty20)

PHOENIX — New data shows lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants are 97 times more likely to face sexual assault in federal detention centers than the general population. Analysis from the Center for American Progress shows detention centers are especially dangerous for transgender

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