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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: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Phoenix, AZ – Arizonans who are relatively well-off may not notice it, but labor leaders say the Obama stimulus package will make a noticeable difference for working families whose lives are affected by the recession. Bob Grossfeld, a spokesperson for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 9

Tucson, AZ – Authorities in Australia say some of that country’s 200-plus wildfire victims might have survived if they'd evacuated immediately, and an Arizona expert agrees. La'Tresa Jester, disaster services director for Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, says people in areas pr

Phoenix, AZ – President Obama's economic stimulus plan can't come soon enough for the growing number of Arizonans hard hit by the recession, according to social help agencies. The Arizona Community Action Association reports parts of the state are seeing a 60- to 80-percent jump in demand for

Phoenix, AZ – It's back to work today for many in Arizona, and some workers will be taking home a bigger paycheck this week. Those on the bottom rung of Arizona's economic ladder will see a pay hike in 2009, as the state's minimum wage rises from $6.90 to $7.25 an hour. The five-percent increa

Phoenix, AZ – As the economic downturn deepens, thousands of eligible Arizonans could be receiving help with their monthly food bills if they would only ask. Social service agencies are scrambling to spread the word as a new report from the Food Action and Research Center shows Maricopa County

Phoenix, AZ – It's not just poor families who are being hit squarely in their wallets and pocketbooks by rising food prices. In a recent Wall Street Journal survey, 75 percent of families say they've started limiting the number of shopping trips they make each week, as a way to save on their g

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