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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - AZ: Livable Wages/Working Families

Phoenix, AZ – President Barack Obama visits a Mesa high school this morning to unveil a 50-billion dollar plan to help struggling families avoid defaulting on their mortgages. Carol Stambaugh of the National Association of Social Workers says that even aside from the obvious financial hit fo

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

Phoenix, AZ – Wall Street got its bailout; and now, thousands of Main Street American families say it's their turn. A year-long process featuring 65 town hall meetings and 30,000 participants has produced a National Family Platform called "Equal Voice," a blueprint that urges a comprehensive a

Phoenix, AZ – Congress appears poised to include major funding for "green" jobs in the economic stimulus package - but a new report says those green jobs won't last if they don't offer decent pay and benefits. The report, by Good Jobs First, says the initiative will be unsustainable if all it

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 – Children's advocates hope to convince state lawmakers not to scrap the federally-assisted state insurance program, called KidsCare. Many gathered yesterday at the Arizona State Capitol to celebrate the 10th birthday of the program, which provides low-cost health coverage for 60,0

Phoenix, AZ – National parks advocates are calling the current recession "an historic opportunity" to re-invest in what have been called "America's Wonderlands." They're hoping federal job-creation dollars will help reduce a massive, $9 billion parks maintenance backlog. Roads and parking lots

Phoenix, AZ – Several key indicators of children's well-being indicate the situation for kids is getting worse, even before factoring in the impacts of the current recession. Arizona is no exception. In fact, Arizona is among the top 10 states for kids living in poverty, according to a new rep

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