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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - AZ: Livable Wages/Working Families

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 – The future of Arizona's middle class may hang in the balance as workers await more details on President-elect Obama's job-creating public works plan, according to a major Arizona labor leader. Jim McLaughlin, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 39, sa

Phoenix, AZ – They like the decision to extend jobless benefits for seven more weeks, but Arizona social welfare activists say what's really needed is a New Deal-style jobs program. The advocates point to the state's pressing infrastructure needs and prospects for an extended recession. Kati

Phoenix, AZ – Pay cuts, job losses and other economic factors are pushing parents to take thousands of Arizona children out of regulated child care and into unlicensed home-based child care. Children's advocates say the savings do come with some potential problems, and offer short-term and lon

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 – Teachers' pay at Arizona childcare centers remains at poverty levels, according to a new report, although preschool instructors work with children at a critical time in their development. Experts say 90 percent of a child's brain development occurs in the preschool years, before

Phoenix AZ - Most Americans are not receiving the medical care and attention they need, according to a new study that indicates one-third have had trouble paying their medical bills in the past year. The result, says the Kaiser Family Foundation, is that many families are avoiding healthcare altoget

Phoenix, AZ – Sagging ceilings, cracked walls, and shifting floors sound like a scene from a Halloween haunted house, but they're part of a real-life list of home construction defects in Arizona. What do you do when your dream home becomes such a nightmare - and the builder would rather fight

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