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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - AZ: Livable Wages/Working Families

A new report says lighting up costs the average New Mexico smoker more than $30,000 a year. (Alvimann/morguefile)

PHOENIX - We all know smoking cigarettes is an expensive habit, but have you ever thought about just how much money it costs a person over their lifetime? New research compiled by the online survey company WalletHub determined the average cost to each of America's 66 million tobacco users is between

Arizona officials are looking for volunteers to help count the number of people who are homeless in a one-night effort coming up Jan. 25. (ArielleJay/morguefile)

PHOENIX - Arizona officials are looking for volunteers to help count the number of people who are homeless in all of the state's towns and cities. This year's annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count takes place on Monday night, Jan. 25, and into the following morning. Anne Scott, human services plann

Family members enjoy a visit to Scottsdale's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. (City of Scottsdale)

PHOENIX - Do you live in a caring city? A new report says if you live in Scottsdale, Chandler or Gilbert, you do. The three Arizona cities are ranked near the top of a list of the most caring cities in the nation, according to a new survey. The group WalletHub has rated the country's 100 largest

Housekeepers are protesting for the third time this year what they say are hazardous conditions at a Tempe resort hotel. Credit: KConnors/morguefile.com

TEMPE, Ariz. – Housekeeping workers at a resort hotel in Tempe are holding a vigil in front of their employer's property to protest what they say are hazardous working conditions. Members of the Unite Here hospitality workers' union began a 10-day protest this weekend over reports of numerou

This portrait of caregiver Frank Ballasteros of Tucson and his Aunt Lupe was given to them as part of National Family Caregivers Month. Credit: AARP Arizona

PEORIA, Ariz. - More than half of Arizonans over age 45 are either caring for a family member or have done so in the past. That's one of the findings of a new telephone survey by AARP Arizona in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy says of the 1

Gov. Ducey to refugees: Not welcome in Arizona. Credit: AimeeLow/morguefile.com

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey's call for a moratorium on refugees entering Arizona in light of the recent terrorist attacks in France is drawing criticism from groups that assist in settling refugees. The immigrants rights group Puente and Catholic Charities of Arizona are among those protesting the g

Rebekah Friend, Arizona AFL-CIO executive director, thinks Arizonans comment on the U.S. Labor Department's proposal to extend overtime benefits to more workers. Credit: Arizona AFL-CIO

PHOENIX - The state's top union official thinks Arizonans should offer their input on the U.S. Labor Department's proposed update to the "overtime rule" before the comment period ends in early September. The overtime rule, which raises the overtime pay threshold to people making slightly more than

Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Credit: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

PHOENIX - Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Arizona lawmakers have a long history of making good water planning decisions, said Nicole Gonzalez Patterson, state director of Prot

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