PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 

Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  

The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - AZ: Livable Wages/Working Families

A 20 million dollar federal grant is aimed at improving preschool enrollment in Arizona. Credit: Homeward Bound.

PHOENIX – Arizona has among the nation's lowest rates of preschool enrollment, but the state is receiving a $20 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help change that. Supporters of early learning say the grant could be a game-changer, if funding remains in place over the long term. P

PHOTO: Their studies of animal behavior have taken Dieter and Netzin Stecklis around the world, and they use their research to inform their UA courses on fatherhood and families. Photo courtesy University of Arizona.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona ranks 42nd in a national survey by state of important factors for working fathers, including health and child-care costs. WalletHub gives Arizona low ratings for economic and social well-being, and says the state has the highest number of dads with children younger than 18 li

PHOTO: Hundreds of postcards from across the state are being sent to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey expressing concern about this year's budget cuts to education, child care and other programs. Photo credit: Troy Wilde.

PHOENIX – Funding cuts to education, child care and other programs resulting from this year's legislative session continue to draw protests from around Arizona. Several nonprofit organizations held a press conference in Phoenix on Wednesday to show hundreds of postcards from Arizonans being s

PHOTO: A public meeting in Phoenix tomorrow is focused on educating voters about the TPP trade agreement, as Congress prepares to vote on fast-track authority for the controversial and secretive trade deal. Photo courtesy of the Arizona AFL-CIO.

PHOENIX - Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson) is holding a public meeting in Phoenix on Friday on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, or TPP. Congress is preparing to vote on Trade Promotion Authority, also called fast track, which the Senate passed last month. Re

PHOTO: Older Americans in Arizona could have an impact on future policies and programs for seniors by offering comments and feedback at a Tuesday forum in Phoenix, part of the build-up to the White House Conference on Aging to be held in July. Photo courtesy of White House Conference on Aging.

PHOENIX - Retirement security and elder justice are among the topics on the agenda at a regional forum on aging being held Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Arizona event is part of the build-up to the White House Conference on Aging this summer. Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president

PHOTO: The Internet in Arizona and across the nation will be regulated as a utility if the FCC votes Thursday in support of proposed rules. Photo courtesy Connecticut Dept. of Developmental Services.

PHOENIX - A vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday could affect the Internet in Arizona and across the nation. The five-member commission is considering rules that could regulate the Internet as a utility. Speaking earlier this month at the University of Colorado at Boulder, F

PHOTO: More than 200,000 people in Arizona signed up or re-enrolled for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act's most recent Open Enrollment period, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

PHOENIX – Some 204,187 people in Arizona signed up for a health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act during the Open Enrollment period that ended Feb. 15, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Stan Williams, Arizona organizing director for Enroll Amer

PHOTO: The health of some children in Arizona has suffered since the KidsCare program ended a year ago, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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PHOENIX – Thousands of children in Arizona may not be getting the medical attention they need because the state stopped funding its KidsCare program, which provided health insurance for lower income families. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families conclu

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