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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. - Two major Arizona utilities are seeking rate hikes based in part on recovering lost revenue due to energy conservation by their customers. APS and Southwest Gas contend that customers will benefit in the long run because the utilities will have incentive to continue energy-efficien

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The start of fall this week brings the annual observance of National Fall Prevention Day. Falls have now replaced car crashes, shootings and stabbings as the number one cause of traumatic injury, especially for those over age 65, experts say. According to Paula Segebarth, injury p

PHOENIX - More than 1 million Arizonans are family caregivers, providing care valued at nearly $10 billion a year, according to a recent AARP report on the growth in unpaid care-giving. Most caregivers are women who spend a good part of their week helping an adult relative, says Cynthia Fagyas, com

PHOENIX, Ariz. - AARP state leaders from across the country, including Arizona, met with congressional delegations in Washington, D.C., this week, urging them to keep Medicare and Social Security off the table in the heated talks about raising the federal debt ceiling. Former AARP Arizona state pres

PHOENIX - More than half of the growing senior population in Arizona cities will soon have little or no access to public transportation, according to a new study. With baby boomers reaching retirement age and eventually giving up driving, the problem is expected to worsen. The study by the advocacy

PHOENIX - Prevent harmful cuts to Medicare and Social Security: That's the message from AARP in light of the current budget talks on Capitol Hill. The organization warns that the safety net for older Americans could be at risk unless Congress raises the federal debt limit and votes down budget propo

PHOENIX - Today is National Fall Prevention Day, aimed at reducing falls that killed 730 Arizonans last year and sent more than 116,000 others to emergency rooms. Paula Segebarth, injury prevention coordinator at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, says falls will soon replace car crash

PHOENIX - Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security. It's a program that was created during the depths of the Great Depression, when most older Americans were struggling with poverty. Since then, it's been credited for keeping millions of Americans out of poverty, including seniors, peo

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