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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - AZ: Social Justice

Petra Falcon gathered with community members and religious leaders Friday in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Phoenix to speak out against the separation of migrant children from their families. (Katherine Davis-Young/PNS)

PHOENIX — Immigration rights advocates in Arizona and around the country are continuing to speak out against the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. About 2,000 children were separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border

Legislators in Arizona voted nearly unanimously to allow courts to keep 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system through their 19th birthday. (Joe Gratz/Flickr)

PHOENIX – A bill awaiting Gov. Doug Ducey's signature would give courts more time to try youth offenders as juveniles. Advocates say this would be an important step to ensure that young people receive age-appropriate treatment in Arizona's criminal justice system. Currently, under Arizona

Immigrant-rights advocates pleaded for a deal on DACA at a recent protest. (Promize Arizona)

PHOENIX -- Leaders in Arizona's immigrant-rights community are launching an all-out campaign to get lawmakers to pass the Dream Act as part of the federal budget, which has to be approved by Friday. The group Promise Arizona held a five-hour "souls to the phones" event on Sunday, and plans another

Latino groups are vowing to revive the Bazta Arpaio campaign to defeat him in his bid for the U.S. Senate. (Gage Skidmore)

PHOENIX – Groups that fought to kick former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio out of office are now mobilizing to defeat him in his bid this November for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio lost his job of 24 years in November 2016 and was found guilty o

Statistics show that the Arizona economy improved markedly after the minimum wage hike last January. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Millions of Arizonans are getting a bump in pay starting Monday – when the minimum wage goes up from $10 to $10.50 an hour. Voters passed Proposition 206 in 2016, so the minimum wage jumped from $8.05 to $10 last January. Tomas Robles, co-executive director of the gr

The National Immigrant Integration Conference in Phoenix this week will tackle issues like DACA, TPS, and President Trump's travel ban. (Phil Soto)

PHOENIX -- More than 1,000 people are attending the nation's largest conference on immigrant integration, today and tomorrow at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event is designed to bring grassroots organizers together from across the county to fight the anti-immigrant policies of the Trump admi

Nationwide protests this week aim to convince the Federal Communications Commission to keep net neutrality rules in place. (Max Kohler/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Protesters are gathering in Phoenix, Tempe, Surprise and Tucson Wednesday to support a free and open Internet as part of 600 events nationwide to protect net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote Dec. 14 on whether to lift rules that keep Internet service

A new report shows low-income Arizonans are 18 percent less likely to be registered to vote compared with high-income voters.(Svablar/morguefile)

PHOENIX – The American Civil Liberties Union Arizona released a report on Tuesday alleging widespread violations of the National Voter Registration Act that could have hindered registration for tens of thousands of low-income Arizonans. Federal law requires the Motor Vehicle Division (MDV) t

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