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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - AZ: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

A state judge has overturned a 2016 Arizona law designed to water down the state's campaign finance laws. (Flickr)

PHOENIX — A state judge has overturned an effort by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature to dilute the powers of the state's Clean Elections Commission. The court tossed out a sweeping 2016 law that created significant loopholes in the two-decades-old, voter-approved measure designe

Leaked letters from Dow Chemical executives indicate they've asked the Trump administration to scuttle studies critical of Dow pesticide products. (Wasan Gredpree/iStockphoto)

TUCSON, Ariz. – An Arizona-based conservation group is raising questions about Dow Chemical's attempts to convince the Trump administration to drop studies that show its pesticides could harm endangered species. In a series of leaked letters, Dow executives ask Environmental Protection Agenc

Anti-corruption groups are pushing a proposal to require that shell companies list their true owners to law enforcement. (cohdra/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Anti-corruption advocates are pushing Congress to pass legislation to make it harder for criminals to launder money through shell companies in the United States. Right now, human traffickers, terrorists, drug and weapons dealers and corrupt officials in poor countries can all use U.

The Sierra Club is disputing the Arizona Game and Fish Departmentís claim that Grand Canyon uranium mining isnít harmful to the endangered California condor. (kojohirano/iStockphoto)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The State of Arizona is demanding that the Sierra Club retract claims that California condors face danger from expanded uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. In a fundraising letter to supporters, Sierra Club National Executive Director Michael Brune said that expanding

Arizona is marking National Voter Registration Day with registration events across the state, including at Arizona State University in Tempe. Credit: Kristine Kisky/Morguefile.

TEMPE, Ariz. – Today marks National Voter Registration Day, and civic groups are holding registration drives in libraries and schools across the state, including at Arizona State University in Tempe. Shirley Sandelands, president of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, says it's crucial to

PHOTO: People and organizations around the U.S. are planning events today, to mark the fifth anniversary of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that increased some political campaign donation limits. Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern.

PHOENIX - Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. The result, says Stephen Spaulding, p

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Oil and gas companies will enjoy more than $78 billion in federal tax breaks in the next five years, according to a new report from the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense. The report says ending those subsidies is a good first step toward reducing government debt. Michael Sur

PHOENIX - California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is about to top $100 million in campaign spending, most of it from her own personal fortune. The head of Arizona's publicly-financed system calls it "a mixed blessing" when someone spends that much on their own campaign. Todd Lang, executive

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