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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2018 


CNN reveals an alleged Saudi connection to the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Early voting starts today in some states; poverty rates remain steady but many in New Jersey in need; and cautious praise for the feds proposal on drug ads.

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Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

The Nuns on the Bus at a 2015 event in St. Louis. (Nuns on the Bus Facebook)

PHOENIX – Election season is in high gear in Arizona, and amid messaging from candidates and political action committees, a new group joins the political conversation in the state this week: Roman Catholic nuns. The "Nuns on the Bus tour" is driving cross-country to share a message of economi

Arizonans have just two weeks left to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. (Richard Masoner/Flickr)

PHOENIX – Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and voting rights advocates are hoping to see strong civic engagement across Arizona. Arizona broke its voting record for a primary this August, with about 33 percent turnout, or 1.2 million voters. But even with a record showing, that

An estimated 50,000 teachers marched to the Arizona Capitol last spring to demand more public education funding. (Arizona Education Association/Flickr)

PHOENIX — Teachers nationwide are wearing red today in support of public education. Here in Arizona, educators are vowing to continue to fight for better schools in the state, despite an education funding initiative that was blocked from ballots. The state Supreme Court last week removed an

The National Partnership for New Americans reports the U.S. citizenship application backlog in Arizona has grown 129 percent since December 2015. (Flickr)

PHOENIX – The backlog of applications from legal residents waiting to become U.S. citizens has skyrocketed, and immigration rights groups are demanding answers, saying the delays are of special concern in an election year. More than 14,000 Arizonans are legal permanent residents who qualify

Health care, Social Security and Medicare were all called

PHOENIX – Older voters in Arizona may determine the outcome of the November midterm election, and a new poll from AARP and Politico gives some insight into what concerns Arizonans over age 50 the most. The poll shows more than 70 percent of Arizona voters over 50 want the federal government

Student activists are holding a rally today and a march a week from Saturday to push for gun-violence prevention measures. (Students Against Gun Violence)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – High-school students across Arizona will take part in a nationwide walkout today to protest gun violence in schools. A number of schools in the Phoenix area are on spring break, so many of those students said they're planning a day of action in the State Capitol rose garden,

Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally earned an 11 percent rating on the latest Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters. (McSally.house.gov)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The annual League of Conservation Voters environmental scorecard is out – and all five of Arizona's Republican U.S. House members and both senators scored 11 percent or less. The League looked at how each lawmaker voted in 2017 and found Representatives Paul Gosar, Dav

Groups supporting DACA recipients are rallying in Phoenix at 6 P.M. today.

PHOENIX – Jewish groups in Arizona are holding a rally this evening in Phoenix to show their support for the "Dreamers" - people who were brought to the U.S. as children. The DACA program, which gives them legal status, expires next Monday, and so far there is no agreement in Congress to hel

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