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PNS Daily Newscast - June 27, 2019 


More time on the ground for the Boeing 737 MAX. Also on our Thursday rundown: A diverse group tackles the topic of salmon recovery. Plus, summer bees are buzzing, but for how long?

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Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

Today (Friday) is World Press Freedom Day, created by the United Nations to support the free flow of information around the world. (Razihusen/AdobeStock)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Today is United Nations' World Press Freedom Day, and events are planned across the globe. However, journalists and other experts see recent events as more proof that that Americans should consider how to protect their own press freedoms. Despite constitutional protections, t

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

U.S. military veterans, many with PTSD and other emotional difficulties, find the camaraderie of exploring wilderness areas cathartic. (Pixabay)

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A group of military veterans - including a representative from Arizona - are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of Congress about preserving America's wilderness areas. The veterans delivered letters urging members to pass a package of bills aimed at protec

Arizona utilities only generate about 10 percent of the state's energy with renewable sources such as solar panels, wind turbines and hydroelectric dams. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – Backers of a defeated ballot measure aimed at significantly increasing renewable energy in Arizona say they'll continue to push for more wind and solar power. The initiative, Proposition 127, failed by a more than 2-to-1 margin Tuesday despite multi-million-dollar campaigns both fo

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

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