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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - AZ: Civic Engagement

The student-led group March for Our Lives Arizona hosted a town hall meeting with local lawmakers to discuss their agenda to curb gun violence. (guruXOX/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona politicians got the chance to hear from future voters this week at a town hall meeting on gun violence held by the student group March for Our Lives. The gun-control advocates, made up mostly of high school and college students, formed as part of a national movement

Immigration advocates gathered more than 18,000 signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot to make Tucson a

TUCSON, Ariz. – Groups pushing to make Tucson a sanctuary city say they are redoubling their efforts after the mass shooting in El Paso that they maintain was aimed at Hispanics. Following a petition drive by immigration advocates, the Tucson Families Free and Together initiative has been

A Traffic HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK beacon) installed on a Phoenix street makes crossing the road safer for pedestrians. (City of Phoenix)

PHOENIX – With pedestrian deaths increasing rapidly in recent years, Arizona streets now rank as some of the most dangerous in the country. A new study by the advocacy group Smart Growth America ranks Arizona among the top 10 most dangerous for auto-pedestrian fatalities, with one section of

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

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