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PNS Daily Newscast - October 27, 2020 


Protests as Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court; New York targets transportation, the state's biggest source of carbon pollution.


2020Talks - October 27, 2020 


U.S. Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote. GOP Sen. Susan Collins, up for reelection, is the lone vote against.

Public News Service - AZ: Media Reform

Experts say groups such as QAnon and others who traffic in false conspiracy theories are becoming increasingly involved in American politics. (Wikimedia Commons)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As Arizonans head to the polls, experts say that to make an informed choice, they should study and understand each candidate's position on the issues. But they also warn - this being 2020 - voters also should be aware some candidates base their positions, at least in part, on unprov

Studies show as many as one in four voters say they don't always trust the accuracy of the news stories in their social media inboxes. (Drobot Dean/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- For anyone who uses social media, it's a fact of modern life that some of the stories that come your way as news are either partially or totally false. With the presidential election just weeks away, media watchers say voters can expect to receive a flood of news items featuring ca

Almost 1 million Arizonans lack access to high-speed internet service, but state officials hope a grant program will help close that digital divide. (Funtap/Adobe Stock) <br /><br />

MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. - Most people don't think twice about logging onto the internet to take an online class or watch a movie - but for almost a million Arizonans, that's a near impossibility. For rural areas or poor neighborhoods, affordable broadband internet service often is unavailable. The S

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

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

PHOTO: Tom Wheeler (center), chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is seeking to regulate the Internet as a utility in order to ensure

PHOENIX - Internet use in Arizona and across the nation may soon be regulated as a utility. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler announced Wednesday he will seek to have the Internet regulated under Title II of the Communications Act. Whitney Kimball Coe, program associate

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