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Harvey Weinstein in custody after being convicted of felony sex crimes. And U.S. Supreme Court to consider foster-parenting rights of same-sex couples.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - AZ: Consumer

A visit to the emergency room or other health care facility - even if it is in your insurance network - can result in a huge, surprise out-of-network bill. (CLShebley/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX -- Patient advocates say an Arizona program to resolve surprise medical bills is a good start but doesn't go far enough to help struggling consumers. The state-run program offers mediation between patients and providers to resolve out-of-network bills incurred at an in-network facility. In

Certified volunteers with the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program help almost 50,000 Arizonans file their federal and state income taxes each year. (rogerphoto/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- No one really looks forward to doing their taxes this time of year, but most Arizonans can get that chore taken care of at no cost, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. The service is designed to help seniors and low- to moderate-income Arizonans. But with a few exception

When you shop for groceries, do you know where to look in the store to find out about product recalls? A new report says most supermarkets do a poor job of sharing this information. (shock/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX -- Most Americans aren't hearing about food recalls, which could have serious repercussions for public health, according to a new report. The Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund says the best place for people to find out about recalls is where they shop for groceries - but

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

Auto manufacturers that support a Trump administration plan to relax EPA tailpipe emissions standards could be losing loyal customers, according to a new poll. (Tyler Olsen/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX -- Carmakers that support a Trump administration plan to cut Environmental Protection Agency auto-emission standards could be alienating their customers, according to a poll from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Several car companies, including Toyota, are backing a lawsuit to prevent sta

A recent report finds that 2 millions Americans do not have access to running water and basic indoor plumbing. (ChepkoDanit/AdobeStock) <br /><br /><br />

APACHE COUNTY, Ariz. - A report finds that several regions across the United States, including the Navajo Nation, lack access to clean water in many of their homes. The study finds six areas that face a water crisis where running water or basic indoor plumbing is not available. The study, Closi

Cover Arizona is a nonprofit agency that provides free assistance across the state to people who want to compare health insurance options and enroll in a plan. (Charlie’s/Adobe Stock)

PHOENIX — Enrollment is open for health insurance coverage in 2020 under the Affordable Care Act, and advocates say thousands of Arizonans could be missing out on low-cost coverage. The sign-up period for health plans began November 1 and runs through December 15. Just over 160,000 Arizonans

Sweltering temperatures and increased utility power rates in the Arizona summers often bring extremely high bills to electric customers, many of whom struggle to pay their bills. (TebNad/AdobeStock)

PHOENIX — A summer moratorium on electric service cut-offs for unpaid bills ends today, but there is concern that many Arizona utility customers still may not be able to pay those bills. After several deaths reportedly linked to power cut-offs during the state's sweltering summers, the Arizo

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