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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - AZ: Consumer Issues

Arizona health plans through the Affordable Care Act are available during open enrollment through Dec. 15. (Wikimedia Commons)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Open enrollment is under way for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health care advocates say the Arizona marketplace has expanded since its 2018 offerings, which limited each county to plans from just one provider. This c

The majority of Arizona households making less than $20,000 a year spend more than half their earnings on rent. (Flickr)

PHOENIX – Poverty in Arizona has declined slightly, but the rate of residents living in poverty in the state is still among the highest nationwide, according to a report just released. The Arizona Poverty Snapshot from Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition and the Coalition on Human Needs fi

Kaiser Family Foundation polling shows health care is among voters' top concerns this election season. (agilemktg1/Flickr)

PHOENIX – As midterm elections approach, health care is proving to be a major issue on the minds of voters in Arizona and around the country. Americans are especially concerned about the rights of people with pre-existing conditions. About 27 percent of Americans ages 18-to-64 have some ki

The city of Phoenix has purchased two Nissan Leafs and two Chevy Bolts through a nationwide program aimed at helping cities buy electric vehicles. (Noya Fields/Flickr)

PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix has four new electric vehicles in its municipal fleet, and could invest in many more. Phoenix is one of several cities around the country that has committed to combating climate change through the Climate Mayors coalition. In a new initiative, known as the Clima

As of 2016, the Navajo Generating Station was the 11th biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Eflon/Flickr)

PAGE, Ariz. – Members of the Navajo Nation are in New York City Monday to call attention to the fate of the biggest coal power plant in the West. The Navajo Generating Station in Northern Arizona is set to close next year. But New York investment firm Avenue Capital Group is considering buyi

In spite of uncertainty about the law's future, many Arizonans still rely on the Affordable Care Act marketplace for their health coverage. (Kathea Pinto/Flickr)

PHOENIX – Arizonans head to the polls this week for the state's primary election, and opinion polls suggest health care will be on the minds of many voters. Despite Trump administration efforts to weaken or defund parts of the Affordable Care Act, more than half of Americans say they don't w

A new analysis shows that when SUVs, pickups and crossovers increased gas mileage 15 percent, sales shot up 70 percent. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

PHOENIX – The Trump administration has proposed rolling back fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles in the United States, but a new report indicates that's not what consumers in Arizona or the rest of the country want. The analysis by the Consumer Federation of America showed that between 201

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

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