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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2018 


Ahead of his meeting with Putin, President Trump tells CBS News the European Union a foe. Also on the Monday rundown: calls in Congress to investigate women miscarrying in ICE custody: concerns over a pre-existing conditions lawsuit; and Native Americans find ways to shift negative stereotypes.

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Public News Service - AZ: Consumer Issues

Under previous law, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions had to regularly examine the state's banks and money lenders. With a new state law, that won't be the case. (Flickr)

PHOENIX – Federal rules on high interest payday loans are set to tighten up since Congress allowed a deadline to pass without changing the regulations. The new rules will require short-term lenders to determine if the borrower can afford a loan, and limit the number of loans a person could t

Many Arizona utilities offer multiple billing plans and itís important to know which plan youíre on.  (JC/Flickr)

PHOENIX – In many parts of Arizona, air conditioning season is already back. Consumer advocates say this is an important time of year to take a close look at how you're being billed for electricity. When you have the AC running, and your children come home from school for the summer, you w

The FBI says seniors are attractive targets to scammers because they are more likely to have money saved, own a home, and have good credit. (Chris Potter/Flickr)

PHOENIX – Today is the final day to file your federal income tax return for 2017. And tax season opens a lot of opportunities for identity theft crimes, especially among older adults. People over 50, who often have money saved and good credit history, are common targets for fraud, says Alex Ju

Arizona is the most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians. (mrhayata/Flickr)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona's recent self-driving Uber fatality highlights another problem: the state is a dangerous place to walk. Arizona has the most pedestrian fatalities per capita of any U.S. state, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Arizona State

Landlords are supporting bills to make it harder for tenants to dispute the loss of a security deposit, and shorten the amount of time abandoned property must be stored. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – Two bills to tighten up rules on renters are up for debate in the Arizona Legislature this week - and anti-poverty groups are fighting to defeat them.

Arizona has one of the sunniest climates, but also one of the lowest renewable energy standards in the West. (CleanHealthyAZ)

PHOENIX — A coalition of community groups and health organizations is throwing its support behind a ballot initiative, filed on Tuesday, that would force investor-owned utilities such as Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power and electric cooperatives to get 50 percent of their energy f

U.S. Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. talked tax reform at an event in Phoenix on Tuesday. (Office of Rep. Pelosi)

PHOENIX – The Democratic Party road show on tax reform makes a stop in Tucson Wednesday – one day after a similar town hall event in Phoenix featuring Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona. It's part of a 100-stop nationwide tour to explain the tax bill just pa

Latino groups gathered Tuesday evening in Phoenix to watch the State of the Union address. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX – Progressive groups in Arizona are giving President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night mostly negative reviews, saying they like the points he made about prison reform and lowering drug prices, but were deeply disappointed in his approach to other big issues, incl

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