PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 

Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  

The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - AZ: Criminal Justice

A new report analyzes body camera use policies for 25 police departments around the country, and makes recommendations to change them. Credit: Kuzmik_A/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – According to a new report released Monday by a coalition of civil rights groups called The Leadership Conference, the Phoenix Police Department shouldn't let officers review footage from their body cameras before they write incident reports. The report, compiled by the Washington, D

Plaintiffs in the case against SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, will appeal a ruling that upheld a notorious provision of the law. Credit: Bluegame/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – The legal fight continues against Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. Plaintiffs announced Monday they will appeal a judge's ruling from last month that upheld the so-called "show me your papers" provision of the law. Victor Viramontes, national s

Experts from around the country are in Phoenix to talk about juvenile justice reform. Credit: jodylehigh/

PHOENIX - You don't have to lock kids up to reduce juvenile crime. It's a change in thinking that's spread across the country with the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, referred to as JDAI. Professionals who work with young people are in Phoenix this week to discuss the successes of the

PHOTO: The father of Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun wants to see the security tapes showing his son's alleged suicide at the Eloy Detention Center, saying,

PHOENIX – The family of a man who died at the Eloy Detention Center last month is demanding an independent investigation, saying it has serious doubts about the story behind his death. Jose de Jesus Deniz Sahagun, 31, died in custody May 20, just days after arriving at the facility. An autop

PHOTO: Tough-talking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio presides over a department with more than 3,400 workers and numerous legal troubles over allegations of racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

PHOENIX - Arizona is exporting a couple of headline-making commodities to Oregon this weekend: record-breaking hot weather and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff is to speak at a Saturday rally at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem in support of two state ballot measures there - one to

PHOTO: Legalizing and taxing marijuana could help reduce Arizona's projected $1 billion budget deficit, according to state Rep. Mark Cardenas of Phoenix. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

PHOENIX - If one lawmaker gets his way, marijuana will be decriminalized and taxed in Arizona, with the revenue helping fund education and other government services. With the opening of the Arizona legislative session on Monday, Representative Mark Cardenas (D-Phoenix) says his legislation to tax m

PHOTO: Arizona lawmakers will consider a bill in the upcoming legislative session that could triple the hourly wage of prison inmates. Photo courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

PHOENIX – Inmates serving time in Arizona prisons could get a pay raise if state lawmakers approve a bill being considered in the 2015 legislative session that starts Jan 12. State Senator-elect John Kavanagh, who has served multiple terms in the State House, introduced Senate Bill 1002, whi

PHOTO: A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by the ACLU against the Arizona Dept. of Corrections, alleging inadequate medical care and mental-health treatment for inmates and overuse of solitary confinement. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has chosen to settle rather than fight a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and others, over the healthcare services provided to prison inmates. Attorney Dan Pochoda, senior counsel with the ACLU of Arizona, says unde

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