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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Public News Service - AZ: Criminal Justice

PHOENIX - More than 50,000 people are expected to march through downtown Phoenix on Saturday, May 29, to protest Arizona's new immigration law. The law requires authorities to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. Maricopa Co

PHOENIX - America's "War on Drugs" has cost government over a trillion dollars since it was started 40 years ago, but millions of Americans continue to buy and use illegal drugs. President Obama recently announced a new national policy to treat drug abuse more as a public health issue and less as a

PHOENIX - A delegation of Arizona political, faith, human rights, business and labor leaders travels to Washington today for a meeting with Justice Department officials, urging them to invalidate Arizona's tough new immigration law. The group contends that the law violates the Constitution and encou

PHOENIX - A proposed toughening of Arizona state laws targeting undocumented immigrants is drawing fire from a Phoenix steel plant owner. Sheridan Bailey says mandating that police stop and question someone's immigration status based only on "reasonable suspicion" sounds to him like a police state.

PHOENIX - For the first time since 1972, the number of state prison inmates in the U.S. has declined, according to a yearly tally by the Pew Center on the States, but not in Arizona. The number of inmates in state prisons at the beginning of this year was 0.4 percent lower nationally than in 2009; a

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A wide-ranging immigration bill passed the Arizona Senate this week and is headed to the House of Representatives. It would require state and local officials to help identify and turn in illegal immigrants they encounter. A criminal justice expert says the bill's unintended result w

PHOENIX, Ariz. - In her budget, Gov. Brewer is proposing to close the state juvenile corrections department, transferring youthful offenders to county custody. National juvenile justice advocate Dwayne Betts has a different perspective. The award-winning poet and author has experienced both adult an

PHOENIX - Organizers expect up to 20,000 demonstrators, many from outside Arizona, for Saturday's West Phoenix rally and march for immigrant rights. Marchers will be protesting a federal agreement allowing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to check the immigration status of those booked into his ja

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