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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejected the Trump's campaign for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - AZ: Criminal Justice

PHOENIX - Despite a decision by U.S. Homeland Security to not renew 287(G) authority for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's street-level immigration law enforcement, the sheriff's efforts have continued, and he insists he doesn't need permission from the feds to enforce the law. 287(G) is a sectio

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona's overwhelmed court system is relying increasingly on community-based organizations to point youthful offenders in the right direction. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is launching two parallel programs in Tucson, with eventual plans to expand statewide. La'Tresa J

PHOENIX - More than 500 local and national immigrant and civil rights organizations are demanding that the Obama administration end a controversial program allowing state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws. The groups have signed a letter to the President charging that the "287-g"

Phoenix, AZ - Social service organizations are watching the state budget process closely as lawmakers and the governor face off over a proposed temporary hike in the sales tax. The latest budget proposal from Arizona lawmakers would balance the budget with the repeal of a statewide property tax, but

Phoenix, AZ – Several Arizona legal and political leaders staged a rally in Phoenix yesterday supporting Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. ASU College of Law professor Paul Bender says Sotomayor has both the legal and life experience needed to be a great justice.

Phoenix, AZ – Legalizing the estimated 200,000 undocumented workers in Arizona would improve wages and working conditions for all workers in the state, according to a new report. Angela Kelley, director of the nonpartisan Immigration Policy Center (IPC), says her organization has pulled togeth

Phoenix, AZ – Organizers expect more than 100 participants at a national summit on immigration enforcement methods starting this morning in Phoenix. Chairman Daniel Ortega says the conference will focus on alleged abuses such as racial profiling under what are called 287-G agreements, which au

Phoenix, AZ – More than 200 undocumented-immigrant inmates have been marched in chains from a Maricopa County Jail to a segregated area of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City. Arpaio says the move will save money, but immigrant advocates claim Arpaio is violating the inmates’ human righ

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