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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - AZ: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

A task force will spend the next year identifying the number of untested rape kits in Arizona police evidence rooms. (puravida/morguefile)

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey has named a task force to identify the number of untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits, also known as rape kits, sitting in law enforcement evidence rooms across Arizona. In his State of the State address last week, Gov. Ducey charged the panel with counting the kits and

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona schools are putting added emphasis on getting parents involved in their children's education. A PTA official says parents have an even greater responsibility when it comes to sexuality and relationships. Michelle Steinberg, legislative chair of Arizona PTA, notes that most

PHOENIX – Hotel housekeepers in Arizona and across North America say it's time to break the silence about what they claim is often routine sexual misconduct faced in their jobs. The campaign comes in the wake of two high-profile alleged sexual assaults on housekeepers in New York City. Organi

TUCSON, Ariz. - Two years of state budget cuts are taking their toll on programs aimed at helping abuse victims. Shelters for victims of domestic violence and child abuse are running at or above capacity. Tucson's Casa de los Ninos operates a crisis shelter for abused, neglected and at-risk childr

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Cuts in state funding have prompted the nation's largest domestic violence shelter to reduce capacity and put off expansion plans. But the Phoenix-based Sojourner Center is still able to serve 95 percent of women and children seeking help. Executive director Connie Phillips says a

PHOENIX - Another $300 million in cuts to K-12 education and social programs have been signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. The cuts were adopted by lawmakers during a weeklong special session to help deal with a $2 billion state budget deficit. Schools will lose money for new books, desks, comp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After months of Congressional debate about health care reform, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to take up Sen. Max Baucus' proposal on Tuesday. As legislation is crafted, First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging women to speak up about health care reform. Obama points out

PHOENIX - The fate of Arizona women and their children fleeing assault and abuse rests with the kindness of strangers these days. The Phoenix Sojourner Center, the country's largest domestic violence shelter, is seeking donations from foundations and the public to overcome significant cuts in state

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