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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - AZ: Social Justice

Voters rallied outside Rep. Martha McSally's office, urging the Tucson Democrat to vote against the American Health Care Act. (Dennis Newman)

TUCSON, Ariz. – On a blistering afternoon, more than 100 voters took to the sidewalks outside the office of Rep. Martha McSally, urging her to vote no on the GOP health care plan. The Southern Arizona Republican says she's still undecided. One of the voters calling on McSally to vote again

The Trump administration has authorized greater use of expedited removals, which allows deportation of immigrants without going before a judge. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – Families of mixed immigration status in Arizona are being told to make a plan. Under President Donald Trump's new immigration policy, just about anyone who lives in the U.S. who is not a legal resident can be deported, sometimes quickly. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a

Protesters sang patriotic songs in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Tucson to protest immigration raids. (Indivisible Southern Arizona)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dozens of protesters serenaded Sen. John McCain's Tucson office with patriotic songs on Sunday as a way of speaking out against the latest wave of immigration raids that swept up hundreds of people in six states over five days last week. Officials at the Immigration and Customs En

Civil rights activists are rallying today at the Arizona State Capitol. (United Against Hate Coalition)

PHOENIX – Several hundred people from the United Against Hate Coalition will attend a rally at the state Capitol today, the first day of the new legislative session. The rally, which they are calling the "People's State of the State Address," aims to push political leaders to stand up for ci

A new Rolling Stone investigation accuses dozens of states, including Arizona, of targeting minority voters for removal from the rolls, a charge state officials deny. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Arizona elections officials are denying a report in Rolling Stone magazine that dozens of states, including Arizona, participate in a system allegedly designed to remove minority voters from the rolls. Arizona is part of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, which flags li

Backers of the KidsCare program rally in front of the State Capitol in April. The Arizona Legislature failed to renew the program. (Children's Action Alliance)

PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature has failed to renew the KidsCare program, leaving more than 30,000 of the state's poorest children without access to basic health care. Even though the federal government would have paid for the program through at least 2017, Republican leaders blocked it, s

Some Phoenix-area voters waited up to five hours to vote in last week’s Arizona presidential primary elections after officials reduced the number of polling places by 70 percent. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Some angry Arizona voters are calling for a federal investigation into possible voter suppression in last week's Arizona presidential primary, after it took some Phoenix-area voters up to five hours to cast their ballots. Maricopa County elections officials said they cut the number of po

Family members enjoy a visit to Scottsdale's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. (City of Scottsdale)

PHOENIX - Do you live in a caring city? A new report says if you live in Scottsdale, Chandler or Gilbert, you do. The three Arizona cities are ranked near the top of a list of the most caring cities in the nation, according to a new survey. The group WalletHub has rated the country's 100 largest

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