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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2017 


In focus on our Thanksgiving Day rundown; U.S. cities take steps to manage transition away from fossil fuel; Hoosier hunters help feed the hungry; social media use now linked to teen suicide; and some pre-Black-Friday tips on avoiding holiday scams.

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Public News Service - AZ: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Planned Parenthood Arizona is encouraging school districts to develop a local sex education curriculum. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Just last week, one Arizona school board voted to update its sex-education curriculum, with input from parents. Since sex-ed isn't required in Arizona schools, there is inconsistency across the state in how the topic is handled. In the absence of a statewide program, for some years

The Arizona Legislature, currently meeting in the state Capitol, is close to approving a bill that would make it easier to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in the state. (DustyPixel/iStock)

PHOENIX - The Arizona Legislature is close to final passage of a bill designed to make it easier to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in the state. The measure, which places draconian regulations on any clinic that provides abortions, has passed the House and needs

Arizona gets a grade of D-minus for its policies on women's health and reproductive rights in a new national report by state. (Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – Arizona gets a grade of D-minus in a new ranking of states on the quality of their policies on reproductive health and women's rights. The Population Institute, a Washington based advocacy group, gave almost 40 percent of the states failing grades, and the national average was only

PHOTO: A new campaign from Planned Parenthood Arizona is encouraging teens to

PHOENIX - As the school year kicks into gear, Planned Parenthood Arizona is encouraging parents to talk with their children about making healthy choices with their bodies. Annet Ruiter, Planned Parenthood Arizona's vice president for external affairs, said her organization is promoting its "Be Heal

PHOTO: Hobby Lobby will not have to pay for insurance coverage for certain contraception procedures for its employees following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Monday. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court.

PHOENIX - Family-planning advocates in Arizona are reacting to Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that favors Hobby Lobby in its objection, on religious grounds, to paying for insurance coverage for certain contraceptive procedures for its employees under the Affordable Care Act. The five-to-four

PHOTO: A belief that birth control pill effectiveness can be reduced by antibiotics is largely a misunderstanding, according to Planned Parenthood Arizona. Photo credit: National Organization for Women.

PHOENIX - It's the season for allergies and sinus infections, and there's a concern among women that fighting the sniffles with antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of their birth control pills. According to Planned Parenthood Arizona physician Dr. Laura Dalton, that belief is largely a "misunde

PHOENIX - Aside from Spring Break, New Year's Eve may be the biggest occasion of the year for risky behavior including unprotected sex. An Arizona campaign to encourage safe sex among holiday partiers is now in its second year. According to John Welch, preventions/interventions manager for the Sou

PHOTO: A new poll among U.S. Latinos shows strong support for high school sex education that includes the topics of birth control, sexually-transmitted diseases and abstinence. CREDIT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PHOENIX – Strong majorities of U.S. Latinos say preventing teenage pregnancy is a major issue, and that high school sexual education should include the topics of birth control and sexually-transmitted diseases, as well as abstinence. Those are some of the results of a new poll from Planned Par

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