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PNS Daily News - July 25, 2017 


Another Obamacare repeal showdown expected in the Senate; the President’s son-in-law in the hot seat in the Russia probe; and a setback for federal immigration agents. We’re covering those stories and more on today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - AZ: Civil Rights

Long lings plagued Maricopa County during the 2016 primary election, spurring legislators to propose the Voting Access Act. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX — Lawmakers in the U.S. House reintroduced a bill on Wednesday mandating that no voter should have to wait in line for more than an hour to cast a ballot. The Voting Access Act would establish standards for staffing and placement of polling locations - to prevent nightmare scenarios

Progressive groups, labor activists and immigrants' rights groups will be protesting today in observance of May Day. (PDA)

PHOENIX -- Today is May Day, also known as International Worker's Day, a celebration of labor rights that has evolved in recent years into a day to also honor the contributions of immigrants. The group Puente Arizona will be leading a rally at 4 p.m. at the Statehouse Complex against the immigrati

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

Protestors from the group Puente Arizona demonstrate against immigration raids that are the subject of a case heard in federal court on Thursday. (Puente Arizona)

PHOENIX – A federal judge heard arguments Thursday in Phoenix in a case challenging Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's workplace raids that, for years, rounded up undocumented immigrants. A coalition of immigrants' rights groups is asking for a summary judgment to put a permanent stop to the

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

A group of doctors and clinics is in court, challenging a new Arizona law that could strip abortion providers of Medicaid funds. (kingwu/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX — Abortion providers in Arizona are facing a deadline this week to block a law requiring them to account separately for every dollar spent on abortions or be stripped of Medicaid funding. Doctors and clinics are fighting the law in court, calling it yet another attempt by the Arizona

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