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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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The National Association of Social Workers has asked the Trump administration to declare gun violence a national health emergency on par with the opioid crisis. (Rich Legg/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Hundreds of social workers will gather in Phoenix this Friday to tackle some of the toughest ethical and political issues facing society - from mass shootings to health care, child abuse and drug addiction. There are about 10,000 social workers in the state working to address behavioral

Hundreds of bodies are found in the desert near the U.S.-Mexico border every year. (Jonathan McIntosh/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- This week, a group from Tucson's Colibri Center for Human Rights is traveling to New York and New Jersey to take cheek-swab DNA samples from families who have missing loved ones last seen at the U.S.-Mexico border. The DNA results will be compared with the unidentified remains of

Advocates for legal immigration point out that they pay the same taxes as the native born and make a significant contribution to the economy. (Pixabay)

PHOENIX -- President Trump announced his support Wednesday for a bill whose goal is to cut legal immigration in half and make it harder for citizens and legal residents to bring relatives to the U.S. The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE Act, would favor legal immi

Arizona ranks in the middle of the pack, 26th in the nation, on a new scorecard for the availability and quality of long-term care services and supports. (AARP)

PHOENIX -- Arizona ranks 26th in the nation for providing quality long-term care services and supports for its older residents and those living with disabilities. It's a marked decline from 2014, when the state ranked 21st - and from 2011, when it ranked 15th in the nation. The findings come from 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

AARP Arizona will be pushing for several new bills to help family caregivers in 2017. (Renown Rehab)

PHOENIX -- The new legislative session will begin on Monday, and advocates for people age 50 and older are laying out their priorities for 2017 - and they include a tax credit for caregivers. One in eight Arizonans - about 804,000 people - spends at least one hour per week helping an elderly frien

Children's advocates in Arizona are calling for a replacement plan before the ACA is repealed. (Bigandt Photography/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The risk of child abuse and neglect could rise if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without immediately replacing it. That's the warning today by a coalition of children's advocates at an event at the State Capitol. The groups point to a recent statement by Governor Doug Ducey

A new report emphasizes the importance of good relationships between agencies and foster parents in creating stability for kids. (Latino Outdoors)

PHOENIX — Last year, 20,000 children in Arizona were in out-of-home placement, including foster care. A new report has insights on how to improve their care by giving foster families more of a say in the system. In the report, researchers from The Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended that f

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