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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: a 24-hour hotline "reignites" to support immigrants; and a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River, from Troy all the way to New York City.

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Public News Service - AZ: Family/Father Issues

A bill to give family caregivers a tax credit has passed the two committees in the state House of Representatives, but has yet to get a floor vote. (AARP)

PHOENIX – More than 800,000 Arizonans are caregivers for an older relative, and senior groups are pushing state legislators for passage of a bill to give them a tax credit. House Bill 2087 would give people who spend at least $2,000 on aids such as adding a ramp to the home – a credit o

Immigrant-rights advocates pleaded for a deal on DACA at a recent protest. (Promize Arizona)

PHOENIX -- Leaders in Arizona's immigrant-rights community are launching an all-out campaign to get lawmakers to pass the Dream Act as part of the federal budget, which has to be approved by Friday. The group Promise Arizona held a five-hour "souls to the phones" event on Sunday, and plans another

A new report recommends encouraging teens in foster care to achieve milestones such as getting a job and learning to drive. (Darnok/Morguefile)

PHOENIX — A new report says teenagers in foster care need as much normalcy and stability as possible - because their brains are still developing into their twenties. Researchers from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative looked at the science and found that adolescents' brains are stil

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

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