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PNS Daily News - September 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - AZ: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

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

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

Dr. Len Kirschner, a retired USAF colonel and active volunteer, is the 2016 recipient of the AARP's highest honor, the Andrus Award. (AARP Arizona)

PHOENIX -- AARP Arizona is honoring dozens of volunteers for the many hours they've contributed to their communities over the past year. The organization's highest honor, the Andrus Award, goes to Dr. Len Kirschner, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former AARP Arizona state president. Kirschne

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

The group Promise Arizona is leading a three-day prayer vigil to encourage peace at the polls this election and encourage immigrants' rights supporters to vote. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX -- A dozen polling sites across south and west Phoenix will get a blessing on Monday and Tuesday from a group of Latino leaders who want to establish a sense of peace and positivity around the voting process - and counteract any voter intimidation that might take place. The vigil is part o

The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program is one of many volunteer opportunities showcased on the website 'createthegood.org.' (AARP Foundation)

PHOENIX – One in four American adults – more than 62 million people – does some volunteering, and together they donate almost 8 billion hours of their time each year. And now, AARP is making it easy for people to get involved. On the group's website CreateTheGood.org, anyone ca

The Grand Canyon and many other public-lands sites will be admission-free tomorrow, for National Public Lands Day. (Mmainco/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day, and to celebrate, admission to national parks is free. That includes 15 sites in Arizona. Many parks have also organized service projects and need volunteers to help maintain trails and pull invasive plants. Raul Aguirre, the owner of REA Medi

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