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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - AZ: Criminal Justice

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio stumped for Donald Trump in Phoenix during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX - Civil-liberties groups in Arizona are slamming the idea of a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after President Trump said he is seriously considering such a move ahead of a rumored visit to the state next week. Arpaio, 85, faces six months in jail for violating a court

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

Anti-corruption groups are pushing a proposal to require that shell companies list their true owners to law enforcement. (cohdra/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Anti-corruption advocates are pushing Congress to pass legislation to make it harder for criminals to launder money through shell companies in the United States. Right now, human traffickers, terrorists, drug and weapons dealers and corrupt officials in poor countries can all use U.

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 report says fees and fines in the juvenile-justice system only perpetuate poverty.(markrhiggins/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Fees and fines within the juvenile-justice system place an unfair burden on low-income families, according to a new report. In some states, the Juvenile Law Center report found, because of failure to pay, young offenders miss out on diversion programs that would allow them to remain at ho

Jacinta Gonzalez (center) was arrested on Saturday near Phoenix for blocking traffic on a road leading to a political rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Mijente)

PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman arrested on Saturday as part of a protest against presidential candidate Donald Trump claims she was racially profiled by officials at the Maricopa County Jail because she has a Latino surname. Jacinta Gonzalez said an arraignment court judge ordered she be turned over to

A new report says dozens of immigrants have died because of substandard medical care at ICE's Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and in other locations. (OpenSocietyFoundations.org)

PHOENIX - A new report says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are turning a blind eye to substandard medical care in the agency's immigration detention facilities, resulting in unnecessary deaths. The study by a coalition of advocacy groups singled out the Eloy Detention Center in

A task force will spend the next year identifying the number of untested rape kits in Arizona police evidence rooms. (puravida/morguefile)

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey has named a task force to identify the number of untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits, also known as rape kits, sitting in law enforcement evidence rooms across Arizona. In his State of the State address last week, Gov. Ducey charged the panel with counting the kits and

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