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    PNS Daily News - February 8, 20160 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast including: the presidential hopefuls eye New Hampshire; how the nation’s two-tiered justice system is benefiting corporations; and gun control laws in Maryland in limbo after an appeals court decision.

Public News Service - Nevada

Nevada has seen a big drop in the percentage of Hispanic children who are uninsured, thanks to Medicaid expansion and outreach events across the state. (Ramirez Group)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has the best record in the country when it comes to reducing the percentage of uninsured Hispanic children, according to a new report. The study, called Historic Gains in Health Coverage for Hispanic Children in the Affordable Care Act's First Year, is from the Geo...Read More

Public News Service - NV

Nevada ha visto un enorme descenso en el porcentaje de jóvenes hispanos sin seguro, gracias a la expansión de Medicaid y a eventos de difusión en todo el estado. (Ramirez Group)

Carlson City, NV - De todo el país, Nevada es el estado con el mejor historial en cuanto a reducción de niños hispanos sin seguridad médica: 33 por ciento menos de 2013 a 2014. Así consta en el estudio llamado “Ganancias Históricas en la Cobertura de Salud para lo...Read More

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Nevada's Basin and Range National Monument was created last year by President Obama under the Antiquities Act. (Bureau of Land Management)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A move to gut the Antiquities Act and effectively block a U.S. president from declaring new national monuments died in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The president now has the power to create a national monument by executive order. The Senate defeated an amendment to the energy bil...Read More

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Consumer advocates are speaking out against a car title lender called TitleMax. (Cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – A consumer advocate is speaking out against the car title lender TitleMax, saying some of the company's loans violate state law and overcharge borrowers, sometimes by thousands of dollars. By state law, title loans can only have 30 day or seven month terms. But the 2015 annual in...Read More

Public News Service - NV

The open enrollment period for health insurance coverage in 2016 through NevadaHealthLink.com ends Sunday, Jan. 31. (wavebreak/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Time is short for Nevadans to sign up for subsidized health insurance through the state marketplace; the deadline is just six days away. The annual three-month open enrollment period to be covered for this year ends on Sunday. So, Nevada Health Link is launching a big push to get...Read More

Public News Service - NV

A new policy brief highlights the wealth gap between whites and non-whites and suggests ways to encourage savings. (Cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Despite the improved economy, many Nevada families lack a financial cushion. But a few small changes could make it easier for them to build up their savings according to a new policy brief released Tuesday. The brief, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is called "Investing in Tomorrow:...Read More

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California immigrant-rights advocates are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case challenging President Obama's executive orders on immigration. (avidcreative/iStock)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Immigration advocates in Nevada are hailing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case that could shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The court will hear arguments in April on a case that challenges President Obama's executive orders that extended ...Read More

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Actor Mark Ruffalo speaks to the crowd outside the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday. (Chispa)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Solar-power advocates in Nevada are vowing to keep up the fight and plotting their next move after a major defeat when the Public Utilities Commission refused to delay rate increases for solar customers. The decision on Wednesday night came after eight hours of impassioned testi...Read More

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