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    PNS Weekend Update - December 20, 20140 


    Among the stories on our weekend rundown; Cuba and a cyber attack top of mind for President Obama; an update from a state that just got a big boost in the fight against hunger; and no matter the weather your Christmas can still be green.

Public News Service - Nevada

PHOTO: The Nevada Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada are joining about 700 colleague organizations nationwide in celebrating a century since the first community foundation was started in Cleveland. Photo credit: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

RENO, Nev. - Community foundations in Nevada and across the nation have been helping their communities since the first one was founded a century ago in Cleveland. Earlier this month, President Obama recognized the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation. Margaret Stewart, communicatio...Read More

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PHOTO: Young families don't always have a lot to smile about. Those who are struggling may benefit from home-visiting services, and a number of Nevada organizations want to make sure Congress renews funding for these programs. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.

LAS VEGAS - The clock is ticking on federal funding for a program that helps struggling parents with young children in Nevada and across the nation. Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program will expire...Read More

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PHOTO: Improving caregivers' ability to care for others is the purpose of a bill that Nevada lawmakers are expected to consider in the next legislative session, which starts in February. Photo courtesy of AARP.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are expected to consider the "Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act" in the legislative session that starts in February. Barry Gold, government relations director at AARP Nevada, said the bill would improve the ability of caregivers to care for others. "The CARE...Read More

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PHOTO: Many of America's deceased veterans will be recognized through ceremonies on Saturday. Photo credit: Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

FERNLEY, Nev. - Thousands of deceased veterans in Nevada and across the nation will be honored through ceremonies on Saturday. Wreaths Across America involves holiday wreaths being placed at the gravesites of veterans at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, and the Southern Ne...Read More

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PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is among those in Congress condemning CIA interrogation tactics used following the Sept. 11 attacks. He commented about the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is among those condemning the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on some terrorist suspects following the Sept. 11 attacks. Reid was among several lawmakers who spoke on the Senate floor after the release Tuesday of a report from t...Read More

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PHOTO: Stopping fracking on public lands in Nevada is the purpose of a protest planned Tuesday in Reno at the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) public auction of oil and gas leases. Photo credit: BLM.

RENO, Nev. - A protest is planned in Reno today at the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) auction of oil and gas leases that could result in fracking on public lands in Nevada. Dan Patterson, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity, is among those organizing the protest. He says fracki...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevadans are being encouraged to test for the potentially deadly radon gas, which research shows is at an unsafe level in one in four homes in the Silver State. Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada-Reno.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Deadly radon gas is found at an unsafe level in one in four Nevada homes, but residents can get a free test kit that could end up saving a life, according to Jamie Roice-Gomes, radon education coordinator at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Roice-Gomes poin...Read More

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PHOTO: The holiday season means Nevadans are seeing multiple pitches to donate to charities. It's a good idea to do some research before hitting the "donate" button. Photo courtesy of the Utah State Law Library.

LAS VEGAS - Nevadans are being encouraged to be cautious when donating to nonprofits this holiday season. People should be doing some homework before making a donation and be wary of anyone asking for money over the phone or Internet or using high-pressure tactics, said Beverly Salhanick, an attorn...Read More

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