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    PNS Daily News - May 28, 20150 


    Our coast to coast news highlights several stories including: controversial new federal water rules hailed around the country; conservation groups sue to stop deep-sea mining; and a court order sought to free birth certificates of U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

Public News Service - Nevada

PHOTO: Summertime in Nevada can be a deadly season in backyard swimming pools and on lakes and rivers, but National Drowning Prevention Month each May stresses water safety. Photo credit: Clark County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS - Summertime in Nevada means more people will be in backyard swimming pools and on the lakes and rivers, and it also means there will likely be more drownings. Shelly Cochran, public information officer with Safe Kids Clark County, says the purpose of National Drowning Prevention Month ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: As state lawmakers consider the future of the Foreclosure Mediation Program, housing numbers show that Nevada continues to be a foreclosure hot spot. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada lawmakers are considering extending the Foreclosure Mediation Program, which has helped thousands of people stay in their homes since the Silver State became ground zero of the housing crisis. Kelly Werth is an attorney with Nevada Legal Services, which helps homeo...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Studying for the GED or learning English in Nevada can usually be accomplished at no cost through the local library. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

LAS VEGAS - People in Nevada wanting to update their literacy skills or learn to read and write English often need not look further than their local public library. Mary Ramirez, interim manager with Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, says the ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: A new report finds Nevada tied with three other states in leading the nation for placing children in the state's care in a family setting, rather than a group home or state institution. Photo courtesy San Diego County Dept. of Health and Human Services.

LAS VEGAS - Nevada is tied with Maine, Oregon and Washington for first in the nation when it comes to placing children who are not with their biological families into a family environment, rather than a group home or institution. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found, in ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Spring in Nevada means rattlesnakes are emerging from their winter dens, and what may surprise some people is that the majority of rattlesnake bites are avoidable. Photo courtesy National Park Services.

RENO, Nev. – Nevada's warming weather means rattlesnakes are again out during daytime hours – and when that's the case, some people are bound to be bitten. But 90 percent of bites are avoidable, says Chris Healy, a public information officer with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. He...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: About 30 Nevada residents die each year from asthma, and the disease is also among the leading chronic illnesses for children. While there is no cure for asthma, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month offers information on living with the disease. Photo credit: Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

LAS VEGAS - The word "asthma" may bring to mind an image of a sick child with an inhaler, but in reality asthma affects about one in 12 Americans – and kills about 30 people in Nevada every year. Creating more awareness about asthma is the goal of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: The latest major earthquake to hit Nepal comes as a seismology team from the University of Nevada-Reno is there studying the causes and impact of the magnitude 7.8 quake that struck on April 25, killing 8,000 people. Photo courtesy University of Nevada-Reno.

RENO, Nev. - A seismologist from the University of Nevada-Reno and two of his graduate students have been on the ground in Nepal, a nation dealing with another deadly earthquake this week. University spokesman Mike Wolterbeek said Professor Steve Wesnousky left Nepal just a few hours before the mag...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Nevada's homeless population as well as veterans and others are expected to benefit from $1.2 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to community health centers. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

LAS VEGAS – Thousands of people in Nevada, including the homeless, are expected to benefit from $1.2 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to expand nonprofit community health centers. Luis Alfonso Rocha is executive director of the Firstmed Health and Wellness Center in Las Vegas, wh...Read More

Public News Service - NV

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