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    PNS Weekend Update0 

    In focus on our weekend nationwide rundown; the union representing the fired University of Cincinnati police officer involved in last week’s fatal shooting says he should get his job back; a potential compromise for Pennsylvania which has had no budget for a month; new tactics to combat Long Island’s heroin epidemic; and a call for grounding chopper training in the North Cascades.

Public News Service - Nevada

PHOTO: The first half of this year was deadlier for motorists on state and federal highways in Nevada when compared with the same period of 2014. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The traffic death rate in Nevada for the first half of the year is up over the same time period of 2014. Meg Ragonese, a public information officer with the Nevada Department of Transportation, reports that 168 people have died in car crashes through late July, compared w...Read More

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PHOTO: Ensuring that children in Nevada have enough to eat is the mission of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and other support groups as thousands of children get ready to head back to school. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

RENO, Nev. - Proper nutrition for students is a major focus for educators and private support groups as thousands of children in Nevada will soon head back to school. Jocelyn Lantrip, marketing director at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, said her organization's after-school meal program, Kids Caf...Read More

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PHOTO: Powerful cameras attached to communications towers are helping to spot wildfires before they burn out of control in some of Nevada's most remote areas. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Powerful cameras are being used to keep an eye out for wildfires across huge areas of Nevada's remote outback in the central and northern part of the state. Paul Petersen, acting state fire management officer with the Bureau of Land Management, says the agency is working with t...Read More

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PHOTO: Colorado River Day on Saturday recognizes a historic waterway that supports millions of people in Nevada and several other Western states. Photo courtesy of NASA.

LAS VEGAS - As part of Colorado River Day on Saturday, some young people in Nevada are calling on Gov. Brian Sandoval to continue his support for policies that will help ensure the survival of the Colorado River. Maria-Theresa Liebermann, coordinator of the Latino advocacy group Nuestro Rio, said h...Read More

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PHOTO: Farmers in Nevada and around the country could benefit from a partnership involving the USDA and NASA, which should lead to a better understanding of soil moisture levels as growers continue to deal with historic drought. Photo credit: U.S. Global Change Research Program.

MOAPA VALLEY, Nev. – A partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA could benefit farmers in Nevada and elsewhere as the nation adjusts to the impact of climate change. USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says the agreement will expand cooperation on space-borne remote s...Read More

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PHOTO: Medicaid, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, provides health coverage to more than a third of a million low income seniors, children and people with disabilities in Nevada, a new report concludes. Photo credit:

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A new report shows how many people in Nevada benefit from Medicaid as the program's 50th anniversary on July 30 draws near. Judy Solomon, vice president for health policy at the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said Medicaid provides health coverage for nearly...Read More

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PHOTO: People in Nevada providing unpaid care for a family member, partner or friend make an economic contribution that is measured in the billions of dollars, according to a new report from AARP. Photo credit: AARP Nevada.

RENO, Nev. – A new report measures the huge economic contribution made by hundreds of thousands of people in Nevada who act as caregivers for a family member, partner or friend. The "Valuing the Invaluable" report from the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that in a recent year 348,000 unpa...Read More

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PHOTO: Protecting and preserving the declining flows of the Colorado River for future generations in Nevada and throughout the Southwest is the focus of several young people gathering to learn more about the river's rich history and immense future challenges. Photo courtesy of Nevada State Parks.

LAS VEGAS - As part of "Latino Conservation Week," which is this week, young people from Nevada and several other Western states will gather to learn more about the incredible history and future challenges facing the Colorado River. Rosalia Salazar, a college student from Las Vegas, is among abou...Read More

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