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    PNS Daily News - August 31, 20150 


    Among the stories we are following; President Obama renames the nation’s tallest peak; officials close in on a guns in parks policy; the death penalty on trial in California; and how dropping your devices could get you a better night’s sleep.

Public News Service - Nevada

Water can pose a serious health hazard for contact lens wearers, according to the CDC. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

RENO, Nev. - People in Nevada and across the nation who wear contact lenses are encouraged to practice the best possible hygiene habits in order to avoid bacteria that can blind a person. That's the message from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during this "Contact Lens Health ...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada's economy is back in the black and breaking records following the Great Recession.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Statistics from the state show Nevada's economy is back in the black and breaking records following the Great Recession, which hit the Silver State harder than most places. Bill Anderson, chief economist with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, sa...Read More

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Community Law Day at UNLV on Saturday provides Nevadans with free guidance on how to file their own divorces and navigate other legal challenges without paying big bucks for an attorney. Photo credit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

LAS VEGAS - People facing divorce, bankruptcy and other legal challenges can get free legal guidance on Saturday at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Classes are centered on showing people how to navigate through a divorce and other legal matters, said Carmela...Read More

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PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will share their views this week with attendees at the Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy U.S. State Department.

LAS VEGAS – As the leading Democratic White House hopefuls, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont are both expected to speak at the Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas this week. Danny Thompson with the AFL-CI...Read More

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PHOTO: Students in middle and high school would do better academically, have better overall health and would be more inclined to avoid smoking, drinking and other unhealthy choices, if they could get more sleep, according to a study from the CDC. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Education.

LAS VEGAS - Getting more sleep will likely help middle and high school students in Nevada and across the country do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiologist Anne Wheaton with the CDC says o...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada State Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, accepts the Capitol Caregiver Award at the National Conference of State Legislatures for her work in helping to pass the CARE Act. Photo courtesy of AARP Nevada.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A Nevada lawmaker is being recognized for her work in helping to gain passage of the CARE Act in Nevada, which benefits thousands of unpaid caregivers. State Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, who received the Capitol Caregiver Award at the National Conference of State Legislatures an...Read More

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PHOTO: Drivers in Nevada pay up to $748 extra each year in vehicle maintenance and repair costs due to the area's crumbling infrastructure, according to a report from the transportation research group TRIP. Photo courtesy Utah Department of Transportation.

RENO, Nev. - Failing roads in Reno can cost each driver up to $748 in extra vehicle repair and maintenance expense each year. That's according to a report from TRIP, a transportation research group. Carolyn Kelly, associate director of research and communications with TRIP, says the report also s...Read More

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PHOTO: This is National Farmers Market Week. The USDA estimates farmers markets that have been open at least two years have seen a 64 percent increase in customer traffic. Photo courtesy of Shirley's Farmers Markets.

RENO, Nev. - Americans increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown, which may account for the booming popularity of farmers markets in Nevada and around the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the first week of August as "National Farmers Market Week...Read More

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