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    PNS Daily News - January 27, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from around the nation including: while the Northeast hunkers down for the Blizzard of 2015, scientists say climate change could bring similar storms in the future; the secret ingredients in fracking to be reviewed in Wyoming; and national protests against payday lending.

Public News Service - Nevada

PHOTO: The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is calling on McDonald's to stop purchasing meat from animals raised using antibiotics. The fast-food giant says it is updating its purchasing policies this year. Photo credit: Alvimann/morguefile.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The company known for its Golden Arches is being asked to make its burgers, chicken nuggets and other menu items antibiotic-free. It's estimated that nearly 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in raising livestock and poultry. McDonald's sells more t...Read More

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PHOTO: People and organizations around the United States are planning events today (Wed.), the fifth anniversary of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that increased some political campaign donation limits. Photo courtesy of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. The result, said Stephen Spaul...Read More

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PHOTO: The memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being honored in Nevada and around the nation today through acts of service. Photo courtesy Corporation for National and Community Service.

RENO, Nev. - People and organizations around Nevada are honoring the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with acts of service on this holiday Monday, which honors the slain civil rights leader's birthday. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, says...Read More

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PHOTO: The Colorado River means millions of jobs and billions of dollars to Nevada's economy each year, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

LAS VEGAS - Nevada's economy and the Colorado River are linked - to the point that one may not exist without the other. That's according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. It concludes, the river contributed more than 1.4 million jobs and $115 billi...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada's rural communities could have the fastest Internet in the U.S., should President Obama make good on an executive order he touted in a video posted on White House social media. Photo courtesy of the White House.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - President Obama says he plans on taking executive action that will lead to the highest-possible Internet speed being available in rural Nevada, and in cities and towns across the nation. During a speech on Wednesday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the president pointed out that the city o...Read More

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PHOTO: The deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill has prompted federal agencies to update their oil-spill preparation and response rules. The EPA is asking the public to weigh in on the proposal. Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking input from people in Nevada and across the nation on a plan it says will improve the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to oil spills. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and ca...Read More

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PHOTO: Passports are now being offered to visitors at Nevada's many state parks in an effort to increase tourism. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

CARSON CITY, Nev. – State officials are hoping that a new marketing effort using passports will boost tourism to Nevada's 23 state parks, recreation areas and historic sites. Eric Johnson, an administrator with the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the Division of St...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: President Obama is expected to announce cuts to Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums during his speech in neighboring Arizona today. Photo courtesy of the White House.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - President Obama's speech to be delivered in neighboring Arizona today could result in home ownership being expanded for people in Nevada and across the U.S. White House officials say the president will announce plans to cut mortgage insurance premiums charged by the Federal Hou...Read More

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