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    PNS Daily News - October 8, 20150 

    In our coast to coast coverage today we’re highlighting several stories including: President Obama apologizing for a deadly airstrike in Afghanistan, the death penalty is facing a challenge in Montana, and those with serious student loan debt could see some help in Wisconsin.

Public News Service - Nevada

Julie Ostrovsky says her 17-year-old son Mitchell has benefited from applied behavior analysis treatment for autism. Courtesy: Samantha Ostrovsky

LAS VEGAS - Intensive early intervention is considered to be key for effective treatment of autism, and it looked as if Nevada was going to reach out to thousands more children with new treatment - but advocates say that effort has stalled. Autism Community Trust Inc. executive director Julie Ostro...Read More

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Nevada tribal members and outdoor recreation advocates are in Washington this week to press for Gold Butte National Monument. Credit: Kurt Kuznicki

WASHINGTON - Outdoor recreation advocates are in Washington this week to ask President Obama to create four new national monuments - including one that would protect 350,000 acres of desert 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. They're part of the Live Monumental campaign, sponsored by KEEN Footwear - t...Read More

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Pope Francis' remarks before Congress and the White House on climate change and poverty are finding support among grassroots groups in Nevada. Credit: C-SPAN

LAS VEGAS - Pope Francis is in New York today after already expressing concerns during his historic U.S. visit about climate change and poverty. The pontiff's comments are finding support among some grassroots groups in the Silver State. Jane Feldman, energy chair for the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sie...Read More

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Nevada's Drought Summit explored current and future water needs. Credit: Abigail Johnson

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Drought Summit wrapped up Wednesday with a focus on tribes and conservation voices, but other voices were missing, according to Howard Watts, communications specialist with the Great Basin Water Network. Watts says the summit was dominated by big industry, water utilities ...Read More

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Nevada is heaven for sage-grouse, and new management plans aim to keep it that way. This photo was taken on U.S. Highway 93 in Elko County. Credit: Famartin/Wikimedia Commons

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The sagebrush landscape that makes up much of Nevada and the West is being seen in a new way, with the Bureau of Land Management unveiling plans on how those public lands will be treated. More than half of all sagebrush lands have been lost, said Ken Rait, public lands director ...Read More

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Greater sage-grouse habitat has been a great enough priority on public and private lands that the bird will not be listed as threatened or endangered. Credit: Bob Wick/BLM/Flickr (non-commercial use only)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Many Nevada ranchers breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision not to list the greater sage-grouse as threatened or endangered. One Nevada rancher was at the podium for the official announcement in Colorado. Duane...Read More

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AARP Nevada is continuing its efforts to have the Sept. 11 anniversary become a national day of service. Credit: Corporation for National and Community Service

LAS VEGAS - People across Nevada are being asked to help the hungry in their communities as part of a broader effort to make the Sept. 11 anniversary, which today is a national day of service. Hilarie Grey, communications director for AARP Nevada, said that about 70 volunteers are helping to pack m...Read More

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Hourly workers in Nevada joined a 50-city push Thursday to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Courtesy: PLAN

LAS VEGAS - Hourly workers in Las Vegas joined low-wage earners in 50 cities on Thursday in calling for a boost in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Among those rallying in front of a Las Vegas McDonald's restaurant was Margreda Black, 26, who makes $8.25 an hour as a fast-food worker. Black has a 1...Read More

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