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    PNS Daily News - November 25, 20150 

    Among the stories on today’s nationwide rundown; a night of protests in Chicago following the release of video that shows a police officer fatally shooting a teenager; we’ll tell you why some folks in Michigan say it’s time to take back Thanksgiving; and as many prepare to take the family on the road, a new system is being tested to track wrong way drivers.

Public News Service - Nevada

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al...Read More

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On Veterans Day, a unique partnership is providing young Nevada veterans both work and job training as part of a Veteran Conservation Corps that has been tending to Sloan Canyon. Courtesy: Friends of Sloan Canyon

LAS VEGAS - It is being called a unique partnership - and today on Veterans Day, a restoration project in Sloan Canyon is providing both pay and job skills for local veterans. Charlotte Overby, restoration program director for the Conservation Lands Foundation, said the foundation has been putting ...Read More

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Advocates say NV can remain in a holding pattern or expand the state's potential to export renewable energy at this week's Clean Power Plan Stakeholder's Meeting at the P.U.C. in Carson City on Thursday morning. Courtesy: Enel Green Power North American Inc.

RENO, Nev. - This week Nevadans can weigh in, officially, on the Silver State's energy future. Local advocates say how the Public Utilities Commission implements the EPA's Clean Power Plan is critical to growing the states' green energy economy. And what commissioners hear at the public Stakeholde...Read More

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Expanded Medicaid coverage and outreach, like this Step Up for Kids event in Las Vegas, are a critical reason why Nevada saw the biggest jump in the nation in a new report for providing access to uninsured kids. Courtesy: Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada made more progress than any other state in the U.S. in a new report that documents each state's track record when it comes to dropping its population of uninsured children. Nevada's statewide legal services advocacy coordinator Jon Sasser says Medicaid expansion was the big...Read More

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The Nevada Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges moved from Chicago to Reno, Nev., in 1969. They provide expert advice to judges and officers of the court all across the nation on the issue of domestic violence. Courtesy: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

RENO, Nev. - It is an issue that is gaining plenty of national attention this month, and odds are few Nevadans know Reno is the place many judges across the U.S. turn to when they need expert advice on domestic-violence cases. Eryn Branch, program director for domestic relations with the National ...Read More

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A new proposed rule would restore the rights of consumers in Nevada and the nation to file class-action legal actions if corporations such as telecom companies engage in activities that rip off consumers just a little bit at a time. Credit: Mike Clifford

LAS VEGAS - A measure is pending that should mean better protection for Nevadans when they sign up for monthly contracts on necessities such as mobile phones. Matthew Sharp, a Reno trial lawyer with the Nevada Justice Association, says the good news in the proposed change from the Consumer Financi...Read More

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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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