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    PNS Daily News - April 28, 20160 

    Featured on today’s nationwide rundown; some interesting developments in the race for the White House; the focus is on preventable workplace deaths on this Worker’s Memorial Day; and conservation groups say efforts to save the Mexican gray wolf are falling short.

Public News Service - Nevada

Nevadans are being urged to wear denim on Wednesday to show support for victims of sexual assault. (

LAS VEGAS - Advocates for victims of sexual assault across Nevada are asking people to wear jeans on Wednesday to support them on international Denim Day. It's a protest that started 24 years ago in Italy, where a high-court judge freed an accused rapist, reasoning that because the 18-year-old vict...Read More

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About 55,000 Nevada children are growing up absent from a parent who's in jail or prison. (iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - About 55,000 children, or 8 percent of all Nevada kids, grow up with a parent serving time in prison or jail, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation calls it a "Shared Sentence" for kids, families and communities, and says the number of children affected nationally tops...Read More

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Cheryl Culpepper says she is a recovering meth addict, working to get her criminal record sealed to help rebuild her life after successfully serving time. (C. Culpepper)

LAS VEGAS - This is "National Reentry Week," a recognition by the U.S J.ustice Department of the need to help people released from prison as they rebuild their lives. One local nonprofit, Nevada Legal Services, is offering its assistance free of charge, to people working to get their court record...Read More

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This Earth Day and advocates are pressing for federal protection for Gold Butte. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Today is Earth Day, time for Nevadans to celebrate the natural world. This weekend, thousands are expected to pack celebrations across the state. Greenfest Las Vegas is being held Saturday in downtown Summerlin. Reno's Earth Day party takes place on Sunday in Idlewild Park. J...Read More

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The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - Immigration advocates from Nevada are rallying in Washington, D.C. and in Las Vegas today hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold two programs that affect undocumented immigrants. One makes it possible for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens to get temporary work permits and Social...Read More

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Hundreds of low-wage workers are going on strike and rallying in Las Vegas as part of the Fight for $15 movement to raise the minimum wage. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Thousands of low-wage Nevada workers are expected to go on strike today, then rally on the Las Vegas Strip for a raise in the minimum wage. It's one of hundreds of protests happening around the country as part of the Fight for $15 movement. In Nevada, the minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, a...Read More

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Women make almost 15 percent less than men in Nevada, which is better than the national gender pay gap of 21 percent. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Equal Pay Day is today, April 12, this year - so, it now takes women almost 16-and-a-half months to earn what men make in a year. A new study from Congress' Joint Economic Committee says in Nevada, men make almost 15 percent more than women, which is actually better than the national p...Read More

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Nevada has multiple links to the ongoing Panama Papers scandal, according to experts from a financial watchdog group. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - The U.S. is one of the easiest places in the world to incorporate a company, then hide the true owner - and Nevada is one of the most common places to do it, according to a watchdog group. Consumer advocates at Global Witness have been poring over documents from the unfolding Panama Pape...Read More

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