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    PNS Weekend Update - April 18, 20150 


    In focus on our weekend rundown: tough questioning in New Orleans as the Justice Department tries to get President Obama’s deferred action on deportation plan unstuck; West Coast sardine fisheries are closing early—we’ll let you know why; and we’ll introduce you to a high school senior being honored this weekend for beating the odds.

Public News Service - Nevada

PHOTO: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments tomorrow in a challenge to President Obama's executive actions that can help some undocumented immigrants in Nevada and elsewhere remain in the U.S. temporarily. Photo courtesy of whitehouse.gov

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The ACLU of Nevada is among about 150 organizations asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction which temporarily halted President Obama's immigration programs. The court is expected to hear arguments tomorrow in the multi-state legal challenge over the...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Nevada parents with children who would benefit from tutoring might be able to find it, free of charge, at their local public library. Photo courtesy of Austin Public Library.

LAS VEGAS - Classroom overcrowding may prompt some students in Nevada to seek a little extra help to keep up with their studies. Hiring a tutor can be expensive, but the local library may have a no-cost solution. Valerie Marchalonis, head of the Children's Services Department at Sahara West Library...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: The average federal income tax bill for a Nevada resident is $12,032, and a new report breaks down the ways the government is spending those dollars. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - It's Tax Day today. Income taxes are likely top-of-mind for many Nevadans, and a new analysis examines exactly where federal income tax dollars are going. Lindsay Koshgarian is research director with the nonpartisan National Priorities Project, which tracks tax money and how i...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: If state lawmakers approve a bill now under consideration, consumers in Nevada could have their vehicles shut off remotely if their loan payment is late. Photo courtesy of U.S. Energy Department.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow lenders to remotely shut off a person's vehicle if he or she is a borrower late with their loan payment. Assembly Bill 228 authorizes a person who finances the sale or lease of a motor vehicle to install a device whic...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Reporting suspected child abuse and raising awareness of services available to help victims of abuse is the goal of a campaign underway in Utah and around the U.S. throughout the month of April. Photo courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse Nevada.

RENO, Nev. – Raising awareness about the services available to help rescue victims of child abuse is the goal of a national campaign that's now underway. Amanda Haboush-Deloye, director of programs for the Prevent Child Abuse Nevada, says National Child Abuse Prevention Month encourages vict...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Nevada's workers compensation system could experience some changes if state lawmakers approve a bill now under consideration. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

LAS VEGAS - Lawmakers in Nevada are considering a bill that opponents say would be a blow to the state's workers compensation system. Jason Mills, a workers compensation attorney in Las Vegas, says Assembly Bill 229 would lower the legal bar from "gross misconduct" to "misconduct" for employers to ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: One in six Nevadans lives with hunger, despite the nation's economy recovering, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Photo courtesy Federal Emergency Management Agency.

RENO, Nev. - Despite the economic recovery, one in six people - or 17 percent of Nevadans - live with hunger on an ongoing basis, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Jocelyn Lantrip, marketing director for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, said many of her organizati...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Nevada has fewer bridges in need of major repair or upgrading than any other state in the union, according to a new report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Photo credit: Nevada Department of Transportation.

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to the Silver State's bridges, Nevada has some bragging rights. Meg Ragonese with the Nevada Department of Transportation says a report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association shows nearly two percent of Nevada's approximately 1,900 public bridges ar...Read More

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