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    PNS Weekend Update - March 28, 20150 

    A variety of issues on our weekend rundown including; gas pipelines down south clogged up by legal delays; the latest CDC anti-smoking campaign puts a bull’s-eye on e-cigarettes; and the focus is on inclusion during National Developmental Disabilities Month.

Public News Service - Nevada

PHOTO: Health-care spending is at an all-time high in the United States, but a troubling new report in the Journal of American Medicine finds access to quality health care for young men of color so disproportionately poor that they stand a better chance of living longer in prison than in society. Photo credit: Utah Department of Corrections.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Utah has plenty of major hospitals that offer the latest in technology, but a new report says too many young black men are disconnected from care, and as a result are likely to live shorter lives. While health-care spending is at an all-time high in the United States, said Dr. S...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Without help from humans, monster fish such as the white sturgeon face the possibility of extinction, according to Zeb Hogan, a conservation biologist at the University of Nevada - Reno. Photo courtesy of Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada-Reno.

RENO, Nevada - Some of the biggest freshwater fish in North America face certain extinction without human intervention, according to a University of Nevada-Reno researcher. Conservation biologist Zeb Hogan, whose research is featured in an exhibition opening this week at the National Geographic Mus...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: People in Nevada and around the country can avoid tax penalties for not having health insurance by getting coverage during a special enrollment period now underway. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A special enrollment period is underway that can help people in Nevada and around the U.S. avoid fines for not having health insurance. Tyler Klimas is with Nevada Health Link, a state agency that helps enroll people in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. He ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: The Nevada Humane Society is celebrating NCAA March Madness with a pet adoption event featuring hundreds of dogs and cats called "Bark Madness." Photo courtesy Nevada Humane Society.

RENO, Nev. - Many people in Nevada have probably heard of March Madness, but how about Bark Madness? Kimberly Wade, senior manager of communications and events with the Nevada Humane Society, says her organization is hoping the pet adoption promotion, a take-off on NCAA March Madness college basketb...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: With more than 2 million accidental poisonings in the United States each year, families are being urged this week to make sure any dangerous medications or household products are kept locked up or out of reach. Photo credit: FBI

LAS VEGAS - In Nevada and around the nation, it's National Poison Prevention Week. The focus is on taking some simple steps around the home to help reduce the chances of accidental poisoning, said Alyssa Guttenberg, public information director of the Nevada Poison Center. She said potentially dange...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, say the proposed trade pact is being negotiated in secret. Some say it will have broad impacts on international trade, and that fast-tracking the agreement is a bad idea. Photo courtesy of the White House.

LAS VEGAS - After five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is getting closer to being presented to Congress - and labor, manufacturing and government watchdog groups maintain the results could be disastrous. The TPP is a massive international trade agreement between the Unite...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: A new report says more Americans are retiring to communities in Nevada and throughout the West that are home to protected public lands, such as Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev. - Older Americans are three times more likely to retire in areas of Nevada and other Western states that have protected public lands, in what's being called the "Golden Rush." The trend is benefiting communities near the Great Basin National Park and Lake Mead Nationa...Read More

Public News Service - NV

PHOTO: Efforts involving ranchers, conservationists and government agencies continue in Nevada and other Western states to improve enough habitat to avoid having the sage-grouse listed as a threatened or endangered species. Photo credit National Park Service.

AUSTIN, Nev. - Private landowners and conservationists in Nevada and several other Western states continue to work together to prevent the sage-grouse from being listed as an endangered species. Duane Coombs, manager of the 250,000-acre Smith Creek Ranch near Austin, Nevada, is among those working ...Read More

Public News Service - NV

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