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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Public News Service - NV: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Leaders in Nevada's civil rights community say comprehensive immigration reform should take priority over efforts to prevent sanctuary cities. (Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Civil rights groups are celebrating a decision on Friday by a Carson City judge to toss out a petition for a ballot initiative to stop sanctuary cities in Nevada. There are no self-described sanctuary cities in the state, but the ballot initiative would have banned cities or c

President Trump has proposed restrictions to legal immigration that would greatly affect family members of American citizens and legal permanent residents. (Kconnors/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevadans with family abroad may have a much harder time bringing parents, grandparents or siblings to the U.S. if a bill President Trump endorsed on Wednesday becomes law. The so-called RAISE Act aims to cut the number of legal immigrants in half, mainly by disallowing certain

A new fact sheet shows that as a group, Latinos benefited most from the Affordable Care Act, and possibly have the most to lose from Medicaid cuts in the American Health Care Act. (Octavio Lopez/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A new report predicts that 225,000 Nevada Latinos younger than age 65 could lose health coverage if the U.S. Senate's revised health-care repeal bill keeps the cuts passed by the House. According to analysts from Families USA and the National Council of La Raza, the rate of unin

An Obama-era executive order banning discrimination by federal employees against LGBTQ people could be reversed by President Trump today. (Flickr/Euro)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Today is the National Day of Prayer, and LGBTQ groups are bracing for an executive order President Trump is expected to sign today that would lift some Obama-era protections for people in the LGBTQ community in the name of "religious freedom.” A previous version of the o

The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for Nevada immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Advocates for Nevada's immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration's increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allow

Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)

LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The 16th annual Pro Bono Awards event honors attorneys

Ruben Kihuen will become Nevada's first Latino Congressman, part of a Democratic wave in Nevada this election. (Wikimedia Commons)

RENO, Nev. — Progressive advocates are speaking out about the election results, saying the strength of Democratic candidates in the Silver State provides something of a silver lining after the historic loss by Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Both the Nevada State Assembly and Senate flipped

A Canadian supporter speaks to plaintiff Adolfo Garcia, right, about his lawsuit against a Nevada-based mining company. (Murray Bush/Flux Design)

RENO, Nev. - A mining company headquartered in Reno is in court this week, accused of negligence and battery in a lawsuit tied to violence at a silver mine it owns in Guatemala. Tahoe Resources is being sued by seven protesters who claim they were shot by mine security personnel at the Escobal mine

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