PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2018 

Facebook is under the gun for failing to disclose misused data of 50 million Americans during the 2016 election. Also on our Monday rundown: a new study shows e-cigarettes are harmful to teens; and it's Poison Prevention Week – a good time to dispel some myths.

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Public News Service - NV: Civic Engagement

Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is one of hundreds of sites that have benefited from Land and Water Conservation Funds over the years. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Outdoor recreation groups are slamming President Donald Trump's new budget proposal because it slashes the Land and Water Conservation Fund by 98 percent. That fund is fed by hundreds of millions of dollars per year in revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling, money th

Nevada progressives gathered in Las Vegas to watch the State of the Union address. (Will Pregman)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada progressive groups say they're disappointed in President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Although he offered general support for fighting opioid addiction, getting felons back to work and lowering prescription drug prices, Trump continued hi

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

A leaked document indicates that Gold Butte is one of the national monuments whose boundaries the Trump administration wants to shrink. (Bureau of Land Mgmt.)

MESQUITE, Nev. – Small business leaders from Nevada have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking that national monuments like Gold Butte be left intact. They join hundreds of colleagues from towns near monuments across the nation - arguing that the economic benefits that these prist

Crowds filled a peace rally in Reno last month. (Indivisible Northern Nevada)

RENO, Nev. — Social justice groups in Nevada are marking International Peace Day today, an observance established back in 1981 by the United Nations. Groups across the state are celebrating with vigils, rallies, workshops and plays that emphasize this year's theme, "Together for peace, respe

During Hunger Action Month, people can take part in the SNAP Experience by spending $4 a day or less on food, the average SNAP benefit in Nevada. (Share Our Selves)

McCARRAN, Nev. - About 400,000 Nevadans, including one in five children, are "food insecure," meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from, according to the nonprofit "Feeding America." September is Hunger Action Month, so starting Friday, Nevada food banks are hosting events

Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans benefited from the Medicaid expansion, which could be cut under the GOP health plan. (goir/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Some Nevadans, concerned by Sen. Dean Heller's crucial swing vote to open debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, are planning a series of protests this week. The Nevada Workers Party held a "Hey Nevada, Get Contentious" vigil on the state Capitol steps Tuesday night, and the group

Carson River is one of Nevada's two Superfund sites whose cleanup is funded and managed by the EPA. (Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to start the process to rescind multiple environmental protections on Wednesday - the deadline under a review ordered by President Donald Trump. The agency hasn't announced its plans or even held a public hearing, so conservation groups a

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