PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2018 

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

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In Nevada, people facing guardianship are now given a court-appointed attorney who represents their interests before a judge. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – After a rash of high-profile cases, a brand new hotline has just been established for Nevadans to report abuse or neglect by court-appointed guardians. The hotline is run by the Guardianship Compliance Office created by the state in January. Jim Berchtold is directing att

A new bank reform bill in the Senate would, among many things, lift rules that require 85 percent of banks to report data on the ethnicity of borrowers. (Noburu/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada's Dean Heller was one of 67 U.S. senators to vote Tuesday to start debate on the biggest banking reform bill since the financial crisis in 2008. Senate Bill 2115, formally known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, lifts the most

Health advocates worry that GOP policies will reverse progress made in getting more Nevadans insured.(Goir/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Health insurance premiums are going to go up an average of 15.2 percent in Nevada in 2019 – that's the prediction from a report released this week by the Urban Institute. The report says the increase is tied to several Trump administration initiatives to drop the in

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

The new tax bill cuts corporate and individual tax rates, but only the corporate cuts are made permanent. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of the Republican tax bill, but opponents say it will explode the deficit, make corporate tax cuts permanent, drive up insurance rates and endanger programs that help the poor. The bill slashes corporate rates from 35 to 2

The Fund to Help victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting is slated to release updated protocols in early December. (Mariordo/Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS – Victims of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip have been receiving calls and emails from scam artists and people peddling risky investments - so the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is offering free legal help and tips to protect any money they receive from the Compassion F

The zero-waste movement encourages consumers to avoid individually wrapped items. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- Statistics show the average Nevadan creates more than 38 tons of trash each year. And now students at the University of Nevada-Reno are joining in a global movement to create a world without waste. They held a workshop on sustainability this weekend to get people thinking about how t

Not One Penny rallies, such as this one in Reno, are blanketing the country this week ahead of the Senate tax plan vote. (Matthew Flonken/Organizing For America)

RENO, Nev. – Protesters are gathering Wednesday in Reno and Las Vegas to slam the Republican tax plan – saying it would explode the deficit in order to give a tax break to corporations and the wealthy. The rallies, plus another held in Reno on Tuesday, are part of a nationwide series o

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