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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 5, 2020 

Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - NV: Arts & Culture

Kids learn to kayak at the

LAS VEGAS – Conservation groups are inviting families to celebrate their public lands on Saturday, October 15 - the fifth annual Get Outdoors Nevada Day. Everyone is invited to the free event at Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live music, food, dozens of vendors


LAKE MEAD, Nev. - Instead of partying during spring break, this year dozens of college students will head out to the Nevada countryside and spend their week off giving back as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. The sixth annual event, run by the nonprofit Friends of Nevada Wilderness an

PHOTO: Summertime brings an art exhibit to the University of Nevada, Reno featuring about 100 works made from plastic bags, bicycle chains and other recycled materials. Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada, Reno.

RENO, Nev. - A new art exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno is combining creativity with reuse. 'Reused-plus-Recycled-equals-Art' is open through late September at UNR's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. University marketing and communications coordinator Deanna Hearn said the exhibit features

PHOTO: Nevada's colorful history is on display at UNR as the state celebrates 150 years of statehood this year. Photo courtesy U.S. Library of Congress.

RENO, Nev. – Much of Nevada's colorful history is on display at the University of Nevada-Reno as the state celebrates 150 years of statehood this year. Jacquelyn Sundstrand, a librarian at UNR, says the Changing Faces and Places: Making Nevada exhibit at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center fe

PHOTO: Nevada Suffragist Anne Martin is being recognized as part of National Women's History Month in March. Photo courtesy of the U-S Library of Congress.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A person instrumental in helping Nevada women gain the right to vote is being honored as part of National Women's History Month in March. Mona Reno, chairwoman of the Nevada Women's History Project, said Anne Martin and her colleague suffragists worked tirelessly to help women in

PHOTO: The closure of Great Basin National Park has all but halted the local economy in nearby Baker, Nevada. Courtesy National Park Service.

BAKER, Nevada - Hotels and restaurants dependent upon tourism in the small east central Nevada community of Baker are reporting huge revenue losses as a result of the government shutdown of nearby Great Basin National Park. All national parks closed as part of the shutdown, more than two weeks ago,

PHOTO: Gold Butte Days celebrate affordable NV outdoor family fun

LAS VEGAS – Outdoor activities, arts and entertainment are the order of the day today (Friday) as Nevada kicks off the first-ever Gold Butte Days celebration. State Senator Ruben Kihuen (D-Dist. 10, Las Vegas) says the two-day event officially celebrates Nevada's piece of the Grand Canyon. But

LAS VEGAS - It looks like there will be plenty of e-book readers under the tree this holiday season, and if you are dashing off to buy one this weekend, consider these tips from Nevada libraries. Lauren Stokes is the virtual library manager at Las Vegas Clark County Library District, and the first

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