PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2018 

Four First Ladies take issue with separating kids from families at border. Also on the rundown: Nebraska struggles to deliver summer meals and there are thriving rural counties in the USA.

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Public News Service - NV: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Public events in Reno and Las Vegas are being hosted this week by the NAACP to encourage unity in the wake of multiple race-related tragedies in the U.S. (Darren Hester/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The NAACP chapters in Reno and Las Vegas have scheduled public events on July 15 and 16 asking Nevadans to come together and start a dialogue in the wake of recent tragedies involving police and African-Americans. On July 7, a sniper killed five Dallas police officers, claiming he w

Palace Station Casino maintenance worker Casiano Corpus was interviewed for a report alleging abusive working conditions. (The Immigration Clinic at the UNLV Boyd School of Law)

LAS VEGAS - Working conditions at some Station Casinos violate international human-rights norms, according to an allegation in a report released Tuesday. The report, written by researchers at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Yale and the University of California-Irvine, is called 'Banking on Uns

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al

Expanded Medicaid coverage and outreach, like this Step Up for Kids event in Las Vegas, are a critical reason why Nevada saw the biggest jump in the nation in a new report for providing access to uninsured kids. Courtesy: Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada made more progress than any other state in the U.S. in a new report that documents each state's track record when it comes to dropping its population of uninsured children. Nevada's statewide legal services advocacy coordinator Jon Sasser says Medicaid expansion was the big

PHOTO: Thousands of people who rescued Jews from likely death during the Holocaust are the focus of an Israel-based Holocaust memorial now on display at the University of Nevada, Reno. Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada - Reno.

RENO, Nev. - A holocaust memorial from Israel on display at the University of Nevada, Reno pays tribute to the thousands of people who rescued those who may have otherwise died at the hands of the Nazis. Paul Baker Prindle, the University Galleries director, says the exhibition, "I Am My Brother's

PHOTO: Some Nevada residents will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today by fund-raising and volunteering on this National Day of Service. Photo credit: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.

RENO, Nev. - Some residents of northern Nevada will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, at a charitable fundraiser and by volunteering in their communities. Dr. Angie Taylor, board member, Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, said she expects several hundred people to

Photo Image from film

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - It's a nationally acclaimed documentary about hunger in Nevada and the nation, and tonight it will hit the big screen in Sparks. Nevadans will get their first chance to see "A Place at the Table," and Jocelyn Lantrip, Food Bank of Northern Nevada spokesperson, said the documentary

The Supreme Court vote was 5-4 in the landmark decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional because it denied same-sex couples the same federal benefit as other married couples. Photo by Ludovic Bertron

LAS VEGAS - A good start. That's what some Nevada legal advocates are saying today about the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The ruling is good news as far as it goes, said Kim Surratt, who runs a family law practice in Reno, but plenty of work remains to be done

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