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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NV: Animal Welfare

Nevada's Desert National Wildlife Refuge, largest in the lower 48 states, is home to desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife. (fws.gov)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation groups say Nevada eventually could lose its Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas if Congress approves a request from the U.S. Air Force to expand its sprawling military range. Russell Kulhman, executive director of the Nevada Wildlife Federation, said the pro

Pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America, with herds capable of traveling up to 60 miles per hour. (fws.org/TomKoerner)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wildlife in Nevada follow distinct pathways during seasonal migration, and a new survey shows state voters are eager to provide them with safe passage when they move from one place to another. In a poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, 93% of registered voters in Nevada bel

At the Safari Club International's annual convention in Reno this week, attendees can bid on a hunting trip for black-tailed deer with Donald Trump Jr. in Alaska, at an estimated value of $17,000. (wiki.com)

RENO, Nev. -- A founding member of the Beach Boys is protesting a performance by the famous band's offshoot at a trophy-hunting convention in Reno this week, where Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker. Brian Wilson signed a petition circulated by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. It calls

A cat receives medical attention after losing two toes to a trap near Reno in 2010. (Nevada Humane Society)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to lessen the suffering of animals caught in traps gets a hearing today before the state Senate Natural Resources Committee. Right now, trappers only have to check the devices every four days. SB 364 would require checks every 24 hours so any non-target animals can

Donner, a 2-month-old puppy, needs lifesaving surgery. (Nevada Humane Society)

RENO, Nev. - A 2-month-old black lab puppy named Donner at a shelter in Reno needs a complex, expensive surgery to survive, so the Nevada Humane Society is asking for donations to cover the cost. Donner was born with a condition called mega-esophagus, which is caused by a birth defect. Kimberly

Nevada Humane Society volunteers are dressing like Santa and his elves and delivering shelter pets to their new homes on Dec. 24-25. (alvimann/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Santa and his elves will hand-deliver newly-adopted shelter pets to surprise families on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in several parts of the state. The second annual "Santa's Sleigh" program is run by the Nevada Humane Society, which serves the Reno/Sparks and Carson City are

PHOTO: It's BEAR Logic Month in Nevada, a statewide public awareness campaign reminding people that the drought continues to drive bears into populated areas in search of food. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As summer's heat increases in Nevada, so does the chance that a human and black bear will cross paths. Chris Healy, a public information officer with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, says the ongoing drought, which has depleted the bears' natural food sources of nuts, b

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

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