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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - NV: Livable Wages/Working Families

Working for peanuts? Wage-related issues, from the minimum wage and barriers to success for women and workers of color, will be hot topics at a labor forum in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Many of the heavy hitters running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination will be on hand at a Saturday forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. Speakers at the National Forum on Wages and Working People include Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klob

Former Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed the minimum-wage bill the last time it passed, in 2017. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bit of hope for the 12,000 Nevadans who scrape by on minimum wage – as the Speaker of the State Assembly, Jason Frierson (D-Las Vegas), introduced Assembly Bill 456 to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour – to be phased in over four years. Former Gov. Brian

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

Making peanuts? Progressive groups' legislative priorities this year include a higher minimum wage for Nevadans, and guaranteed sick leave for all. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – Sick leave. Clean water. A living wage. These issues will top the list at Thursday night's Progressive State of the State address in Las Vegas. Speakers will call on state lawmakers to support paid sick leave for all Nevadans, not just those whose companies offer it. They wil

Nine Nevada organizations are joining together to host a forum next week about payday lending. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — A free workshop in Las Vegas on Monday is aimed at educating people about the risks of payday loans. Short-term, high-interest, payday lending is prohibited in several states - and many states that do allow these loans put limits on the amount of interest that can build up on the

Enrolling CHILDREN in educational summer activities would cost many Nevada family more than half of their summer income, according to the Center for American Progress. (BLM/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – When children are out of school during the summer, many Nevada families struggle to pay for child care, according to recent analysis from the Center for American Progress. The analysis compares costs of summer child care to median incomes in each state. Cristina Novoa, a

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

One program on the chopping block in President Donald Trump's budget helps schools improve technology education. (Jdurham/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – Some education advocates are criticizing President Donald Trump's new 2019 budget proposal because it zeroes out funding for several programs that benefit students. The $4.4 trillion budget increases defense spending but envisions deep cuts in domestic spending. For example, it w

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