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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 

Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

2020Talks - September 30, 2020 

Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NV: Livable Wages/Working Families

Summer meal programs for children kick off this week and next around the state. (Nevada Dept. of Agriculture)

LAS VEGAS - There are 261,000 children in Nevada are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but only about 10 percent actually show up for the free meals each summer. Nonetheless, the Nevada Department of Agriculture will distribute meals at 323 sites around the state, serving 627,000 breakfa

Nevada consumer advocates are praising a new federal proposal for rules on payday lending. Nevada is one state that doesn't limit interest rates short-term lenders can charge. (krosseel/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada consumer advocates are praising a federal plan released Thursday to rein in short-term lenders who can charge sky-high interest rates for payday and car-title loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to limit the number of times a loan can be extended and require le

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

About 55,000 Nevada children are growing up absent from a parent who's in jail or prison. (iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - About 55,000 children, or 8 percent of all Nevada kids, grow up with a parent serving time in prison or jail, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation calls it a "Shared Sentence" for kids, families and communities, and says the number of children affected nationally tops

Cheryl Culpepper says she is a recovering meth addict, working to get her criminal record sealed to help rebuild her life after successfully serving time. (C. Culpepper)

LAS VEGAS - This is "National Reentry Week," a recognition by the U.S J.ustice Department of the need to help people released from prison as they rebuild their lives. One local nonprofit, Nevada Legal Services, is offering its assistance free of charge, to people working to get their court record

Hundreds of low-wage workers are going on strike and rallying in Las Vegas as part of the Fight for $15 movement to raise the minimum wage. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Thousands of low-wage Nevada workers are expected to go on strike today, then rally on the Las Vegas Strip for a raise in the minimum wage. It's one of hundreds of protests happening around the country as part of the Fight for $15 movement. In Nevada, the minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, a

Women make almost 15 percent less than men in Nevada, which is better than the national gender pay gap of 21 percent. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Equal Pay Day is today, April 12, this year - so, it now takes women almost 16-and-a-half months to earn what men make in a year. A new study from Congress' Joint Economic Committee says in Nevada, men make almost 15 percent more than women, which is actually better than the national p

Getting people ready to work again when they've been unemployed for long time periods is the goal of the Platform to Employment program. (U.S. EPA)

LAS VEGAS - The State of Nevada will pay your salary for two months if you're part of the 1.7 percent of Nevadans who are long-term unemployed, meaning out of work for more than 27 weeks, and you're willing to give job training a try. The state is pouring almost $2 million of federal grant money

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