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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - NV: Social Justice

Nevada has been known for fairly low turnout in presidential races, but its numbers of voters dramatically increased in 2016. (ParentRap/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Early voting in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus starts tomorrow, but there's still uncertainty about how successfully votes will be tallied when the actual caucus occurs on February 22. That's because Nevada was planning to use the same mobile app that caused chaos in t

Tom Steyer brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Nevada this weekend, as a keynote speaker for the Progressive Summit in North Las Vegas. (Next Gen Climate)

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer will headline the 6th Annual Progressive Summit this weekend in North Las Vegas. Hundreds of attendees will also hear from surrogates for Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Erika Castro is organizing

Many state legislatures and local cities have passed laws aimed at improving disclosure of political donation sources in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Supreme Court decision known as "Citizens United" turns ten on Tuesday - a decision that unleashed close to a billion dollars, by some estimates, of so-called "dark money" into American elections. According to 'OpenSecrets.org,' outside groups that don't have to disclose th

Advocates for foster children say school performance is too often an afterthought in placement hearings. (Voices Youth Center/Mitchell Findley)

LAS VEGAS – Truancy rates are high and graduation rates are low – especially for Nevada's 4,200 children in foster care – and child advocates say systemic change is needed. Research shows that 47.5% of foster children in Clark County fail to graduate high school. Kelly Venci Go

A new report shows that Latino children in Nevada are 16% more likely than white kids to live in a high-poverty neighborhood. (Shawn 1/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The state of Nevada has 57,000 children living in concentrated poverty - but the good news is, that's 10,000 fewer than about a decade ago. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its latest Data Snapshot Tuesday. Nevada saw a 2% decrease in children living in neighborhoods

A national coalition that includes MoveOn.org, union and health-care reform groups helped organize Monday's national day of action on drug pricing. (Mensatic/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Groups that fight for better health and consumer rights held a roundtable on prescription drug prices last night in Las Vegas, one of 51 similar events around the country. The events were part of a nationwide day of action called "People Over Pharma Profits.” Laura Ma

Adriana Arellano of Las Vegas is one of many people targeted for removal in the recent ICE raids, despite having only minor traffic and immigration violations. (Adriana Arellano)

LAS VEGAS — As the ICE raids continue around the country, immigrants' rights groups are calling for mercy in the case of a Las Vegas mother of three who was set to be deported today, and just got a temporary reprieve. ICE arrested Adriana Arellano Cruz in Las Vegas on Thursday, even though h

The self-response online version of the census is set to begin on March 12, 2020. (Driftwood/AdobeStock)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Civil rights advocates are moving forward with plans to promote the 2020 Census, relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the addition of a citizenship question by sending it back to the lower courts. The fear had been that such a question would deter many immigra

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