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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - NV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Nevada is codifying protections for people with preexisting conditions, in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down in court. (Goir/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Starting January 1, Nevada will see big changes to its healthcare system as multiple bills from the last Legislature go into effect. The most prominent is Assembly Bill 170, which says companies that sell group insurance plans in the state can't discriminate against people with

Conservation groups are hoping Nevada legislators will expand access to solar power, and push to create new, renewable-energy jobs in lower-income communities. (MT AERO)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – State lawmakers are holding a public hearing today in Las Vegas to learn more about what Nevadans want as they work on the energy agenda for the next legislative session in 2021. Conservation groups and other stakeholders will stake out their priorities at the first meeting

The Mueller Report detailed extensive efforts by Russian hackers to compromise U.S. election systems in 2016, and warned of more cyber attacks in 2020. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada has made big strides toward safeguarding the ballot box, but still has a ways to go, according to a new report on election security. The "Citizen's Report On Election Security in Northern Nevada and the Nation" will be released Tuesday as part of a nationwide day o

The Anaconda Copper Mine was most active from 1952 to 1978 and closed in 2000. Dietrick McGinnis)

YERINGTON, Nev. – Members of the public can get a closer look at the now closed Anaconda Copper Mine site near Yerington as part of a free bus tour offered in 3 weeks by a group that advocates for clean water. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada is chartering a bus from Reno on Sat

Big changes coming to Nevada voter registration include the ability to register on Election Day, or be signed up automatically when you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Marg Johnson VA/Twenty20)

LAS VEGAS - Some of the biggest names in Nevada state politics met with progressive activists and dozens of members of the public on Tuesday night to tout their victories in this year's legislative session, and discuss where they'll go from here. A lot has changed since the last session in 2017 - n

Red Rock Canyon is one of many sites that has benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the years. (Battle Born Progress)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have signed on to a bill that would guarantee full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a 55-year-old program that provides funds for local ballparks, boat ramps and national monuments across th

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

The fight over health care heats up again in federal court, as the Trump administration argues that the Affordable Care Act became unconstitutional once Congress eliminated the individual mandate. (Save My Care)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Some Nevada groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration to have the Affordable Care Act thrown out in court. On Tuesday, the Justice Department indicated in a Texas federal court filing that it now wants the judge to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstituti

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