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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Las Vegas, NV – There's a battle in Washington this week with nearly $300 billion of your tax dollars at stake. At issue is the national farm bill, and many worry that, no matter who wins, the Silver State won't be seeing much green. Michelle Perez, with the Environmental Working Group, expl

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada is bucking the trend, but a new study says the nation's prison population has soared to a record high -- more than one out of every 100 adults in America is incarcerated. The Pew Center on the States conducted the study; director of the "Public Safety Performance Projec

Las Vegas, NV – They're just cuts on paper, but they could sting far worse than paper cuts. A new report says President Bush's proposed 2009 budget includes $20 billion in cuts to domestic programs, at a time when states like Nevada can least afford it. The Silver State would lose more than

Las Vegas, NV – They're hoping for rain. Supporters of state health and education programs will be holding up umbrellas this morning to urge Gov. Jim Gibbons to dip a little deeper into the state's "Rainy Day Fund." The Governor indicated Friday that he was willing to use some of the contingen

Las Vegas, NV – A lot could be riding on the vote of Nevada's junior U.S. Senator John Ensign when the national energy bill comes up for a second try at passage this week. Last Friday, the first time the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 came before the Senate, it did not get to a

Las Vegas, NV – After being passed over in 2006, a Nevada tribe hopes Congress will vote to pass legislation by year's end that would be the first major update in health care delivery for Native Americans in many years. Sen. Harry Reid has pledged to bring the "Indian Health Care Improvement

Exactly one month from today most public school kids in Nevada will be headed back to class. And because the state continues to have trouble attracting teachers, even more children this year are likely to be shuffled between substitute teachers. Nevada State Education Association president Lynn Warn

Las Vegas, NV - As Congress debates how much money should go into the State Children's Health Insurance Program, known as S-CHIP, a new study shows Nevada really needs the help. The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard ranks Nevada 47th when it comes to getting health care to children, and stands at r

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