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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - NV: Urban Planning/Transportation

The Buffalo Hills Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Study Area is among the areas being considered for redesignation under a proposed Washoe County bill. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, Washoe County officials are proposing a bill to redesignate or sell off hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands. Several groups are speaking out in opposition, saying the bill would threaten the environment, and lead to urban sprawl. The majority of

The EPA safety standard calls for the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository to verify it will protect against radiation for one million years. (State of Nevada)

NYE COUNTY, Nev. – Nevada conservation groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration this week to spend $110,000 to start the process of licensing a nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will now start gathering documents and plans that go bac

The battle over whether to raise hotel taxes to fund a new football stadium moves to the State Assembly today. (gaborfromHungary/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The fight over a proposal to build a new football stadium with taxpayer dollars moves to the Nevada State Assembly today. Lawmakers are considering a plan to raise hotel room taxes to pay for a $750 million stadium in an effort to entice the Oakland Raiders to move to Las V

Opposition is building to a plan to raise hotel taxes to put $750 million toward a football stadium. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – Progressive groups are speaking out against Gov. Brian Sandoval's new proposal to raise taxes on hotel rooms in an effort to secure $750 million for a new football stadium he hopes would lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The governor is expected to call a special session of

Military expert Vice Admiral Lee Gunn is speaking to veterans and policymakers in Nevada this week about climate change's effect on national security. (Adamkaz/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – A nationally recognized expert on military affairs is speaking to veterans and policymakers this week across Nevada about the link between climate change and national security. Retired Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn is the former inspector general for the Navy and vice chairman of the mi

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

GRAPHIC: Residents in northern Nevada are being asked to conserve water as the ongoing drought continues to wreak havoc on municipal water supplies. Photo courtesy of the California Department of General Services.

RENO, Nev. - The severity of Nevada's ongoing drought has prompted the Truckee Meadows Water Authority to call upon its thousands of customers in Reno, Sparks and Washoe counties to conserve water. Mark Foree, general manager of the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, says the lack of water has forced

PHOTO: The Nevada Dept. of Transportation is urging extra caution on Nevada's rural roadways, where fatal accidents have increased sharply in some counties in the first half of this year. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada's traffic deaths overall are down for the first half of this year, but fatalities on rural roadways are way up, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Meg Ragonese, the department's public information officer, says 124 traffic deaths in Nevada in the

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