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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - NV: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

PHOTO: A new study shows increased pedestrian activity on streets in Washoe County with added sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Photo courtesy of the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. - A new study from the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) shows more people in Washoe County are choosing to walk or ride a bicycle instead of drive. Joe Harrington, public information officer at Washoe County's RTC, says the research measured bicycling and pedestrian activities at

PHOTO: A closer look at Washoe County's new electric buses is part of the University of Nevada-Reno's Earth Day events on campus this week. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. - Earth Week is a chance for the University of Nevada-Reno to show people what the school has been doing to "go green." Sustainability is the focus of educational programs and demonstrations, said Su Hoon Tan, programming coordinator at the University, citing examples of campus and commu

PHOTO: Several electric buses now serving Northern Nevada are expected to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. – A few electric buses now being operated in Northern Nevada are expected to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs over the next several years. Michael Moreno, public information officer at the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, says his ag

PHOTO: A statewide media blitz under way is focused on reducing traffic deaths at Nevada intersections. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's Department of Transportation (DOT) is hoping a statewide media campaign will help reduce traffic deaths at intersections. Meg Ragonese, DOT public information officer, said the "Intersection Safety Campaign" includes billboards, television and radio public service announ

PHOTO: Governor Brian Sandoval says Nevadans may judge future presidential candidates may be judged by their support for building an Interstate Highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is linking a proposed Interstate Highway from Las Vegas to Phoenix to the 2016 Presidential election. Sandoval has said that presidential candidates may be judged by Nevadans on their support for Interstate 11, which would connect the two cities. Damo

PHOTO: Emerald Bay, on the west side of Lake Tahoe, is just one of the scenic places caught in the debate between further development and preserving local air and water quality. Photo by Kurt B. Teuber for America's Byways.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A federal judge has delayed major expansion of a Lake Tahoe area ski resort. Now, its neighbors are wondering what's next in the longtime controversy over the potential environmental impact of enlarging Homewood Mountain Resort. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit had challenged the devel

LAS VEGAS - State regulators have a decision to make this week concerning the electric power company NV Energy and the funding of energy-efficiency programs. It's a decision that some say could impact job growth in a key sector, clean energy. Recent studies have shown that sector is seeing the faste

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