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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NV: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

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

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