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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NV: Water

A new study finds the lake in the pit of the former Lone Tree Mine near Battle Mountain is leaching water from the nearby Humboldt River, reducing flow. (Tom Myers)

RENO, Nev. - Mining is shortchanging other water uses in drought-stricken Nevada -- even after a mine shuts down, according to a new report. When the Lone Tree Mine near Battle Mountain stopped operating in 2007, the study found, the nearby Humboldt River lost 180,000 acre-feet of flow. Report aut

This week is Fix-A-Leak week, so the Nevada Public Utilities Commission has tips for people to help combat the drought.(Earl53/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - American households waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, mostly through seemingly small leaks. Today through Friday, it's Fix-A-Leak week, part of the WaterSense program. Nevada is in its fifth year of drought, so the Ne

Nevada's leadership in Washington, D.C., gets mixed reviews on an annual Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters. (Alan O'Neill)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted "pro-environment" just eight percent of the time. De

A new poll shows Nevadan are extremely concerned about drought, and place great value on federal public land such as the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. (Alan ONeill/Outside Las Vegas Foundation)

LAS VEGAS - Nevadans are highly concerned about the drought; 72 percent say it is extremely or very serious according to the new 2016 Conservation in the West poll by Colorado College. Residents ranked drought higher in importance than voters from six other western states did. The poll found 68 pe

Nevada's Drought Summit explored current and future water needs. Credit: Abigail Johnson

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Drought Summit wrapped up Wednesday with a focus on tribes and conservation voices, but other voices were missing, according to Howard Watts, communications specialist with the Great Basin Water Network. Watts says the summit was dominated by big industry, water utilities

Colorado River supports millions of people in Nevada and several other Western states. Courtesy: NASA

LAS VEGAS - As part of Colorado River Day on Saturday, some young people in Nevada are calling on Gov. Brian Sandoval to continue his support for policies that will help ensure the survival of the Colorado River. Maria-Theresa Liebermann, coordinator of the Latino advocacy group Nuestro Rio, said h

Young people from Western states gather for

LAS VEGAS - As part of "Latino Conservation Week," which is this week, young people from Nevada and several other Western states will gather to learn more about the incredible history and future challenges facing the Colorado River. Rosalia Salazar, a college student from Las Vegas, is among abou

PHOTO: The Obama Administration faces a legal challenge from a coalition of states, including Nevada, over the EPA's update to the Clean Water Rule. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Defense.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada is among thirteen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its updated Clean Water Rule. Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, who filed the suit this week, claims the rule amounts to a power grab by the federal government, seeking greater con

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