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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - NV: Water

PHOTO: Citing a possible fish die-off because of drought, Nevada wildlife officials are lifting fishing catch limits at Wild Horse and Willow Creek reservoirs. Photo courtesy Nevada State Parks.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Severe drought has led to the lifting of catch limits for fishermen at two northern Nevada reservoirs, state wildlife officials say. Fishing limits are no longer in place at Wild Horse and Willow Creek reservoirs, said Chris Healy, public information officer for the state Depart

PHOTO: The University of Nevada-Reno has a new website to help Nevadans live through one of the worst droughts on record. Photo courtesy National Integrated Drought Information System.

RENO, Nev. – Nevadans living through one of the worst droughts on record can get some helpful information on a new website from the University of Nevada-Reno. Mark Walker, dean of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, says the Living with Drought website has information on irrigati

PHOTO: The University of Nevada, Reno hopes several workshops being held around the state help farmers survive another year of extreme drought. Photo courtesy USDA.

RENO, Nevada - Helping Nevada farmers survive another year of severe drought is what the University of Nevada-Reno hopes to do by holding several workshops across the state. Jay Davison, crop specialist at the university's Cooperative Extension, said they'll focus on water availability, recommended

PHOTO: Nevada's water supply should accommodate the state's growing population  but only if the Colorado River system's historic drought doesn't worsen. Photo courtesy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

LAS VEGAS – The ongoing Colorado River drought threatens Nevada's ability to provide water for a growing population. The state this week released population projections anticipating hundreds of thousands of new Nevada residents over the next two decades. J.C. Davis, public information coor

PHOTO: The future of the Lake Tahoe Compact between Nevada and California is under consideration in the Nevada Legislature. Photo credit: David Von Seggern.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - State lawmakers are considering a new direction for the Lake Tahoe Compact - simply keeping things the way they have been for more than three decades. David Von Seggern, chairman of the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club, said Senate Bill 229, a measure introduced Monday that wo

PHOTO: Its back to federal court today for the proposed Homewood Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe.

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - It's back to federal court today for the proposed Homewood Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe. At issue is the public's right to have a say. The Tahoe Regional Planning Authority and Placer County joined developer JMA Ventures in filing the petition, which argues the court got it wrong wh

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

PHOTO: The clock is ticking as local conservation groups decide whether they need to file suit in response to a controversial decision by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

LAS VEGAS – Local conservation groups are deciding whether to head to court to fight the development plan approved this week by Lake Tahoe regulators. Laurel Ames with the Tahoe Area Sierra Club says the plan just approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency means a whole lot more developm

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