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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - NV: Water

Las Vegas, NV – Opponents say the proposed Toqoup power plant could be short circuiting after cancellation of a crucial water contract. Developers say it's just a normal part of doing business. The canceled contract was for water that the proposed coal-fired power plant needs for pollution con

Reno, NV – There's growing support for sustainable growth in northern Nevada, according to a new survey being released today. It shows a majority of voters want lawmakers to balance growth plans with natural resources. Pam Galloway is with Voices For a Sustainable Washoe County, the group th

Las Vegas, NV – It's a first of its kind shutdown order over mercury emissions, and it involves a mine that E.P.A. data indicates has been the biggest mercury polluter in the United States. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ordered the shutdown of the roasters at the mine on Wedn

Las Vegas, NV – They don't call it the Silver State for nothing. Nevadans are hoping a Senate committee will remember the economic benefits of mining, as well as other local concerns, as it considers an update of the 1872 Hardrock Mining Law. The House already passed its version, and Nevadans

Las Vegas, NV – The typical Nevada household is sitting on a "hidden oasis" of water that could save them money -- if they'd only tap into it. That's the finding of a study released today by the Pacific Institute. It estimates that single family homes in the Las Vegas area use about 100 gallon

A new study says the proposed Las Vegas Water Pipeline could end up costing people in rural Nevada and Utah a bundle, and at least one Indian tribe is ready to sue about the issue. The peer-reviewed study, in this month's Bioscience magazine, says if the state approves the pipeline and other proje

Las Vegas, NV - A first-of-its-kind study says predictions about hard rock mining's impact on water quality are not what they were cracked up to be. The study looked at predictions mine operators made about water quality, and then investigated in later years to see if they were accurate. Study auth

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