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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: Welfare Reform

About 40 million Americans rely on the SNAP program for food assistance, including more than 400,000 Nevadans. (Nevada Department of Agriculture)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Groups that advocate for the working poor are speaking out against a new policy proposal from the Trump administration to make it much harder for people to get food stamps via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. Right now, if you qualify for Temporary Assistance for N

Cancer survivor Laura Packard speaks to reporters on Wednesday in Las Vegas.(Juan Ortega)

LAS VEGAS — Health care advocates in Nevada are speaking out against the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act that was unveiled on Wednesday, saying the block grants it proposes would force massive cuts in Medicaid. The Graham-Cassidy bill would cap what is currently an

A new fact sheet shows that as a group, Latinos benefited most from the Affordable Care Act, and possibly have the most to lose from Medicaid cuts in the American Health Care Act. (Octavio Lopez/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A new report predicts that 225,000 Nevada Latinos younger than age 65 could lose health coverage if the U.S. Senate's revised health-care repeal bill keeps the cuts passed by the House. According to analysts from Families USA and the National Council of La Raza, the rate of unin

Nevada's CARE Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires hospitals to ask patients to designate a caregiver to help after discharge. (Renown Skilled Nursing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government says one in five elderly patients is back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, so Nevada health advocates are banking on a new law, the CARE Act, to make a dent in the problem. A 2013 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Medicare spend

A new proposed rule would restore the rights of consumers in Nevada and the nation to file class-action legal actions if corporations such as telecom companies engage in activities that rip off consumers just a little bit at a time. Credit: Mike Clifford

LAS VEGAS - A measure is pending that should mean better protection for Nevadans when they sign up for monthly contracts on necessities such as mobile phones. Matthew Sharp, a Reno trial lawyer with the Nevada Justice Association, says the good news in the proposed change from the Consumer Financi

PHOTO: The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada is feeding a lot more people after cuts to the program once known as Food Stamps started. Image courtesy of The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada is feeding a lot more people after cuts to the program once known as food stamps took hold in early November. Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Prgram, or SNAP, dropped by 5 percent. Leslee Rogers, public relations officer

RENO, Nev. - Nevada got some bad news last week. The state ranks fifth in the nation for food hardship in a Gallup survey of more than 177,000 Americans about their families' health, well-being and access to basic services. The findings confirm what the Food Bank of Northern Nevada sees every day, a

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevadans need to work 2.5 minimum-wage jobs to be able to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in the Silver State, according to a new study of housing affordability - or lack of it - by state. The Out of Reach 2010 report ranks Nevada just behind California as the worst two stat

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