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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also. on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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Public News Service - NV: Civic Engagement

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

The Women's March in January 2018 drew large crowds to Reno. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – Women's marches are set for tomorrow in Reno and Carson City, along with hundreds of other towns across the country – including a massive event in Washington, DC. This is the third annual Women's March, which started in 2017 on the day after President Donald Trump's inaugu

Indivisible groups, shown here at a November rally in Reno to support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, will gather at 230 events nationwide today to plead for progressive priorities in Congress. (Indivisible Northern Nevada)

RENO, Nev. – Whose House? Our House! That's the slogan being shouted at more than 200 rallies across the nation Thursday – organized by the nonprofit group Indivisible. The group’s Northern Nevada chapter is taking part by holding a rally at noon in Reno at the corner of Libert

Polls show that close to 70 percent of Latino votes went to the Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in 2018. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Journalists, political analysts and advocacy groups gathered at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Tuesday to dissect the so-called "blue wave" in the 2018 midterm election that solidified Nevada's transition from purple to blue. The midterms saw a slew of Democrats elected to high o

A Native American group calls the introduction of a polling place to the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

RENO, Nev. – During the 2016 election, two Nevada Native American tribes – the Pyramid Lake Paiute and the Walker River Paiute – won a federal lawsuit to get voter registration sites and polling places on tribal lands. In the upcoming election, even more polling places will be av

A Nevada Legislature committee recognizes

ELKO, Nev. — More Nevada lawmakers are voicing opposition to plans to allow oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains. For months, dozens of environmental organizations, Native American tribes and sporting groups have been speaking out against the U.S. Forest Service proposal to open parts o

Around the world, local groups are organizing marches for climate change. (Edward Kimmel/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – Reno and Las Vegas are among more than 600 communities across the globe that are planning rallies and marches this week to call attention to climate change. Reno and Las Vegas are the first- and third-fastest-warming cities in America, according to Climate Central. Brian Beffort

Nevada is one of five states holding primary elections Tuesday. (Marg Johnson/Twenty20)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada voters will head to the polls tomorrow for primary elections. And voter advocates are working to encourage voting across all communities and age groups. Only 37 percent of 18- to-24-year-olds in Nevada turned out to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, compared

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