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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - NV: Civic Engagement

Nearly 40% of respondents to a Nevada poll said Democratic candidates for president aren't talking about climate change enough in their campaigns. (clarkcounty.gov)

RENO, Nev. -- Las Vegas and Reno are two of the fastest-warming cities in the United States, which means many voters in Nevada's caucuses this week want to know what presidential candidates plan to do about the climate crisis. Six Democratic presidential contenders will debate at the Paris Theater

Nevada has been known for fairly low turnout in presidential races, but its numbers of voters dramatically increased in 2016. (ParentRap/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Early voting in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucus starts tomorrow, but there's still uncertainty about how successfully votes will be tallied when the actual caucus occurs on February 22. That's because Nevada was planning to use the same mobile app that caused chaos in t

Nevada Democratic Party officials are confident there won't be a voting meltdown such as the one that occurred in Iowa this week when the state's presidential caucuses are held in less than three weeks. (disabilitylawco.org)

LAS VEGAS -- Iowa still is sorting through results of Monday's Democratic caucus, but Nevada officials say they won't be using the mobile app that delayed the Iowa results. That app was set to be employed in the upcoming Nevada caucus on Feb. 22. Computer scientist David Jefferson, a board member o

Tom Steyer brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Nevada this weekend, as a keynote speaker for the Progressive Summit in North Las Vegas. (Next Gen Climate)

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer will headline the 6th Annual Progressive Summit this weekend in North Las Vegas. Hundreds of attendees will also hear from surrogates for Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Erika Castro is organizing

Many state legislatures and local cities have passed laws aimed at improving disclosure of political donation sources in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Supreme Court decision known as "Citizens United" turns ten on Tuesday - a decision that unleashed close to a billion dollars, by some estimates, of so-called "dark money" into American elections. According to 'OpenSecrets.org,' outside groups that don't have to disclose th

A new Nevada group aims to fight climate change by working to limit sprawl around the Las Vegas area. (Ron Reiring/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS -- More than a half-dozen progressive groups announced Tuesday that they're banding together to form a new group, to be known as the Nevada Climate Justice Coalition. The new organization will work to educate people on the effects of climate change, especially on low-income communities of

Protesters have been calling for impeachment at rallies once a month in front of Rep. Mark Amodei's office in Carson City. (Chip Evans/Indivisible Northern Nevada)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Rallies in support of impeachment of President Donald Trump will take place Tuesday evening in more than 400 cities and towns across the nation. More than 90,000 people have signed up to attend - with more than 1,000 expected at four events in Nevada: in Carson City, Las Vegas, P

The latest statistics show about 5,500 people are homeless in southern Nevada on any given night, an area with only about 2,000 shelter beds. (Kemecki/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Civil-rights groups and advocates for Nevadans who are homeless are protesting today at Las Vegas City Hall, just before a public hearing on a controversial homelessness ordinance. The council is considering making it a misdemeanor to sleep or camp in public rights-of-way near homes, on

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