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PNS Daily Newscast - December 18, 2018 


Senate reports detail Russian influence via social media on the 2016 election. Also on Tuesday's rundown: North Carolina jurors reject the death penalty for a second consecutive year; and Medicaid expansion proves important to rural Kentuckians.

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Could Congress make it easier to pollute? A regulatory reform bill dubbed a

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The U.S. Senate could vote any day on a controversial bill to make it harder to develop new federal regulations. One version of the Regulatory Accountability Act has already passed the House and a key Senate committee and now heads to the Senate floor. The bill would require a

An Obama-era executive order banning discrimination by federal employees against LGBTQ people could be reversed by President Trump today. (Flickr/Euro)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Today is the National Day of Prayer, and LGBTQ groups are bracing for an executive order President Trump is expected to sign today that would lift some Obama-era protections for people in the LGBTQ community in the name of "religious freedom.” A previous version of the o

Scientists will gather in cities nationwide Saturday in the first-ever March for Science. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- Scientists and supporters will be marching in 200 cities across the nation on Saturday - including Reno, Las Vegas and Spring Creek near Elko - to affirm the value of science and protest what they see as an attack from the Trump administration. President Trump has proposed cutting th

A large crowd listens as Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei, both R-Nev., respond to questions in a lively town-hall meeting Monday in Reno. (Chip Evans)

RENO, Nev. – Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei got an earful from progressive advocates Monday, as protests greeted them at several public appearances in Nevada during Congress' spring recess. Hundreds of constituents packed the Reno Convention Center for a town hall - many complaining abo

A proposed new bill would shield lands surrounding National Conservation Areas, such as Red Rock Canyon, from development. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS -- A bill to ban development in or near National Conservation and National Recreation areas gets a hearing before the Assembly Government Affairs Committee Friday morning - in a special session in Las Vegas. The bill, AB 277, is in part a reaction to a decision by the Clark County Commis

Opponents of calling a constitutional convention are proposing legislation to take Nevada off the list of supporting states. (wnypnt/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Groups from across the political spectrum in Nevada are banding together to stop an effort to call for a national constitutional convention. Their fear is that the nation's bedrock document could be rewritten to favor special interests. For Congress to call an Article V conventi

Supporters of renewable energy will rally in two Nevada cities today. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation advocates are celebrating Presidents Day by rallying together at noon in Las Vegas and in Carson City to support policies that promote renewable energy. They're calling on the Nevada Legislature to pass Assembly Bill 206. The bill would raise the renewable portfolio stand

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House to amend the Constitution to fight the growing influence of money in politics. (Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a bill to amend the Constitution in an effort to fight the influence of so-called "dark money" in politics. The "We the People" Amendment would overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, wh

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