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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

Nevada's current law requires a judge's permission to restore people's right to vote when they get out of prison, unless their conviction was first-time and nonviolent. (Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada would become the 15th state to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences if Assembly Bill 431, which passed the Assembly on Tuesday, becomes law. Currently in Nevada, voting rights only can be restored two years after a person's release, and only

Nevada and Oregon are the latest states to consider signing onto the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The State Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday that would make Nevada the 16th state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The proposal would require the state to pledge all six of its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins a majority of the n

Immigrant-rights advocates are pressing for bills that would allow DACA recipients to apply for college financial aid and professional licenses. (Nevada Immigrant Coalition)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Today is Immigrant and Refugee Lobby Day at the state Legislature - an annual event to push for policies that improve quality of life in these communities. For example, advocates will be meeting with lawmakers to promote Assembly Bill 275, which would make it possible for peop

The Nevada state Capitol is busy this week, as the deadline for bills to pass out of committee is Friday. (OK-59/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Friday is the deadline for bills to make it out of committee at the state Capitol, so conservation groups are drumming up support for those that address renewable energy and protection for wildlife habitat. Senate Bill 358 would require power companies to get 50 percent of their

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

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