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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NV: Civic Engagement

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

Activists are preparing their signs for the Global Climate Strike events on Friday. (Eymhy Corpus)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Hundreds of Nevada high school students are expected to walk out of class at 10 a.m. Friday as part of an international day of action to call attention to climate change ahead of a U.N. Climate Summit next week. Protesters will rally in 2,500 cities across 117 countries, with 75

The Mueller Report detailed extensive efforts by Russian hackers to compromise U.S. election systems in 2016, and warned of more cyber attacks in 2020. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada has made big strides toward safeguarding the ballot box, but still has a ways to go, according to a new report on election security. The "Citizen's Report On Election Security in Northern Nevada and the Nation" will be released Tuesday as part of a nationwide day o

The Trump administration has tried to undermine sage grouse protections and new rules announced Monday could make it harder to protect the sentinel species. (twildlife/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Conservation groups are speaking out against new rules announced Monday that weaken the Endangered Species Act. In the past, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could only consider the science when deciding if a species is sliding toward extinction and merits federal prote

Big changes coming to Nevada voter registration include the ability to register on Election Day, or be signed up automatically when you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Marg Johnson VA/Twenty20)

LAS VEGAS - Some of the biggest names in Nevada state politics met with progressive activists and dozens of members of the public on Tuesday night to tout their victories in this year's legislative session, and discuss where they'll go from here. A lot has changed since the last session in 2017 - n

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