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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - NV: Civil Rights

Assembly Bill 345 would allow people to request to permanently vote absentee, instead of having to make the request anew each election. (svablar/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Civil-rights groups are cheering for a big voting-rights package that passed the state Senate late Monday and now goes to Gov. Steve Sisolak's desk, pending a quick concurrence vote in the state Assembly. AB 345 would establish same-day voter registration - meaning people

The National Popular Vote Compact would render the Electoral College moot if enough states vote to accept it to make a 270-vote majority. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Supporters of the national popular vote movement are vowing to press on, despite a big setback yesterday when Gov. Steve Sisolak vetoed a bill that would have pledged all six of Nevada's Electoral College delegates to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes natio

Victims contacted domestic-violence programs in Nevada more than 63,000 times in fiscal year 2017. (Motortion/Adobe Stock)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The path to normalcy for domestic-violence survivors is long and emotional – so the Family Law Self-Help Center at the Las Vegas family courthouse has found a way to speed things up. Before, survivors had to apply for a domestic-violence protection order in one office

The U.S, Senate is set to take up a DACA proposal as part of the Republican bill to end the shutdown, but opponents say it doesn't go far enough. (Kathrin Tausch/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Groups that advocate for the so-called Dreamers are pushing for comprehensive immigration reform as the U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on President Donald Trump's plan to reopen the government with funds for a border wall and a concession on DACA tacked on. His plan

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

The Center for American Progress reports that people who are concerned about deportations have difficulty connecting with local law enforcement to voice opinions. (ICE/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS – Dozens of local law-enforcement agencies in Nevada and the rest of the United States have partnerships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but a new report shows these programs often lack public oversight. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and sheriff's offices i

Nevada has only 84 attorneys that provide free legal assistance to the state's low-income population of nearly 500,000. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – If you can't afford an attorney, one will be provided for you in American criminal courts. But that isn't the case in civil courts, and a new study examines the thousands of cases each year of Nevadans facing the legal system without representation. Commissioned by the Nev

The Children's Attorneys Project formed in 1999 to provide counsel, advice and representation to abused and neglected children, and now works to ensure all foster children are represented. (Patrick Feller/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada wants to find attorneys for every Clark County child in foster care. The group says in cases of abuse or neglect, it's essential that children's interests are represented in court. When 18-year-old Alaina Shaw-Duryee graduated from high sch

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