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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2019 


Former V.P. Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign, warning that Trump is "a danger to the nation's character." Also on our Friday rundown: Six 2020 Dems to speak at a weekend forum in Vegas. Plus, thousands of Navajo homes get electricity for the first time.

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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

A new bank reform bill in the Senate would, among many things, lift rules that require 85 percent of banks to report data on the ethnicity of borrowers. (Noburu/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada's Dean Heller was one of 67 U.S. senators to vote Tuesday to start debate on the biggest banking reform bill since the financial crisis in 2008. Senate Bill 2115, formally known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, lifts the most

Leaders in Nevada's civil rights community say comprehensive immigration reform should take priority over efforts to prevent sanctuary cities. (Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Civil rights groups are celebrating a decision on Friday by a Carson City judge to toss out a petition for a ballot initiative to stop sanctuary cities in Nevada. There are no self-described sanctuary cities in the state, but the ballot initiative would have banned cities or c

Protestors defend the TPS program at a rally in front of the White House on Tuesday. (Sarah Hall/Carecen)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Latino groups are speaking out against the decision by the Trump administration on Monday to end legal status for some people from Central America who were given temporary protected status over the past two decades. The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program authorized

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