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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2018 


The Trump administration moves to narrow the definition of sexual identity. Also on the Monday rundown: is climate change causing a shift eastward for Tornado Alley? Plus Election Day should find more polling places on Nevada Tribal Lands.

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PHOTO: The Clark County School District is being sued by the ACLU of Nevada over allegations that it didn't do enough to stop the bullying of two sixth grade students. Photo courtesy Iowa Senate Democrats.

LAS VEGAS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is suing the Clark County School District and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission over allegations it did not do enough to help two sixth grade students who were being bullied. Tod Story, executive director at the ACLU of Nevada, says t

PHOTO: The high-profile battle over a cattle roundup near Bunkerville, Nev., has First Amendment implications, ACLU says. Photo: BLM.

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - The ACLU Of Nevada is claiming a First Amendment victory in the cattle battle near Bunkerville, which has captured national media attention. Tod Story, ACLU executive director, said the free speech win resulted from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removing so-called "free spe

PHOTO: The ACLU of Nevada says Washoe County commissioners have reversed a budget-cutting measure that would have reduced the early-voting schedule for the upcoming primary election. Photo courtesy Mahoning County, Ohio.

RENO, Nev. - Nevada's Washoe County, which includes Reno, has reversed a proposed budget cutback that would have reduced the early-voting schedule for the upcoming primary election, according to the ACLU of Nevada. Vanessa Spinazola, legislative and advocacy director at the Nevada ACLU, said Washoe

PHOTO: An A-A-R-P Nevada survey shows 85 percent support for a bill that would reduce the burden of proof required in age discrimination cases. Photo courtesy Kansas Office of the Securities Commissioner.

LAS VEGAS – An AARP Nevada survey shows overwhelming support for proposed bipartisan legislation that could help older workers prove age discrimination. Hilarie Grey, communications director at AARP Nevada, says the recent poll of about 500 Nevadans over the age of 50, shows 85 percent suppo

PHOTO: Nevada Suffragist Anne Martin is being recognized as part of National Women's History Month in March. Photo courtesy of the U-S Library of Congress.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A person instrumental in helping Nevada women gain the right to vote is being honored as part of National Women's History Month in March. Mona Reno, chairwoman of the Nevada Women's History Project, said Anne Martin and her colleague suffragists worked tirelessly to help women in

PHOTO: Some Nevada residents will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today by fund-raising and volunteering on this National Day of Service. Photo credit: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.

RENO, Nev. - Some residents of northern Nevada will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, at a charitable fundraiser and by volunteering in their communities. Dr. Angie Taylor, board member, Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, said she expects several hundred people to

Efforts to overturn Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage may be getting a boost now that marriage equality has come to Utah. Photo courtesy Giovanni Dall’Orto.

RENO, Nev. – Efforts to overturn Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage may be getting a boost now that marriage equality has come to Utah. Allen Lichtenstein, general counsel at the ACLU of Nevada, says the court ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban in Utah could set a legal

PHOTO: The Obama administration suffered a legal hit after a federal judge ruled yesterday (Monday) that the federal government is apparently violating the Constitution by collecting phone records of the American people. Photo courtesy of the U-S Department of Defense.

RENO, Nev. – The Obama administration suffered a legal hit after a federal judge ruled Monday that the federal government is apparently violating the Constitution by collecting phone records of the American people. Tod Story, executive director of the ACLU of Nevada, says he believes the rul

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