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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2018 


CNN reveals an alleged Saudi connection to the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Early voting starts today in some states; poverty rates remain steady but many in New Jersey in need; and cautious praise for the feds proposal on drug ads.

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Public News Service - NV: Immigrant Issues

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

Whether Nevada voters will get to decide the fate of so-called

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A proposed Nevada ballot measure is seeking to ban so-called "sanctuary cities," which take steps to protect undocumented immigrants. But before the measure can go before voters, Nevada's Supreme Court will weigh in. The measure would stop state, county and city officials from e

Nevada progressives gathered in Las Vegas to watch the State of the Union address. (Will Pregman)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada progressive groups say they're disappointed in President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Although he offered general support for fighting opioid addiction, getting felons back to work and lowering prescription drug prices, Trump continued hi

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

An estimated 3,200 DACA recipients in Nevada are eligible for an extension.(juanmonino/Istockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – The clock is ticking for DACA recipients who qualify to file a renewal application before the deadline three weeks from now. So legal aid groups across the state are shifting resources to come to their aid. Last week President Donald Trump ended the DACA program, which provides

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by presidential executive order and thus could be rescinded at any time. (Juanmonino/iStockophoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Today is the fifth anniversary of the implementation of DACA; a program that allows more than 12,000 Nevadans, brought to the U.S. as children, to live and work here. President Obama created DACA via executive order in 2012 and President Trump reauthorized it in June, but

Minority families are helping support shops and schools in many rural communities. (ulkare/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Two Nevada counties are the fastest growing rural counties in the West, due in large part to an influx of minority residents, who make up a growing share of the labor force, according to a new report. Analysis from Headwaters Economics found that 99 percent of all non-metro we

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