PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global while U.S. demonstrations focus on a number of recent victim's of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the police killing of George Floyd over the weekend, with police using excessive force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - NV: Native American

This Earth Day and advocates are pressing for federal protection for Gold Butte. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Today is Earth Day, time for Nevadans to celebrate the natural world. This weekend, thousands are expected to pack celebrations across the state. Greenfest Las Vegas is being held Saturday in downtown Summerlin. Reno's Earth Day party takes place on Sunday in Idlewild Park. J

PHOTO: President Barack Obama designated the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada today. It's a region of desert valleys rich in prehistory and recent history, along with wildlife.  Photo courtesy of BLM.

LAS VEGAS - A new monument designation in Nevada today with President Barack Obama announcing the Basin and Range National Monument. It covers more than 700,000 acres north of Las Vegas, mainly valley regions rich in history, wildlife and recreation. Mauricia Baca, executive director with the Outs

PHOTO: A resolution seeking state control of some federal lands in Nevada is among the items state lawmakers are considering during the current legislative session. Photo courtesy Nevada Division of State Lands.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – State lawmakers are considering a resolution that seeks state control of some federal public lands, which account for more than 80 percent of all land in Nevada. Senate Joint Resolution 1 (S.J.R.1) calls on Congress to enact legislation transferring title. But David von

PHOTO: Researchers at the University of Nevada-Reno say using burning techniques practiced by Native Americans could help land-management practices in the Great Basin today. Photo credit: Washoe County, Nevada.

RENO, Nev. – Modern land management practices in the Great Basin may benefit by being blended with Native American burning techniques. Brad Schultz, Humboldt County extension educator for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, says research shows that Native Americans were successfu

PHOTO: More than 140 unbranded horses are at the center of a controversy, and a federal court case in Reno. Photo Credit: Rose Curtis.

LAS VEGAS - A local tribe says it will carefully watch today's federal court hearing about unbranded horses. Although not a party in the case, the tribe says it has major implications on the reservation. Maxine Smart, who chairs the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone tribe, said they have been working

PHOTO: Moapa Reservation and Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant. Credit: Sierra Club

LAS VEGAS - The Clean Energy Summit gets started today in Las Vegas, and a Nevada tribe member says he plans to buttonhole the prospective new owners of utility company NV Energy and make sure they know about the extent of the pollution problem they are buying into. According to Vernon Lee, an envir

LAS VEGAS - Few know the Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant better than its closest neighbors, and the Moapa Band of Paiutes is applauding a bipartisan bill that will end Nevada's use of power from the plant. Vernon Lee, who serves on the band's environmental committee, predicts the legislation no

PHOTO: Moapa Paiutes advocate for clean energy. Photo credit: Jane Feldman

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – This year's Earth Day Walk will focus on transition, and the move that is under way from older fossil fuel-based energy to newer clean energy. Vickie Simmons is an air quality technician with the Moapa Band of Paiutes. She says coal-fired power plants, like the nearby Reid

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