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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - NV: Children's Issues

Las Vegas, NV - Thousands of children with chronic health needs in Nevada are facing the start of the new school year with no health insurance--even though many of them could qualify for Nevada Checkup or Medicaid, according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Foundation spokesm

Las Vegas, NV – How do you spell relief from the high cost of relieving your child's summer boredom? One way is to head down to your local library for free summer reading programs. John Crockett with the Nevada Library Association says the theme this year is "catch the reading bug" at the li

Carson City, NV - Nevadans and families nationwide are celebrating "Cover the Uninsured Week" with a new initiative to provide health insurance for 9 million kids who now don't have it, including more than 100,000 in the Silver State. One in every eight Nevada kids lacks health insurance, but activ

Reno, NV – One in four Nevadans lives in a household where a language other than English is spoken. This week, Northern Nevada libraries are making a special effort to reach younger members of those families on "Children's Book Day," known in Spanish as "El día de los niños, El d

Las Vegas, NV – With the rush of post-Christmas sales about to begin, there are still millions of toys on store shelves that pose acute health risks to children, particularly the danger of lead poisoning. A measure before Congress would have tightened toy safety standards, but the Senate start

Las Vegas, NV – Amelia Bedelia is dashing to Nevada for the final days of "National Children's Book Week." Luise Davis of the Douglas County Library branch says in this popular book series, Amelia's wacky literal translations of the English language really make kids laugh, and that makes child

Las Vegas, NV – President Bush is threatening to veto a plan to expand medical benefits to millions of children, and Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons is feeling the public pressure to join Governors of 37 other states to fight that veto. Nevada has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in

Carson City, NV – Nevadans will celebrate National Library Card Month today by participating in the "Big Read," during which book groups and individuals all read, listen to, or watch the same book in a single month. At the Carson City Library, Andrea Moore says it's fitting that this year's se

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