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PNS Daily Newscast - March 5, 2021 


New rules should speed large-scale clean-energy projects in NY; Texas' Gov. Abbott tries to shift COVID blame to release of "immigrants."


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A marathon Senate session begins to pass COVID relief; Sanders plans a $15 minimum wage amendment; and work continues to approve Biden's cabinet choices.

Public News Service - NV: Gun Violence Prevention

Nevada's gun death rate is 40% higher than the national average, and shootings are the leading cause of death for young people in the Silver State. (Matthew/Adobe Stock)

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Advocates against gun violence are urging state lawmakers to pass new laws this session to help prevent future gun deaths. Nevada has one of the highest rates of gun violence in the nation, and it's been the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, in Las Vegas Oct. 1

A new study on mass shootings shows that assault-style rifles are used about 25% of the time; while handguns are most often the weapon of choice. (Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Mass shootings often are preventable – and a majority of the weapons were obtained legally, according to a comprehensive federally funded study released this week from The Violence Project. Researchers found that shooters tend to have four things in common: they've

Big changes coming to Nevada voter registration include the ability to register on Election Day, or be signed up automatically when you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Marg Johnson VA/Twenty20)

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LAS VEGAS - Some of the biggest names in Nevada state politics met with progressive activists and dozens of members of the public on Tuesday night to tout their victories in this year's legislative session, and discuss where they'll go from here. A lot has changed since the last session in 2017 - n

Sandra Jaregui, a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting, speaks at a press conference Tuesday for supporters of stricter gun-sale background checks. (Annette Magnus)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - Dozens of Nevadans on all sides of the gun debate testified Tuesday in a daylong hearing before a joint session of the state Legislature on a proposal to tighten up background checks on gun sales. The new law would include background checks for private sales, and those online and

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

Nevada is an open-carry and concealed-carry state that does not require permits for long guns or handguns. (Rich Legge/iStockphoto)

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LAS VEGAS – The Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas overflowed with thousands of mourners last night, as did the city Plaza in Reno - all to remember the dozens of victims killed in a horrific massacre at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday. Speakers emphasized the ne

A new report shows states like Nevada with more permissive gun laws have higher rates of gun violence.(Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada ranks 11th worst in the nation for gun violence, and third for the rate at which women are fatally shot by an intimate partner, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report also found that states with the strictest gun laws had the lowe

The Nevada Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges moved from Chicago to Reno, Nev., in 1969. They provide expert advice to judges and officers of the court all across the nation on the issue of domestic violence. Courtesy: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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RENO, Nev. - It is an issue that is gaining plenty of national attention this month, and odds are few Nevadans know Reno is the place many judges across the U.S. turn to when they need expert advice on domestic-violence cases. Eryn Branch, program director for domestic relations with the National

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