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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - NV: Environmental Justice

At a Denver hearing last week, WildEarth Guardians submitted a petition signed by 15,000 Americans who oppose federal changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. (sierraclub.org)<br />

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Despite potential negative consequences for Western states, only one more public hearing is scheduled on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA. Federal officials got an earful in Denver on Tuesday over the controversial changes. The law requires a majo

Mule deer use an overpass with fencing created to direct them over the road safely. (Nevada Department of Wildlife)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Animals in the road cause an average of 500 traffic collisions a year in Nevada - which is why experts on wildlife, transportation and development are meeting for a summit today at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. Each year, those collisions kill one or two people a

Many rural Nevada communities are opposed to the idea of pumping groundwater from outlying regions of the state to serve Las Vegas. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Members of Nevada's Native American communities are planning to run nearly 300 miles next week to call for more sustainable water management in the state. The Nevada state engineer denied a permit in August for a controversial pipeline plan decades in the making, to pump gr

Scientists will gather in cities nationwide Saturday in the first-ever March for Science. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- Scientists and supporters will be marching in 200 cities across the nation on Saturday - including Reno, Las Vegas and Spring Creek near Elko - to affirm the value of science and protest what they see as an attack from the Trump administration. President Trump has proposed cutting th

A large crowd listens as Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei, both R-Nev., respond to questions in a lively town-hall meeting Monday in Reno. (Chip Evans)

RENO, Nev. – Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei got an earful from progressive advocates Monday, as protests greeted them at several public appearances in Nevada during Congress' spring recess. Hundreds of constituents packed the Reno Convention Center for a town hall - many complaining abo

Congress will vote soon on whether to reverse the BLM's Methane Waste Rule, which limits the amount of natural gas that is leaked, vented and flared at well sites on public land. (Caitlyn Cromwell)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Conservation groups are bracing for an attempt in Congress to reverse the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. Within the next week, lawmakers are expected to vote on whether to eliminate the rule, which requires oil and gas companies drilling on public land to

The Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly is one of 22 endangered species in Nevada. (USFWS)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Conservation groups are slamming a new lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 18 states, including Nevada's Adam Laxalt, that would weaken habitat protection for endangered species. The lawsuit against several federal agencies challenges rules enacted over the past several

The case against a proposed mine that would unearth the metal molybdenum goes to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today. (andriano_cz/iStockphoto)

EUREKA, Nev. – The battle to stop the proposed Eureka mine at Mount Hope, Nevada, moves to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco today. Attorneys for the Western Mining Action Project will ask the three-judge panel to overturn a Reno federal district court's ruling that upheld t

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