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PNS Daily Newscast - December 19, 2018 


A federal judge delays Michael Flynn’s sentencing after berating him in the courtroom. Also on Wednesday's rundown: The Trump asylum ban could go into effect at midnight; and North Carolina voters demand answers in an election-fraud case.

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nye County is one of hundreds of Nevada historic or recreational sites that have received Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars over the years. (Nevada State Parks)

LAS VEGAS — To kick off a 100-day campaign to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, some Nevada business owners and outdoor enthusiasts are in Washington, D.C., meeting with lawmakers. For more than 50 years, LWCF has brought millions of dollars to Nevada for public lands and recreation

The fund that helped expand Red Rock National Conservation Area would be emptied as part of President Donald Trump's new budget proposal. (kconnors/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Both of Nevada's U.S. senators are joining conservation groups to fight a provision in President Donald Trump's 2019 budget proposal that would drain $230 million from a fund that helps acquire new lands for public benefit. The budget would clear out any unspent funds in

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the the Gwich'in Tribe, whose members are touring Nevada this week to drum up opposition to drilling. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

RENO, Nev. -- A group of Alaska Natives are in Nevada this week as part of a tour of the Southwest. They're stoking opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in Tribe spoke in L

Kids learn to kayak at the

LAS VEGAS – Conservation groups are inviting families to celebrate their public lands on Saturday, October 15 - the fifth annual Get Outdoors Nevada Day. Everyone is invited to the free event at Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live music, food, dozens of vendors

Petroglyphs at Gold Butte have been damaged by bullet holes. Advocates are asking President Obama to create a new national monument. (Christian Gerlach/Sierra Club)

LAS VEGAS — All national parks and monuments are free to visit through August 28 in honor of the founding of the National Park Service 100 years ago. Conservation and political leaders, including Senator Harry Reid and Representative Dina Titus gathering at the Federal Building in Las Vegas to

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

PHOTO: Pope Francis says it's important for the world to do more to curb climate change. The Tesla Motors' gigafactory being built near Reno is an example of how the state can benefit economically from renewable energy. Photo courtesy of Tesla Motors.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Climate change primarily has been an environmental and often a political issue. This week, it officially has become a moral issue. In his new position paper known as a papal encyclical, Pope Francis asks Catholics to take a strong stand to fight global warming, and says failure

PHOTO: Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposed $1.1 billion tax increase to benefit the state's education system has sailed through the Nevada Legislature. Photo courtesy Gov. Sandoval's office.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - State lawmakers are giving the nod to Governor Brian Sandoval's effort to modernize Nevada's education system through a $1.1 billion tax increase. Senate Bill 483 received the necessary two-thirds support in both the state Assembly and Senate to ensure passage, and the bill now

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