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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2018 


Updates on Trump tariffs and his Supreme Court nominee. Also on the Wednesday rundown: New Hampshire in the news in a clean energy report; and doctors address the rise of AFib – a serious and sometimes invisible cardiac issue.

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Public News Service - NV: Poverty Issues

Nevada has only 84 attorneys that provide free legal assistance to the state's low-income population of nearly 500,000. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – If you can't afford an attorney, one will be provided for you in American criminal courts. But that isn't the case in civil courts, and a new study examines the thousands of cases each year of Nevadans facing the legal system without representation. Commissioned by the Nev

Enrolling CHILDREN in educational summer activities would cost many Nevada family more than half of their summer income, according to the Center for American Progress. (BLM/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – When children are out of school during the summer, many Nevada families struggle to pay for child care, according to recent analysis from the Center for American Progress. The analysis compares costs of summer child care to median incomes in each state. Cristina Novoa, a

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada received more than 100,000 pounds of donated food through the recent nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive, but all of that must be sorted by volunteers before it expires. (F Delventhal/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Food banks typically see a big spike in volunteers around Thanksgiving and Christmas. But during the summer, those same charitable organizations often find themselves short-staffed. Some food banks in Nevada are now desperate for volunteers. When school is out for the sum

Short-term loans can become long-term cycles of debt when borrowers can't afford high-interest payments, consumer advocates say. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — Nearly one-third of title-loan, check cashing and payday lending services in Nevada were rated "less than satisfactory" in a recent state audit of financial institutions. Consumer rights attorneys say more should be done to regulate short-term, high-interest lenders in the state.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has added a range of foods to help clients target specific health issues, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Jessica Spengler/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, health-care providers and food pantries are teaming up to address a common problem: What happens when your diet is causing health problems, but you don't have access to healthier food? The Prescription Pantry program allows doctors to screen their patients no

Jessica Price, a participant in the

RENO, Nev. – An anti-poverty program called "Getting Ahead" is getting a boost from the Whole Foods store in Reno. The store is donating five percent of its sales this Thursday the 11th to the program, which is a part of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The Getting Ahead program is a 16-wee

Not One Penny rallies, such as this one in Reno, are blanketing the country this week ahead of the Senate tax plan vote. (Matthew Flonken/Organizing For America)

RENO, Nev. – Protesters are gathering Wednesday in Reno and Las Vegas to slam the Republican tax plan – saying it would explode the deficit in order to give a tax break to corporations and the wealthy. The rallies, plus another held in Reno on Tuesday, are part of a nationwide series o

In northern Nevada alone, people gave more than 25,000 volunteer hours to the food bank last year. (FBNN)

MCCARRAN, Nev. – This holiday season, food banks across Nevada will feed hundreds of thousands of people – and food bank operators say they need help. Food drop-off boxes can be found all around town, and people are being asked to volunteer their time and keep the food banks in mind wh

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