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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: Poverty Issues

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

Advocates of two new Nevada laws say the laws combat rampant discrimination against people with a criminal conviction or an eviction in their past. (serggn/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – An eviction or a criminal conviction can follow a person for decades, making it difficult to get housing or a job. But two new state laws that just took effect aim to help Nevadans get a fresh start. Assembly Bill 327 shortens the time people with a clean post-convictio

New data show the price of housing is higher in Nevada than the national average, while incomes are lower. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost 14 percent of Nevadans live below the federal poverty level - but that's an improvement over last year and is a little better than the national average, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new statistics show that the median household income is r

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