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Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - NV: Consumer

Nevada is codifying protections for people with preexisting conditions, in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down in court. (Goir/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Starting January 1, Nevada will see big changes to its healthcare system as multiple bills from the last Legislature go into effect. The most prominent is Assembly Bill 170, which says companies that sell group insurance plans in the state can't discriminate against people with

Robocalls are among the biggest sources of complaints to the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission. (D3damon/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Anyone with a phone is getting an early Christmas present this year - as the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to help stop those annoying robocalls. The U.S. House of Representatives already gave near-unanimous approval to the TRACED Act - and President Trump ha

A consumer watchdog group is calling on the federal government to establish a limit on boron, which is a component of some brands of toy slime. (Lila/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – New federal statistics say 226,000 children ended up in emergency rooms last year with toy-related injuries, and a new report lets parents and other gift-givers know which types of toys most often are the culprits. The 34th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report from the U.S.

Conservation groups are hoping Nevada legislators will expand access to solar power, and push to create new, renewable-energy jobs in lower-income communities. (MT AERO)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – State lawmakers are holding a public hearing today in Las Vegas to learn more about what Nevadans want as they work on the energy agenda for the next legislative session in 2021. Conservation groups and other stakeholders will stake out their priorities at the first meeting

Federal statistics show that in 2017, more than 4.5 million Americans involved in car crashes sustained injuries that needed medical attention. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – People injured in car crashes now have some additional rights in Nevada under a new state law, and legal groups want the public to know about them. Senate Bill 435 took effect last Tuesday, Oct. 1, and requires the insurance company for the person at fault in a crash to di

Legal-aid groups say complaints by Nevada renters are on the rise, but evictions are down, in the wake of a new landlord-tenant law that took effect July 1. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Complaints by Nevada tenants to legal-aid organizations have shot up this summer, as landlords began raising fees after a new law, Senate Bill 151, went into effect. Now, Attorney General Aaron Ford is letting renters know that landlords cannot unilaterally raise fees. The

A national coalition that includes MoveOn.org, union and health-care reform groups helped organize Monday's national day of action on drug pricing. (Mensatic/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Groups that fight for better health and consumer rights held a roundtable on prescription drug prices last night in Las Vegas, one of 51 similar events around the country. The events were part of a nationwide day of action called "People Over Pharma Profits.” Laura Ma

The self-response online version of the census is set to begin on March 12, 2020. (Driftwood/AdobeStock)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Civil rights advocates are moving forward with plans to promote the 2020 Census, relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the addition of a citizenship question by sending it back to the lower courts. The fear had been that such a question would deter many immigra

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