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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - NV: Consumer Issues

Nine Nevada organizations are joining together to host a forum next week about payday lending. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — A free workshop in Las Vegas on Monday is aimed at educating people about the risks of payday loans. Short-term, high-interest, payday lending is prohibited in several states - and many states that do allow these loans put limits on the amount of interest that can build up on the

Nevadans have six years from moving into a house to sue for construction defects, but attorneys say that isn't enough time for some defects to become obvious. (Dennis M/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada's housing market is booming, with home values and sales up steadily since the Great Recession, but attorneys say there's more legal risk buying a new home in Nevada now than just a few years ago. The 2015 Nevada Legislature limited the amount of time a homeowner has

Research suggests the amounts of water and land needed to grow corn for ethanol are not sustainable in the U.S. (Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Ethanol – the corn product blended into gasoline – was meant to make fuel cleaner in the United States. But a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency shows biofuel has created another set of environmental problems. Nevada's Desert Research Institut

Some health insurance plans in Nevada will increase by as much as 14 percent in 2019. (Hloom templates/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Insurance is saying health insurance rates will increase in 2019 at the lowest percentage in years – but that isn't the whole story. This week, the department announced proposed rate hikes of 1.9 percent for health plans on the insurance exc

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 Nevada System of Higher Education includes University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, as well as several community colleges. (Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS — College students in Nevada want the state's public universities to sell off financial holdings in companies that produce coal, oil and other fuels that have been shown to contribute to climate change. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and abroad have divested from fossil fuel inve

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 Buffalo Hills Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Study Area is among the areas being considered for redesignation under a proposed Washoe County bill. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, Washoe County officials are proposing a bill to redesignate or sell off hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands. Several groups are speaking out in opposition, saying the bill would threaten the environment, and lead to urban sprawl. The majority of

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