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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - NV: Criminal Justice

Scammers impersonating the Internal Revenue Service routinely contact people and business owners via telephone, e-mail and even regular mail. (TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Amidst fears over the new coronavirus, it's tax time. And both issues require vigilance when it comes to protecting yourself against scammers. Darrellyn Bonstell is an arbitration specialist with the Better Business Bureau in southern Nevada and says scammers hoping to steal a pe

A new study on mass shootings shows that assault-style rifles are used about 25% of the time; while handguns are most often the weapon of choice. (Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Mass shootings often are preventable – and a majority of the weapons were obtained legally, according to a comprehensive federally funded study released this week from The Violence Project. Researchers found that shooters tend to have four things in common: they've

President Donald Trump faces dozens of congressional inquiries in the wake of the Mueller report, which laid out 10 instances of obstruction of justice. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Momentum toward impeachment is growing, as protesters are expected at 130 rallies across the country tomorrow, including in Las Vegas. Participants in the "day of action" are calling on Congress to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, based on the 10 in

Nevada is changing its laws to accomodate legal use of marijuana. (Growweedeasy/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Steve Sisolak recently signed a trio of bills that make life easier on marijuana users now that the drug is legal for adults to possess. Assembly Bill 132 forbids employers from discriminating against job applicants if cannabis shows up on a pre-employment drug test.

Victims contacted domestic-violence programs in Nevada more than 63,000 times in fiscal year 2017. (Motortion/Adobe Stock)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The path to normalcy for domestic-violence survivors is long and emotional – so the Family Law Self-Help Center at the Las Vegas family courthouse has found a way to speed things up. Before, survivors had to apply for a domestic-violence protection order in one office

Nevada's current law requires a judge's permission to restore people's right to vote when they get out of prison, unless their conviction was first-time and nonviolent. (Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada would become the 15th state to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences if Assembly Bill 431, which passed the Assembly on Tuesday, becomes law. Currently in Nevada, voting rights only can be restored two years after a person's release, and only

The ACLU says children's brains are still developing, and incarcerated young people need age-appropriate rehabilitation services. (Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The state of Nevada tries children as adults for certain crimes; but when children enter the adult system, the state has very limited options for housing them. A new report from the ACLU says the situation is approaching a crisis. The report showed many boys tried as adul

In Nevada, people facing guardianship are now given a court-appointed attorney who represents their interests before a judge. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – After a rash of high-profile cases, a brand new hotline has just been established for Nevadans to report abuse or neglect by court-appointed guardians. The hotline is run by the Guardianship Compliance Office created by the state in January. Jim Berchtold is directing att

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