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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2019 


President Trump kicks off his reelection campaign. Also on today's rundown: a Maryland clergyman testifies in Congress on reparations for slavery; and how a reinstated travel ban will affect cultural crossovers between the United States and Cuba.

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Public News Service - NV: Criminal Justice

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

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

The time limit before a person's criminal record can be sealed will be cut substantially under a new Nevada law. (serggn/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A new Nevada state law will soon allow people convicted of certain crimes to seal their records much earlier, offering a better chance to get their lives back on track after completing their sentence. Assembly Bill 327, signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval this week, halves the

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