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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: big protest planned against President Trump today,a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - NV: Disabilities

Harvey Chernikoff choked while riding a paratransit bus in 2011. This week, Nevada lawmakers take up a bill to require first aid training for drivers. (Chernikoff Family)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Six years ago, a man with intellectual challenges choked to death on a Las Vegas paratransit bus, and the driver didn't have the training to help him. Tomorrow, the State Assembly Transportation Committee hears a bill to require first-aid training for paratransit drivers.

The Journey of Hope cross-country cycling trek, raising money to help people with disabilities, arrives in Las Vegas today. (The Ability Experience)

LAS VEGAS --- When "frat boys" make the news, it isn't always in a good way. But this week, a team of cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is to stop in Las Vegas as part of a cross-country trek to raise money for people with disabilities. Dozens of riders with the Journey of Hope started slig

A new report ranks Nevada counties on health; Douglas County ranks first, Mineral County last, and Clark County ranks sixth. (DMarshall/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to length and quality of life, Douglas County is first, Mineral County is last and Clark County is sixth out of 17 counties according to a study published Wednesday. The seventh annual report, called County Health, Rankings and Roadmaps, is a collaboration between the Un

About 88,000 Nevadans signed up for health insurance through Nevada Health Link during the last open enrollment period. (Arizona PIRG)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The numbers are in and 88,000 Nevadans enrolled or re-enrolled in health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace, known as Nevada Health Link, in the past three months. Health care advocates say they're very pleased with the progress made during the third annual open

Nevada's CARE Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires hospitals to ask patients to designate a caregiver to help after discharge. (Renown Skilled Nursing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government says one in five elderly patients is back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, so Nevada health advocates are banking on a new law, the CARE Act, to make a dent in the problem. A 2013 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Medicare spend

The open enrollment period for health insurance coverage in 2016 through NevadaHealthLink.com ends Sunday, Jan. 31. (wavebreak/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Time is short for Nevadans to sign up for subsidized health insurance through the state marketplace; the deadline is just six days away. The annual three-month open enrollment period to be covered for this year ends on Sunday. So, Nevada Health Link is launching a big push to get

PHOTO: Las Vegas is scheduled to get some special visitors on bicycles Tuesday as the Journey of Hope crosses the country raising money and awareness for people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of The Ability Experience.

LAS VEGAS - College students cycling across the country to raise money and awareness about people with disabilities are scheduled to stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members will ride about 3,700 miles over two months from California to Washington, D.C., and raise more than $50

PHOTO: A group of cyclists riding across the nation to raise money and awareness for Americans with disabilities is making a stop in Nevada on Tuesday. Las Vegas photo courtesy of Clark County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS - A national bicycle tour raising money and awareness for Americans with disabilities stops in Nevada Tuesday and Wednesday. Annie Smiley, public relations coordinator with the non-profit Push America, says the riders with the organization's "Journey of Hope" will participate in several a

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