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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2017 


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Public News Service - NV: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

A new report shows states like Nevada with more permissive gun laws have higher rates of gun violence.(Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada ranks 11th worst in the nation for gun violence, and third for the rate at which women are fatally shot by an intimate partner, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report also found that states with the strictest gun laws had the lowe

Nevadans are being urged to wear denim on Wednesday to show support for victims of sexual assault. (DenimDayInfo.org)

LAS VEGAS - Advocates for victims of sexual assault across Nevada are asking people to wear jeans on Wednesday to support them on international Denim Day. It's a protest that started 24 years ago in Italy, where a high-court judge freed an accused rapist, reasoning that because the 18-year-old vict

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Nevada ranks in the top 10 for the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline. (saiyood/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the problem is particularly severe in Nevada. Statistics show the Silver State is one of the the 10 worst for human trafficking, with hundreds of calls to the national hotline each year. Experts blame it on the state's multi-bi

The Nevada Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges moved from Chicago to Reno, Nev., in 1969. They provide expert advice to judges and officers of the court all across the nation on the issue of domestic violence. Courtesy: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

RENO, Nev. - It is an issue that is gaining plenty of national attention this month, and odds are few Nevadans know Reno is the place many judges across the U.S. turn to when they need expert advice on domestic-violence cases. Eryn Branch, program director for domestic relations with the National

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Domestic violence victims gained a new legal right this year - to be able to break a rental lease in order to get away from their abuser. By the end of this week, they should also be able to access free help on the Internet. In five out of the last six years, the Silver State has

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - National Pro Bono Week kicks off today, and Legal Aid lawyers in Nevada are calling for reinforcements. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada development director Lynn Etkins says their attorneys handled 45,000 cases last year and, with the economic downturn, are on target to handle

LAS VEGAS - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the depth of state budget cuts pending in Carson City has prompted questions about the safety of thousands of Nevada children. Miriam Rollin, director of the group "Fight Crime Invest in Kids," says the Nevada Office of Children and Fa

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevada is one of 24 states that will be paying very close attention to an expected vote today in Congress on the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Bill. Included in that proposal is an extension of funding for both Medicaid and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Jon Sa

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