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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - NV: Health Issues

The idea of a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain is widely opposed in Nevada, but is nonetheless being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. (Taliesin/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The proposal to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, outside Las Vegas, may be getting new life at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Environment. President Trump recently proposed $120 million to res

A large crowd listens as Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei, both R-Nev., respond to questions in a lively town-hall meeting Monday in Reno. (Chip Evans)

RENO, Nev. – Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei got an earful from progressive advocates Monday, as protests greeted them at several public appearances in Nevada during Congress' spring recess. Hundreds of constituents packed the Reno Convention Center for a town hall - many complaining abo

A bill to raise minimum auto-insurance coverage gets a hearing today at the state Senate.(jppi/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – If a driver with a bare-bones liability policy hurts someone, the victims are out of luck once the bills exceed the driver's policy limit. This morning, the state Senate transportation committee takes up a bill to raise the minimum amount an auto-insurance policy must cover

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.

Families of Nevada children with autism say the waiting times for therapy are unacceptable and are pushing for sufficient funding in the state budget. (tangle eye/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Dozens of people concerned about losing services for their children with autism gathered Monday night at a town hall meeting in Reno. They're worried that Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget proposal is short $9 million from the amount requested by the Aging and Disability Services Divi

A new report projects 371,000 Nevadans could lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement.(cllarita/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - More than 370,000 Nevadans could lose health coverage by 2019 if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement, according to a new report. The study, from the nonprofit People's Action Institute, also predicted that more that 22,000 people in Nevada would lose their

Volunteers are making signs for the Women's March in cities around the United States on Saturday, including Reno, Las Vegas and South Lake Tahoe. (Women's March on Washington - Nevada Chapter)

LAS VEGAS - Equal-rights advocates in Reno, Las Vegas and South Lake Tahoe are holding marches and rallies on Saturday in solidarity with the larger Women's March on Washington, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. More than 600 of these "sister marches" are planned, in

Recreational marijuana possession becomes legal for adults over age 21 in Nevada this Sunday. (growweedeasy/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Question Two, which legalized possession of up to an ounce of recreational-use marijuana for people over age 21, goes into effect this Sunday, Jan. 1. Sales of recreational marijuana, however, remain illegal until the state can put a new system of regulations in place, and

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