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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - NV: Health Issues

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A new report projects 371,000 Nevadans could lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement.(cllarita/Morguefile)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 - More than 370,000 Nevadans could lose health coverage by 2019 if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement, according to a new report.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

From 2013 to 2015, the total number of uninsured Latino children in Nevada fell nearly 50 percent. (Lygia Marques/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has the 14th largest population of Latinos in the country, and a report released Thursday shows the state is making huge strides in ensuring its Latino children have access to health insurance. According to the findings from the National Council of La Raza, from 20

New Census Bureau figures show working Nevadans have a little more money in their pockets, but household income grew more slowly here than nationally. (cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevadans are better off than they were just a few years ago, according to new census data, but the state still lags behind the country as a whole in terms of economic recovery. The good news is, there was a decline in poverty, an increase in household income, and an increas

Well pads dot the landscape at the Jonah oil and gas fields in Wyoming. (Bruce Gordon/EcoFlight)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – In a blow to the Obama administration's environmental agenda, a federal judge has struck down the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rules, saying that the president overstepped his authority. The judge ruled late Tuesday that the agency needs permission from Congress to

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