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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 a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - NV: Human Rights/Racial Justice

The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for Nevada immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Advocates for Nevada's immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration's increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allow

Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)

LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The 16th annual Pro Bono Awards event honors attorneys

Ruben Kihuen will become Nevada's first Latino Congressman, part of a Democratic wave in Nevada this election. (Wikimedia Commons)

RENO, Nev. — Progressive advocates are speaking out about the election results, saying the strength of Democratic candidates in the Silver State provides something of a silver lining after the historic loss by Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Both the Nevada State Assembly and Senate flipped

A Canadian supporter speaks to plaintiff Adolfo Garcia, right, about his lawsuit against a Nevada-based mining company. (Murray Bush/Flux Design)

RENO, Nev. - A mining company headquartered in Reno is in court this week, accused of negligence and battery in a lawsuit tied to violence at a silver mine it owns in Guatemala. Tahoe Resources is being sued by seven protesters who claim they were shot by mine security personnel at the Escobal mine

Public events in Reno and Las Vegas are being hosted this week by the NAACP to encourage unity in the wake of multiple race-related tragedies in the U.S. (Darren Hester/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The NAACP chapters in Reno and Las Vegas have scheduled public events on July 15 and 16 asking Nevadans to come together and start a dialogue in the wake of recent tragedies involving police and African-Americans. On July 7, a sniper killed five Dallas police officers, claiming he w

Palace Station Casino maintenance worker Casiano Corpus was interviewed for a report alleging abusive working conditions. (The Immigration Clinic at the UNLV Boyd School of Law)

LAS VEGAS - Working conditions at some Station Casinos violate international human-rights norms, according to an allegation in a report released Tuesday. The report, written by researchers at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Yale and the University of California-Irvine, is called 'Banking on Uns

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al

Expanded Medicaid coverage and outreach, like this Step Up for Kids event in Las Vegas, are a critical reason why Nevada saw the biggest jump in the nation in a new report for providing access to uninsured kids. Courtesy: Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada made more progress than any other state in the U.S. in a new report that documents each state's track record when it comes to dropping its population of uninsured children. Nevada's statewide legal services advocacy coordinator Jon Sasser says Medicaid expansion was the big

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