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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - NV: Animal Welfare

Donner, a 2-month-old puppy, needs lifesaving surgery. (Nevada Humane Society)

RENO, Nev. - A 2-month-old black lab puppy named Donner at a shelter in Reno needs a complex, expensive surgery to survive, so the Nevada Humane Society is asking for donations to cover the cost. Donner was born with a condition called mega-esophagus, which is caused by a birth defect. Kimberly

Nevada Humane Society volunteers are dressing like Santa and his elves and delivering shelter pets to their new homes on Dec. 24-25. (alvimann/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Santa and his elves will hand-deliver newly-adopted shelter pets to surprise families on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in several parts of the state. The second annual "Santa's Sleigh" program is run by the Nevada Humane Society, which serves the Reno/Sparks and Carson City are

PHOTO: It's BEAR Logic Month in Nevada, a statewide public awareness campaign reminding people that the drought continues to drive bears into populated areas in search of food. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As summer's heat increases in Nevada, so does the chance that a human and black bear will cross paths. Chris Healy, a public information officer with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, says the ongoing drought, which has depleted the bears' natural food sources of nuts, b

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

PHOTO: It's been a busy summer for state wildlife officials dealing with an increase in black bear nuisance complaints in Northern Nevada. Photo courtesy National Park Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. - This spring, state wildlife officials forecast a busy summer for black bear calls in northern Nevada as a result of the drought - a forecast that appears to be right on target. Chris Healy, public information officer for the state Department of Wildlife, said severe drought is c

PHOTO: The Nevada Department of Wildlife warns residents can expect more contact with deer, rattlesnakes, black bears and other animals as drought pushes wildlife into populated areas in search of food and water. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's ongoing, severe drought is causing food shortages pushing wildlife closer to populated areas occupied by humans. Chris Healy with the Nevada Department of Wildlife says ultra-dry conditions are causing mule deer, elk, black bears, coyotes, and rattlesnakes to seek food

PHOTO: The state of Nevada is banning collecting antlers shed by mule deer and elk between Jan. 1 and mid-April, starting in 2015. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada is cracking down on people who collect antlers shed by elk and mule deer during the winter and early spring. The state Board of Wildlife Commissioners has approved a regulation that prohibits antler collection between Jan. 1 and mid-April. Chris Healy, public information

PHOTO: Owning a horse that once roamed the Nevada range is possible through a state adoption program. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

RENO, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Agriculture is reaching out to residents who may be interested in adopting wild horses captured in the Virginia Range near Reno. Deniz Bolbol, communications director for the "Return To Freedom - American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign," which handles the a

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