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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - NV: Animal Welfare

A cat receives medical attention after losing two toes to a trap near Reno in 2010. (Nevada Humane Society)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to lessen the suffering of animals caught in traps gets a hearing today before the state Senate Natural Resources Committee. Right now, trappers only have to check the devices every four days. SB 364 would require checks every 24 hours so any non-target animals can

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

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