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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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A bill before Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sets guidelines for use of devices that can track and shut off a vehicle if the person buying it is late on a payment. (jppi/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to regulate vehicle shutoff mechanisms, known as starter interruption devices, has passed in the Nevada Legislature and now sits on Gov. Brian Sandoval's desk. These devices are often required by subprime, used car lenders for customers with poor credit. The device

A proposal to allow the state to establish a retirement savings plan for workers that don't have employer-sponsored plans will soon be debated in Nevada. (SCS/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Nevada state Legislature and the U.S. Senate are headed for a showdown of sorts. At issue is whether states should be able to manage retirement savings programs for workers in small businesses that don't offer payroll deduction savings. A bill now being finalized in Nevada

Progressive advocates laid out their priorities for 2017 at their own State of the State address on Tuesday night. (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada)

LAS VEGAS – Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to give his State of the State address next week, but some advocacy groups beat him to the punch last night, with their own, fourth biennial Progressive State of the State event. They gathered at the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas to lay out their le

A new report shows 15,000 Nevadans work in clean energy and recommends policies to expand the sector. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — According to a new report, clean energy represents a huge economic opportunity for Nevada in 2017 if lawmakers make the sector a priority. Analysts from Energy Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group that supports the green economy, found that nationwide, clean e

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

Protestors at a rally organized by the Moral Monday movement, which is holding a rally in Carson City today to promote social justice. (Repairers of the Breach)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Dozens of faith leaders and community advocates will protest at the Capitol building in Carson City Monday - part of a 28-state event called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. The group plans to deliver a petition to Gov. Brian Sandoval's office, supporting increased

Roxana Giron, a low-wage, home-health worker from Nevada, is attending the national

LAS VEGAS - Nevada workers are among the thousands of low-wage employees gathering today for the first-ever national Fight for $15 conference in Richmond, Virginia. Nevada's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for jobs that offer health insurance, and $8.25 an hour without it. Roxana Giron is a a home-h

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