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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - NV: Social Justice

Rallies took place in dozens of cities over the past two days, including last night in Reno and Sunday in Las Vegas, to promote peace and condemn racism.(Laynette Evans)

RENO, Nev. – Hundreds of Nevadans gathered under the "Believe" sign in downtown Reno last night for a candlelight vigil against the kind of hate expressed at a rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. The Virginia event, dubbed "Unite the Right," was ostensibly

An Obama-era executive order banning discrimination by federal employees against LGBTQ people could be reversed by President Trump today. (Flickr/Euro)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Today is the National Day of Prayer, and LGBTQ groups are bracing for an executive order President Trump is expected to sign today that would lift some Obama-era protections for people in the LGBTQ community in the name of "religious freedom.” A previous version of the o

Progressive groups are holding vigils tonight to protest President Trump's decisions, including the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS — Progressive groups are holding vigils Thursday night in Las Vegas and Reno to protest what they call an attack on American values by President Trump. The events are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in front of Sen. Dean Heller's office in Las Vegas and under the "Believe" sign a

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

Nevada's third annual Progressive Summit takes place this weekend in Las Vegas. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS - Nevada progressive groups are gathering in Las Vegas and Reno this weekend to rally the faithful before state legislators convene and ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The third annual Progressive Summit will take place Saturday and Sunday in Las Vegas at the Co

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

Lawyers in Nevada are offering free legal advice for National Pro Bono Celebration Week. (Morgan4uall/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS – Navigating legal matters can be tricky, especially for people struggling to pay the bills, so lawyers are offering free legal advice during National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Nevadans can get one-on-one consultations with lawyers on civil legal matters at the Ask-A-Lawyer clinic,

Nevada progressive advocates Tuesday at U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's Las Vegas office protested judicial vacancies. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS – Progressive advocates on Tuesday placed empty toy chairs in front of U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's Las Vegas office as part of a national day of action protesting judicial vacancies. The protest was timed to coincide with the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court's new term. There are

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