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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2017 


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate; also on our rundown; A court victory for tribes and environmental groups fighting uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and Seattle appears headed towards a police accountability initiative for 2018.

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Public News Service - NV: Social Justice

In northern Nevada alone, people gave more than 25,000 volunteer hours to the food bank last year. (FBNN)

MCCARRAN, Nev. – This holiday season, food banks across Nevada will feed hundreds of thousands of people – and food bank operators say they need help. Food drop-off boxes can be found all around town, and people are being asked to volunteer their time and keep the food banks in mind wh

Advocates of two new Nevada laws say the laws combat rampant discrimination against people with a criminal conviction or an eviction in their past. (serggn/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – An eviction or a criminal conviction can follow a person for decades, making it difficult to get housing or a job. But two new state laws that just took effect aim to help Nevadans get a fresh start. Assembly Bill 327 shortens the time people with a clean post-convictio

Crowds filled a peace rally in Reno last month. (Indivisible Northern Nevada)

RENO, Nev. — Social justice groups in Nevada are marking International Peace Day today, an observance established back in 1981 by the United Nations. Groups across the state are celebrating with vigils, rallies, workshops and plays that emphasize this year's theme, "Together for peace, respe

An estimated 3,200 DACA recipients in Nevada are eligible for an extension.(juanmonino/Istockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – The clock is ticking for DACA recipients who qualify to file a renewal application before the deadline three weeks from now. So legal aid groups across the state are shifting resources to come to their aid. Last week President Donald Trump ended the DACA program, which provides

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

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