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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - NV: Budget Policy & Priorities

New data show the price of housing is higher in Nevada than the national average, while incomes are lower. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost 14 percent of Nevadans live below the federal poverty level - but that's an improvement over last year and is a little better than the national average, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new statistics show that the median household income is r

Cancer survivor Laura Packard speaks to reporters on Wednesday in Las Vegas.(Juan Ortega)

LAS VEGAS — Health care advocates in Nevada are speaking out against the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act that was unveiled on Wednesday, saying the block grants it proposes would force massive cuts in Medicaid. The Graham-Cassidy bill would cap what is currently an

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

Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans benefited from the Medicaid expansion, which could be cut under the GOP health plan. (goir/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Some Nevadans, concerned by Sen. Dean Heller's crucial swing vote to open debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, are planning a series of protests this week. The Nevada Workers Party held a "Hey Nevada, Get Contentious" vigil on the state Capitol steps Tuesday night, and the group

Carson River is one of Nevada's two Superfund sites whose cleanup is funded and managed by the EPA. (Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to start the process to rescind multiple environmental protections on Wednesday - the deadline under a review ordered by President Donald Trump. The agency hasn't announced its plans or even held a public hearing, so conservation groups a

A new ad campaign out this week criticizes Medicaid cuts proposed under the current GOP health-care plan. (AARP)

LAS VEGAS - Senior advocates are blanketing the airwaves this week with a new ad blitz meant to convince Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to stick with his stated opposition to the Senate GOP health-care bill. Heller is one of 10 Republican senators to speak out against the bill, but Sen. Mitch McConnell,

Lake Mead is part of the Colorado River system, key to water planning in the Southwest.(Ladyheart/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS -- The 21st century is going to be a whole lot drier than the last one - in Nevada and up and down the Colorado River basin. Water managers are going to have to use every tool in the arsenal to keep the water flowing. That's the main message at a panel on water resources being held Thurs

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

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