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PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2017 


On today's rundown: Members of Trump’s cabinet meet with Mexican officials days after a new deportation order; Protests are planned in the wake Trump’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students; And more Americans are divesting from big banks.

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Public News Service - NV: Sustainable Agriculture

Nevada's leadership in Washington, D.C., gets mixed reviews on an annual Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters. (Alan O'Neill)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted "pro-environment" just eight percent of the time. De

A new poll shows Nevadan are extremely concerned about drought, and place great value on federal public land such as the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. (Alan O’Neill/Outside Las Vegas Foundation)

LAS VEGAS - Nevadans are highly concerned about the drought; 72 percent say it is extremely or very serious according to the new 2016 Conservation in the West poll by Colorado College. Residents ranked drought higher in importance than voters from six other western states did. The poll found 68 pe

Nevada's Drought Summit explored current and future water needs. Credit: Abigail Johnson

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Drought Summit wrapped up Wednesday with a focus on tribes and conservation voices, but other voices were missing, according to Howard Watts, communications specialist with the Great Basin Water Network. Watts says the summit was dominated by big industry, water utilities

The USDA estimates farmers markets that have been open at least two years have seen a 64 percent increase in customer traffic. Courtesy: Shirley's Farmers Markets

RENO, Nev. - Americans increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown, which may account for the booming popularity of farmers markets in Nevada and around the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the first week of August as "National Farmers Market Week

PHOTO: The University of Nevada, Reno hopes several workshops being held around the state help farmers survive another year of extreme drought. Photo courtesy USDA.

RENO, Nevada - Helping Nevada farmers survive another year of severe drought is what the University of Nevada-Reno hopes to do by holding several workshops across the state. Jay Davison, crop specialist at the university's Cooperative Extension, said they'll focus on water availability, recommended

LAS VEGAS - Congress is ready to debate the new Farm Bill, and some in Nevada believe the current version does not have a lot to offer farmers in the state. As the Senate takes up the legislation this week, Bonnie Bobb, director of the Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, says the bill ma

LAS VEGAS - Nevada's water pipeline proposal is being called the most important water case the state has ever heard, and only days remain for public comment. The plan is to pipe 42 billion gallons of water per year from rural Nevada and Utah to southern Nevada. Brian Fadie, technology director for

LAS VEGAS - The agreement between Nevada and Utah for a 50-50 split of Snake Valley groundwater could be ratified any day now, but there are concerns about the monitoring intended to protect the water supply. Congress requires the two states to come to agreement about how to divide the water before

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