PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017
We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.
LAS VEGAS - This is "National Reentry Week," a recognition by the U.S J.ustice Department of the need to help people released from prison as they rebuild their lives. One local nonprofit, Nevada Legal Services, is offering its assistance free of charge, to people working to get their court record
LAS VEGAS - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the problem is particularly severe in Nevada. Statistics show the Silver State is one of the the 10 worst for human trafficking, with hundreds of calls to the national hotline each year. Experts blame it on the state's multi-bi
LAS VEGAS - Nevada is making serious progress against drunk driving, the latest statistics from the state show, with almost 25 percent fewer deaths in 2015 compared with 2014. As of Monday, 61 people had died in alcohol-related crashes in Nevada, 20 fewer than the year before as of that same date.
LAS VEGAS - Drug overdoses were down in Nevada by almost 13 percent in 2014. It's the second biggest drop in the country, at a time when many states are seeing major increases according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report said since 2000, the rate
CARSON CITY, Nev. - Eighteen more people died in traffic crashes in Nevada in 2014 than in 2013, according to Meg Ragonese with the Nevada Department of Transportation. The agency reports 284 traffic deaths for the year. "This rise in Nevada traffic fatalities is a tragic reminder, and an important
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada's traffic deaths overall are down for the first half of this year, but fatalities on rural roadways are way up, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Meg Ragonese, the department's public information officer, says 124 traffic deaths in Nevada in the
RENO, Nev. - In a couple of years, Nevadans may have the opportunity to vote on the issue of legalizing marijuana. Joe Brezny, among the organizers of the "Campaign to Regulate Marijuana," said they hope to collect the more than 100,000 qualified signatures needed to get the issue on the November 20
LAS VEGAS - There's a new trend away from locking up juveniles, according to a new national report, and local youth advocates say Nevada reflects that change. Nationwide, the rate of youth incarceration dropped by 41 percent from 1995 through 2010, according to the report released today by the Anni