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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017 


In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.

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Public News Service - NV: LGBTQIA Issues

Attorneys with Nevada Legal Services are offering free legal help to transgender people who worry about post-election discrimination. (serggn/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – Legal advocates in Nevada are offering free help to transgender people who want to change their name and gender marker before the new administration takes office. Nevada Legal Services said they've received a major uptick of calls since the election from people who say they're conc

PHOTO: Nevada attorneys who practice consumer law are brushing up this week on ever-changing state and federal laws in order to better represent their clients. Photo courtesy U.S. Justice Dept.

RENO, Nev. - Hundreds of Nevada attorneys who practice law mostly on consumer issues are training this week to learn how to better represent their clients. Herb Santos, president-elect with the Nevada Justice Association, says his organization's members are learning about the latest changes in state

PHOTO: Lauren Scott of Nevada could become the nation's first openly transgender Republican state legislator. Photo courtesy of Lauren Scott.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada could be the first state to elect an openly transgender Republican state legislator. Lauren Scott, a transgender woman, recently won the Republican primary election for State Assembly District 30, capturing 58 percent of the vote. Scott says she believes voters are less c

PHOTO: The Clark County School District is being sued by the ACLU of Nevada over allegations that it didn't do enough to stop the bullying of two sixth grade students. Photo courtesy Iowa Senate Democrats.

LAS VEGAS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is suing the Clark County School District and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission over allegations it did not do enough to help two sixth grade students who were being bullied. Tod Story, executive director at the ACLU of Nevada, says t

Efforts to overturn Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage may be getting a boost now that marriage equality has come to Utah. Photo courtesy Giovanni Dall’Orto.

RENO, Nev. – Efforts to overturn Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage may be getting a boost now that marriage equality has come to Utah. Allen Lichtenstein, general counsel at the ACLU of Nevada, says the court ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban in Utah could set a legal

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security. It's a program that was created during the depths of the Great Depression, when most older Americans were struggling with poverty. Since then, it's been credited for keeping millions of Americans out of poverty, including Silv

LAS VEGAS - This is National Health Center Week, the first observance since enactment of the new national health care reform law, and meant to raise awareness about Nevada's two nonprofit, community-based primary care organizations, which have some 35 clinic locations statewide. Tom Chase, CEO of

LAS VEGAS - It's now up to the U.S. Senate to decide whether the time has come to lift the ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Nevada supporters of lifting the ban spent the Memorial Day weekend celebrating their victory in the U.S. House, and thanking Congresswomen Shelley Berkley

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