PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2018 

McMaster out and Bolton in. Also on the Friday rundown: Students across the nation prepare for the March For Our Lives; some good news on the labor front; and folks in Montana take clean power into their own hands.

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Public News Service - NV: Civil Rights

A new bank reform bill in the Senate would, among many things, lift rules that require 85 percent of banks to report data on the ethnicity of borrowers. (Noburu/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada's Dean Heller was one of 67 U.S. senators to vote Tuesday to start debate on the biggest banking reform bill since the financial crisis in 2008. Senate Bill 2115, formally known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, lifts the most

Leaders in Nevada's civil rights community say comprehensive immigration reform should take priority over efforts to prevent sanctuary cities. (Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Civil rights groups are celebrating a decision on Friday by a Carson City judge to toss out a petition for a ballot initiative to stop sanctuary cities in Nevada. There are no self-described sanctuary cities in the state, but the ballot initiative would have banned cities or c

Protestors defend the TPS program at a rally in front of the White House on Tuesday. (Sarah Hall/Carecen)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Latino groups are speaking out against the decision by the Trump administration on Monday to end legal status for some people from Central America who were given temporary protected status over the past two decades. The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program authorized

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

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

Opponents of calling a constitutional convention are proposing legislation to take Nevada off the list of supporting states. (wnypnt/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Groups from across the political spectrum in Nevada are banding together to stop an effort to call for a national constitutional convention. Their fear is that the nation's bedrock document could be rewritten to favor special interests. For Congress to call an Article V conventi

Protestors at a rally organized by the Moral Monday movement, which is holding a rally in Carson City today to promote social justice. (Repairers of the Breach)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Dozens of faith leaders and community advocates will protest at the Capitol building in Carson City Monday - part of a 28-state event called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. The group plans to deliver a petition to Gov. Brian Sandoval's office, supporting increased

Public events in Reno and Las Vegas are being hosted this week by the NAACP to encourage unity in the wake of multiple race-related tragedies in the U.S. (Darren Hester/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- The NAACP chapters in Reno and Las Vegas have scheduled public events on July 15 and 16 asking Nevadans to come together and start a dialogue in the wake of recent tragedies involving police and African-Americans. On July 7, a sniper killed five Dallas police officers, claiming he w

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