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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


Hurricane Maria now a category five; another GOP attempt to end Obamacare; and the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly met with protests. Details on those stories and more.

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LAS VEGAS - The Obama administration has announced a nearly $500,000 grant for Nevada Health Centers which administrators say is badly needed to help renovate their Las Vegas facility. The grant will be used to remodel the Eastern Family Medical and Dental Center, says Shirley Hampton, chief develo

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Gov. Gibbons and former New York Gov. Pataki kicked off the week pushing to rework the federal health care reform bill, but lawmakers in Carson City got a different message yesterday. Jon Sasser, statewide advocacy director for Legal Service, paraphrased Vice-President Joe Biden, t

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Governor Jim Gibbons called lawmakers into special session today and proposed at least 40 ways to cut the state's budget in order to reduce an estimated $887 million deficit. However, he is getting sharp criticism and plenty of messages from those who say he is trying to balance

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - More than 50 leaders and organizations in his home state sent a letter late Monday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), asking him to use his influence to make sure Congress produces a health care package that is affordable to people who are now uninsured. In their view, th

LAS VEGAS - It has been a big week for opponents of government insurance plans. Earlier this week, the Senate Finance Committee rejected two government insurance plans. But supporters of the public option say negotiations continue over health care reform, and they expect Nevada Sen. Harry Reid to pl

LAS VEGAS - Congress is in the first week of its long summer recess today, but lawmakers know they're unlikely to get much rest on the hot-button issue of health care reform. The Nevada Congressional delegation is about evenly split on the issue, with one lawmaker said to be on the fence. Michael

LAS VEGAS – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stole the spotlight in the nation's health care debate with a report saying none of the health care plans being debated would slow the growth of health spending. However, some health experts say, the report misses the big picture. Nancy Whitm

Las Vegas, NV – Recent studies show people of color are taking it on the chin when it comes to having access to health care in Nevada. Unequal access to health care will be the focus of a town hall meeting tonight in Las Vegas. Launce Rake with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (

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