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Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - NV: Immigrant Issues

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by presidential executive order and thus could be rescinded at any time. (Juanmonino/iStockophoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Today is the fifth anniversary of the implementation of DACA; a program that allows more than 12,000 Nevadans, brought to the U.S. as children, to live and work here. President Obama created DACA via executive order in 2012 and President Trump reauthorized it in June, but

Minority families are helping support shops and schools in many rural communities. (ulkare/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Two Nevada counties are the fastest growing rural counties in the West, due in large part to an influx of minority residents, who make up a growing share of the labor force, according to a new report. Analysis from Headwaters Economics found that 99 percent of all non-metro we

President Trump has proposed restrictions to legal immigration that would greatly affect family members of American citizens and legal permanent residents. (Kconnors/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevadans with family abroad may have a much harder time bringing parents, grandparents or siblings to the U.S. if a bill President Trump endorsed on Wednesday becomes law. The so-called RAISE Act aims to cut the number of legal immigrants in half, mainly by disallowing certain

Another chance at a DREAM Act in Congress could mean a path forward for an estimated 30,000 undocumented youth in Nevada who were raised in the U.S. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Bipartisan advocates for immigrants' rights in Nevada are praising plans to reintroduce the DREAM Act in Congress for 2017, even as the Trump Administration has sent mixed signals about whether they'll support the program in the future. The Migration Policy Institute esti

The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for Nevada immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Advocates for Nevada's immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration's increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allow

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. (C. Cortez Masto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The country's first Latina U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, was sworn into office on Tuesday representing the Silver State, a point of pride for Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The Democrat is the first female Hispanic senator ever, and one of only four Hispanics in the U

Summer meal programs for children kick off this week and next around the state. (Nevada Dept. of Agriculture)

LAS VEGAS - There are 261,000 children in Nevada are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but only about 10 percent actually show up for the free meals each summer. Nonetheless, the Nevada Department of Agriculture will distribute meals at 323 sites around the state, serving 627,000 breakfa

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - Immigration advocates from Nevada are rallying in Washington, D.C. and in Las Vegas today hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold two programs that affect undocumented immigrants. One makes it possible for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens to get temporary work permits and Social

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