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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says bith-control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - NV: Philanthropy

Experts advise people to do their research on charities before making a donation (cohdra/morguefile).

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- There are more than 1.5 million charitable organizations in the United States, so it can be tough to figure out which to choose for your end-of-the-year donations. Attorney Beverly Salhanick with the Nevada Justice Association said you first need to familiarize yourself with a

Free tax help is available across Nevada, now through tax day, April 15. (AARP Foundation)

LAS VEGAS – Tax time is coming up and an army of trained volunteers is available to help you file your income tax returns, for free. The AARP Foundation has sent out hundreds of tax advisers to libraries, senior centers and other locations in cities and small towns around the state. Hilarie

PHOTO: Las Vegas is scheduled to get some special visitors on bicycles Tuesday as the Journey of Hope crosses the country raising money and awareness for people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of The Ability Experience.

LAS VEGAS - College students cycling across the country to raise money and awareness about people with disabilities are scheduled to stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members will ride about 3,700 miles over two months from California to Washington, D.C., and raise more than $50

PHOTO: Scammers already are using the earthquake in Nepal as a ruse to get people to give them money, claiming to be or work for legitimate charities. Photo courtesy of usaid.gov.

RENO, Nev. - Be cautious if donating money to any organization claiming to be helping earthquake victims in Nepal. Caution is the message from Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada president Tim Johnston, who said major disasters, such as the Nepal quake that has killed and injured thousands, t

PHOTO: Libraries offer hundreds of dollars worth of information at no cost that can help guide Nevadans through the process of starting a small business. Photo courtesy National Endowment for the Humanities.

LAS VEGAS - People in Nevada who are pursuing their dream of starting a small business can save some money by accessing free services available through their local library. Joe Stoner, chairman of the Southern District with the Nevada Library Association, says libraries have abundant information o

PHOTO: Many of America's deceased veterans will be recognized through ceremonies on Saturday. Photo credit: Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

FERNLEY, Nev. - Thousands of deceased veterans in Nevada and across the nation will be honored through ceremonies on Saturday. Wreaths Across America involves holiday wreaths being placed at the gravesites of veterans at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, and the Southern Ne

PHOTO: The holiday season means Nevadans are seeing multiple pitches to donate to charities. It's a good idea to do some research before hitting the

LAS VEGAS - Nevadans are being encouraged to be cautious when donating to nonprofits this holiday season. People should be doing some homework before making a donation and be wary of anyone asking for money over the phone or Internet or using high-pressure tactics, said Beverly Salhanick, an attorn

PHOTO: Time is running out to help thousand of children in the Las Vegas area have a great holiday season. Photo Credit: Toys for Tots.

LAS VEGAS – Time is running out to help thousands of children in the Las Vegas area have a great holiday season. Staff Sgt. Francisco Martinez with the U.S. Marine Corps, which operates Toys for Tots, says there are just a couple of days remaining to donate a new unwrapped toy. He says doing

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