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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - NV: Children's Issues

A town-hall meeting Saturday in Las Vegas on school vouchers will spotlight research that shows students in public schools excel in math compared with their private-school counterparts. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Opponents of school vouchers are holding a town-hall meeting on Saturday in Las Vegas to spotlight research that says public schools outperform private schools on some measures. University of Illinois professors Christopher and Sarah Lubienski will be the featured speakers. Sarah Lubien

Families of Nevada children with autism say the waiting times for therapy are unacceptable and are pushing for sufficient funding in the state budget. (tangle eye/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Dozens of people concerned about losing services for their children with autism gathered Monday night at a town hall meeting in Reno. They're worried that Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget proposal is short $9 million from the amount requested by the Aging and Disability Services Divi

Nevada education leaders are concerned about the future of public-school funding with Tuesday's close vote confirming Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. (Melpomenem/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Leaders of the state's largest public employee union are slamming the Senate confirmation Tuesday of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. DeVos is a wealthy Republican donor who has been active for decades in the school choice movement that promotes vouchers that can be u

From 2013 to 2015, the total number of uninsured Latino children in Nevada fell nearly 50 percent. (Lygia Marques/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has the 14th largest population of Latinos in the country, and a report released Thursday shows the state is making huge strides in ensuring its Latino children have access to health insurance. According to the findings from the National Council of La Raza, from 20

22 percent of children in Nevada still live in poverty, compared with 15 percent before the recession. (Anita Peppers/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS — Nationally, more than one-fifth of children live in poverty - even though the economy has rebounded and unemployment is low - so child advocates are speaking out during convention season - pushing the campaigns to address the issue. Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the UNLV Center

About 55,000 Nevada children are growing up absent from a parent who's in jail or prison. (iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - About 55,000 children, or 8 percent of all Nevada kids, grow up with a parent serving time in prison or jail, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation calls it a "Shared Sentence" for kids, families and communities, and says the number of children affected nationally tops

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

A new report ranks Nevada counties on health; Douglas County ranks first, Mineral County last, and Clark County ranks sixth. (DMarshall/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to length and quality of life, Douglas County is first, Mineral County is last and Clark County is sixth out of 17 counties according to a study published Wednesday. The seventh annual report, called County Health, Rankings and Roadmaps, is a collaboration between the Un

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