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PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 


Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Public News Service - NV: Children's Issues

Carson City, NV - Nevadans and families nationwide are celebrating "Cover the Uninsured Week" with a new initiative to provide health insurance for 9 million kids who now don't have it, including more than 100,000 in the Silver State. One in every eight Nevada kids lacks health insurance, but activ

Reno, NV – One in four Nevadans lives in a household where a language other than English is spoken. This week, Northern Nevada libraries are making a special effort to reach younger members of those families on "Children's Book Day," known in Spanish as "El día de los niños, El d

Las Vegas, NV – With the rush of post-Christmas sales about to begin, there are still millions of toys on store shelves that pose acute health risks to children, particularly the danger of lead poisoning. A measure before Congress would have tightened toy safety standards, but the Senate start

Las Vegas, NV – Amelia Bedelia is dashing to Nevada for the final days of "National Children's Book Week." Luise Davis of the Douglas County Library branch says in this popular book series, Amelia's wacky literal translations of the English language really make kids laugh, and that makes child

Las Vegas, NV – President Bush is threatening to veto a plan to expand medical benefits to millions of children, and Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons is feeling the public pressure to join Governors of 37 other states to fight that veto. Nevada has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in

Carson City, NV – Nevadans will celebrate National Library Card Month today by participating in the "Big Read," during which book groups and individuals all read, listen to, or watch the same book in a single month. At the Carson City Library, Andrea Moore says it's fitting that this year's se

Children in Nevada, and especially those on Indian reservations, are among the hardest hit in the ongoing slide in healthcare coverage. A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that Native Americans are seeing the most drastic rise in the numbers of uninsured. National Indian Hea

Nearly 20 percent of Nevada children don't have health insurance, and sunsetting federal legislation could push that number even higher. S-CHIP, the "State Children Health Insurance Program," is up for renewal, and advocates across the state are calling for that renewal to include an increase in f

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