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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: Poverty Issues

Nevada Legal Services would lose 52 percent of its budget if Congress enacts President Trump's budget. (serggn/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of low income Nevadans would lose access to the civil court system if Congress were to enact President Trump's proposed budget, which zeroes out funding for the Legal Services Corporation. The LSC provides just over half of the funding for Nevada Legal Services, which helped

Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)

LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The 16th annual Pro Bono Awards event honors attorneys

Lawyers in Nevada are offering free legal advice for National Pro Bono Celebration Week. (Morgan4uall/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS – Navigating legal matters can be tricky, especially for people struggling to pay the bills, so lawyers are offering free legal advice during National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Nevadans can get one-on-one consultations with lawyers on civil legal matters at the Ask-A-Lawyer clinic,

New Census Bureau figures show working Nevadans have a little more money in their pockets, but household income grew more slowly here than nationally. (cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevadans are better off than they were just a few years ago, according to new census data, but the state still lags behind the country as a whole in terms of economic recovery. The good news is, there was a decline in poverty, an increase in household income, and an increas

Protestors at a rally organized by the Moral Monday movement, which is holding a rally in Carson City today to promote social justice. (Repairers of the Breach)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Dozens of faith leaders and community advocates will protest at the Capitol building in Carson City Monday - part of a 28-state event called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. The group plans to deliver a petition to Gov. Brian Sandoval's office, supporting increased

Roxana Giron, a low-wage, home-health worker from Nevada, is attending the national

LAS VEGAS - Nevada workers are among the thousands of low-wage employees gathering today for the first-ever national Fight for $15 conference in Richmond, Virginia. Nevada's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for jobs that offer health insurance, and $8.25 an hour without it. Roxana Giron is a a home-h

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

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

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