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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - NV: Consumer Issues

Nevada ranks 15th worst in the U.S. for fraud and identity-theft complaints, an issue that fraud expert Frank Abagnale will address in an appearance on Thursday. (AARP Nevada)

LAS VEGAS – A famous con man is coming to Las Vegas on Friday - to give some free advice on how to avoid becoming the victim of fraud or identity theft. Frank Abagnale - who was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If You Can" - will speak on Thursday evening at the Gold Coast

New rules on arbitration protect consumers' right to join a class-action lawsuit, which advocates say often is the only feasible way to fight large-scale corporate fraud. (Gvictoria/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Republicans in Congress already are vowing to repeal a new arbitration rule that prevents banks, payday lenders and credit-card companies from forcing consumers to sign away their right to join a class-action lawsuit. The rule was issued Monday by the Consumer Financial Protection Burea

A bill before Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sets guidelines for use of devices that can track and shut off a vehicle if the person buying it is late on a payment. (jppi/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to regulate vehicle shutoff mechanisms, known as starter interruption devices, has passed in the Nevada Legislature and now sits on Gov. Brian Sandoval's desk. These devices are often required by subprime, used car lenders for customers with poor credit. The device

New TV ads highlight possible premium increases for seniors under the proposed American Health Care Act. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- New television ads from AARP Nevada hit the airwaves Wednesday, targeting Sen. Dean Heller over what the group is calling an "age tax.” The ads ask voters to call on Heller to reject the Republican health care bill because it allows insurers to charge people aged 50-64 f

Could Congress make it easier to pollute? A regulatory reform bill dubbed a

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The U.S. Senate could vote any day on a controversial bill to make it harder to develop new federal regulations. One version of the Regulatory Accountability Act has already passed the House and a key Senate committee and now heads to the Senate floor. The bill would require a

Depending on the hospital, seniors on Medicare may not get the lower Medicare rates if they're injured in an accident where someone else is at fault. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A hearing will be held this week for AB 183, a bill that would make sure seniors are charged lower Medicare rates by hospitals if they are injured in an accident in which someone else is at fault. Right now, some hospitals in Nevada charge patients for the full bill rathe

A bill to raise minimum auto-insurance coverage gets a hearing today at the state Senate.(jppi/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – If a driver with a bare-bones liability policy hurts someone, the victims are out of luck once the bills exceed the driver's policy limit. This morning, the state Senate transportation committee takes up a bill to raise the minimum amount an auto-insurance policy must cover

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

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