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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - NV: Consumer Issues

Teachers could lose tax deductions for student-loan interest, and for the extra classroom supplies they purchase, under the GOP tax proposal. (Shironosov/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – Education groups blasted the GOP tax plan unveiled on Thursday - saying that eliminating most state and local tax deductions will blow a hole in education budgets, and put about 700 jobs at risk in Nevada alone. An analysis by the National Education Association shows the move cou

Advocates of two new Nevada laws say the laws combat rampant discrimination against people with a criminal conviction or an eviction in their past. (serggn/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – An eviction or a criminal conviction can follow a person for decades, making it difficult to get housing or a job. But two new state laws that just took effect aim to help Nevadans get a fresh start. Assembly Bill 327 shortens the time people with a clean post-convictio

Solar installation advocates claim higher tariffs could cost 88,000 jobs. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Advocates for Nevada's solar installation industry are worried that the Trump administration will jack up tariffs on imported solar panels – after the International Trade Commission ruled that cheap foreign solar panels are hurting domestic manufacturers. A study b

53,000 children in Nevada have gotten health insurance since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (dmarshall/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has now hit a historic high - for the percentage of children who have health insurance, according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that about 4,000 additional kids got insurance between 2015 and 2016

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

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