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PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2018 


It will be up to the U.S. Senate today to take the next step, if a government shutdown is to be averted; also in focus on our Friday rundown, President Trump extends Religious-Refusal Protections to health providers; and, we will tell you about a 15 year old in North Carolina who just formed a Political Action Committee.

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Public News Service - NV: Consumer Issues

The new tax bill cuts corporate and individual tax rates, but only the corporate cuts are made permanent. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of the Republican tax bill, but opponents say it will explode the deficit, make corporate tax cuts permanent, drive up insurance rates and endanger programs that help the poor. The bill slashes corporate rates from 35 to 2

The Fund to Help victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting is slated to release updated protocols in early December. (Mariordo/Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS – Victims of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip have been receiving calls and emails from scam artists and people peddling risky investments - so the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is offering free legal help and tips to protect any money they receive from the Compassion F

The zero-waste movement encourages consumers to avoid individually wrapped items. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. -- Statistics show the average Nevadan creates more than 38 tons of trash each year. And now students at the University of Nevada-Reno are joining in a global movement to create a world without waste. They held a workshop on sustainability this weekend to get people thinking about how t

Not One Penny rallies, such as this one in Reno, are blanketing the country this week ahead of the Senate tax plan vote. (Matthew Flonken/Organizing For America)

RENO, Nev. – Protesters are gathering Wednesday in Reno and Las Vegas to slam the Republican tax plan – saying it would explode the deficit in order to give a tax break to corporations and the wealthy. The rallies, plus another held in Reno on Tuesday, are part of a nationwide series o

In northern Nevada alone, people gave more than 25,000 volunteer hours to the food bank last year. (FBNN)

MCCARRAN, Nev. – This holiday season, food banks across Nevada will feed hundreds of thousands of people – and food bank operators say they need help. Food drop-off boxes can be found all around town, and people are being asked to volunteer their time and keep the food banks in mind wh

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

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