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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2021 


A new study finds big gains in living-wage jobs under Biden Infrastructure Plan; U.S. House passes major protections for LGBTQ Americans.


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A $15 minimum wage is out for now; Capitol Police on past and current threats; House passes major milestone for equality; and voting rights targeted across the nation.

Public News Service - NV: Housing/Homelessness

Nevada's new, state-level eviction moratorium requires tenants to fill out a declaration establishing that they meet the criteria. (tab262/Adobe Stock)

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevadans unsure of whether they'll be able to make rent in the coming months because of the pandemic may still be able to avoid eviction when the federal moratorium expires at the end of the year. Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a state-level eviction freeze through the end of Marc

Nevada will use $10 million in federal pandemic funds for short-term rental assistance to stall evictions. (publicdomainpictures/Pixabay)

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LAS VEGAS -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it would temporarily halt evictions for some Americans struggling to pay their rent due to the pandemic. The order will apply to Americans who qualified under the CARES Act, which covered individuals who earn less than $99,000

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic 1 in 4 U.S. renters was spending more than half his or her income on housing, according to the Aspen Institute. (Tumisu/Pixbay)

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LAS VEGAS -- About one-third of all Americans rent their homes. And a new report from the Aspen Institute shows the pandemic-related unemployment crisis could mean eviction for more than 40% of those households without additional relief measures. Nevada is behind only Alabama among states where re

Tens of thousands of U.S. renters could be evicted in the coming months as unemployment remains at a historic level and moratoriums preventing evictions are gradually lifted. (lcbh.org)

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LAS VEGAS -- The pause from eviction granted to Nevadans who haven't been able to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis has been extended through at least June 30, but many don't know how they'll make good on what they owe if they don't get their jobs back. Nevada has the nation's highest unemployme

In the U.S., 31% of renters did not pay April rent on time, up from 19% a month earlier and 18% in April 2019. (ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

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LAS VEGAS -- Renters in the U.S. tend to have lower incomes and less stable jobs than homeowners, creating greater anxiety for them during the current health crisis. But there are resources to help. Lauren Peña, an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, helped author a toolk

The latest statistics show about 5,500 people are homeless in southern Nevada on any given night, an area with only about 2,000 shelter beds. (Kemecki/Morguefile)

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LAS VEGAS - Civil-rights groups and advocates for Nevadans who are homeless are protesting today at Las Vegas City Hall, just before a public hearing on a controversial homelessness ordinance. The council is considering making it a misdemeanor to sleep or camp in public rights-of-way near homes, on

Legal-aid groups say complaints by Nevada renters are on the rise, but evictions are down, in the wake of a new landlord-tenant law that took effect July 1. (Wikimedia Commons)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Complaints by Nevada tenants to legal-aid organizations have shot up this summer, as landlords began raising fees after a new law, Senate Bill 151, went into effect. Now, Attorney General Aaron Ford is letting renters know that landlords cannot unilaterally raise fees. The

Experts say low-income rentals are becoming harder to find in Nevada, and that landlord-tenant disputes are rampant. (Public Domain/Wikimedia)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - Legal-aid groups are voicing support for a bill to prevent trouble between Nevada landlords and tenants. Senate Bill 256 already has passed the Senate and now awaits a hearing in the state Assembly's Commerce Committee. The bill would make a number of changes, including defining

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