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PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th...Read More

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PHOTO: More than 500,000 acres of public land in several western states could receive federal protection as prime habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo, a bird being considered for endangered species protection. Photo credit: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government is moving to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Nevada and several other western states where the yellow-billed cuckoos spend time. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate more than 500,000 acres as critical habitat for ...Read More

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PHOTO: Thirty percent of those who seek assistance from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada have a military connection, according to a new study. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

RENO, Nev. - A new report out this week shows about a third of the clients at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are either veterans or currently serving in the U.S. military. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, partnered with the nonprofit organization Feeding...Read More

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PHOTO: A $3.8 million federal grant is helping researchers at the University of Nevada study how to meet growing demand with a declining water supply. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

RENO, Nev. - Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno will spend the next several years studying how to deal with a limited water supply linked to ongoing climate change. Maureen McCarthy is interim director with the University of Nevada-Reno's Academy for the Environment. She says the universi...Read More

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PHOTO: Summer is a critical time as neighbors in Nevada can help save lives by donating blood. Photo credit: U.S. State Department.

RENO, Nev. - Nevadans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and give blood as supplies tend to diminish during the summer months. Steve Thomas is donor recruitment director with United Blood Services of Northern Nevada. He says donations of blood drop off because students are on summer break and o...Read More

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PHOTO: It's been a busy summer for state wildlife officials dealing with an increase in black bear nuisance complaints in Northern Nevada. Photo courtesy National Park Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. - This spring, state wildlife officials forecast a busy summer for black bear calls in northern Nevada as a result of the drought - a forecast that appears to be right on target. Chris Healy, public information officer for the state Department of Wildlife, said severe drought is c...Read More

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PHOTO: The number of Nevadans applying for temporary legal status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is among the highest in the nation, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Photo courtesy New York State Office for New Americans.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada is among the states leading the nation for its high percentage of applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, according to a new study by the Migration Policy Institute. DACA can provide temporary legal status for some undocumented i...Read More

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PHOTO: It's National Farmers Market Week in Nevada and across the nation, promoting the variety of local, fresh foods available to consumers and the economic benefit to farmers. Photo courtesy Nevada Department of Agriculture.

RENO, Nev. – Fresh foods for consumers and revenue for Nevada's farmers are being promoted this week during National Farmers Market Week. Teri Bath, general manager of the Reno Garden Shop Nursery Farmers Market, says farmers markets in the region are growing fast and have become a major sou...Read More

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