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PHOTO: A faster court system could result, if Nevadans vote to approve a ballot measure that would create a Court of Appeals, according to Herb Santos with the Nevada Justice Association. Photo courtesy of the Superior Court of California.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As Nevadans head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will consider a ballot measure that would change the state's court system. Herb Santos, an attorney and president at the Nevada Justice Association, says the result would help clear up court backlogs. 'Ballot Question 1' w...Read More

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PHOTO: Bats are helpful to Nevada farmers and people in general, despite being a mainstay among the Halloween creatures that may cause fear in some people. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Halloween is Friday and bats may be among the creepy creatures meant to cause fright. But the little animals actually help Nevada's farmers and other residents Chris Healy, a public information officer at the Nevada Department of Wildlife, explains that bats keep certain...Read More

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PHOTO: The Affordable Care Act's next open-enrollment period gets underway on Nov. 15, and some big changes are in store for Silver State residents. Photo credit: Nevada Health Link.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevadans will see some major changes in the process of getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act as the next open-enrollment period begins on November 15. Tyler Klimas, communications officer at Nevada Health Link, says the biggest change is Nevadans will now get in...Read More

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PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of NASA.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river that serves millions of people living in Nevada and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Color...Read More

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PHOTO: Millions of dollars in proposed funding could help children with autism in Nevada get treatment. Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Thousands of children in Nevada could benefit if state lawmakers approve millions of dollars in proposed funding for autism treatment. State agencies are seeking about $80 million in state funding and federal money available through Medicaid to treat kids with autism, said Jon S...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada is among several states where funding for public schools is less than it was before the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The results of a new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows education funding for K-through-12 schools in Nevada remains below pre-recession levels. Ruben Murillo, president at the Nevada State Education Association, says the research shows Nevada's per-pupi...Read More

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PHOTO: In addition to checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, the American Red Cross recommends going over your home escape plan in the event of a fire. Photo courtesy of the Pearland, Texas, Fire Department.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nationwide, more than 2,300 people died and nearly 13,000 were injured in home fires in 2012, according to the National Fire Protection Association. This month the American Red Cross is kicking off a national campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from house fires by as mu...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada attorneys who practice consumer law are brushing up this week on ever-changing state and federal laws in order to better represent their clients. Photo courtesy U.S. Justice Dept.

RENO, Nev. - Hundreds of Nevada attorneys who practice law mostly on consumer issues are training this week to learn how to better represent their clients. Herb Santos, president-elect with the Nevada Justice Association, says his organization's members are learning about the latest changes in state...Read More

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