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PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress' top priority before its August break should be to "immediately pass" a bill that funds a $17 billion overhaul of the Veterans Administration. Photo courtesy Sen. Reid's office.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is urging Congress to approve bipartisan legislation that would provide $17 billion to improve medical services at the Veterans Administration. Reid told his Senate colleagues he expects them to pass the "Veterans Access, Choice an...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Residents in northern Nevada are being asked to conserve water as the ongoing drought continues to wreak havoc on municipal water supplies. Photo courtesy of the California Department of General Services.

RENO, Nev. - The severity of Nevada's ongoing drought has prompted the Truckee Meadows Water Authority to call upon its thousands of customers in Reno, Sparks and Washoe counties to conserve water. Mark Foree, general manager of the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, says the lack of water has forced...Read More

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PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in Nevada and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of NASA.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Reuse and conserve are the two big points in a new study about how to stretch the water in the Colorado River to meet the needs of Nevadans and others who depend on the river. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental advocacy group America...Read More

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PHOTO: In the face of historic drought, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is being recognized for its work conserving and reusing water as part of "Colorado River Day" events. Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey.

LAS VEGAS - Today is Colorado River Day, and events in Nevada include recognizing the Southern Nevada Water Authority for being at the forefront of water conservation and reuse. Marco Rauda, national coordinator for the nonprofit group Nuestro Rio, which is organizing today's event at Las Vegas Cit...Read More

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PHOTO: The Nevada Dept. of Transportation is urging extra caution on Nevada's rural roadways, where fatal accidents have increased sharply in some counties in the first half of this year. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada's traffic deaths overall are down for the first half of this year, but fatalities on rural roadways are way up, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Meg Ragonese, the department's public information officer, says 124 traffic deaths in Nevada in the ...Read More

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PHOTO: A lawsuit filed by the ACLU and other organizations against the federal government says the government is obliged to provide undocumented children with legal counsel at immigration hearings. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

RENO, Nev. - A lawsuit filed against the federal government by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups is seeking government-provided legal counsel for undocumented children at immigration hearings. Matt Adams, legal director at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, says thousa...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada's Public Utilities Commission is considering a request from Nevada Energy to create a prepayment option for its customers, but the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada says the program could put some people in perpetual debt. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is questioning a prepayment plan for electricity bills being considered by Nevada's Public Utilities Commission. Sophia Medina, a consumer rights attorney with the Legal Aid Center, says NV Energy's proposed Flexible Payment program...Read More

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PHOTO: Summer heat has always been part of the Great Basin National Park experience, but the National Park Service (NPS) says the impact of climate change is being felt around the park system. The NPS and is taking steps to deal with its effects on wildlife and park visitors. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

BAKER, Nev. - The National Park Service (NPS) says it's making plans to prepare and react to the effects of climate change at Great Basin National Park, as well as at other National Parks around the county. Ecologist Nicholas Fisichelli with the Park Service co-authored a recent study which shows G...Read More

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