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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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PHOTO: "Drop, cover, and hold" is part of the earthquake drill Nevadans are encouraged to participate in today during the Great Nevada ShakeOut. Photo courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Great ShakeOut arrives today in Nevada, one of several states participating in earthquake drills practiced around the world. Craig DePolo, a research geologist at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, says most Nevadans probably don't realize they live in the third-most se...Read More

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PHOTO: Dogs can be adopted for as little as $20 at the Nevada Humane Society during October, which is "Adopt A Shelter Dog Month." Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County Dept. of Public Health.

RENO, Nev. - Nevadans are encouraged to consider adding a new member to the family during "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" in October. Kimberly Wade, senior manager of communications and events with the Nevada Humane Society, says her organization is holding special events throughout the month to promot...Read More

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PHOTO: What's really going on in these cubicles? An estimated 27 percent of Americans say they are victims of workplace bullying. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Bullying is typically considered a schoolyard problem, but millions of American adults say they've been victims of bullying on the job. According to a 2014 national survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 27 percent of workers report being bullied by a co-worker or ...Read More

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PHOTO: New vehicles in the U.S. are getting better gas mileage than ever before, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Drivers are saving money at the pump, as U.S. fuel economy reaches an all-time high, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA reports that model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon. That reflects a half-mile per gallon improv...Read More

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