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Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - NV: Health

Nevada is codifying protections for people with preexisting conditions, in case the Affordable Care Act is struck down in court. (Goir/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Starting January 1, Nevada will see big changes to its healthcare system as multiple bills from the last Legislature go into effect. The most prominent is Assembly Bill 170, which says companies that sell group insurance plans in the state can't discriminate against people with

A new study on mass shootings shows that assault-style rifles are used about 25% of the time; while handguns are most often the weapon of choice. (Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Mass shootings often are preventable – and a majority of the weapons were obtained legally, according to a comprehensive federally funded study released this week from The Violence Project. Researchers found that shooters tend to have four things in common: they've

At 8%, Nevada's percentage of uninsured children is among the highest in the nation. (DMarshall/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to getting health insurance for children, according to a report released today, with the number of uninsured kids going up for the first time in years. The ninth annual report from the Georgetown University Center for Childre

A new report shows that Latino children in Nevada are 16% more likely than white kids to live in a high-poverty neighborhood. (Shawn 1/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The state of Nevada has 57,000 children living in concentrated poverty - but the good news is, that's 10,000 fewer than about a decade ago. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its latest Data Snapshot Tuesday. Nevada saw a 2% decrease in children living in neighborhoods

A national coalition that includes MoveOn.org, union and health-care reform groups helped organize Monday's national day of action on drug pricing. (Mensatic/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Groups that fight for better health and consumer rights held a roundtable on prescription drug prices last night in Las Vegas, one of 51 similar events around the country. The events were part of a nationwide day of action called "People Over Pharma Profits.” Laura Ma

The Anaconda Copper Mine was most active from 1952 to 1978 and closed in 2000. Dietrick McGinnis)

YERINGTON, Nev. – Members of the public can get a closer look at the now closed Anaconda Copper Mine site near Yerington as part of a free bus tour offered in 3 weeks by a group that advocates for clean water. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada is chartering a bus from Reno on Sat

The fight over health care heats up again in federal court, as the Trump administration argues that the Affordable Care Act became unconstitutional once Congress eliminated the individual mandate. (Save My Care)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Some Nevada groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration to have the Affordable Care Act thrown out in court. On Tuesday, the Justice Department indicated in a Texas federal court filing that it now wants the judge to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstituti

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

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