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Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - NV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Nevada lawmakers have approved $96 million for COVID-19 contact tracing and expanded laboratory testing. (free-photos/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada lawmakers meet starting today to address unprecedented budget shortfalls, one day after the state recorded its highest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. More than 850 new virus cases were reported on Monday. Caleb Cage, the COVID-19 response director for Nevada, said more p

When it comes to the census, Nevada has historically been a

LAS VEGAS -- The pandemic may have pushed completing the 2020 U.S. census off the top of your "to-do" list, but it's well known that a limited response will severely impact Nevada's children and families. Melanie Sanchez-Hernandez graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno in May, but before COV

Nevada reduced its percentage of teens who were not in school and not working, from 15% in 2010 to 9% in 2018, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, but the data was collected prior to COVID-19. (nastya_gepp/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Child well-being in Nevada saw small improvements in a new report, but still ranks 46th overall compared with other states -- and that's without anticipated setbacks due to COVID-19. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book looks at economic, education, health and other iss

Fifty-two percent of business owners say they have taken on new debt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 21% racking up more than $100,000 in fresh debt, according to data from Small Businesses for America's Future. (hbswk.hbs.edu)

LAS VEGAS -- Small businesses employ half of all U.S. workers, but the number of independent, family-owned businesses in Nevada is down 19% compared with January of this year, according to the group Small Businesses for America's Future. The coalition of small businesses and leaders says that's mos

Already facing a budget crisis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expects application and petition receipts to drop by approximately 61% through the end of fiscal year 2020. (Caniceus/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has continued to push for greater restrictions on immigration, and now the key processing agency says without an influx of cash, it may need to furlough staff this summer. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the

The National Association of Counties is asking Congress for more direct, flexible funding to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, including an additional $75 billion for hospitals and healthcare providers. (nvdoctors.org)

LAS VEGAS -- The National Association of Counties has joined seven other organizations in praising the coronavirus financial relief approved by Congress, but the organizations also are requesting more aid for state and local governments, so they can maintain services as revenues plummet. Clark Cou

A right-leaning conservation group says oil and gas leases on public lands in Nevada and other states should be suspended this year to preserve taxpayer assets. (Bureau of Land Management)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The historic decline in demand for fossil fuels has a right-leaning conservation group wondering why the Trump administration keeps pushing to lease public lands for oil and gas development. The new coronavirus pandemic has helped tank prices, which means companies can't sell oil

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

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