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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - NV: Children's

Advocates for foster children say school performance is too often an afterthought in placement hearings. (Voices Youth Center/Mitchell Findley)

LAS VEGAS – Truancy rates are high and graduation rates are low – especially for Nevada's 4,200 children in foster care – and child advocates say systemic change is needed. Research shows that 47.5% of foster children in Clark County fail to graduate high school. Kelly Venci Go

A consumer watchdog group is calling on the federal government to establish a limit on boron, which is a component of some brands of toy slime. (Lila/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – New federal statistics say 226,000 children ended up in emergency rooms last year with toy-related injuries, and a new report lets parents and other gift-givers know which types of toys most often are the culprits. The 34th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report from the U.S.

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

Between 30% and 40% of foster children have individual education plans and need an adult's consent to receive special services at school. (Jmiltenburg/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Legal aid groups are searching for a special group of volunteers to advocate for foster kids within the school system. When Assembly Bill 156 was passed, it created a Nevada law that says foster children and homeless young people must have someone who can meet on their beha

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 new report shows that instability in the individual health insurance market is a big reason why Nevada children are losing coverage. (Shawn 1/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost a decade's worth of progress on getting Nevada's children insured has come to a halt – and has even begun to slip – largely due to changes in federal policy since President Donald Trump took office, according to a new report. Researchers at the Georgetow

The Children's Attorneys Project formed in 1999 to provide counsel, advice and representation to abused and neglected children, and now works to ensure all foster children are represented. (Patrick Feller/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada wants to find attorneys for every Clark County child in foster care. The group says in cases of abuse or neglect, it's essential that children's interests are represented in court. When 18-year-old Alaina Shaw-Duryee graduated from high sch

Enrolling CHILDREN in educational summer activities would cost many Nevada family more than half of their summer income, according to the Center for American Progress. (BLM/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – When children are out of school during the summer, many Nevada families struggle to pay for child care, according to recent analysis from the Center for American Progress. The analysis compares costs of summer child care to median incomes in each state. Cristina Novoa, a

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