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The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - NV: Children's

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

Some research shows aerosols from vaping seem to harm pulmonary cells, making those who vape even more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 than smokers. (sarahjohnson1/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- It might seem obvious, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that smokers, including those who use e-cigarettes could experience more severe complications if they contract the new coronavirus. It's well known that smoking increases the risk for res

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

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