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Public News Service - NV: Children's

From 2013 to 2015, the total number of uninsured Latino children in Nevada fell nearly 50 percent. (Lygia Marques/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has the 14th largest population of Latinos in the country, and a report released Thursday shows the state is making huge strides in ensuring its Latino children have access to health insurance. According to the findings from the National Council of La Raza, from 20

22 percent of children in Nevada still live in poverty, compared with 15 percent before the recession. (Anita Peppers/Morguefile)

LAS VEGAS — Nationally, more than one-fifth of children live in poverty - even though the economy has rebounded and unemployment is low - so child advocates are speaking out during convention season - pushing the campaigns to address the issue. Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the UNLV Center

About 55,000 Nevada children are growing up absent from a parent who's in jail or prison. (iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - About 55,000 children, or 8 percent of all Nevada kids, grow up with a parent serving time in prison or jail, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation calls it a "Shared Sentence" for kids, families and communities, and says the number of children affected nationally tops

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - Immigration advocates from Nevada are rallying in Washington, D.C. and in Las Vegas today hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold two programs that affect undocumented immigrants. One makes it possible for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens to get temporary work permits and Social

A new report ranks Nevada counties on health; Douglas County ranks first, Mineral County last, and Clark County ranks sixth. (DMarshall/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to length and quality of life, Douglas County is first, Mineral County is last and Clark County is sixth out of 17 counties according to a study published Wednesday. The seventh annual report, called County Health, Rankings and Roadmaps, is a collaboration between the Un

Quality child care is out of reach for many Nevada families, according to advocates who are speaking out ahead of Saturday's Democratic caucus. (anitapeppers/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Just days before Nevada's Democratic caucus, advocates for affordable child care have released a poll showing that by a 3-to-1 margin, likely caucus-goers favor equal pay for women and paid sick days for all workers. The survey also found 61 percent favor greater access to affordable c

About 88,000 Nevadans signed up for health insurance through Nevada Health Link during the last open enrollment period. (Arizona PIRG)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The numbers are in and 88,000 Nevadans enrolled or re-enrolled in health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace, known as Nevada Health Link, in the past three months. Health care advocates say they're very pleased with the progress made during the third annual open

Nevada's CARE Act, which took effect Jan. 1, requires hospitals to ask patients to designate a caregiver to help after discharge. (Renown Skilled Nursing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government says one in five elderly patients is back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving, so Nevada health advocates are banking on a new law, the CARE Act, to make a dent in the problem. A 2013 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Medicare spend

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