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The death toll rises in a deadly shooting at a Chicago hospital. Also on the Tuesday rundown: community health centers rise to the challenge after wildfires; plus food inspectors can keep your Thanksgiving meal hearty and healthy

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Public News Service - NV: Youth Issues

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

The ACLU says children's brains are still developing, and incarcerated young people need age-appropriate rehabilitation services. (Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The state of Nevada tries children as adults for certain crimes; but when children enter the adult system, the state has very limited options for housing them. A new report from the ACLU says the situation is approaching a crisis. The report showed many boys tried as adul

An estimated 92,000 children nationwide entered foster care in 2016 because of parental drug use, according to the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. (Aaron Gilson/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As the opioid crisis has grown in recent years, so has the number of children no longer able to safely live with their parents. Children’s welfare advocates say it's important to support the foster parents and extended families increasingly being called on to care f

The Nevada System of Higher Education includes University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, as well as several community colleges. (Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS — College students in Nevada want the state's public universities to sell off financial holdings in companies that produce coal, oil and other fuels that have been shown to contribute to climate change. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and abroad have divested from fossil fuel inve

A recent study from Harvardís Institute of Politics shows 37 percent of voters under age 30 said they will

LAS VEGAS – Just 17 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds turned out to vote in the last midterm elections in 2014 - a record low, according to a Tufts University study. But, progressive groups hope the 2018 midterms will be different, especially in battleground states like Nevada. The grassroots gr

53,000 children in Nevada have gotten health insurance since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (dmarshall/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has now hit a historic high - for the percentage of children who have health insurance, according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that about 4,000 additional kids got insurance between 2015 and 2016

A town-hall meeting Saturday in Las Vegas on school vouchers will spotlight research that shows students in public schools excel in math compared with their private-school counterparts. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Opponents of school vouchers are holding a town-hall meeting on Saturday in Las Vegas to spotlight research that says public schools outperform private schools on some measures. University of Illinois professors Christopher and Sarah Lubienski will be the featured speakers. Sarah Lubien

Families of Nevada children with autism say the waiting times for therapy are unacceptable and are pushing for sufficient funding in the state budget. (tangle eye/morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Dozens of people concerned about losing services for their children with autism gathered Monday night at a town hall meeting in Reno. They're worried that Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget proposal is short $9 million from the amount requested by the Aging and Disability Services Divi

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