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Republicans have put Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress; state legislatures are missing people from working-class jobs, and FDA has advice for formulating the next COVID vaccine for a new strain.

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House Republicans vote to hold AG Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. The Senate battles it out over federal protections for in vitro fertilization. North Dakota becomes the first state to impose an age cutoff to run for Congress.

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Rural America's job growth is up, but still hasn't recovered from the pandemic, about one in five rural Americans lives in a town with a prison, rural women seeking birth control have a new option, and dark skies beckon as summer arrives.

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Fewer than a third of fourth graders were at or above proficient in reading, two percentage points lower than right before the pandemic, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Report: Nevada struggles to improve child well-being standards

Plummeting reading and math scores could prove to be a significant barrier for Nevada children, especially as they head into the workforce. This …

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A 538 poll shows former President Donald is ahead of President Biden by almost 5.5 points in Nevada. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Monday, June 10, 2024

NV progressive groups react to Trump Las Vegas campaign rally

Donald Trump held a rally on Sunday in Las Vegas - one of his first since being convicted by a New York jury late last month. The former president …

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The Rural Climate Partnership report found that 47% of all emissions from US power plants are based in rural America. (Adobe Stock)
Nearly 100% of NV's combustion power plant emissions come from rural regions

Nevada's rural population accounts for about 6.5% of the total state population, and nearly 100% of combustion power plant emissions in the Silver …

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The classroom was the most common location bullying occurred at school in 2019-2020, according to the Pew Research Center. (Adobe Stock)
NV parent speaks out on bullying, zero-tolerance school policies

About a third of U.S. parents with children younger than 18 say they worry their children might be bullied at some point and it became a reality for …

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Last year was the hottest year on record, with July 6, 2023, marking the hottest day ever, according to Climate Central. (Adobe Stock)
NV braces for scorching temperatures; report predicts more heat

A dangerous heat wave and possible record-breaking temperatures are headed toward Nevada and parts of the West later this week and a new report showed…

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Nevada organization aims to mobilize Latino voters

Latinos make up a significant chunk of Nevada's population, and one local organization wants to encourage Latino voters in the Silver State to …

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Some counties in Nevada are required to provide language assistance in Spanish, Shoshone, Paiute or other Native American languages. (Abode Stock)
Early voting underway for Nevada Primary Election

Nevada's early voting started this past weekend and will run through June seventh - with the June Primary Election taking place on Tuesday, June 11…

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The final rule reflects more than 15,000 pages of comments from nearly 200 stakeholders, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (Adobe Stock)
NV conservation group supports FERC's transmission planning rule

A new plan for updating the power grid is being applauded by a Nevada conservation group. The goal is a path toward a more resilient and cost-…

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Some 12% of Nevada's eligible voters are Black, according to Pew Research Center. (Adobe Stock)
Black voters in battleground states are a crucial voting bloc in 2024

Black voters will play a key role in determining who will win the 2024 presidential election. And while Black voters remain overwhelmingly …

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Much of the West and East are experiencing the greatest increase in fire weather during spring months. The Southwest is also seeing a boost in fire weather during summer, according to Climate Central. (Adobe Stock)
NV sees drastic increase in number of fire weather days

A new report finds that climate change is affecting weather conditions in ways that increase wildfire risk, with the West seeing the greatest jump in …

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In Nevada, same-day registration allows a voter to register for the first time or update their existing registration on the same day they vote. (Adobe Stock)
NV's Election Protection Program eases access to voting information

The Nevada state primary is coming up June 11 and one voting-rights group wants to make sure all Nevadans have the information they need to make their…

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A new poll from the civil rights group Intersection of Our Lives found women of color believe racism has persisted far too long and there is a need for elected officials who will address it. (Adobe Stock)
Poll: Women of color 'fed up' with policymakers

More than 50% of voting-age women in Nevada are people of color, and a new poll found they do not feel heard or seen by most policymakers. The poll …

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