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Consumer health advocates urge governor to sign bill package; NY protests for Jewish democracy heighten as Netanyahu meets UN today; Multiple Utah cities set to use ranked-choice voting in next election.

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The Pentagon wants to help service members denied benefits under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," advocates back a new federal office of gun violence prevention, and a top GOP member assures the Ukrainian president more help is coming.

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An Indigenous project in South Dakota seeks to protect tribal data sovereignty, advocates in North Carolina are pushing back against attacks on public schools, and Arkansas wants the hungriest to have access to more fruits and veggies.

Nevada

More than two-thirds of Nevada is made up of public lands, according to the Bureau of Land Management. (Jennifer Jean/Adobe Stock)

Friday, September 22, 2023

A focus on climate change impacts for Public Lands Day in Nevada

Many across the state of Nevada will celebrate National Public Lands Day tomorrow. Nevadans will be able to visit state parks for free on Saturday…

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Only 23% of high school students in the United States currently have guaranteed access to financial literacy courses, according to Next Gen Personal Finance. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Financial Literacy Requirements Become Law in NV, Free Classes Complement

A bill passed during Nevada's last legislative session requires Nevada students in public high schools to learn about economics and financial literacy…

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Some 80% of female Hispanic voters between ages 18 and 29 voted as Democrats in 2022. That number is 89% for African American women of the same age range. (Adobe Stock)
Experts: Young Voters Crucial for Upcoming Elections

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to embark soon on a month-long college tour that includes the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, according …

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Following Extreme NV Weather, Are You Prepared for Next Disaster?

The state of Nevada has gotten its fair share of intense weather in recent weeks - and with September being National Preparedness Month, experts are …

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Since 1970, Las Vegas has become 5.9 degrees warmer, according to Climate Central. (Adobe Stock)
Nevada Reactions to FEMA Guidance on Extreme Heat

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released new guidance to increase community resilience against extreme temperatures and weather. Nevada …

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Roughly 1.3 million acres of sagebrush are degraded annually, according to the Bureau of Land Management. (Adobe Stock)
Proposed BLM Rule Challenged in Congress, NV Conservationists React

Two pieces of legislation could require the Bureau of Land Management to throw out thousands of public comments and jeopardize the agency's proposed r…

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New vehicles that are assembled outside of North America are not eligible for a tax credit. (Stefan Bayer / Adobe Stock)
EV Sales Increase, Consumers Want More EV Infrastructure

One expert says interest and sales of electric cars aren't stalling. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada has one of the highest …

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According to the United Way of Southern Nevada, Project REACH helped more than 1,800 households in 2022. (Adobe Stock)
Program Helps Southern NV Seniors Pay Past-Due Utility Bills

One Nevada program is aiming to help seniors on fixed incomes pay their utility bills. United Way of Southern Nevada has announced the dates of the …

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In 2022, more than 275,000 people signed up to keep polling places across the country open and fully staffed, according to Power the Polls. (Adobe Stock)
Signing Up NV Poll Workers, 'Unsung Heroes' of Democracy

Tomorrow is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, and one group is inviting Nevadans to play that critical role in the election process. César …

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As of June, close to 21,000 children are enrolled in the state's Children Health Insurance Program, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. (Adobe Stock)
NV Children Could Lose Health Coverage in Medicaid Redetermination

As kids head back to school, parents in Nevada should check to ensure they still have health insurance. States are re-determining people's …

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Nevada leaders and organizations gathered Wednesday to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on local business and communities in Las Vegas. (Courtesy Battle Born Progress)
NV Leaders Discuss Inflation Reduction Act's Effects, Urge Improvements

Rep. Susie Lee, D-Las Vegas, met with local leaders and organizations Wednesday to discuss the effects of the Inflation Reduction Act on its one-year …

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School screenings provide less than 4% of the information generated during a comprehensive eye exam, according to the American Optometric Association. (Adobe Stock)
Is Eye Exam on Your Back-to-School List? One NV Dr. Says It Should Be

One Nevada pediatric ophthalmologist said eye exams should be on everyone's to-do list as kids head back to school. The American Optometric …

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