Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Texas lawmakers consider legislation to prevent cities from self-governance, Connecticut considers policy options to alleviate an eviction crisis, and Ohio residents await community water systems.


Gov. Ron DeSantis breaks his silence on Trump's potential indictment and attacks Manhattan prosecutors, President Biden vetoes his first bill to protect socially conscious retirement investing, and the Supreme Court hears a case on Native American water rights.


The 41st state has opted into Medicaid which could be a lifeline for rural hospitals in North Carolina, homelessness barely rose in the past two years but the work required to hold the numbers increased, and destruction of the "Sagebrush Sea" from Oregon to Wyoming is putting protection efforts for an itty-bitty bunny on the map.


Las Vegas employment increased by 4,000 jobs since December, an increase of 62,600 jobs since January 2022. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, March 20, 2023

Nevada Exceeds 1.5 Million Jobs but has High Unemployment Rate

Nevada now supports 1.5 million jobs, according to a new report. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation's January 2023 …

The median loss last year for fraud that starts with a phone call was $1,400, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (Adobe Stock)
Report: Nevadans See High Levels of Fraud, Identity Theft

Nevada is among the top five states for highest per-capita rates of both fraud and identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission wants to help …

Dr. Vishisht Mehta encourages people to adjust the time they eat their meals and complete their exercise. (Adobe Stock)
NV Doctor Urges End to Daylight Saving Time

Early Sunday morning, Nevadans lost an hour of sleep but gained an hour of afternoon daylight as they moved their clocks forward for Daylight Saving …

The pygmy rabbit was first proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act in 1991 and then re-petitioned in 2003. (Adobe Stock)
Pygmy Rabbit Numbers Dwindling in NV; Petition Seeks to Reverse the Trend

Nevada's pygmy rabbit population has been dwindling for decades and conservation groups are sounding the alarm. Groups are requesting protection for …

States will have until May 2024 to complete the task of reconfirming eligibility for more than 34.2 children who receive their health coverage through Medicaid programs. (Adobe Stock)
NV Can Prevent Post-Pandemic Rebound in Uninsured Kids

Nevada could see a rebound of children losing their health insurance as a federal requirement that kept families insured during the pandemic comes to …

Advocates say SB 163 would help recognize and streamline gender-affirming health care for folks in Nevada, (Iván Moreno/Adobe Stock)
NV Bill Looks to Secure Gender-Affirming Care

A Nevada bill is seeking to secure gender-affirming health care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in the state. SB 163 would …

According to LithiumAmericas, site preparation, geotechnical drilling, water pipeline development and associated infrastructure construction has begun for a new mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. (John Nakata/ Adobe Stock)
Despite Court Challenge, Thacker Pass Mine Moves Forward in NV

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to stop developers of the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine in Northern Nevada while an appeal by conservation …

According to the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, one of the biggest challenges Nevada faces is keeping students who complete college from moving out of state for their careers. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NV in Last Place for Higher-Ed Degree Attainment

Nevada has made progress in recent years in increasing its number of residents who have obtained college degrees, but the state sits in last place …

Scientists say recent rainfall has slightly increased levels at Lake Mead, but say it will not have an impact on levels in the long term. (Adobe Stock)
Expert: NV Among States Experiencing Worst Drought in 1,200 Years

Nevada is among several Western states experiencing a wetter winter, but experts say the region is enduring the worst drought in 1,200 years…

Lithium Nevada says the Thacker Pass project would create 1,000 jobs during the construction phase of the open-pit lithium mine in northern Nevada. (Adobe Stock)
Conservation Groups Seek Emergency Halt on NV Lithium Mine

Conservation groups in Nevada have filed an emergency motion in federal court to stop the development of the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine north of Winnem…

The Heritage Foundation lists two individuals charged with election fraud in Nevada in 2021, and only eight since 2011. (Adobe Stock)
NV Bill Proposes Stricter Identification Requirements to Vote

A Nevada lawmaker wants to require stricter identification to vote in the Silver State. Asm. Greg Hafen, R-Pahrump, has introduced Assembly Bill 88…

According to the 13th annual Conservation in the West poll, 95% of voters support investing in water infrastructure to reduce leaks and waste. (Adobe Stock)
Poll: Support for NV Conservation Efforts Remains Strong

Water shortages, climate change and protecting wildlife are just a few of the issues Nevadans made clear they are worried about in the annual …


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