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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Nevada ranks in the top 10 for the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline. (saiyood/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the problem is particularly severe in Nevada. Statistics show the Silver State is one of the the 10 worst for human trafficking, with hundreds of calls to the national hotline each year. Experts blame it on the state's multi-bi

Expanded Medicaid coverage and outreach, like this Step Up for Kids event in Las Vegas, are a critical reason why Nevada saw the biggest jump in the nation in a new report for providing access to uninsured kids. Courtesy: Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada made more progress than any other state in the U.S. in a new report that documents each state's track record when it comes to dropping its population of uninsured children. Nevada's statewide legal services advocacy coordinator Jon Sasser says Medicaid expansion was the big

The Nevada Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges moved from Chicago to Reno, Nev., in 1969. They provide expert advice to judges and officers of the court all across the nation on the issue of domestic violence. Courtesy: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

RENO, Nev. - It is an issue that is gaining plenty of national attention this month, and odds are few Nevadans know Reno is the place many judges across the U.S. turn to when they need expert advice on domestic-violence cases. Eryn Branch, program director for domestic relations with the National

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

PHOTO: Summer nutrition programs funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are helping more children in Nevada, but a new report says the state still ranks low in terms of participation compared to other states. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

RENO, Nev. - More children in Nevada and around the United States are benefiting from the Agriculture Department's Summer Nutrition Programs, and that's expected to be the case this summer as well. According to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center, more than 13,000 kids in Nevada w

PHOTO: Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposed $1.1 billion tax increase to benefit the state's education system has sailed through the Nevada Legislature. Photo courtesy Gov. Sandoval's office.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - State lawmakers are giving the nod to Governor Brian Sandoval's effort to modernize Nevada's education system through a $1.1 billion tax increase. Senate Bill 483 received the necessary two-thirds support in both the state Assembly and Senate to ensure passage, and the bill now

PHOTO: Reading during summer vacation is critical for students to maintain their academic skills and avoid what educators call summer brain drain.  Photo credit U.S. Department of Education.

LAS VEGAS – Parents in Nevada and around the nation are encouraged to make sure their children read during summer vacation to avoid what educators call brain drain. Katie Willse, chief program officer for the National Summer Learning Association, says time away from books can cause serious lo

PHOTO: Studying for the GED or learning English in Nevada can usually be accomplished at no cost through the local library. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

LAS VEGAS - People in Nevada wanting to update their literacy skills or learn to read and write English often need not look further than their local public library. Mary Ramirez, interim manager with Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, says the

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