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Public News Service - NV: Poverty Issues

Advocates of two new Nevada laws say the laws combat rampant discrimination against people with a criminal conviction or an eviction in their past. (serggn/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – An eviction or a criminal conviction can follow a person for decades, making it difficult to get housing or a job. But two new state laws that just took effect aim to help Nevadans get a fresh start. Assembly Bill 327 shortens the time people with a clean post-convictio

New data show the price of housing is higher in Nevada than the national average, while incomes are lower. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost 14 percent of Nevadans live below the federal poverty level - but that's an improvement over last year and is a little better than the national average, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new statistics show that the median household income is r

A new fact sheet shows that as a group, Latinos benefited most from the Affordable Care Act, and possibly have the most to lose from Medicaid cuts in the American Health Care Act. (Octavio Lopez/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A new report predicts that 225,000 Nevada Latinos younger than age 65 could lose health coverage if the U.S. Senate's revised health-care repeal bill keeps the cuts passed by the House. According to analysts from Families USA and the National Council of La Raza, the rate of unin

A bill before Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sets guidelines for use of devices that can track and shut off a vehicle if the person buying it is late on a payment. (jppi/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to regulate vehicle shutoff mechanisms, known as starter interruption devices, has passed in the Nevada Legislature and now sits on Gov. Brian Sandoval's desk. These devices are often required by subprime, used car lenders for customers with poor credit. The device

Nevada Legal Services would lose 52 percent of its budget if Congress enacts President Trump's budget. (serggn/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of low income Nevadans would lose access to the civil court system if Congress were to enact President Trump's proposed budget, which zeroes out funding for the Legal Services Corporation. The LSC provides just over half of the funding for Nevada Legal Services, which helped

Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)

LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The 16th annual Pro Bono Awards event honors attorneys

Lawyers in Nevada are offering free legal advice for National Pro Bono Celebration Week. (Morgan4uall/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS – Navigating legal matters can be tricky, especially for people struggling to pay the bills, so lawyers are offering free legal advice during National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Nevadans can get one-on-one consultations with lawyers on civil legal matters at the Ask-A-Lawyer clinic,

New Census Bureau figures show working Nevadans have a little more money in their pockets, but household income grew more slowly here than nationally. (cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevadans are better off than they were just a few years ago, according to new census data, but the state still lags behind the country as a whole in terms of economic recovery. The good news is, there was a decline in poverty, an increase in household income, and an increas

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