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Tribal advocates keep up legal pressure for fair political maps; 12-member jury sworn in for Trump's historic criminal trial; the importance of healthcare decision planning; and a debt dilemma: poll shows how many people wrestle with college costs.

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Civil rights activists say a court ruling could end the right to protest in three southern states, a federal judge lets January 6th lawsuits proceed against former President Trump, and police arrest dozens at a Columbia University Gaza protest.

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Rural Wyoming needs more vocational teachers to sustain its workforce pipeline, Ohio environmental advocates fear harm from a proposal to open 40-thousand forest acres to fracking and rural communities build bike trail systems to promote nature, boost the economy.

Nevada

About 67% of Nevada's lands are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, April 19, 2024

NV stakeholders celebrate new BLM public lands rule

This week, the Bureau of Land Management announced an update to its Public Lands Rule to help recognize conservation as an essential component of …

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New chief election officials have an average of eight years of incoming experience, according to a report by the Bipartisan Policy Center. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Report: NV election officials face unusual level of threats

A new report examined the turnover of election officials from 2000 to 2024 and found it is increasing, albeit slowly. Rachel Orey, senior associate …

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Among teens using social media, 54% said it would be at least somewhat hard to give up, while 46% said it would be somewhat easy, according to the Pew Research Center. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, April 15, 2024

Expert wants oversight of social media giants amid declining teen mental health

Earlier this year, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford took legal action against five of the biggest social media platforms, claiming they have no …

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A majority of women living in states where abortion is banned want abortion to be legal and support laws protecting abortion access, according to KFF. (Adobe Stock)
NV pro-choice advocates break down upcoming SCOTUS cases

Nevada reproductive-rights advocates are breaking down the importance of two looming Supreme Court abortion cases. In Moyle v. United States…

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Nevada couples spend about 15% of the median income on child care, according to Annie E. Casey's Kids Count Data Book.(Adobe Stock)
Report: Helping Nevada families find common ground

Researchers and public policy experts convened to discuss why it is so hard to raise children in America today, especially for families with parents …

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Nevada ranks 41st in the country for physical inactivity, according to America's Health Rankings. (Adobe Stock)
American Heart Association celebrates National Walking Day

More than 26% of Nevada adults report doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular jobs in the past 30 days but with National Walki…

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More than six in 10 Americans favor keeping the abortion pill mifepristone available in the U.S. as a prescription drug, while over a third are opposed, according to a Gallup poll. (Adobe Stock)
NV senator pushes to protect access to abortion pill

New research shows more than six in 10 abortions in the U.S. last year were medically induced, and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto - D-NV - is …

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NV leaders call for clean energy investments options for all

Nevada state leaders held a workshop on clean energy home upgrades and discussed how people can leverage available tax credits on solar power…

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Around 42% of U.S. adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments, according to Pew Research Center. (Tatiana Shepeleva / Adobe Stock)
NV leaders discuss future of IVF, abortion in the Silver State

State Rep. Susie Lee - D-Las Vegas - said she wants women in Nevada and across the country to wake up, as she contends far-right extremists are …

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The National League of Cities is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. (Dave Newman / Adobe Stock)
Local NV leader attends Congressional City Conference in D.C.

Kristopher Dahir, Ward 5 city councilor in Sparks, is one of more than 2,800 city leaders in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss city topics and …

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The average rent for an almost 900-square-foot apartment in Las Vegas is $1,457 a month, according to RentCafe. (Adobe Stock)
NV's housing crisis heavily impacts disability community

Like many states across the West, Nevada faces challenges with supply and demand for housing. One advocate for the disability community describes the …

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Around $11.1 billion has been invested in solar energy in Nevada, according to Solar Energy Industries Association. (Andy Dean / Adobe Stock)
Advocates remind Nevadans of solar, electrification incentives

Nevada is one of the largest solar markets in the nation and conservationists want Nevadans to be aware of available federal tax incentives. Russell …

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