Friday, October 7, 2022

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Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.

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Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.

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Rural residents are more vulnerable to a winter wave of COVID-19, branding could be key for rural communities attracting newcomers, and the Lummi Nation's totem pole made it from Washington state to D.C.

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The U-S. Department of Justice is calling on Nevada to ensure children have access to therapy,<br />behavior supports, crisis services and care coordination in their communities. (Berit Kessler/Adobestock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Feds Find NV Failing Children With Behavioral-Health Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Justice said the State of Nevada unnecessarily institutionalizes children with behavioral-health disabilities, and the problem …

Groups that track disinformation say purveyors sometimes back up their claims by referencing fake
NV Pro-Democracy Group Warns about Disinformation

A Nevada democracy watchdog group said social media, blogs, websites and hyperpartisan news organizations are all working overtime to spread …


The World Health Organization links indoor air pollution, including pollutants from burning natural gas, to increased chances of stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. (Vladimir Semenov/Adobe Stock)
Groups Plead with Public Utilities Commission to 'Supercharge' Electrification

Nevada needs to move away from natural gas and toward clean energy - that's the view of climate action groups that spoke up on Tuesday at an open foru…

The Yuman and Mojave peoples believe that all life began at Spirit Mountain, known as Avi Kwa Ame. (Ken Lund/Flickr)
Celebrate Public Lands Day In the Great Outdoors

This week you can visit a sacred mountain, help clean up a park, and more to honor Public Lands Day, which is this Saturday. Conservation groups are …


The public is encouraged to decorate paper lanterns and display them to mark the anniversary of the Oct. 1 shooting, which took place on the Las Vegas strip in 2017. (Vegas Strong Resiliency Center)
Las Vegas Prepares to Mourn 5-Year Anniversary of 1 October Massacre

The five-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history is coming up Oct. 1, and Las Vegas is preparing to honor the victims, survivors …

Nevada offers same-day registration and voting during the early voting period and on election day.(MKos/Adobestock)<br />
New 2022 'VoteSmartNV' Website Launches

A new nonpartisan website full of 2022 General Election information specifically for Nevada is now live on the internet. VoteSmartNV.org lets people …


Susie Martinez of the Nevada AFL-CIO speaks at a news conference organized by the Cortez Masto campaign on Wednesday. (Tony Hernandez)
Cortez Masto, Laxalt Campaigns Trade Abortion Accusations

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and her Republican challenger, former state attorney general Adam Laxalt, are accusing each other of …

Experts say older adults often struggle financially because Social Security benefits do not cover their basic cost of living, and many are not aware there are programs they can seek out for assistance. (Parten/Adobe Stock)
Older Nevadans May Be Missing Out on Thousands in Benefits

Advocates for lower-income adults in Nevada say many are leaving money on the table -- hundreds of dollars a month, in some cases -- because they may …


The Inflation Reduction Act would fine pharmaceutical companies that raise prices on medications faster than the rate of inflation. (Kenwnj/Adobe Stock)
Progressive Groups Tout Benefits of Inflation Reduction Act for NV

Progressive groups are praising the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act, saying it will save many families thousands of dollars a year and make …

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Panel Discussion Tonight on Future of Nevada's Water

Some of the state's top experts will speak out tonight on the greatest water issues facing Nevada. The event, sponsored by the Nevada Conservation …


hearing aids are not covered under Medicare or most insurance plans. (EdwardOlive/Adobestock)
Feds to Allow Hearing Aids to be Sold Over-the-Counter

Relief may be on the way for many older Nevadans who need hearing aids but can't afford to pay $3,000 to $5,000 for a pair. The Food and Drug …

Lake Mead has been downgraded to a Level 2a water shortage, leading to cuts in water deliveries in 2023. (SpaceEconomist192/Wikimedia Commons)
Feds Announce Cuts in Colorado River Water Deliveries to NV, AZ and Mexico

Nevada is set to lose 8% of its Colorado River water allotment next year because of perilously low water levels at Lakes Mead and Powell caused by a 2…


 

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