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Some South Dakota farmers are unhappy with industrial ag getting conservation funds; Texas judge allows abortion in Cox case; Native tribes express concern over Nevada's clean energy projects.

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The Colorado Supreme Court weighs barring Trump from office, Georgia Republicans may be defying a federal judge with a Congressional map splitting a Black majority district and fake electors in Wisconsin finally agree Biden won there in 2020.

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Texas welcomes more visitors near Big Bend but locals worry the water won't last, those dependent on Colorado's Dolores River fear the same but have found common ground solutions, and a new film highlights historical healthcare challenges in rural Appalachia.


Lithium-ion batteries power products from laptops and cell phones to hybrid and electric cars. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, December 8, 2023

Native Tribes express concern over NV's clean energy projects

A federal judge in Nevada has dealt three tribal nations a legal setback in their efforts to stop what could be the construction of the country's larg…

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Multiple victims following a shooting incident on UNLV campus

There are at least three victims after a shooting incident that happened at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on Wednesday. By afternoon…

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Sixteen states have Employment First executive orders, and 32 states have State Agency Administrative policies/regulations in place - all in support of Employment First, according to the APSE. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Coalition: Make NV an Employment First state again

A coalition of Nevada groups is behind a statewide effort to make Nevada an Employment First state. That would align the state with a U.S. Labor …

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Globally, an estimated 38 million people live with HIV. (Adobe Stock)
For World AIDS Day, one mother shares her son's legacy

Today is World AIDS Day, a movement to unite people and communities in the fight against HIV and AIDS. According to AIDSVu, in 2021, more than 11,00…

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Around 33% of registered voters who identify as pro-choice versus 23% of pro-life voters say they will only vote for a candidate who agrees with them on abortion, according to Gallup. (Adobe Stock)
Poll findings worsen for Biden; what does that mean for 2024?

Recent polling from The New York Times and Siena College found President Joe Biden trailing former President Donald Trump in five of the six most cruc…

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In 2018, cigarette smoking cost Nevada $796 million in lost productivity from smoking-related illnesses and health conditions, according to the CDC. (Adobe Stock)
NV community leaders call for stop on proposed menthol cigarette ban

Some community leaders in Nevada want the Biden administration to reconsider a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration …

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Since the Inflation Reduction Act became law, there have been nearly 60 solar manufacturing announcements. Companies have also announced enough new battery manufacturing projects to support production of more than 10 million electric vehicles per year. (Hrui/Adobe Stock)
A focus on Inflation Reduction Act climate investments for NV

The group Elected Officials to Protect America says clean energy investments through the Inflation Reduction Act should pay off well for Nevada famili…

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The Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation will announce grant awards for youths in early December which will aim to increase environmental literacy, foster stewardship of natural resources, and promote physical health in the outdoors. (Adobe Stock)
NV group celebrates environmental wins, looks ahead to 2024

'Timely' and 'forward-looking' are the two terms one Nevada conservation group is using to describe the state's 2023 environmental landscape…

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The need for multilingual voting information is key in many communities. For instance, some 40% of Asian Americans in Nevada speak English less than
NV election experts share 'what to know' ahead of 2024 races

With less than a year until the 2024 presidential election, Nevada election experts see a number of threats that could affect voters - from …

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The Bureau of Land Management does not currently have regulations directly promoting conservation efforts for all resources. The proposed rule is intended to address the gap. (Adobe Stock)
NV conservationists push for proposed BLM public-lands rule

Nevada conservationists want to get a proposed Bureau of Land Management rule across the finish line. The rule would put conservation efforts on par …

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Around 51% of Democrats thought the economy was working well for them, compared with 17% of Republicans according to the survey. (Joshua Resnick / Adobe Stock)
New poll suggests rural NV voters could be swayed

The state of Nevada and its voters have played a critical role in past elections, which include the voices of rural voters in the Silver State…

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American Indian/Alaska Native and Black women were found to have disproportionately high maternal mortality rates, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NV Ranks 40th for the health and well-being of women and children

A new report ranked Nevada 40th in the nation for the overall health and well-being of women of reproductive age and children. Like all states…

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