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Thursday, June 8, 2023

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Alabama must redraw its Congressional maps, CNN reports a former official told the feds Trump knew the process for declassifying documents, and Canadian wildfires affect the health of humans and wildlife.

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The Supreme Court upholds a key provision of the Voting Rights Act over Alabama redistricting, smoky skies could spell EPA trouble for some states, and President Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBTQ+ protections.

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Rural communities launch projects with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a study says rural transgender adults feel less supported than those in urban areas, and a summer road trip could mean majestic scenic byways or a sprinkling of donut shops.


Nevada's Gov. Joe Lombardo became the first governor in the nation to veto a medical aid-in-dying bill. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

NV Governor Vetoes Medical Aid-In-Dying Bill

This week, Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed Senate Bill 239, which would have allowed medical aid in dying in Nevada. The bill would have given mentally …

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To be eligible for the My Access to Network Opportunities project, one must be a current college student ages 18-30, or up to 35 for veterans, possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Bilingual skills are preferred but not required. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Initiative Encourages Latinos to Pursue Land-Management Careers

An initiative by the Hispanic Access Foundation aims to bridge the gap between land-management agencies and access to employment for Latinos and peopl…

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According to the report, there was a 14% increase among Nevada seniors accessing high-speed internet between 2016 and 2021. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Report: Nevada Ranks Low for Overall Senior Health

Nevada has received an overall score of 43 in the nation for the health and well-being of its seniors in the state. According to the United Health …

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The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership says mule deer are the most frequently hunted big game animals in Nevada, but they say the opportunity to do so has dropped by more than 30% since the year 2000.(Adobe Stock)
Nevada Sporting Community Sends Top 10 Priorities to Gov. Lombardo's Desk

The Nevada hunting and fishing community is sharing its top 10 conservation priorities for 2023 with Gov. Joe Lombardo's office, as they seek to …

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The BLM manages over 48 million acres in Nevada, which equates to about 67-percent of the Silver State. (Adobe Stock)
BLM Proposal Could Bring Balance to How NV Public Lands are Managed

Nevadans will have the opportunity to learn more and weigh in on a proposed public lands rule that shifts the Bureau of Land Management's focus to pri…

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The 11 jurisdictions allowing medical aid in dying represent one out five Americans, or 22%. (Adobe Stock)
NV Bill Allowing Medical Aid in Dying Heads to Governor's Desk

A piece of legislation is headed to Gov. Joe Lombardo's desk which would allow medical aid in dying in Nevada. Last week, Senate Bill 239 made its …

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According to MDVIP, excessive alcohol intake decreases the bacteria with anti-inflammatory activity and can result in intestinal damage. (Adobe Stock)
Survey: Most Americans' Gut Health Poor

Two-thirds of adults are dealing with gut issues. A new survey from healthcare provider MDVIP found a majority of Americans aren't keeping their …

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According to the CDC, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is projected to nearly triple to 14 million people by 2060. (Adobe Stock)
Group Helps Nevadans Navigate Dementias, Alzheimer's Disease

One Nevada group wants to help educate Nevadans on how to make people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease feel "seen" and supported, especially …

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Assembly Majority Leader Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, speaks at Wednesday's news conference. (Battle Born Progress)
Reaction as NV Gov. Vetoes 3 Gun-Safety Bills: 'Disgust'

On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed a trio of bills that sought to reduce gun violence. Assembly Bill 354 would have cracked down on so-…

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According to the EPA, the proposals would reduce oil imports by approximately 20 billion barrels. (Adobe Stock)
Proposed EPA Rule Could Mean More Electric Cars on NV Roads

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last month new and more stringent vehicle-emission standards which some say could significantly help red…

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According to Mental Health America, Nevada also ranked 51st in the country in 2021 for its prevalence of mental illness and the lowest rates of access to care. (Adobe Stock)
NV Mental Health Advocate Urges 'Check-In' Amid Streak of Violent Events

Nevada mental health professionals want to remind everyone it is OK to not be OK. According to Mental Health America, in 2022 Nevada ranked last in …

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According to Chispa, communities of color are 61% more likely to live in a county with unhealthy air. (Adobe Stock)
Experts: How NV Land Conservation Contributes to Combating Climate Change

It's officially Clean Air Month, and experts recently discussed how land conservation in Nevada is connected to combating climate change and …

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