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According to the News Literacy Project, Americans felt the most trust in news in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal reporting, during Richard Nixon's presidency in the 1970s. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, January 27, 2023

NV Journalism Professor: Diverse Sources Key for News Consumers

As National News Literacy Week comes to an end, one Nevada journalism professor says media professionals need to make building trust with their …

Gov. Joe Lombardo was the only Republican in the nation to defeat a sitting Democratic governor in the 2022 midterm elections. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, January 26, 2023

NV Democrats: Governor Missed Mark on Key Issues in Speech

Some Nevada Democrats said the state's new Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo missed the mark on addressing key issues and putting forth solutions during …


Among the 2023 Progressive Summit guest speakers are Sen. Jacky Rosen, U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Susie Lee, all Democrats, and Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, among others. (Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)
NV Group's Progressive Expectations for New Legislature

The Nevada Legislature starts Feb. 6, where lawmakers will determine the state's priorities for the next two years. Despite the governor's seat …

March 8 is Disability Day within the Nevada State Legislature, a day to highlight the realities of Nevadans living with disabilities. (Adobe Stock)
NV Group Sounds Alarm on Integrated Work for Disabled Community

One Nevada group believes the state needs to prioritize integrated employment opportunities for people living with disabilities. The Nevada …


This Joshua tree, estimated to be about 900 years old, lies within the boundary of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame national monument. (Russell Kuhlman/Nevada Wildlife Federation)
Proposed NV National Monument Seen as Crucial to Biden '30x30' Campaign

Nevada is still waiting for official designation of a new national monument. In late November, President Joe Biden said he is "committed" to …

In October 2021, Nevada became the 16th state to adopt clean-car standards to provide consumers with more options for cost-saving and pollution-free light-duty cars, trucks and SUVs. (Adobe Stock)
New Laws Help NV Reach Clean-Energy Goals, Limit Air Pollution

Some Nevada laws going into effect this year aim to move the state's clean-energy goals forward and help reduce air pollution. Senate bill 448 aims …


According to <a href=data from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, workers in seven of the 10 most common occupations don't earn the income needed to afford rent for a studio apartment in Nevada. (Adobe Stock) ">
NV Lawmakers Urged to Level Tenant-Landlord Dynamics

Nevada is the only state with a summary eviction system, meaning it is up to a renter to initiate a court challenge if a landlord decides to evict …

About 15% of cars affected by the Takata airbag recall in the United States still need to be recalled and are likely still on the road. (The Toidi/Adobestock)
Consumer Auto Safety Groups Aim for Zero Takata Airbag Deaths in 2023

It's a brand new year - and consumer auto safety groups are hoping to avoid further deaths from faulty Takata airbags - by raising awareness about the…


Data show students of color are significantly more likely to attend for-profit colleges, where students are less likely to graduate and have much higher rates of debt and default. (Terovesalainen/Adobe Stock)
Groups Press for Debt Cancellation to Lessen Racial Wealth Gap

The U.S. Supreme Court just set a date to consider whether President Joe Biden's student debt cancellation plan is legal - and advocates say Black …

The number of households with incomes below the Federal Poverty Level in Nevada rose 13% between 2017 and 2021, according to a new report. (Zadvornov/Adobe Stock)
Report: 'NV Worst in Nation' for Access to Primary Care Providers

The "America's Health Rankings 2022 Annual Report" is out, and it showed Nevada landed at the bottom or close to it among the states, on multiple …


Military veterans make up 9% of Nevada's population. (AARP)
Updated Online Tool Connects NV Veterans with Benefits

Only about 40% of Nevada's 226,000 military veterans actually use their government benefits, so AARP has just revamped its online tool to help people …

A proposed ordinance in Clark County is meant to cut off the market for pets that sometimes come from 2.6 million puppies that are sold each year originated in a commercial breeding facility. (PETA)">
Clark County Commission to Vote Today on Pet-Store Sales of Cats, Dogs

A proposed ban on the sale of dogs, cats, rabbits and pot-bellied pigs at pet stores goes before the Clark County Commission today. Pet stores would …


 

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