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Camalot Todd

Camalot Todd

An award-winning, investigative and enterprise reporter, Camalot Todd has over seven years experience in print, digital, radio and TV journalism. She covered mental and behavioral health in New York for Spectrum News 1 Buffalo through the national service program, Report For America, where she won the Mental Health Advocates of WNY Advocacy Award in 2020 for her coverage on mental health stigma. She also served as an inaugural member of the Report For America Corps Advisory Board Member, 2021-2022. Previously, she reported on community issues in Las Vegas, including a long-term project on underage sex trafficking, for the Las Vegas Sun and its sister publication, Las Vegas Weekly. For the Sun, she wrote a pathbreaking investigative piece called, “Children on the Cusp: The transition from foster care to adulthood is leaving some behind.” The piece won the Nevada Press Association best investigative story of the year and named Camalot the Best Community Reporter of 2017. She also worked as a reporter for KUNV radio and is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Camalot was selected for National Press Foundation Opioid and Addiction Fellow 2021 and led the Syracuse Press Club's Journalism Lab as an educator from 2021-2022.

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Legislation aims to expand SBA loans for social equity in the pot industry

By: - November 22, 2022

The Fair Access for Cannabis Small Business Act was introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen would expand programs and loans by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to the cannabis industry operating in states where it is legalized.  “The unfair barriers to basic federal support and resources have hurt our state’s legally-operating cannabis small businesses,” […]

SNHD adds new harm reduction vending machine to help those struggling with substance use

By: - November 21, 2022

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Tuesday opened a new vending machine to curb public health concerns around substance use, including the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C and deaths by overdose.  The newest vending machine, located at the SNHD’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., is one of seven throughout the […]

5 new regents to enter chancellor-less, budget-bruised higher ed system

By: - November 18, 2022

This year’s elections brought five new regents to Nevada’s higher education ecosystem. When the newly elected are seated, they will have no shortage of issues to address, including finding a permanent chancellor and restoring pandemic budget cuts. The 13-member nonpartisan board oversees the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), which consists of four community colleges, […]

With Question 1, Nevada passes most inclusive states equal rights amendment in nation

By: - November 10, 2022

Nevadans said “yes” to codifying equal rights in the state constitution, unofficial election results show. Question 1 asked voters to add to the state constitution language that people can not be discriminated against based on “race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin.” That makes it the […]

Tens of thousands of still uncounted ballots could reverse current Republican leads

By: and - November 10, 2022

59,600 – that’s how many ballots were placed in drop boxes in Clark County on Election Day, officials announced Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, county officials said nearly 15,000 mail-in ballots  had been dropped off by voters prior to Election Day, and another nearly 13,000 had been delivered by the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday. USPS delivered […]

The last push: Canvassers reach out to an owly electorate

By: - November 4, 2022

The drab and windy weather on mid-day Nov. 2 served as a premonition, forcing the rally of canvassers from Make the Road Action Nevada, PLAN Action, Battle Born Progress and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) inside the small office of Make the Road Nevada instead of the parking lot.  Midterms […]

Nevada COVID-19, flu vaccinations lag as concerns rise about winter surge 

By: - November 2, 2022

Despite health experts voicing concerns of a “tripledemic” where the new strains of COVID-19, flu and R.S.V. (Respiratory syncytial virus) may collide, vaccine rates are falling short of what health officials would prefer, but Nevada is doing a little better than the national average.  White House officials, including the President and the COVID-19 response coordinator, […]

Does your insurance plan cover abortions? In Nevada, probably not.

By: - October 26, 2022

At least 7 out of 10 of Nevada’s insured population have health plans that do not cover elective abortions. That’s because they are either insured through the federal government or receive subsidies subjected to prohibitions on federal spending on abortions. For decades, few health insurance plans have covered abortion in America. Policies enacted by Congress […]

Small businesses want Congress to lower health costs, but fear it ‘will do nothing,’ survey says

By: - October 20, 2022

Ahead of the November elections, nearly 80% of small business owners want federal lawmakers to help lower the costs of health care, according to a national survey of 1,209 business owners. And more than half of those surveyed expect to be disappointed. “The cost of health coverage has real-world consequences for small businesses that affect […]

Nevada receives new funding for mental health, substance use care

By: - October 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $15 million in funding for states to develop or support clinics that provide crisis services 24/7 and offer mental health and substance use care to anyone regardless of their ability to pay.  Nevada was one of 10 states that received a one-year planning grant from […]

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Biden signs mobile health clinics bill pushed by Rosen and Lee

By: - October 18, 2022

On Monday, President Biden signed a bill into law that increases flexibility for grants awarded to community health care centers to build part-time mobile clinics, and improve and expand current health care centers, after it received overwhelming bipartisan support in the U.S. House and Senate. Sen. Rosen and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Maximizing […]

Sisolak appointee faces long-time officeholder in lieutenant governor race

By: - October 17, 2022

In Nevada, the lieutenant governor’s position is viewed as “symbolic” and is only as powerful as the governor decides. The lieutenant governor’s responsibilities include serving as the vice chair of the Department of Transportation, chair of the state Commission on Tourism and a member of several other committees and boards, as well as breaking a […]