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Abortion talk off-limits for docs, patients under Trump rule

Planned Parenthood is vowing not to bend to a Trump administration rule draft that would prevent health care providers who receive Title X funding...
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Light rail vs. rapid bus: RTC taking input on Maryland Parkway Project

Just under two weeks remain for the public to weigh in on proposals for a high-capacity transit project along Maryland Parkway.The project could bring...
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Uber, Lyft pounding Southern Nevada public transit revenue

 Ridesharing apps have dramatically cut revenue for public transit in the city, leaving difficult decisions for the future of the Regional Transportation Commission of...
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Conservation groups criticize lowering of federal grazing fees

Private ranchers who use public lands will soon pay the government less money, thanks to a federal fee change announced Wednesday.The U.S Interior Department...
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Social, economic factors affect health more than health care, report says

Income, housing, institutional racism and other social and economic conditions have more impact on health than health care, according to a Center on Budget...
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Hearing aids, diapers, lead poisoning among issues addressed in child health bill

A wide-ranging bill addressing a number of children’s health issues was heard before the state Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor Wednesday.Senate Bill...
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Bill would allow 14-year-olds to drive themselves to charter schools

One of the challenges many charter schools face is an inability to provide transportation to their students. A group of lawmakers has a novel...
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Where Nevada TANF spending hits – and misses – the mark

Of the $102 million in combined state and federal funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Nevada in 2017, the state spent 38...
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Horsford tapped as senior Whip

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford has been tapped to serve as a senior Whip for the 116th Congress.Senior Whips in the House meet on an...
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Bernie 2.0

Bernie Sanders, who announced Tuesday that yes, he is running for president whether you want him to or not, narrowly lost the Nevada caucuses...

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