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Nevada ranks ninth nationwide in racial economic disparity, study says

Nevada ranks ninth nationwide in economic racial disparity, according to Prosperity Now, a public policy think tank focused on economic opportunity for low-income families...
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Senators ask Perry to investigate sexual assault allegations at NNSS

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen sent a joint letter to the Department of Energy asking it to investigate allegations...
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Nevada delegation condemns secret shipment of plutonium to state

The U.S Department of Energy has disclosed it shipped a large amount of weapon-grade plutonium to Nevada without the state's knowledge.In November, Nevada filed...
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Sisolak pledges $5.3 million for autism treatment, advocates want more

In his State of the State, Gov. Steve Sisolak committed to reducing the waitlist for autistic children waiting for assistance programs, but autism advocates...
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Ford names members of state sexual harassment task force

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced who will serve on the state’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law Policy.Ford, who will...
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Septuagenarian deaths underscore push for new geriatric inmate policy

Two Nevada Department of Corrections inmates in their 70s have died in January. Their deaths come the same month the Crime and Justice Institute...
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Report charts rise of West’s unsheltered homeless

The growing rates of unsheltered homelessness around the country continues to show a need for policies that support low-income households at risk of becoming...
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Commentary: Yes, Nevada, there are alternatives to payday loans

Gov. Steve Sisolak appeared at a forum put on by the Nevada Independent last week, which the Indy has now helpfully transcribed (so get...
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Titus blasts Trump administration for “total failure” on wild horse management

In a letter to the House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Nevada Rep. Dina Titus called for an increase in the protection...
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Senators demand answers after NYT reports sexual assault allegations at NNSS

A New York Times’ story, in which a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site was fired after accusing her coworkers of sexual...

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