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Rent increases expected to slow, says apartment industry 

BY: - April 11, 2022

First quarter apartment rents increased by 21 percent year-to-year in Southern Nevada but are beginning to stabilize, according to a report from the Nevada State Apartment Association, which represents the multifamily housing industry in Nevada. Rents are expected to increase in the coming year, but more slowly than recent years.  CoStar, a commercial real estate […]

DOJ rule cracks down on ghost guns

BY: - April 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Monday unveiled the Department of Justice’s plan to regulate untraceable firearms known as ghost guns, as well as announced his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Department of Justice’s final rule bans the business of manufacturing ghost guns, such as “buy build shoot” kits that […]

At the White House, an emotional Ketanji Brown Jackson says, ‘We’ve made it, all of us’

BY: - April 10, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson accepted her dual roles Friday as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice and as a symbol of racial progress. Speaking outside the White House with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris looking on, and her voice at times trembling with emotion, Jackson acknowledged the historic milestone her confirmation as […]

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Nevada ranks as 2nd most expensive state for payday loan borrowers

BY: - April 7, 2022

Borrowing $500 from a payday loan? New research from Pew Charitable Trusts says Nevadans are charged an average of 602% and paying $924 for an installment short-term loan paid over the course of four months. Only in Idaho do payday borrowers pay more, according to the research. In 18 states and the District of Columbia, […]

Biden administration details new research plan on ‘long COVID’ illness

BY: - April 5, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced plans Tuesday to create a national research action plan that could provide answers to public health officials trying to diagnose and treat so-called long COVID-19. The illness that lasts for months and possibly even years has so far confounded doctors trying to figure out exactly why some people are […]

U.S. Senate strikes bipartisan agreement on $10 billion in COVID-19 funding

BY: - April 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate reached a bipartisan deal on pandemic aid funding Monday, settling on $10 billion for added testing, treatment and vaccines. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney released separate statements Monday afternoon announcing the compromise, though Schumer was disappointed negotiators didn’t reach an […]

Switch to electric vehicles could save billions of dollars and hundreds of lives in Nevada, says report

BY: - March 30, 2022

A widespread transition to electric vehicles could save nearly 700 lives and $7.5 billion in public health spending in Nevada between 2020 and 2050, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. The ALA report attempts to calculate the benefits of a national shift to 100% sale of zero-emission passenger cars and light-duty […]

Second COVID booster authorized by FDA for those 50 and older

BY: - March 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized another round of COVID-19 booster shots for people 50 and older, as well as those who are immunocompromised. The decision to amend an earlier emergency use authorization for a second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is meant to increase protection against […]

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Sagebrush restoration is infrastructure, say bipartisan group of Western senators

BY: - March 29, 2022

Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen is calling on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to fund sagebrush restoration in the American West in an effort to boost wildfire mitigation efforts, create jobs, and support the regional economy. On Tuesday Rosen, a Democrat, and Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo led a group of Western Senators who urged Haaland to […]

Sisolak appoints chiropractor to lead PPC

BY: - March 28, 2022

Dr. Malinda Southard, a Carson City chiropractor and health preparedness official for the state, is the new executive director of Nevada’s Patient Protection Commission, a legislatively-created board charged with improving the delivery and cost of healthcare in the state.  Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Southard’s appointment on Monday.  She is the second executive director of the […]

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Cortez Masto asks IRS to help combat higher gas prices

BY: - March 25, 2022

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to help lower costs for people who use their cars for business and medical purposes. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Cortez Masto, both Democrats, wrote the IRS Friday requesting that the federal tax agency increase the standard mileage rate used to deduct their […]

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2020 census miscounted Americans – 4 questions answered

BY: - March 25, 2022

The census conducted in the U.S. every 10 years is meant to count everyone. But it doesn’t actually count everyone. After every census, the U.S. Census Bureau reports how well it did at counting every person in the country. In 2020, as in past years, the census didn’t get a completely accurate count, according to […]