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Climate change threatens NV Superfund site, watchdog agency warns

WASHINGTON — One of Nevada’s most contaminated sites is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government...
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Las Vegas proposes new ordinance further restricting sidewalk use

Two weeks after the City of Las Vegas approved a ban on sleeping and camping in a public right-of-way if emergency shelter beds are...
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Trump’s task in Nevada: Win more votes from a smaller group

Earlier this decade Nevada became the fifth majority-minority states, where whites are in the minority. Lately the state's diversity has been fodder for those...
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Democrats seek to end Opportunity Zone ‘handouts for billionaires’

Complaining that Opportunity Zones have been used to reward wealthy investors instead of low-income communities, Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced legislation...
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‘Job quality index’ may help explain why Nevada grows poorer as it grows

Politicians love to cite a falling unemployment rate as evidence of the wisdom of their policies. In recent years, in the midst of the...

NV joins AG coalition fighting ‘public charge’ rule targeting immigrants

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined 22 other attorneys general Wednesday in opposing a Trump administration proposed rule that would bar entry for immigrants...
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Oil and gas leasing threatens water supply in Nevada, says CAP

A review of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s most recent oil and gas leasing data found that more than 60 percent of leases...
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Litigation is about more than protecting species, group says

Last week the Center for Biological Diversity scored a victory in their efforts to protect a rare buckwheat plant they believe would be harmed...
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NV rural schools marked by low incomes, poor college readiness, report says

Students in Nevada rural communities are less college-ready than rural students in any other state, and their family incomes are the second-lowest of all...
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Families wanted for teens, siblings, and children with medical needs

Clark County is looking for permanent adoptive homes for about 70 children.  The youngsters are teens, groups of three or more siblings, or children...

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