Lombardo rubber stamps Sisolak’s appointee to Patient Protection Commission 

BY: - November 28, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo is invoking his predecessor, Gov. Steve Sisolak, in defending his appointment of pharmaceutical lobbyist Flo Kahn as the lone representative of the public on the state’s Patient Protection Commission, a board designed to improve health care in Nevada.  “For continuity, Flo Kahn was reappointed to her seat on the commission, which she […]

Rural Nevadans pay thousands more than urban Nevadans for health insurance

BY: - November 24, 2023

As open enrollment continues for health insurance, rural Nevadans pay thousands more in premiums each year than their urban counterparts, according to data compiled by the Nevada Department of Insurance (DOI) that allows residents to compare rates. A 50-year-old Pershing County resident who doesn’t qualify for a federal subsidy would pay a $778 per month […]

Feds announce new funding for Nevada’s threatened springs

BY: - November 24, 2023

Nevada’s springs are especially vulnerable to drought and climate change, but the fragile habitats are getting a helping hand thanks to the largest investment in climate resilience in the nation’s history. Last week, federal land managers announced $51 million in investments for 30 new environmental water resource projects in 11 states, including one in Nevada. […]

Nevada laws increasing cost of pet care, exacerbating veterinary shortage, say experts  

BY: - November 20, 2023

A shortage of veterinarians in Nevada and the resulting high cost for service is causing some pet owners to avoid care, relinquish their animals, or choose euthanasia over treatment, according to a variety of advocates and experts. It’s also leaving non-profit shelters and rescues hard-pressed to compete with corporations for veterinarians. “It’s cranked up the […]

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State worker shortage delays energy assistance payments, leaves callers on hold for services

BY: - November 17, 2023

Millions of dollars collected from NV Energy customers to help pay the power bills of low-income and senior Nevadans have yet to be distributed because of staffing shortages in the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS), according to the state.  Nevada’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP), which subsidizes energy costs for low-income residents, processed 9,300 […]


LV council adopts ‘order out corridor’ ordinance; ACLU warns it will be challenged

BY: - November 16, 2023

The City of Las Vegas unanimously adopted an ordinance that prohibits people convicted of any crimes committed within the tourist corridor downtown from returning to the area.  While the city’s “order out corridor” ordinance, modeled after a Clark County law passed in August 2022, goes into effect Sunday, the council said it plans to consider […]

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Nevada settles lawsuits with injured inmate firefighters, stripsearched woman

BY: - November 15, 2023

The State of Nevada on Tuesday agreed to pay $340,000 to a group of inmate firefighters who alleged they were mocked and denied immediate medical care after inadequate equipment led to second-degree burns and their socks melting to their feet. The state also approved a $126,500 settlement for a woman who was stripsearched and interrogated […]

Lawmaker suggests profit motive behind NV Energy’s ‘flawed and fractured’ planning

BY: - November 14, 2023

Assemblyman Howard Watts says NV Energy’s failure to adequately plan for the amount of energy resources it requires to maintain a reliable system is costing customers more, increasing reliance on fossil fuels, and is contrary to the state’s goal of producing half its energy from renewable sources by 2030, but may be increasing the utility’s […]

More solar, geothermal development planned on NV public lands — and likely some conflict too

BY: - November 13, 2023

Last week, the Department of the Interior announced it is advancing 15 renewable energy projects across the West, adding to a growing number of development projects on public lands in the region. The new projects will be scattered on public land throughout Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, and Southern California. In Nevada, the planned projects include […]

Nevada to resume procedural Medicaid disenrollments in January

BY: - November 10, 2023

Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford in his capacity as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus joined with national civil rights and health equity organizations to call on states to stop disenrolling people from Medicaid for procedural reasons this week. Medicaid “unwinding” began in June in Nevada with the end of pandemic-era requirements that states continue […]

How will workers get to and fro during the LV Grand Prix? 

BY: - November 8, 2023

Clark County commissioners want to know how tourism and transportation officials intend to shuttle tens of thousands of workers to their appointed jobs while navigating a Las Vegas Strip largely blocked from traffic for three days of Grand Prix racing next week that is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors a day.   “There is […]

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24 Nevada charter schools are underperforming

BY: - November 8, 2023

Two dozen charter schools have been flagged as academically underperforming after the state issued its first ratings since the onset of the pandemic. The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority Board on Friday issued notices of concern for 11 schools; 13 additional schools are expected to be issued notices of concern at the board’s next […]