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U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been […]

Cortez Masto: Senate mulling options to codify abortion rights

BY: - September 17, 2021

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Thursday “the Republican party in general, including the Republicans who are running against me, are extreme and they are going to do everything that they can to continue to undermine Roe v. Wade. I’ve watched it over the years.” The condemnation came moments after Cortez Masto raised the specter […]

How House Democrats would expand Medicare and Medicaid and lower prescription drug costs

BY: - September 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — New Medicare benefits for older Americans, like dental care. An expansion of eligibility for Medicaid for low-income people in Republican-controlled states that have declined to take that step. And potentially an historic effort to rein in prescription drug prices — if congressional Democrats can work through objections from some in their own party. […]

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EPA confirms climate impacts are more adverse for racial minorities in the Southwest

BY: - September 14, 2021

The worst effects of climate change are disproportionately falling on “underserved communities who are least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and other impacts,” according to an Environmental Protection Agency report released last week. The peer-reviewed report forecasts how the impacts of climate change will be distributed across […]

CCSD lack of transparency leaves lingering questions about COVID-19 sentiment

BY: - September 9, 2021

Almost twice as many Clark County School District teachers utilized sick leave Tuesday than on the same day in 2019, but whether that jump can be attributed to an advertised “call out” in protest of covid vaccine mandates isn’t clear. And how many total district employees were out Tuesday is unknown. It’s the most recent […]

Hawthorne’s only dentist wants to retire, underscoring state’s rural health shortage

BY: - September 7, 2021

For almost four decades, Dr. Bruce Dow has filled cavities, pulled teeth and provided other essential dental health care in his hometown of Hawthorne, Nevada. As his wife, Michelle Dow, describes it: “real, down-to-earth dentistry.” The Dows are now looking to retire. But they are aware the dentist’s departure is likely to leave a tremendous […]

Eyes on Congress after Supremes refuse to block Texas abortion ban 

BY: - September 3, 2021

Ending Texas’s ban on abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy is now up to Congress, experts say, given the refusal of the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court to block the controversial law, which relies on citizens, rather than the state, to sue anyone they believe may have assisted in the provision of […]

Casinos want to pay for California’s social ills. Why not Nevada’s?

BY: - September 2, 2021

Four casino companies with big footprints in Nevada want on-line sports betting rights in California, and they’re willing to pay a ten percent gaming tax that would assist indigenous people, fund homeless services, and mental health treatment in the Golden State.  The proposed ballot measure, the California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act, […]

Officials hope $75 million will leverage much more for ‘public purpose’ projects

BY: - August 30, 2021

The elusive idea of “Infrastructure Week” circulated by the Trump Administration promising a trillion-dollars to fix the nation’s deteriorating and neglected roads, bridges and airports never quite materialized. Nevada’s “Infrastructure Week,” which kicked off in mid-August with the launch of the State Infrastructure Bank, though substantially smaller in scope, seems to be actually taking shape. […]

Tobacco tax hike would break Biden’s promise, business group says

BY: - August 26, 2021

The reconciliation bill being considered by Congress is often described as sweeping legislation that will slow and help mitigate the impacts of climate change, expand health care coverage, and extend monthly payments to families, lifting millions of children out of poverty. It also promises to transform social services and programs in the U.S. to a […]

Sisolak urges Nevadans get vaccinated, considers mandate for college students

BY: - August 5, 2021

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced new steps the state is taking to slow the spread of Covid-19, including considering requiring vaccines for college students, but he stopped short of implementing new restrictions or mandates.  “I don’t want to look at more restrictions,” Sisolak said. “What I want to do is explain to people why […]

Vaccination photo disappears from Lombardo’s campaign Flickr

BY: - July 30, 2021

As the head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff Joe Lombardo isn’t an anti-vaxxer. But as a gubernatorial candidate, he might not mind if you think he is. Lombardo’s official campaign Flickr page originally included a photo that appears to show him receiving a vaccination against COVID-19 at University Medical Center, the Current […]