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Goodman urges special session to retrofit prison for mentally ill homeless

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is reviving and revising a pitch made years ago by her husband and then-mayor, Oscar, to turn the prison...
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear LGBTQ rights case on Tuesday

WASHINGTON -- Can employers legally fire people simply because they’re gay, lesbian or transgender?That is the question at the crux of a trio of...
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Nevada’s health exchange makes leap to own platform

Heather Korbulic, executive director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (SSHIX), doesn’t wait for the question she knows is coming.Korbulic has led the...
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Horsford: Dems having Trump’s ear on drug prices may prompt Senate support

A bill that would allow the government to directly negotiate prices with drug manufacturers on at least 25 and as many as 250 commonly...
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Mental & behavioral health workers seek collective bargaining with state

On Friday, mental and behavioral health service workers in Nevada became the second group of public employees to file with the state for collective...
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Childless adults have benefited most from Nevada Medicaid expansion

Nevada’s Medicaid Program provides medical assistance to more than half a million low-income adults and children in the state, according to the Guinn Center,...
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Specialty courts contend with shortfalls in state mental health system

Forty-six percent of those who attend mental health court in Las Vegas successfully complete the program — second only to DUI court among the...
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Syringe exchange expanding programs, outreach across Nevada

It’s about 2 p.m. on a Friday, an hour before closing time, and soon a stream of clients will try to squeeze into the...
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Community health centers urge Congress to act amid renewed funding uncertainty

Roxana Valeton Perez, chief executive officer of First Person Care Clinic, has grand plans for her nonprofit organization.First Person, a community health center, offers...
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First vaping-related illness reported in Southern Nevada

The Southern Nevada Health District Wednesday reported Clark County’s first confirmed case of severe respiratory illness linked to e-cigarette products.The patient, who is under...

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