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Electric school buses funded, but at a fraction of what advocates wanted

Now there's some money to go with state legislation designed to help school districts electrify school buses, but it's far less than what advocates fought...
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Food desert bill passed, but without any money

Nevada lawmakers this year initially approved $10 million to fund a loan program to attract grocery stores to underserved communities.During the last days of...
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Trauma Advisory Board rendered irrelevant by law won’t go away

Southern Nevada hospitals that applied for designation as Level III trauma centers will have to start the process anew, thanks to a bill passed...
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Nevada adds retailers, more drug companies to opioid lawsuit

A federal suit filed by former Gov. Brian Sandoval’s administration against Purdue Pharma will now include McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Walgreens,...
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Lee’s amendment funds medical positions at DeVos’s expense

The U.S. House Wednesday adopted an amendment to a Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill to help hospitals and care facilities take on more...
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Bill to increase funding for treatment of autistic children left as an audit

A bill that advocates believe would have expanded funding for an effective early intervention treatment for hundreds of autistic youth was watered down during...
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Biden’s Hyde Amendment support bucks field – and many Senate Dems

The inability of poor women to obtain federally funded abortions is the latest issue up for grabs among the two dozen or so Democratic...
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Hotter summers leading to more Las Vegas deaths, DRI study says

Heat-related deaths in Clark County have significantly increased over the last few years, in large part due to the rise in extreme heat, according...
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Nevada is quietly expanding protections for vulnerable adults

Nevada is one of only three states without an Adult Protective Services department, but that may soon change.Moving through the Legislature is a bill...
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Lawmakers aim to clean up drug and alcohol rehab industry

It's been five months since Kim Sanders' son killed himself at Solutions Recovery's detoxification facility in Las Vegas, but Sanders has yet to hear...

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