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Reports, data detail how pandemic exposes long-standing Nevada inequities

Nevada’s minority populations are the hardest hit by COVID-19 in terms of infection, hospitalization, and mortality rates, according to statewide data trends analyzed by...
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A modest ask from adoptive families highlights state’s tattered safety net

When Jennifer Robertson was first invited to share her experience adopting four children from the state, the ask before lawmakers seemed reasonable: moderate expansion...

‘Extremely frustrating’ mail delays for prescriptions hit veterans, rural areas

Jan Stowe, a Vietnam War veteran from Traverse City, Mich., says she was unable to move her head and neck for several days last...
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Medicaid reliance expected to increase as more Nevadans lose jobs

The number of people enrolled in Nevada Medicaid is growing, and that increased demand could strain a program already battered by millions of dollars...
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Workers, unions raise red flag over hospital safety concerns

Local coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations have gradually declined this month, yet many Southern Nevada hospital workers say they still face high workloads and...
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Out of work, benefits disappearing. Now what?   

Now that the federal government’s $600 weekly payments to the unemployed and underemployed have stopped and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures are expiring, more...

Nevada declared racism a public health crisis. So what’s the plan?

Video footage of George Floyd, a Black man dying under the knee of a white police officer, has ignited a nationwide conversation about structural...
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Health insurance proposed rates rise in part due to COVID-19

The cost of Covid is manifesting in potentially higher health insurance premiums on the individual market, according to the Nevada Division of Insurance.  Five health...
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Business liability bill passes with support from people who don’t like it much

The bill sure as hell isn't perfect. On that everyone seemed to agree.Where opinions differed was in whether the passage of Senate Bill 4...
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Governor, Legislature declare racism a public health crisis

Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Legislature on Wednesday independently declared racism a public health crisis, following in the footsteps of dozens of other...

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