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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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Sunscreening is not a crime

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law this week allowing students to possess and use sunscreen in school.The bill, which passed both houses...
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Nonprofit center expands to provide mental health care

Silver State Health, a nonprofit community health center, announced a merger to expand its mental health and primary care services.Silver State Health acquired the...
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Uninsured rate for Nevada women drops 13% since ACA

The rate of uninsured women in Nevada decreased by 13 percent after the state expanded Medicaid, according to a new report by the Georgetown...

While other states backtrack on abortion rights, Nevada pushes forward

On Tuesday, pro-abortion rights advocates held rallies and protests across the country in response to restrictive abortion laws passed in several states, most recently...
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Ford joins coalition suing Trump over rule mixing religion and health care

Nevada has joined a coalition of 23 cities, states and municipalities in a lawsuit against a rule issued by the Trump Administration they believe...

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