Legislation aims to help vulnerable via census

Each weekend, thousands of young students who rely on the free or discounted meals they receive at school to fuel their minds and bodies,...
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Parks introduces public records transparency bill

Sen. David Parks on Friday introduced a bill aimed at increasing government transparency by strengthening the Nevada Public Records Act.First Amendment lawyers and advocates...
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Democrats snub Neal

Clark County commissioners surprised many observers Friday when they rejected Democratic Assemblywoman Dina Neal to fill the vacant state Senate seat left by Kelvin...

Assemblyman resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, D-Washoe, resigned Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment.In a statement, Sprinkle didn’t directly own up to any claims, but only said...
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Legislators hear bill to increase spending on autistic youth services

Hundreds of autistic children in Nevada covered by Medicaid are not getting access to what is considered the most effective therapy for autism, and...

Legislation treats child sex trafficking survivors as victims, not criminals

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that takes the first step toward treating survivors of child sex exploitation as victims, not criminals.  “The thought...
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Nevada becomes latest state to embrace Paris Agreement

Almost two years ago, President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. On Tuesday...
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Onerous fees, “antiquated” data system gum up juvenile justice, child welfare

Nevada could do more when it comes to child welfare and juvenile justice, whether providing resources that stop youth from entering the system altogether,...
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Clark County taking applications for Atkinson’s seat

Clark County is accepting applications to fill the empty seat in state Senate District 4 following Kelvin Atkinson’s resignation Tuesday.Applicants have until noon...
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Nevadans spar over same-day voter registration

Proposed legislation to allow voters to register on Election Day received mixed reactions during its first hearing Wednesday.Supporters of Senate Bill 123 hope implementing...


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