Sisolak’s ‘Office for New Americans’ gets first hearing

An estimated 21 percent of Nevadans are immigrants, up from less than 9 percent in 1990. New Nevadans face a variety of challenges, including...

Panel to take on reforming Nevada’s antiquated HIV criminalization laws

During the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s, more than 67 laws were enacted across the country to criminalize and prosecute...
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Nevadans spar over bill to update “antiquated” abortion laws

While several states across the nation have enacted laws and taken other measures to restrict access to abortion, Nevada lawmakers are working to safeguard...
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Thompson statement read at hearing on his bill to help homeless youth

The memory and words of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, who died suddenly Saturday, lived on during a bill hearing on one of his final pieces...
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Realtors slam bill to protect renters as “a slap in the face”

Nearly 44 percent of Nevadans are renters. But legislation designed to beef up renters’ rights is facing stiff opposition not only from Republicans and...
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Nevada’s $12 minimum wage proposal “not enough,” Gillibrand says

During a campaign visit to SEIU Nevada Monday, U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand pledged her support for a $15 minimum wage.Gillibrand and scores of Democratic...
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Nurses, health care workers push for better protections from violence

One morning, the upset husband of a patient told a Las Vegas nurse he was going to bring his gun to the hospital at...

Tyrone Thompson, assemblyman and long-time community advocate, dies

Democratic Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, 51, died suddenly early Saturday morning while receiving emergency care at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.“We are deeply...
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Sisolak signs legislation to create Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation to create the first statewide Maternal Mortality Review Committee.Assembly Bill 169, sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno, would...

And now here is a picture of legislators and dogs

Whether the Nevada Legislature is going to the dogs is a matter of opinion. But Friday at least some dogs went to the Legislature.Nevada...


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