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SNHD publishes plan with ‘realistic timelines for improving public health’

BY: - January 31, 2023

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) has released a plan to address chronic diseases and other public health priorities for Clark County in the next three to five years.  The process of developing the Southern Nevada Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) started in Oct. 2021.  Government agencies, including the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern […]

Center offering legal information on eviction, civil matters sees high volume of clients

BY: - January 31, 2023

Attorneys with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada liken the Civil Law Self-Help Center to a legal emergency room.  People find themselves at the center when they become overwhelmed by an often confusing, cumbersome legal system and need help finding a resolution.  That’s exactly what Rudy and Liza, who are married, needed when they […]

It’s not all lithium all the time: DOE commits millions to hydrogen fuel research 

BY: - January 31, 2023

Battery-powered electric vehicles have dominated the debate over the future of green technology, but the White House is eyeing another clean fuel alternative based on the most abundant resource in the universe — hydrogen. The Department of Energy announced plans last week to award up to $47 million in funding to accelerate the research, development, […]

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Some Nevada households paying a fifth of their income – or more – on child care, report says

BY: - January 30, 2023

The average household in Clark County spent nearly 20% of their income on rising costs of infant and toddler child care, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Women’s Bureau within the department issued a report in January that based findings from the National Database of Childcare Prices.  The Department […]

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Nurses say UMC’s sick call policy jeopardizes health of patients, staff

BY: - January 30, 2023

A newly-enforced policy that requires employees to call in sick eight hours before their shift poses a risk to patient and staff health, and undermines the workers’ collective bargaining agreement with University Medical Center, according to SEIU Local 1107, which represents nurses and support staff at Clark County’s public hospital.     A statement from UMC CEO […]

As Tesla factory expands, so too could Nevada’s massive tax abatements

BY: - January 30, 2023

Tesla’s expansion of its Nevada factory appears poised to trigger an entirely new package of tax abatements worth hundreds of millions of dollars, all of it authorized by the original sweetheart deal Legislators approved in 2014. Tesla last week announced a $3.6 billion, 4-million-square-foot expansion of its Giga Nevada campus in Northern Nevada. The project, […]

A federal lawsuit is blocking 198,000 Nevada student loan borrowers from relief

BY: - January 27, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court is the only thing standing in the way of as many as 198,000 Nevadans receiving relief from some or all of their student loan debt, according to figures released Thursday by the White House. An estimated 128,000 applicants in Nevada were fully approved for discharge, before a federal court case forced […]

Funding will get broadband to 40,000 Nevada homes

BY: - January 27, 2023

Nevada is set to receive $55.2 million for broadband infrastructure projects that will provide internet access to thousands of residents who still lack high-quality broadband. The funding will cover the cost of broadband infrastructure for more than 40,000 households still lacking high-speed internet access across the state. On Thursday, the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury […]

Nevada ER visits for anxiety, depression skyrocketed in last decade

BY: - January 27, 2023

In Nevada, mental health visits to emergency rooms have skyrocketed in the last nine years from 2010 to 2019, but saw a dip during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the State of Nevada Division of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department of Public and Behavioral Health.  The spikes in data come from Nevadans […]

Teachers would get $60K minimum salary under bill in Congress making grants to states

BY: - January 27, 2023

WASHINGTON – A panel of policymakers and educators gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to promote the American Teacher Act. The bill, if passed, would authorize the federal government to create four-year grants for states to enact and enforce minimum school teacher salary requirements of $60,000 or more. The program would start in fiscal […]

Treasurer’s office to allow employees to bring babies to work

BY: - January 26, 2023

Soon every day may be ‘Bring Your Child To Work Day’ at the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office. Democratic Treasurer Zach Conine on Thursday announced a pilot program that will allow his employees to bring with them to work infants who are 6 months or younger. According to the press release, employees who want to participate […]

Housing justice advocates weigh in on White House plan to bolster tenant protections

BY: - January 26, 2023

Amid rising rents nationally and people still struggling to maintain housing, the White House released a series of non-binding guidelines Wednesday in an effort to connect renters to affordable housing and direct agencies to bolster tenant protections.  In the “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights,” the Biden-Harris Administration outlined efforts to address fair leasing, […]