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House Republicans outline agenda in bid for control in the midterms

BY: - September 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans gathered inside a warehouse in Southwestern Pennsylvania on Friday to outline the legislation they’d try to enact if voters give them back control of that chamber following the November midterm elections. Speaking from an HVAC factory in Monongahela, about an hour south of Pittsburgh, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said […]

Most Nevadans struggled to afford health care in past year, survey says

BY: - September 23, 2022

Two-thirds of Nevadans said they experienced at least one health care affordability burden in the past year, according to responses to a recent survey by Altarum, a non-profit research and consulting organization that focuses on health care. “This survey further supports that health care has become unacceptably too expensive for some Nevadans,” said Nevada Patient […]

Nevada joins Oregon, Washington in prescription drug discount program

BY: - September 23, 2022

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak Thursday announced the launch of ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card, which he said will help Nevadans save up to 80% on generic prescription drugs and 20% on name brand prescription drugs regardless of income, age, or citizenship.  Nevada joins Oregon and Washington in ArrayRx Solutions, formerly known as Northwest Prescription […]

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up.

BY: - September 23, 2022

For the better part of the past century, the American electric power system evolved around large, mostly fossil fuel power plants delivering electricity to residences, businesses and industry through a network of transmission and distribution wires that collectively came to be called the electric grid. But as the threat of climate change driven by carbon […]

Tribal law enforcement boosted under bill proposed by members of Congress from the West

BY: - September 22, 2022

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers re-introduced legislation Thursday to provide more resources for tribal law enforcement, an issue they say has become more urgent as Congress begins to consider how to respond to a July Supreme Court case that complicated state-tribal criminal jurisdiction. The bill, introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego […]

Groups shift to registering, turning out young voters through issues like climate crisis

BY: - September 22, 2022

While polls show economic issues and particularly inflation are top of mind for likely voters, some groups are hopeful that political messaging focused on climate issues will help drive first-time voters — especially young ones – to the polls. On Tuesday, as part of National Voter Registration Day, the Nevada Conservation League and Chispa held […]

NV gets $5.9m to protect communities from wildfires

BY: - September 22, 2022

Nevada is set to receive nearly $6 million in funding to prevent wildfires, a growing concern, as climate change and prolonged drought make the state even drier. On Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced Nevada would receive $5.9 million in funding this year from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support fuels management […]

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Lawsuit alleges Trump schemed to obtain loans and lower taxes, including on Las Vegas tower 

BY: - September 21, 2022

Former U.S. President Donald Trump undervalued his holdings, including his Las Vegas tower,  which he co-owns with Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin, to avoid paying taxes, and inflated values to bolster his financial statements to impress lenders, according to a wide-ranging civil fraud lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James alleges […]

Report: Animal Foundation ‘on the brink of a crisis’

BY: - September 21, 2022

A report authored by the chief operating officer of The Animal Foundation just days before he parted ways with the government-funded shelter paints a picture of dysfunction.  The report, obtained by the Current, details problems that include unpaid bills leading to dog food deliveries being cut off, injured animals left untreated and without pain management, […]

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Nevada officials take another shot at killing Yucca Mountain Project once and for all

BY: - September 21, 2022

Over the past two decades, the State of Nevada has filed multiple lawsuits against the federal government to end the Yucca Mountain Project. Now Nevada leaders are hoping a new motion will terminate Yucca Mountain once and for all. On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects announced they filed a […]

Majority of Nevadans eligible for student loan relief will qualify for $20K, estimates White House

BY: - September 20, 2022

More than two-thirds of Nevadans eligible for student debt relief are Pell Grant recipients, according to estimates released by The White House. President Joe Biden, who had faced calls by Democratic lawmakers and policy groups to address the student debt crisis, announced late August he will cancel up to $20,000 in federal student debt for […]

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Senators want stricter rules to protect privacy of patients seeking abortion services

BY: - September 20, 2022

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling overturning the nearly 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s introduction of a federal abortion ban bill  both ushered in new legal concerns about the long-sensitive subject of health data privacy.  While the federal government clarified that Health Insurance Portability and […]