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Maryland light rail

Is light rail all that?

Try as officials may to frame the discussion around Maryland Parkway transit improvement as being about three viable options, it has always seemed like...

Nevada is a bad place for babies, report says

Economic insecurity and the litany of risk factors associated with it mean Nevada is considered one of the worst states in the country for...

Wynn Resorts – “face and pride of gaming” – fined $20 million

Claiming shock and indignation, the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously voted to levy the largest fine in state history -- $20 million -- against Wynn...
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How Barrick’s bid for Newmont puts Nevada at risk

If Barrick's hostile takeover bid of Newmont succeeds, more than 75 percent of Nevada's $7.4 billion gold mining industry will be controlled by one...
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Dollar stores overlooked in food desert discussions, says study

A study by UNLV researchers argues that non-traditional food markets like dollar discount stores may help bridge disparities in food access for low-income residents.Researchers of...
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Child care reform: Baby steps expected at Legislature

Piecemeal efforts are underway to expand affordable child care options for families with the greatest needs, but the larger conversation about universal daycare hasn’t...
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Light rail vs. rapid bus: RTC taking input on Maryland Parkway Project

Just under two weeks remain for the public to weigh in on proposals for a high-capacity transit project along Maryland Parkway.The project could bring...
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Social, economic factors affect health more than health care, report says

Income, housing, institutional racism and other social and economic conditions have more impact on health than health care, according to a Center on Budget...
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Business bummed by bill to nullify pot test for job applicants

Conundrum.The word was repeated often Wednesday during the first hearing for Assembly Bill 132, which would prevent an employer from not hiring an...
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Where Nevada TANF spending hits – and misses – the mark

Of the $102 million in combined state and federal funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Nevada in 2017, the state spent 38...


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