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New Mexico legislation would boost protections for LGBTQ students, Idaho makes a big jump in higher-education attainment, and this year's Monarch butterfly winter count showed significant improvement.

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The Senate considers police reforms in the wake of Tyre Nichols' killing, members of Congress want a new vote on the Equal Rights Amendment, and George Santos voluntarily steps down from his committee appointments.

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"Brain Gain?" Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility and creativity.

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A survey found 62% of Nevadans surveyed had to skip a meal or cut portions during the past year. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Survey Results Show State of Hunger in Northern NV

A recent survey offers insight into the challenges with hunger many Nevada families are facing on a daily basis. The "Feeding Our Community" survey …

According to Dr. Janet Lee, an ophthalmologist at Shepherd Eye Center, some of the most important risk factors include age, nearsightedness and a family history of glaucoma. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

NV Ophthalmologist Encourages Eye Exams as National Glaucoma Awareness Month Ends

As National Glaucoma Awareness Month comes to a close, one Nevada ophthalmologist wants to remind people to get their eyes and vision checked. Dr…


For the 2021-2022 school year, Communities in Schools served 75,697 K-12 students in the state of Nevada. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, January 30, 2023

NV Nonprofit Celebrates 94% Grad Rate for Students in Program

A Nevada nonprofit is celebrating a 94% graduation rate among its high school seniors for the 2021-2022 school year. Tami Hance-Lehr. CEO and state …

According to the News Literacy Project, Americans felt the most trust in news in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal reporting, during Richard Nixon's presidency in the 1970s. (Adobe Stock)
NV Journalism Professor: Diverse Sources Key for News Consumers

As National News Literacy Week comes to an end, one Nevada journalism professor says media professionals need to make building trust with their …


Gov. Joe Lombardo was the only Republican in the nation to defeat a sitting Democratic governor in the 2022 midterm elections. (Adobe Stock)
NV Democrats: Governor Missed Mark on Key Issues in Speech

Some Nevada Democrats said the state's new Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo missed the mark on addressing key issues and putting forth solutions during …

Among the 2023 Progressive Summit guest speakers are Sen. Jacky Rosen, U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Susie Lee, all Democrats, and Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, among others. (Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)
NV Group's Progressive Expectations for New Legislature

The Nevada Legislature starts Feb. 6, where lawmakers will determine the state's priorities for the next two years. Despite the governor's seat …


March 8 is Disability Day within the Nevada State Legislature, a day to highlight the realities of Nevadans living with disabilities. (Adobe Stock)
NV Group Sounds Alarm on Integrated Work for Disabled Community

One Nevada group believes the state needs to prioritize integrated employment opportunities for people living with disabilities. The Nevada …

This Joshua tree, estimated to be about 900 years old, lies within the boundary of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame national monument. (Russell Kuhlman/Nevada Wildlife Federation)
Proposed NV National Monument Seen as Crucial to Biden '30x30' Campaign

Nevada is still waiting for official designation of a new national monument. In late November, President Joe Biden said he is "committed" to …


In October 2021, Nevada became the 16th state to adopt clean-car standards to provide consumers with more options for cost-saving and pollution-free light-duty cars, trucks and SUVs. (Adobe Stock)
New Laws Help NV Reach Clean-Energy Goals, Limit Air Pollution

Some Nevada laws going into effect this year aim to move the state's clean-energy goals forward and help reduce air pollution. Senate bill 448 aims …

According to <a href=data from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, workers in seven of the 10 most common occupations don't earn the income needed to afford rent for a studio apartment in Nevada. (Adobe Stock) ">
NV Lawmakers Urged to Level Tenant-Landlord Dynamics

Nevada is the only state with a summary eviction system, meaning it is up to a renter to initiate a court challenge if a landlord decides to evict …


About 15% of cars affected by the Takata airbag recall in the United States still need to be recalled and are likely still on the road. (The Toidi/Adobestock)
Consumer Auto Safety Groups Aim for Zero Takata Airbag Deaths in 2023

It's a brand new year - and consumer auto safety groups are hoping to avoid further deaths from faulty Takata airbags - by raising awareness about the…

Data show students of color are significantly more likely to attend for-profit colleges, where students are less likely to graduate and have much higher rates of debt and default. (Terovesalainen/Adobe Stock)
Groups Press for Debt Cancellation to Lessen Racial Wealth Gap

The U.S. Supreme Court just set a date to consider whether President Joe Biden's student debt cancellation plan is legal - and advocates say Black …


 

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