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UAW strike continues: Officials say EPA standards must catch up; Mississippians urged to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 7 general election; NYers worry about impacts of government shutdown.

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Senate leaders advance a plan to avoid a government shutdown, an elections official argues AI could be a threat to democracy and voting rights advocates look to states like Arizona to rally young Latino voters.

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A small fire department in rural Indiana is determined not to fail new moms and babies, the growing election denial movement has caused voting districts to change procedures and autumn promises spectacular scenery along America's rural byways.


Today, 3.5 million Americans ages 60 and older hold more than $125 billion in student loans. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Older Americans still struggling to repay student debt, payments start soon

By Jill Barshay for The Hechinger Report.Broadcast version by Alex Gonzalez for Nevada News Service reporting for The Hechinger Report-Public News Ser…

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In 2021, more than 36,000 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day calls for testing, prevention

Today is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Nevada is one of the 10 states with the highest HIV infection rates. In 2021, more than 11,00…

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Latino voters remained solidly Democratic in their voting preferences in 2022, according to the Brookings Institution. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 25, 2023

NV organization calls for greater Latino engagement in politics

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, and one Nevada organization wants Latinos to realize the power they can have when they are more politically engaged…

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More than two-thirds of Nevada is made up of public lands, according to the Bureau of Land Management. (Jennifer Jean/Adobe Stock)
A focus on climate change impacts for Public Lands Day in Nevada

Many across the state of Nevada will celebrate National Public Lands Day tomorrow. Nevadans will be able to visit state parks for free on Saturday…

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Only 23% of high school students in the United States currently have guaranteed access to financial literacy courses, according to Next Gen Personal Finance. (Adobe Stock)
Financial Literacy Requirements Become Law in NV, Free Classes Complement

A bill passed during Nevada's last legislative session requires Nevada students in public high schools to learn about economics and financial literacy…

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Some 80% of female Hispanic voters between ages 18 and 29 voted as Democrats in 2022. That number is 89% for African American women of the same age range. (Adobe Stock)
Experts: Young Voters Crucial for Upcoming Elections

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to embark soon on a month-long college tour that includes the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, according …

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The Ready Campaign's 2023 National Preparedness Month theme is
Following Extreme NV Weather, Are You Prepared for Next Disaster?

The state of Nevada has gotten its fair share of intense weather in recent weeks - and with September being National Preparedness Month, experts are …

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Since 1970, Las Vegas has become 5.9 degrees warmer, according to Climate Central. (Adobe Stock)
Nevada Reactions to FEMA Guidance on Extreme Heat

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released new guidance to increase community resilience against extreme temperatures and weather. Nevada …

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Roughly 1.3 million acres of sagebrush are degraded annually, according to the Bureau of Land Management. (Adobe Stock)
Proposed BLM Rule Challenged in Congress, NV Conservationists React

Two pieces of legislation could require the Bureau of Land Management to throw out thousands of public comments and jeopardize the agency's proposed r…

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New vehicles that are assembled outside of North America are not eligible for a tax credit. (Stefan Bayer / Adobe Stock)
EV Sales Increase, Consumers Want More EV Infrastructure

One expert says interest and sales of electric cars aren't stalling. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada has one of the highest …

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According to the United Way of Southern Nevada, Project REACH helped more than 1,800 households in 2022. (Adobe Stock)
Program Helps Southern NV Seniors Pay Past-Due Utility Bills

One Nevada program is aiming to help seniors on fixed incomes pay their utility bills. United Way of Southern Nevada has announced the dates of the …

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In 2022, more than 275,000 people signed up to keep polling places across the country open and fully staffed, according to Power the Polls. (Adobe Stock)
Signing Up NV Poll Workers, 'Unsung Heroes' of Democracy

Tomorrow is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, and one group is inviting Nevadans to play that critical role in the election process. César …

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