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Donald Trump declines to take the witness stand; Colorado first in nation to offer free mental health care to youths; NE Center for Rural Affairs' $62 million EPA grant will expand solar access; and new report reveals long-term salary slide for MI teachers.

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Israel's Prime Minister says the new I-C-C charges are unfair. Trump's lawyers found more classified documents in Mar-a-lago, months after an FBI's search. And a new report finds election deniers are advancing to the fall election.

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Americans are buying up rubber ducks ahead of Memorial Day, Nebraskans who want residential solar have a new lifeline, seven community colleges are working to provide students with a better experience, and Mississippi's "Big Muddy" gets restoration help.

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Much of the West and East are experiencing the greatest increase in fire weather during spring months. The Southwest is also seeing a boost in fire weather during summer, according to Climate Central. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

NV sees drastic increase in number of fire weather days

A new report finds that climate change is affecting weather conditions in ways that increase wildfire risk, with the West seeing the greatest jump in …

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In Nevada, same-day registration allows a voter to register for the first time or update their existing registration on the same day they vote. (Adobe Stock)
NV's Election Protection Program eases access to voting information

The Nevada state primary is coming up June 11 and one voting-rights group wants to make sure all Nevadans have the information they need to make their…

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A new poll from the civil rights group Intersection of Our Lives found women of color believe racism has persisted far too long and there is a need for elected officials who will address it. (Adobe Stock)
Poll: Women of color 'fed up' with policymakers

More than 50% of voting-age women in Nevada are people of color, and a new poll found they do not feel heard or seen by most policymakers. The poll …

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A total of 38,600 transgender youth now live in states where a policy has been enacted that either explicitly or implicitly restricts their access to bathrooms and other facilities, according to the report. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NV fares well with transgender rights

Ninety-three percent of transgender teens live in a state that has enacted or proposed legislation that would restrict their rights - according to a n…

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In December 2023, more than 4 million fewer children were enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program nationwide than the month before each state began the process of renewing eligibility after continuous coverage protections were lifted. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NV sees small decline in Medicaid, CHIP enrollment

The Medicaid and Nevada Check Up programs had more than 13,000 fewer children enrolled last year than during the pandemic, according to new research …

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The impact of the Public Lands Rule goes beyond BLM-managed lands, benefiting 80 neighboring national parks, according to the National Parks Conservation Association. (Adobe Stock)
NV's public lands to benefit from BLM's new rules

The Bureau of Land Management recently released two rules that alter how the agency manages its 245 million acres of public lands, 48 million of …

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Last month, tribal and community leaders joined members of Congress from across the West to present more than 800,000 petition signatures, urging President Joe Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate and expand national monuments. (Dominic Gentilcore/Adobe Stock)
NV Tribal Nations push for Bahsahwahbee National Monument

Native American tribes in Nevada are calling for designation of a new national monument within the National Park System in east central Nevada…

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Voters who say abortion is the most important issue to their vote are disproportionately younger, Democratic-leaning, and want abortion to be legal in all cases. (Adobe Stock)
NV pro-choice advocates back emergency abortion law targeted in SCOTUS case

Nevada health-care providers, patients and advocates are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court case that'll determine the future of the Emergency …

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As of March, 5.6 million students had been reached by the JED Campus Program, according to a new report. (Adobe Stock)
College students' mental health improves with adequate support

Mental Health Awareness Month starts next week, and a new report finds a significant decrease in suicidal ideation, planning and attempts on college …

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Nevada has 62,000 Urban Indians, according to the University of Nevada, Reno. (Adobe Stock)
Initiative champions Native voices in Nevada political arena

A Nevada grassroots organization has launched its inaugural endorsement process for the 2024 elections in an effort to champion indigenous voices in t…

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In 2023, Nevadans lost an average amount of $1,925 per scam that was reported, according to LendingTree. (Adobe Stock)
FTC warns scams lead to highest per-capita losses in NV

Financial Literacy Month might be coming to an end soon, but the Federal Trade Commission wants to help Nevadans year-around spot, avoid and report …

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About 67% of Nevada's lands are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. (Adobe Stock)
NV stakeholders celebrate new BLM public lands rule

This week, the Bureau of Land Management announced an update to its Public Lands Rule to help recognize conservation as an essential component of …

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