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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

Nevada

A total of 2,277 heat related hospital emergency room visits were recorded, with the peak for both  visits and deaths occurring near the middle and end of July last year, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

As Nevada bakes, health experts share tips to stay safe

Nevada, like many other states in the West, just endured its hottest June. The broken records indicate yet another summer of extreme heat, and could …

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Around 67% of Nevada residents ages 50 and older think the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to AARP Nevada. (Adobe Stock)
AARP NV Poll: Older Nevada voters show stronger support for Trump

Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden by 12 points among Nevada's older voters, according to a new AARP poll. Erin Neff, …

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Typically, more than 80% of crisis calls are resolved on the phone, according to Inseparable. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NV misses 32% of mental-health crisis calls

Nevada is among a handful of states to add a surcharge to all phone bills intended to help support the state's 988 mental health emergency hotline…

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By a 17-point margin, 53%-36%, voters favor Congress taking action to reform the Supreme Court and the way it operates, according to Stand Up America. (Adobe Stock)
UNLV law professor: SCOTUS has changed U.S. in 'dramatic ways'

A University of Nevada-Las Vegas law professor said the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court has issued major decisions dramatically …

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Nevadans can go online to Nevada.BallotTrax.net to view the status of their ballot or sign up for automatic updates. (Joshua Resnick/Adobe Stock)
NV June primary shows high preference for mail ballots

Voting rights advocates say turnout for Nevada's June primary election was low overall but those who did vote did so mostly by mail. Just over 383,00…

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The current metro area population of Reno in 2024 is 538,000, a 1.32% increase from 2023. (Adobe Stock)
Reno Mayor led this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayors from across the nation were in Kansas City, Missouri, last week for the 92nd annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Hillary …

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Some 24% of people with student-loan debt say they do not expect they'll ever be able to pay it off, according Bankrate. (Adobe Stock)
NV nonprofit calls Biden's student debt initiatives economic justice

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have different views on most issues, and student loan debt is no different. In the Reno-Sparks …

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The majority of enrollees in the U.S. Department of Education's Saving on a Valuable Education program today have $0 payments, while borrowers who still owe a payment are saving an estimated $102 a month, according to the department. (Adobe Stock)
Report: Dept. of Education should improve student loan outreach

Policy analysts are concerned the Department of Education is not reaching and engaging with low-income and disadvantaged student loan borrowers in the…

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Nevada Health Link's texting initiative is estimated to reach more than 80,000 Nevadans. (Adobe Stock)
NV Health Link extends special enrollment period, launches SMS outreach

Nevada's marketplace insurance program wants people who no longer qualify for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program to know it has exten…

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It has become less common for dads to be their family's sole breadwinner, according to the Pew Research Center. (Adobe Stock)
UNLV professor explains how fatherhood is evolving

With Father's Day behind us, an expert pointed out today's dads are more involved in their children's lives, leading to enhanced parent-child …

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Fewer than a third of fourth graders were at or above proficient in reading, two percentage points lower than right before the pandemic, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book. (Adobe Stock)
Report: Nevada struggles to improve child well-being standards

Plummeting reading and math scores could prove to be a significant barrier for Nevada children, especially as they head into the workforce. This …

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A 538 poll shows former President Donald is ahead of President Biden by almost 5.5 points in Nevada. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
NV progressive groups react to Trump Las Vegas campaign rally

Donald Trump held a rally on Sunday in Las Vegas - one of his first since being convicted by a New York jury late last month. The former president …

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