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Minnesota public safety agencies reeling from weekend tragedy; Speaker Johnson faces critical decision on Ukraine aid; Public comment sought on proposal to limit growth in health-care costs; MS postal union workers voice concerns about understaffing, mail delays.

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Truckers for Trump threaten to strike over his massive civil fine for business fraud in New York City. Biden wants Norfolk Southern held accountable one year after an Ohio derailment and dangerous chemical spill and faith leaders call for peace in the Israel-Hamas war.

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Drones over West Texas aim to improve rural healthcare, the Ogallala Aquifer, the backbone of High Plains agriculture, is slowly disappearing and federal money is headed to growers of wool and cotton.

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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is an internationally recognized wetland and designated Ramsar site. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 19, 2024

Calls renewed to protect Ash Meadows wildlife refuge

Nevada conservationists held a webinar to discuss the protection of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near the Nevada-California border from propos…

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In addition to cost savings, EVs provide other consumer benefits, including better performance and reduced noise. (Adobe Stock)
Report examines long-term savings for Nevada EV drivers

A new analysis found Nevada drivers can save thousands of dollars by making the switch from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle. The …

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According to the group Compassion & Choices, 358 bipartisan sponsors or co-sponsors introduced 38 bills to authorize or improve medical aid-in-dying laws in 21 states in 2023. (Adobe Stock)
NV legal, medical experts discuss medical aid in dying

Legal and medical experts from the University of Nevada Las Vegas are discussing the implications of medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying is …

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In 2018, the City of Reno, Nevada, agreed to allow Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation to work on a decommissioned golf course. (Dominic Gentilcore/Adobe Stock)
AARP NV wants to help improve communities through grant initiative

AARP Nevada wants nonprofits and government agencies to improve communities through quick-action improvement projects made possible through a grant pr…

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Legislators busy around the country, but not in NV

There are many states legislatures dealing with important issues this year, but Nevada's isn't one of them. Nevada's state legislature isn't …

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In 2023 legislation may use different terms such as
AI poses threats to 2024 elections

The rise of artificial intelligence is raising alarm bells for election officials across the country. Before the New Hampshire primary, a robocall …

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A report from the Albert Shanker Institute recommended states narrow adequacy gaps by targeting additional state aid to higher-poverty districts with less capacity to raise revenue locally. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NV school districts among most inadequately funded

A new report found 39 states devote a smaller share of their economies to their K-12 public schools than they did in 2006. Nevada is among 10 states …

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Hawaii Pacific University to expand to Las Vegas later this year

By Jon Marcus for The Hechinger Report.Broadcast version by Alex Gonzalez for Nevada News Service reporting for The Hechinger Report-Public News Servi…

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Nevada's presidential preference primary election will be held Feb. 6. Early voting begins on Jan. 27 and runs through Feb. 2. (Victor Moussa / Adobe Stock)
Primary vs. caucus: What NV voters should know this February

There are fewer than two weeks before registered Nevada voters get to cast their ballot in the state's first presidential preference primary on Feb…

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Out of 1,000 possible index points, no racial or ethnic group came close to the maximum score in the
Report: Racial inequities persist for NV children of color

Nevada's children of color continue to experience disparities, according to new data. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's "Race for Results" report …

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Even though Integrated Resource Plans cover a 20-year period, the Nevada Legislature requires electric and certain water and wastewater utilities to submit one every three years to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. (Adobe Stock)
Environmental groups want NV Energy to 'step up,' deliver on promises

Individuals and environmental groups have had their input on NV Energy's 2024 Integrated Resource Plan, which some say will play a big role in the …

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Despite an outstanding turnout for Food Bank of Northern Nevada events, Nevada ranks 49th among states for volunteerism, according to AmeriCorps. (Adobe Stock)
Food Bank of Northern NV holds MLK National Day of Service event

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a National Day of Service, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is hosting an all-ages volunteer event on Monday…

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