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Indy Q&A: Cortez Masto views report on missing, murdered Indigenous people as 'blueprint'

The Not Invisible Act Commission, which included former Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe leader Janet Davis, began holding hearings in February and, on Nov. 1, released a 212-page report with urgent recommendations for Congress and the executive branch to address the violence, abuse and neglect that commissioners said Indian Country has suffered.

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Many Nevada veterans receiving 'care they need' year after toxic exposure bill passed

The PACT Act extends health care coverage to veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange, burn pits and other forms of toxic exposures during their military service and makes over 20 conditions associated with toxic exposure “presumptive,” meaning veterans don’t have to spend time proving their disability is a result of their service when applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits or health care. 

As Congress moves forward on cannabis banking, NV industry cautiously optimistic

The SAFER Banking Act, a new version of the SAFE Banking Act that passed the House seven times since 2019 but was never passed by the Senate, was again introduced in the Senate this year. The bill would allow legally operating cannabis businesses the same access to financial institutions that other legal businesses receive, from accounts to lines of credit to loans.

Inside Jacky Rosen's trip to Israel

Rosen is one of nine Jewish senators. With the recent death of former Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), she is the only Jewish mother in the Senate, a fact she has invoked frequently while discussing her experiences joining Israeli mothers and fathers in their grief last weekend.

Nevada delegation united behind Israel with war on horizon

After war broke out between Israel and Hamas over the weekend, the Nevada delegation is standing behind Israel. And Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) picked the winning candidate in Republicans’ internal ballot for the next House speaker — only to see him exit the race one day later.

Frustrated Amodei speaks out on McCarthy's ouster as speaker

In a historic vote, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was removed from his position leading the House of Representatives by a vote of 216-210 on Tuesday, with eight Republicans joining all House Democrats (including Nevada’s three Democratic members) to oust the speaker.

What does the looming government shutdown mean for Nevada?

There’s just seven days until government funding lapses, and with House Republicans yet to pass a spending bill, federal agencies are preparing to close. The last government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history — lasted 35 days in 2018 and 2019.

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