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As Republicans continue to hammer Gov. Steve Sisolak for a politically-connected COVID testing contractor that expanded in Nevada without proper licensing, state Sen. Scott Hammond (R-Las Vegas) is requesting a federal investigation into the matter.
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For Sisolak and other state Democrats, facing the unfavorable midterm headwinds of President Joe Biden’s unpopularity and rising inflation, the issue of abortion access has opened an unexpected political opportunity.
In 2010, 2012 and 2015, similar statewide smoke-free plans for public colleges were proposed but did not succeed, partially because of a state law that required campuses to include at least one designated smoking area.
A $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help bring the harmful air quality in East Las Vegas to a healthier standard. Within the next two years, stationary and mobile outdoor sensors, as well as indoor sensors, will monitor the air quality while providing real-time data for community residents and the City of Las Vegas.
As the latest and most transmissible COVID-19 variant, BA.5, spreads rapidly through the U.S. and Nevada, experts say that low vaccination rates have contributed to the continual morphing and spreading of the virus.
Erik Eisenberg, a 38-year-old executive for the Las Vegas Aviators, said he and his wife felt particularly impatient over the last four months as the vaccine approval for children under 5 was delayed multiple times this year.
Are publicly reported case counts reliable anymore? What is happening with vaccines for children under 5? How will the end of COVID-19 public health emergency affect Nevadans on Medicaid? The Nevada Independent answers these questions and more.