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Attorney general warns against scammers selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

April 19th, 2021 - 3:56pm
Attorney General Aaron Ford warned Nevadans Monday about scammers selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards and said “awareness” is the first line of defense against those scams.

Lawmakers plan for enhanced federal Medicaid dollars to last through 2021

April 19th, 2021 - 9:30am
Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, during a budget subcommittee meeting on Thursday, suggested that lawmakers plan for the extra federal health care funding to exist for an additional six months beyond the current date it is set to expire, June 30. Her recommendation comes as the federal government has indicated that the current public health emergency will “likely” extend through the end of the calendar year, which would, in turn, mean that the enhanced federal matching dollars would be available through March 2022.

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After governor announces 100 percent June reopening goal, some counties share plans to get there faster, others take a ‘measured’ approach

April 14th, 2021 - 2:40pm
Three counties have signaled to the state their intent to open to 100 percent capacity as soon as possible after assuming responsibility for pandemic health and safety decision making at the beginning of May.

Sisolak sets June as goal for 100 percent reopening as some counties prepare to get there on their own

April 13th, 2021 - 6:40pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak is lifting a statewide social distancing requirement on May 1 that he says will enable every county in Nevada to reopen to 100 percent by the beginning of June.

What Happened Here: Facing a brighter, though hazy, future, Nevada grapples with vaccines, variants and the road to recovery

April 11th, 2021 - 2:00am
More than a year into the pandemic, the victory we long for has been delayed as the vaccination effort races against the variants’ spread. This uncertain moment, however, offers an opportunity for Nevada: To reflect, to learn and to heal.

Senate committee advances bill to create ‘988’ mental health hotline, set plan for allocating opioid settlement funds

Pills spilling from bottle
April 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
A legislative committee unanimously passed a bill that would create a state fund to house proceeds from opioid settlements, such as those against prominent pharmaceutical companies accused of helping fuel the opioid crisis.

Lawmakers debate bill allowing terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs

April 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
"This is not a question about choosing between living and dying," Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D-Las Vegas) told members of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee during a Wednesday hearing. "This bill is about having control, and a choice at the moment of dying."

What Happened Here: How Nevadans changed the course of the pandemic and how it, in turn, changed us

April 4th, 2021 - 2:00am
Our individual choices, public health experts say, have been consequential in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and shaping the trajectory of the pandemic. Those choices, though, have left their scars.

What Happened Here: How the Battle Born state's fight against the virus turned into one against itself

March 28th, 2021 - 2:00am
Over the last year, the pandemic has sometimes brought the state and local governments together as they allied to face a grim future together in the face of no centralized national response strategy. It has also sometimes wrenched them apart.

Bill would eliminate need for doctor’s appointment to receive birth control pills

State Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City.
March 24th, 2021 - 11:11am
Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro (D-Las Vegas) is seeking to lower barriers to birth control in a state ranked the third-worst for access to primary care doctors and with an above-average rate of unintended pregnancies.

In Carson City visit, Biden’s health chief announces extension of Obamacare special enrollment period

March 23rd, 2021 - 2:38pm
Becerra made the announcement Tuesday while visiting a health care center in Carson City. He followed it up with a roundtable that featured Gov. Steve Sisolak and Heather Korbulic, a staffer for the governor who previously directed the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

Democratic senator seeks overhaul of HIV laws she says will help remove stigma

March 23rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Sen. Dallas Harris (D-Las Vegas) has introduced a bill that would modernize the state’s laws on human immunodeficiency virus by treating HIV in the same way as other communicable diseases.

What Happened Here: How COVID threw learning in flux, reshaping education for the future

March 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
The looming battle in K-12 education isn't just about erasing learning loss and repairing children's damaged mental health. It's also about steering clear of a return to the status quo.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 44th edition: Cases surpass 300,000 as vaccines administered crest 1 million

March 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 44th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Sisolak: All Nevadans 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

March 17th, 2021 - 5:12pm
All Nevadans who want the COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to get it in less than three weeks, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Wednesday.

What Happened Here: A company town turned ghost town during the COVID shutdown starts to rebuild

March 14th, 2021 - 3:00am
Nevada is, once again, healing, just as it did after the tourism industry was rocked by 9/11, the Great Recession and 1 October. That healing, though, has only ever been surface deep. The question now is whether history will repeat itself.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 43rd edition: Vaccinations continue as cases plateau, hospitalizations near lowest-ever point

March 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 43rd installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Sisolak receives COVID-19 vaccine, renews push to vaccinate Nevadans 65+ as eligibility expands to food, hospitality workers

Steve Sisolak receives the COVID-19 vaccine from an Albertsons pharmacist
March 11th, 2021 - 4:00pm
Standing alongside frontline grocery store workers, Gov. Steve Sisolak received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a Las Vegas Albertsons on Thursday.

State health officials urge more people 65+ to receive COVID-19 vaccine

March 10th, 2021 - 7:30pm
About 63 percent of Nevadans age 65 and older have been vaccinated as of Wednesday, but state health officials say they are aiming for between 70 and 80 percent in order to move on to the next eligible group, as laid out in the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine playbook.

What Happened Here: A six-part series on COVID-19 in Nevada

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