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Teens leading mental health conversation aim to reach every high school

Hope Means Nevada Teen Committee advocates for teen mental health resources and spreading awareness, as well as connecting teens across the state and building a peer-to-peer network of support. 


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New pollution-tracking grant could pave way for cleaner air in East Las Vegas

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.

On the Record: Where do top candidates stand on abortion?

Though abortion rights in the Silver State have been protected by state law for more than 30 years, the outcome of the state’s congressional and Senate and gubernatorial elections will likely have implications for abortion protections.

In pro-choice Nevada, obscure law sends women to prison for late-term pregnancy loss

Nevada is a firmly pro-choice state with the protections from Roe v. Wade enshrined in state law and the majority of Nevadans consistently polling in favor of reproductive rights. But it’s the only state in the country that can imprison people for terminating a pregnancy under certain circumstances, according to Laura FitzSimmons, the Carson City-based lawyer now representing Frazier pro bono.

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