The Indy Explains: Why Nevada ranks at the bottom for COVID-19 vaccine doses received, given
Vaccines arrive in Indian Country, but are met with hesitancy from some tribal members
January 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
As COVID-19 disproportionately affects Native people across the state and country, Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute tribal member Lynn John knew she needed to act quickly when a mere 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived at the tribal health center.
Amazon surpasses Walmart for most Nevada employees and dependents on Medicaid
January 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
The number of Nevada Amazon employees and dependents on Medicaid nearly doubled year over year, increasing from 4,040 to 7,892, despite statements on the company’s website that they offer medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage to all of their employees, regardless of their level or position.
Washoe County received doses from Moderna vaccine lot in question in California, though no allergic reactions reported
January 19th, 2021 - 10:18am
Washoe County Health District received doses from the same lot of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine that California health officials have recommended providers stop administering after several people in the state experienced apparent severe allergic reactions.
Confronting a rise in youth vaping, experts strategize on actions for prevention
January 17th, 2021 - 2:00am
Public health officials have set their sights on raising the minimum legal sale age of tobacco products to 21, providing clearer labeling for cannabis products, improving youth education on cannabis and vaping and gathering more data on cannabis use.
Coronavirus Contextualized, 36th edition: Cases remain high as officials anticipate more growth from holiday gatherings
Audit: Low pay for therapists, confusing systems leave many kids with autism untreated
Indy Q+A: Reno ICU doctor retweeted with false claim by Trump shares experience treating critically ill COVID-19 patients
Indy Q+A: When can I expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Who is getting vaccinated now? Is it safe?
Nevada COVID-19 vaccination program cannot be used to share personal information with federal agencies
January 12th, 2021 - 2:24pm
The Governor’s Office for New Americans (ONA) released a statement on Tuesday saying that Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination program cannot share personal information with federal agencies. The statement came in response to growing concerns in Nevada, notably among the undocumented immigrant community, over privacy protections provided by the program.
Nevada to prioritize elderly, essential workforce concurrently under new COVID vaccination rollout plan
Las Vegas becomes third U.S. city with federally supported clinic offering COVID-19 antibody treatment
Court rules against petition to reopen brothels, which have been shut down for nearly 10 months
Lawmakers asking for essential legislative staff to be prioritized for COVID vaccines ahead of session
January 8th, 2021 - 10:35am
In a joint statement on Friday, legislative Democratic leaders (Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson) said they are focusing “first and foremost” on protecting staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Legislature’s nonpartisan agency that provides fiscal, research, legal and other services to state lawmakers.
Coronavirus Contextualized, 35th edition: Vaccinations continue at slow pace as cases again climb
COVID-19 vaccinations make their way to school employees in some Nevada counties
State, providers at odds over millions in HIV medication rebates
January 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
The state and providers are fighting for control over the same pot of money. In providers' hands, funds go directly to localized services for patients. But in the state's hands, funds must go through layers of red tape before reaching providers, which must then use funds in a limited capacity defined by the state.
PHOTOS: A tumultuous year captured through the lens of a camera
December 30th, 2020 - 2:00am
Our photographers — Jeff Scheid, Daniel Clark and David Calvert — documented a world that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to predict on New Year's Day a year ago. The year started with a heavy political presence in Nevada ahead of the presidential caucus, then veered into a pandemic-induced shutdown by mid-March.
For organizers serving immigrant community, pandemic means a pivot back to the basics
December 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
The pandemic has brought all new challenges. Although Make The Road Nevada is still fighting for its policy goals, it has sharpened its focus to meeting more basic and immediate needs — making sure people have food and shelter at a time when many immigrants are left out of government aid packages.