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Youth, parents call for better learning environments, gun control

Complaints about Clark County school environments led to emotional testimonies from parents and former educators who voiced concerns about pupil treatment, a lack of protection from youth violence — particularly in “Black and brown communities” — and too much or too little discipline.

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Drug and alcohol abuse, housing instability keeps foster care system in ‘critical need’

“We have also seen an increase in the homelessness and inadequate housing and parental alcohol and drug abuse [category],” said Jill Marano, director of Clark County Department of Family Services. “And those still fit in that neglect category where there's some sort of condition going on with a parent so they're unable to meet the needs of their children.”

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