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Despite steady improvements in child well-being since the early '90s, Nevada continues to lag behind the rest of the nation in child health, education, economics and family and community life. That's according to the newest Kids Count report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Lawmakers in Nevada passed a number of bills aimed at improving the state's healthcare system this session. To help break some of it down, KUNR's Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger sat down with Megan Messerly, a healthcare reporter with The Nevada Independent to discuss some of those new laws.

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Lucia Starbuck

Lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow mid-level dental providers, called dental therapists, to practice in Nevada. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck explores why this bill has caused heated debate within the dental community.

Nevada’s 80th legislative session begins this week. For the next 120 days, lawmakers will debate everything from healthcare reform to education funding to gun control. KUNR’s Senior Political Reporter, Paul Boger, will be in Carson City covering the whole thing. He sat down with KUNR News Director Michelle Billman to talk about some of the major issues that are likely to come up this session.

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Around 3,000 federal employees in Nevada are waiting and worried as the government shutdown continues. KUNR reporter Stephanie Serrano recently spoke to a few of them.

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California's new governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom, says he plans to push back against President Donald Trump, while at the same time making healthcare affordable to all families and bridging the urban/rural divide in the country's most populous state.

Republican Senator Dean Heller and Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen traded barbs in their first and only debate. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports health care took center stage.

Quote:"If you were watching the debate for a lesson in civility, I think you would have had more luck watching a boxing match."
Paul Boger

Polling in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race has been neck and neck for months with any advantage well within the margin of error. And last Friday, the top contenders for the position sparred over the biggest issues in that race. To talk about the debate between Jacky Rosen and Dean Heller,  KUNR’s Bree Zender spoke to Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to get the breakdown.

Taking Calls, Saving Lives

Jul 24, 2018
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If you experience a medical emergency in the middle of the night, Owen Shaw may be one of the people who comes to help. Shaw is a paramedic for the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, or REMSA, which serves Washoe County. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism went out with Shaw one night as he responded to calls. Here’s his story:

UNR Program To Combat Medical Staff Shortage

Jun 22, 2018
Alexa Ard

Nevada has a shortage of healthcare workers. To combat this problem, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is starting a physician assistant studies program.

 

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