The Nevada Independent

Sage and wildflowers bloom along a section of rangeland in Northern Nevada.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

As fire season begins to ramp up across the American West, firefighters in Nevada will have more money this year to battle those blazes. That's due, in part, to new legislation passed by lawmakers during the 2019 session, but that's one of the many environmentally-related bills to come out of the legislature. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Daniel Rothberg with the Nevada Independent to break it all down.

A stethoscope on a desk
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

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.

El Presidente Donald Trump
Jeff Scheid

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Después de haber perdido Nevada por un breve margen en 2016, el Presidente Donald Trump buscará conquistar el estado bajo la premisa de que una economía sólida, los éxitos de su primer mandato y una mejor operación de campo serán suficientes para marcar la diferencia, según dijeron funcionarios de su campaña la semana pasada. 

Trump 2020 Eyes Nevada After Close Election In 2016

Jun 2, 2019
President Donald Trump in April 2019
Jeff Scheid

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Having barely lost Nevada in 2016, President Donald Trump will make a play for the state with the belief that the strong economy, successes of his first term and an improved field operation will be enough to make the difference, campaign officials said Friday.

A man's arm and side of face can be seen. Behind him is a large crowd of people.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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It was supposed to be the biggest feat of the 2019 legislative session — an ambitious overhaul of Nevada’s 52-year-old education funding formula that once and for all would ensure schools are paid more for the extra cost of educating students with extra needs.

 Dos mujeres de pie fuera de un edificio.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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Se suponía que iba a ser la mayor hazaña de la sesión legislativa de 2019: una ambiciosa reforma de la fórmula de financiación para la educación en Nevada que no ha tenido cambios desde hace 52 años, y que de una vez por todas, aseguraría que a las escuelas se les pague más por el costo adicional de educar a los estudiantes que tienen más necesidades.

 Velas y carteles de protesta se pueden ver en el suelo. Las velas deletrean "DACA".
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

El Gobernador de Nevada Steve Sisolak anunció que se unió a una petición para que el Congreso actúe por una solución permanente para beneficiarios de programas que durante años han protegido a miles de inmigrantes de la deportación y les han otorgado permisos de trabajo.

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Jeff Scheid / Nevada Independent

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Nevada ahora permite que las personas incluyan “X” como el género en su licencia de conducir en lugar de masculino o femenino.

A group of people sit in a room
Jeff Scheid / Nevada Independent

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Nevada is now allowing people to list “X” as the gender on their driver’s license instead of male or female.

Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Ban Underage Marriage

Mar 13, 2019
Wedding Rings
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Sara Tasneem said she was 15 years old when she was forced into a “spiritual marriage” with a 28-year-old man she had only met hours earlier. When she was 16 and pregnant, she was taken to Reno, where the marriage was solemnized in Nevada.

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