Mountains in the southwestern U.S. are welcoming record-breaking snowpacks this year, but new research shows they are melting at a record pace too.
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To Buy or to Rent? Depends Where You Are, Says Analyst
Renting a three-bedroom home is more affordable than owning a comparably sized median-priced home in 95% (210 out of 222) of the largest U.S. counties, which were included in a study by ATTOM, a real estate data analyst.
Behavioral Health Board Backs Bump in Property Transfer Tax to Fund Affordable Housing
Proposed state legislation backed by the Clark Regional Behavioral Health Board would increase the real property transfer tax by 20 cents for every $500 of value to build affordable housing for Nevadans with mental health conditions, disabilities, and who are lower income.
End of Rental Assistance Program Prompts Fears Evictions Will Spike
To prevent a tsunami of evictions in the first two years of the pandemic, policymakers set up a safety net that included eviction moratoria, an expanded rental assistance program and passing legislation to postpone court proceedings while rental assistance applications were processed.
450,000 Nevadans Will See Reduction in Food Assistance
Throughout the pandemic, most Nevdans receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also benefited from monthly emergency allotments. But that’s about to end.
Lithium Mine Threatens Extinction For Nevada’s Tiehm’s Buckwheat
That’s the story behind Tiehm’s buckwheat, a Nevada wildflower that’s in danger of going extinct due to it only growing in the spot where an Australian mining company is planning to open a lithium mine to procure battery materials for electric vehicles.
Students, Schools Agree NV Tuition Waiver Program for Native Americans Is Off to a Promising Start
The construction of Nevada’s only land-grant university required the removal of tribes from their homelands and gave the university the right to fund itself through the sale of those unceded lands — a right it has to this day.
Report: Nevada One of 7 States With Robust Employment Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors
Nevada has some of the nation’s most robust workplace protections for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, a new analysis found.
Nevada Charter Schools Continue Their Steady Growth, Make Some Diversity Gains
Nevada charter schools continue to increase their share of K-12 public school students and enrollment declined within the state’s two urban districts, official enrollment data shows.
Nevada Board of Education Considers Later Start Time For Sleepy High Schoolers
For many high schools in Nevada, class time starts at 7 a.m., an astoundingly early time for teenagers, a group notorious for staying up late, sending out text messages, and overall being embroiled in their emotional dramas, to start their weekday.