The number of unauthorized immigrants in Nevada has dropped by roughly 20,000 people between 2009 and 2012. That's according to a new study just released from the Pew Research Center. Despite that decline, Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that Nevada still has the highest percentage of this population nationwide.
More than 7 percent of Nevada residents, or about 210,000 people, are in the country illegally. Other states with a large share of unauthorized immigrants include California, Arizona, and Texas.
Earlier this month, Nevada received a “C” grade from the March of Dimes for its high number of preterm births. Statewide about 1 out of every 8 women give birth before their babies reach 37 weeks.
A March of Dimes report found the premature birth rate in Nevada to be 12.6 percent, more than one percent higher than the national average. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths nationwide and the last few weeks in the womb are crucial.
In Nevada, 20 percent of Hispanic children don't have health insurance, compared to 15 percent of Nevada kids overall, and a new report says the state could be doing more to reach out to Hispanic families.
In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, talks to Dr. Carol Scott, associate professor and director of sports medicine fellowships at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about concussions and sports injuries.
A candidate for a Northern Nevada assembly seat is asking for a recount. Republican Lisa Krasner lost to Randy Kirner in this election by only 11 votes.
Lisa Krasner continues to shake up the political landscape in Northern Nevada. First, she ran against fellow Republican and incumbent Randy Kirner in the general election to the dismay of some in her party. Now, she’s not stepping aside until she’s sure she lost.
An initiative to allow recreational marijuana in Nevada has gained enough signatures to go on the ballot next election.
It was a good election year for supporters of legalizing pot. Voters in two states and Washington D.C. passed laws allowing recreational use of the drug. While it wasn't on the ballot in Nevada, plenty of people plan to vote for it here come 2016.