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As Donald Trump closes in on his 100th day in office, many of his critics continue to claim that his administration is threatening protections under the First Amendment. A forum taking place Tuesday night at the University of Nevada, Reno explores that idea.

Hundreds of bills introduced into the 2017 Legislative Session in Nevada are officially dead. Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick spoke to our political reporter, Paul Boger, about the latest. 

Nearly a quarter of the proposed bills introduced into the 2017 Legislative Session are officially dead. Before last week, there were more than one thousand bills up for consideration, but last Friday marked the deadline for lawmakers to advance legislation through a committee in its house of origin.

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A bill that would mandate fluoridating the water in Truckee Meadows is receiving heavy opposition. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more. 

KUNR: Who is proposing this bill and what reasons have they given?

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One bill in the Nevada legislature aims to protect small waste haulers against the exclusive contracts that many cities have with larger companies. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more. 

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Education, criminal justice reform, increasing the use of renewable energy, those are just some of the issues lawmakers are trying to tackle this legislative session. With yet another legislative deadline looming in the days ahead, lawmakers are scrambling and working late into the evening in order to pass as much legislation out of committees as possible. That’s why Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick spoke to our political reporter Paul Boger, to learn the latest from Carson City.

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On Friday, Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval presented Assembly Bill 472, which would make several changes to the state's juvenile justice system. The governor's proposed budget includes $1.5 million to support the legislation, if it's approved by lawmakers. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Kathleen Sandoval to learn more about the reforms being considered.

During our conversation, Nevada’s First Lady highlighted three key components to the legislation, describing them as:

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The City of Reno spent considerably more money on its annual address than neighboring municipalities. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno first reported the story and has been receiving a slew of comments on social media about it.

Some say the money was well spent since Reno is trying to attract new businesses to the area and raise its profile. Others say it's fiscally irresponsible. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to Bob to learn more.

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Lawmakers are quickly approaching the halfway point of the 2017 Legislative session. There are officially 62 days left, and there’s still a lot of work to be done. So let’s recap the past seven days.

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Monday marked yet another deadline for the introduction of bills by committees. Over the course of the day, the legislature 21 committees dropped another 175 bills.

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An effort to renew the GOP’s controversial plan to replace the Affordable Care Act seems to be gaining little traction. Yet, Nevada officials are still worried that any changes to the nation's current health care laws could result in thousands of Nevadans losing their coverage. 

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The City of Reno has selected Sabra Smith Newby as its new manager. Our News Director Michelle Billman talks to Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more about the city’s newest leader, who will start next month.

KUNR: Bob, what do we know about Sabra Smith Newby?

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