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Nevada’s veteran suicide rate remains staggering

One Nevada veteran commits suicide about every three days. The suicide rate for veterans in the Silver State has remained significantly high since the release of a 2012 report that was a “call to action” to address “an epidemic” evident in the staggering figures, according to a recent state followup on the issue.

Veterans home water cleansed of bacterium

The water system at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City has been cleansed after tests revealed the presence of legionella, the bacterium that causes the pneumonia-like symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.