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Gun control push debuts in Nevada

For years, the Silver State led the nation on the number of women killed by men with handguns — with mostly husbands, boyfriends or stalkers pulling the trigger — but dropped to No. 16 last year in a report by the Violence Policy Center.

Reid quashed Latin Chamber’s GOP endorsement

Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, a Democrat running for lieutenant governor, won the endorsement of the Latin Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee, but only after last-minute intervention by her biggest benefactor — U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

State Obamacare plans youth campaign

Enrollment through Nevada Health Link might be over for now, but officials with the state’s health insurance exchange haven’t stopped thinking about how to improve sign-ups this fall.

Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in limbo. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, but several bills will be submitted to the state Legislature in 2015 to amend the law.