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Elder abuse underreported, on rise in Nevada

Abuse of the elderly in Southern Nevada comes in many guises. Food deprivation. Physical harm inflicted by spouses or adult children. A lack of air conditioning in the midst of summer heat. “The number of elder abuse reports continues to increase slightly every year,” said Jill Berntson, social services chief for the state’s Aging and Disability Services Division for Elder Rights.

Nevada World War II vets make pilgrimage to memorial in Washington

The morning sun was shining, the fountains were dancing and the crowds parted on Saturday to make way for 50 Nevada veterans entering the National World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital.

Northern Nevada sheriff hopeful won’t be charged with DUI

Prosecutors say they won’t file felony driving under the influence charges against a former Elko County sheriff candidate because his blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit.

Students will decide the next state medallion design

We’ve had a miner and the state seal, and now it’s up to Nevada’s elementary school children to choose the design for the third medallion celebrating Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. But students better vote fast — the deadline to participate is Wednesday.

Bundy defends remarks about slavery

In a fresh statement defending his remarks about slavery, Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday said Americans are all “in some measure slaves of the federal government,” from being controlled by the heavy-handed Bureau of Land Management to answering to the Internal Revenue Service.

Nevada officials asked to oust Henderson Mayor Hafen

A former Henderson mayoral candidate is turning to the state instead of the courts to try to remove Mayor Andy Hafen from office because of term limits.

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