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Truancy Diversion Program volunteers recognized in Las Vegas

Volunteers were recognized for their efforts to decrease student truancy, many of them noting the importance of connecting with students to motivate them to attend school.

Rural Nevadans at greater risk of suicide

Data from the state show that residents of rural Nevada take their lives at a rate 43 percent higher than in Clark County and 56 percent higher than in Washoe County.

Suicide problem in Nevada likely worse than reported

Difficulties determining the intent of the deceased, a lack of trained medical examiners and possibly the stigma surrounding death at one’s own hand likely reduce the number of reported suicides.

Southern Nevada fire departments to launch recruitment drive

Fire departments in Clark County, North Las Vegas, Pahrump and the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District will take part in a firefighter recruitment drive from June 18 through July 2.

Red Rock Canyon offering free entry for Get Outdoors Day

Visitors won’t have to pay for amenity-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this Saturday in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day.

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