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New Fiscal Year Resets the Clock on Nevada Auto Accidents

July 16, 2019

In past posts we have covered and discussed Nevada’s state legislature, the body that sets policy and establishes the budget for our state of just over 3 million people. [1] The 80th Nevada Legislature adjourned just after midnight on June 4, [2] and it did so after adopting a $29.4 billion biennial budget. [3] The budget took effect July 1, and with the beginning of a new fiscal year comes a reset to one measure of Nevada auto accident law.Annual tabulations of data are useful for several reasons.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Occupations

July 11, 2019

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/6BpgEkJ59RsWork can be flat-out dangerous. Every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job in America, which equals out to about 4.6 million injuries per year. These numbers aren’t as high as they are because every job is just as dangerous as the next. The fact is, some jobs are more dangerous than others, and you’re more likely to get injured working in certain occupations.

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Fourth of July Fireworks Injuries and Local Laws in Nevada

July 08, 2019

This past Thursday, we celebrated Independence Day. On this date we remember a time when our forefathers declared independence from British rule and embarked on a grand new experiment in democracy. On Thursday, many Americans marked the occasion with family barbecues including hot dogs, watermelon, and corn on the cob. Others attended city-wide parades and community celebrations. Children and adults alike dressed in patriotic hues to commemorate the colors of our nation’s flag. Songs were sung and stories were told. For many, the night ended with fireworks illuminating the night sky.

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E-Cigarette Defect Injures Rural Nevada Teen

July 03, 2019

When electronic cigarettes (also known as “e-cigarettes” or simply “e-cigs”) first emerged in the mainstream tobacco market about a decade ago, tobacco users and even some health advocates found cause for optimism.

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Federal Study Reveals Extent of Unreported Elder Abuse

June 28, 2019

The population of the United States is swiftly aging, and with an aging population come concerns about how older individuals will be cared for in their final years. Many older adults need assistance with day-to-day tasks or have specific medical needs that require daily attention. Others find themselves unable to remember who family members are or which daily tasks to complete due to Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions resulting in dementia.

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Summer Vacation and Distracted Teens

June 24, 2019

It is late June, and summer vacation is in full swing for school-aged children. Younger kids are at home on the couch, kicking a ball around at the playground with friends, diving into summer swimming lessons, or engaging in fun summer-camp activities. Older children need less supervision and may find themselves with a less-structured summertime. While some teens take summer jobs, take classes at local community colleges, or do volunteer work to boost their college applications, others are left to their own devices.

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Health Officials Shutter Las Vegas Daycare

June 18, 2019

Any parent’s worst nightmare is losing a child. For some parents, that means living for years in a constant state of panic and hypervigilance, breathlessly reading articles about cancer risks and choking hazards. For others, the enormity of the potential loss breeds a kind of self-assuring optimism that borders on denial. For most parents, the experience is something in between: staying alert to known health and safety risks, carefully researching car seats and cribs, and trying to “babyproof” and remain alert while running on reduced sleep.

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With National Bike Month Passed, Nevada Remains Dangerous For Cyclists

June 12, 2019

With calendars reading “JUNE,” we are already approaching the halfway point in 2019. The month just gone by – that being the month of May, of course – is notable in several respects. As we have noted several times in recent posts, May is when the holidays of Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day occur, each helping to awake the party-goer in each of us and usher in the warm, jubilant months of summer. May is also National Bike Month, a rolling celebration (get it?) spearheaded by the League of American Bicyclists.

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High School Graduation Brings More Teen Drivers to the Road

June 07, 2019

With June upon us,  days are longer, the sun is warmer, and summer is fast approaching. June is a time for celebrating fathers as well as the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year. It is the month when many attempt their first beach trip of the year and bring the family out for a good old-fashioned camping trip. Fresh fruit is ripening, and farmers’ markets are in full swing. Amidst all this excitement, high school students are nearing one of the biggest milestones of their lives: high school graduation and the true beginning of their adult lives.

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Latest Distracted Driving Bill Fails to Advance in Nevada Legislature

June 05, 2019

A few months ago, we profiled a bill proposed in the ongoing legislative session that would have handed law enforcement officers responding to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with a new tool to determine which party (or which parties, if multiple drivers are suspected) were using a mobile device in the moments before the crash. The bill was Assembly Bill 200 (known by the shorthand of A.B. 200), and it was among the wave of new bills that washed over Carson City in the early weeks of February as the legislative session kicked off.

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