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Tim Burke: Study counters urban, rural stereotypes on weight

A recent study published in “Nature, the International Journal of Science” states that the rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults.

Ray Hagar: Raising gaming tax not discussed for boosting Nevada education funding

The Nevada Legislature will seek to increase funding for education with a two-pronged approach — redirecting all marijuana tax money to schools plus authorizing county commissions to consider raising the sales tax for public education or sending the issue to a vote of the people.

Dennis Myers: Nevada legislation with a lousy name

Nevada Senate Bill 179 is the kind of bill that does not normally get much attention. It’s essentially a clean-up measure, removing some archaic language from the statutes because this area of law has evolved without the ancillary statutes being changed at the same time.

Jim Hartman: ‘Medicare For All’ not as good as it sounds

The title “Medicare for All” attached to health care legislation reintroduced in April by self-described Democratic-socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is deeply misleading.

Tim Burke: Timely health care getting harder

Health care is one of the most frustrating and complex issues consumers, businesses and legislators face.

Dennis Myers: A political deal brings Nevada into the union

Recently, Ian Millhiser, an editor at Think Progress, posted an article titled “Democrats, Want a Lesson in Political Hardball? Look to Abraham Lincoln, Who Rigged the Senate.”