Nevada

2:34pm

Tue August 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Medical Discount Plan In Nevada Skips Insurers

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 2:19 pm

Mounting medical debt and struggles with insurers led Shelley Toreson to drop her health insurance. She now pays discounted rates upfront for her medical needs.
Pauline Bartolone Capital Public Radio

Shelley Toreson, who lives near Reno, Nev., had health insurance for years — but not anymore. Instead, she is part of an unusual Nevada nonprofit that helps connect 12,000 uninsured residents to doctors and hospitals that are willing to accept a lower, negotiated fee for their services.

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3:40pm

Mon July 29, 2013
All Tech Considered

What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las Vegas

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 7:01 pm

4:16pm

Tue July 23, 2013
Animals

Nevada Wildfire Could Snuff Out A Rare Butterfly

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 5:10 pm

The Mount Charleston blue butterfly is a rare species found only in a few small areas high up in Nevada's Spring Mountains.
Corey Kallstrom USFWS

A big wildfire in a mountain range just west of Las Vegas has put at risk the Mount Charleston blue butterfly, a rare species found in the U.S.

The fire is dying down, but it may be weeks before experts can get to the remarkable area where this butterfly lives to see if it made it through.

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9:23am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Def Con Hacking Conference Puts Feds In 'Time-Out'

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 11:02 am

An image of the site promoting Def Con 21, a large annual gathering of hackers in Las Vegas. The meeting's leader is asking federal workers to stay away from this year's event.
Def Con

As one of the world's largest gatherings of hackers, the Def Con conference has long welcomed experts from the security industry and the U.S. government, along with academics and hackers. But this year, Def Con's leader is asking federal workers to skip the event, due to recent revelations about U.S. electronic surveillance.

The request was announced Wednesday in a message titled, "Feds, we need some time apart," which was posted at the Def Con site. It reads:

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2:47pm

Mon July 1, 2013
The Two-Way

The ZIP Code Turns 50 Today — Here Are 9 That Stand Out

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 5:50 pm

Each black dot represents the geometric center of a ZIP code.
Matt Stiles U.S. Census Bureau

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Zone Improvement Plan, the network of ZIP codes we use for everything from mail delivery to credit card security.

The U.S. Postal Service began using the five-digit codes on July 1, 1963, hoping they would improve the efficiency and speed of mail sorting. Since then, the codes have assumed a role in the identities of many Americans, helping to define where they live or work.

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