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CARSON CITY — Nevada’s Medicaid enrollments swelled higher than projected in the last quarter of 2013 as people who were eligible but never signed up before sought health insurance coverage mandated under the federal health care overhaul, officials said Thursday. From October through the end of December, the Medicaid caseload increased by 10,483 to 341,106, said Mike Willden, Health and Human Services director. By Sandra Chereb. SENT: 325 words.
LAS VEGAS — A new report once again says students in Nevada have a lower chance of success than their counterparts in any other state. The magazine Education Week on Thursday released its annual Quality Counts report, which compares states by factors including student performance and school financing. It combines those with demographic data such as parent education level, income and language abilities. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m. PST.
LAS VEGAS — Southern Nevada law enforcement officials including state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto say they hope that a wide showing of a locally produced documentary about sex trafficking will boost awareness and help curb the problem. Masto said Thursday that multiple TV stations around the state have agreed to air the 30-minute program titled “Trafficked No More” at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
HONOLULU — Zach Johnson goes for a Hawaii sweep when the Sony Open gets started on Thursday, the first full-field PGA Tour event of the year. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. Upcoming: 500 words, photos. by 6 p.m. EST. First round ends about 11 p.m. EST.
— HOSPITAL NETWORK — Carson Tahoe Health is partnering with University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City to expand resources and access to specialized treatment.
— APARTMENT FIRE-VEGAS — Fire officials say initial reports that people were trapped in a two-alarm apartment blaze east of the Las Vegas Strip turned out to be false, and the cause of the overnight fire is being investigated.
— TEENS DEAD-FERNLEY VEHICLE — Community members in Fernley are mourning two teenagers found dead of apparent carbon monoxide inside an idling SUV.
— INMATES WALK AWAY-RENO — Authorities are looking for two inmates who walked away from their work assignment in Reno.
— BABY’S DEATH — A Carlin man who had his life sentence for killing a baby overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court after serving 16 years in prison has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter and is expected to be sentenced to time served.
— UNR-STUDENT CENTER — The Clarence and Martha Jones Family Foundation is pledging $2 million to the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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LAS VEGAS — If you love your iPhone but would prefer a physical keyboard, Typo could be for you. But you might want to order soon. BlackBerry, the company that made physical typing on mobile devices an addictive craze, is suing Typo Products LLC, accusing it of copying its world-famous keyboard. By Business Writer Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 500 words, AP Photo NYBZ139.
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