Illusion and Desperation
The High Cost of Living and Dying in the Silver State:

"Nevada leads the nation in completed suicides per capita. The state's suicide rate of 25.8 per 100,000 (residents) is more than twice the national average of 12 per 100,000."---Reno Gazette-Journal, 7-29-99

Nevada ranks tops in suicide, dropouts, teen pregnancy Las Vegas Sun, May 29, 1999

Calls to Las Vegas suicide hotline rise Las Vegas SUN, May 04, 1999

Nevada has highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world Las Vegas SUN, April 29, 1999

Studies: High Nevada gambling addiction and bankruptcy rates Las Vegas Sun, May 24, 1999

Nevada one of the worst states for raising children Las Vegas SUN, July 28, 1999

Experts: Gaming, transiency make LV tough for child-raising Las Vegas Sun, July 29, 1999

Editorial: State can do better for children Las Vegas SUN, July 29, 1999

Throughout the region, the economy is humming and bankruptcies are down. Except in Nevada. Las Vegas Business Press / August 16, 1999

Nevada tax structure does not support education Nevada Appeal, June 24, 1999
by Bill Hanlon, Nevada State Board of Education member and in-law of Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn

Separate and unequal: Dropout rates in Reno-Sparks

Study says most new Nevada jobs don't support families

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