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Location: * Southwest, Nevada
Beat: Nevada state legislature with special focus on water, education and health care
Position: This reporter, based in Carson City, explores the rural-urban divide as it relates to multiple statewide issues and the sometimes contradictory forces at work that shape legislation in the state.
Reporter: Sam Metz