Fact Briefs: Marijuana grows, wasted school lunch and Planned Parenthood

27 March 2023

Online misinformation is rampant, and shows no signs of slowing down.

That’s why The Nevada Independent is partnering with The Gigafact Project — an initiative to safeguard democracy and spread accurate information through a dramatic ramp-up in accurate, high-quality fact checks.

This effort directly addresses claims circulating on social media, confirming or correcting the record through well-sourced, short-form fact briefs. You can see a full list of all fact briefs published by The Indy on this page, and learn more about the partnership here.

To help promote this effort and grant additional visibility to fact briefs produced by The Indy, we’ll be publishing this weekly roundup on Mondays to give readers a chance to review and catch up on all of the fact briefs produced throughout the previous week.

Have you seen a claim online that you want fact-checked? Send us a link here.

Here’s a list and link to all fact briefs published by The Indy last week:

Is Nevada considering a proposal to restrict water use in Las Vegas?

Is Nevada one of the most expensive states to own a car?

Was Nevada once Mexican territory?

Was 2004 the last time a Republican presidential candidate won Nevada?

Is the Burning Man Project suing to stop a green energy project in Nevada?

Is it legal to grow marijuana in Nevada?

Does a significant percentage of school meals wind up in the trash?

Did President Biden create a new national monument in Nevada?

Is Nevada a right-to-work state?

Did a Nevada city block a Planned Parenthood facility from opening?

Do Nevada Democrats typically lose 15 of the state’s 17 counties in elections?

Was Nevada the least populous state until 1960?

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