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Fewer English Speakers Cause Crunch In Nev. Courts

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The number of people in Nevada who aren't fluent English speakers jumped 49 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to census data. And with that increase, comes a growing demand for language services in Nevada courtrooms. Yet state courts are dealing with severe budget cuts. That fiscal reality means the Clark County Public Defender's office can only afford to have one Spanish interpreter on staff.
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