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GOP food stamp bill could force state to hire 900 people

The farm bill that passed the U.S. House in July would throw an estimated 13,000 Nevadans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— more commonly known...

Stadium employs equivalent of 195 full-time workers in first year

When proponents of a publicly funded football stadium wanted to sell lawmakers on the prospect of raising the room tax to pay for $750...

Growing number of Nevada women incarcerated for non-violent crimes

Nearly 80 percent of the 1,200 women imprisoned in Nevada are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, often as not a drug-related offense. Last year, more...

Indigenous runners fight to protect water, culture

This story spans 29 years, 300 miles, and the growth of a thirsty city in a desert.The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), on a...

Women to Heller: Enough

Listening to Christine Blasey Ford share her story in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sully Park couldn’t help but notice the similarities.Park...

What top-rated charter schools have in common: fewer poor kids

When the Nevada Department of Education released its performance ratings last month, “school choice” advocates were quick to boast that charter schools outperformed traditional...

Reporting sex abuse: Damned if you do or don’t.

As the director of a progressive non-profit, Annette Magnus makes a living giving a voice to people who don’t have one. Finding her own voice...

Lee, Sisolak talk education and economy with Hispanics in Politics

Democratic congressional candidate Susie Lee thinks the minimum wage should be $15 an hour -- eventually.Immigration, education and wages were among issues Lee and...

Guns and Rosen

If the man responsible for the Las Vegas shooting massacre had purchased more than one handgun in five days from a licensed seller, federal...

Kavanaugh, Me Too point up need to modernize Nevada sex ed

If 18-year-old Alan Cruz learned anything from Christine Blasey Ford accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, it’s that people don’t believe...

Improper work classification puts people at risk. Just ask Route 91...

Fly-by-night staffing companies that choose to hire people as independent contractors or under-the-table are able to accept lowball contracts from event operators. When these...

Forum highlights need for paid sick leave, higher minimum wage

As an English Language Learner teacher at Hyde Park Middle School, Mario Wolthers knows sending a sick student home isn’t easy.“Just today I...