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6 in 10 Nevadans with student loans can’t make payments, survey says

Stacey Shadoff found herself unemployed after the Dress Barn, where she worked part-time as an assistant manager, closed down toward the end of December...
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A wretched year: The Nevada Current’s staff looks back on 2020

Note: Each writer on the Nevada Current staff was asked to highlight some of their work  from this atrocious year, and say whatever they...
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Prelude to a disaster: From ‘no confirmed cases’ to unprecedented shutdown

Note: This is the second of two stories tracking Nevada's early response to the coronavirus. Both stories draw heavily on email correspondence among state,...
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In the Mojave Desert, the preservation of life

The Mojave Desert is nothing short of magical. Its history is encapsulated in the very grains of the limestone rocks. It is culturally significant...
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Prelude to a disaster: How Nevada prepared as COVID descended 

Note: This is the first of two stories.2020. It was supposed to be a banner year for Nevada, especially Las Vegas, where the biggest...
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Nevada charter schools got millions in PPP loans

As state budget cuts have strained the public education system, Nevada’s publicly financed charter schools have been able to shore up operations with millions...
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Not an L, not a V, not a Nike swoosh: Nevada’s K-shaped recovery

The complex Nevada economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession can be explained by one letter of the alphabet – the letter K....

Unpaid utility bills are stacking up, assistance programs will likely fall short

With hundreds of thousands of Nevadans still unsure how they will pay next month’s rent, there is still a lot of focus on helping...

Congress passes ‘first step’ in pandemic relief with $900B package

WASHINGTON -- Widely labeled inadequate before it was even passed, Congress on Monday night cleared and sent to President Donald Trump the first major...

What’s in the $900B relief bill—and what’s out

WASHINGTON -- Congress passed a bipartisan emergency relief bill intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House Democratic appropriators say...

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