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Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years.  He started his career at View Neighborhood News, the community edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his seven years with the R-J, he won several first place awards from the Nevada Press Association and was named its 2011 Journalist of Merit. He left the paper in 2017 and spent a year as a freelance journalist accumulating bylines anywhere from The Washington Post to Desert Companion. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues. Born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, Lyle graduated from UNLV with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. He is currently working on his master's in Communications through an online program at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Lyle cooks through Ina Garten recipes in hopes of one day becoming the successor to the Barefoot Contessa throne. When he isn’t cooking (or eating), he also enjoys reading, running and re-watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation.” He is also in the process of learning kickboxing.

Health services no match for needs, but federal relief will help, Sisolak says

By: - December 2, 2021

Dr. Naomi Purdy remembers a victorious moment when she called a recent client, who lacked resources to get treatment for an aggressive skin cancer, to deliver news she longed to hear: “you’re going to be OK.” While there have been losses in the quest to treat vulnerable and uninsured populations, she said there have also […]

Infrastructure bill means tens of thousands of high-paying NV jobs, Lee says

By: - November 24, 2021

Supporters of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act believe an estimated 140,000 new jobs could be generated in Nevada over the next decade. At an AFL-CIO town hall Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee told union members the bill won’t just create employment but also implement penalties and incentives on projects to ensure fair and prevailing […]

Maryland Pkwy, cleaner RTC fleet among projects in line for infrastructure act funding

By: - November 23, 2021

Poor road conditions caused by potholes or cracked and uneven roads, often worsened because of a lack of investment in infrastructure, are more than just a minor inconvenience, said U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Among the many consequences, transit-related problems have costly effects on people and result in higher commute times, which are worse for communities […]

After hiatus, Project Homeless Connect returns to link people with services

By: - November 18, 2021

Panic set in when David and Jasmine Dekorte’s landlord told them this week that after two years of renting that their lease wouldn’t be renewed, leaving the family, which includes a 4 year old, an 18 month old and a five month old, fearing they could face homelessness.  Since the start of the pandemic, they […]

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Man used by GOP to push unfounded voter fraud claims pleads guilty to casting ballot under late wife’s name

By: - November 16, 2021

Donald Kirk Hartle, a Clark County man Republicans showcased in attempts to spread misinformation and unfounded claims about massive voter fraud, pled guilty Tuesday to voting more than once during the same election. “Though rare, voter fraud can undercut trust in our election system,” Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a statement Tuesday. “This particular […]

Nevada Democrats tout signing of bill bringing billions to the state

By: - November 15, 2021

Nevada Democrats took a victory lap Monday after the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which allocated billions to the state for roads, highways and airports, was signed into law by President Joe Biden.  The bill is expected to make long-needed investments in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure to repair roads and bridges, modernize transportation, […]

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Nevada could still see investments in housing, expanded vouchers under reduced social spending bill

By: - November 12, 2021

While initial housing provisions for the social spending plan known as the Build Back Better Act have been slashed, some recent estimates show the remaining investments could allocate nearly $150 million to Nevada to build and preserve affordable housing as well as provide thousands of new housing vouchers.  In an email Friday, the Nevada Housing […]

Cortez Masto, Lee tout infrastructure bill, optimistic about social spending plan

By: - November 10, 2021

While boasting about Friday’s passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Act, a $1.2 trillion investment in roads, bridges, transit, broadband and more, Democratic Rep. Susie Lee and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto turned their attention to the yet-to-be passed Build Back Better Act Tuesday. The social spending and climate bill, which would invest $1.85 trillion […]

Congressional panel demands Siegel provide information on eviction practices

By: - November 9, 2021

The Siegel Group, one of the several corporate landlords being investigated by Congress for pandemic-related evictions, has failed to provide information requested by the congressional panel in July.  South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, who chairs the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis that launched an investigation into the company’s eviction practices, sent a letter […]

Historic federal pandemic relief could mean investing in safety net for homeless youth

By: - November 9, 2021

Representatives from youth-based coalitions focused on homelessness have long used their lived experience to offer solutions to end youth homelessness, which has led to the implementation of new state laws that address systemic barriers and contributed to regional strategies. Taisacan Hall, a member of the Southern Nevada Youth Action Board, said their contributions haven’t stopped […]

Hundreds of prison staff submitted religious exemptions ahead of vaccination deadline

By: - November 4, 2021

More than 12% of Nevada prison staffers have requested exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine, the vast majority of them citing religious beliefs, according to Nevada Department of Corrections officials. Prison officials said 285 of the 2,372 correctional staff have submitted vaccination exemptions ahead of the Nov. 1 deadline requiring all personnel to be vaccinated against […]

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Legal Aid Center designated Statewide Victim Assistance Center

By: - November 2, 2021

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada was recently designated to provide statewide assistance and support for victims. Lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 481 in the 2021 Legislative Session that enabled the Division of Child and Family Services to create the first Statewide Victim Assistance Center to offer support services, training and technical assistance to communities. […]