The Nevada Current Staff

The Nevada Current Staff

Selections & reflections from the Nevada Current staff on a year everyone hoped would go better

By: - December 30, 2021

Note: Each writer on the Nevada Current staff was asked to highlight some of their work from the year, and say whatever they wanted to say about it. The other day I scrolled upon a lie-laden Facebook post attempting to discredit the polio vaccine, presumably because the polio vaccine is proof of the effectiveness of […]

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Don’t panic, Nevada renters told after evictions ban struck down

By: - August 27, 2021

“Nevadans should not panic,” a legal aid advocate said after the U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday struck down a Centers for Disease Control moratorium on evictions that had been scheduled to last through Oct. 3. “Apply for rental assistance, respond to all eviction notices by filing an ‘Answer’ with the court, include that you have […]

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Following updated CDC guidance, Nevada re-ups indoor mask mandate in most counties

By: - July 27, 2021

As of midnight Thursday, most of Nevada, including Clark and Washoe counties, will again have a mask mandate. The state announced the resumption of the mandate in keeping with Tuesday’s updated federal recommendations urging Americans in counties with high surges in COVID-19 infections to once again wear masks when they are in public, indoor settings […]

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After CDC says vaxxed can (mostly) ditch masks, NV businesses told it’s up to them

By: - May 14, 2021

Following the CDC’s guidance that fully vaccinated people needn’t wear masks in most indoors situations, Nevada officials declared that mask requirements in casinos and other businesses will be left up to the businesses. The state “neither requires nor prohibits private entities from confirming vaccination status of individuals,” officials added in the statement issued from the […]


Nevada grew faster than most, but not enough for a new House seat

By: - April 26, 2021

After three of the last four census counts, Nevada picked up a new congressional seat. But not this time, even though Nevada’s population, now officially at more than 3.1 million, had the nation’s fifth highest growth between 2010 and 2020 on a percentage basis. The Census Bureau announced state populations according to last year’s census, […]


Amodei votes to protect immigrant farmworkers, but not Dreamers

By: - March 19, 2021

Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei was among 30 House Republicans voting with all the Democrats Thursday on a bill to give legal status to undocumented agricultural workers. However, earlier in the day Amodei was not among the nine Republicans voting with Democrats to provide a pathway to citizenship to immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for […]

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A wretched year: The Nevada Current’s staff looks back on 2020

By: - December 30, 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 wanted to say about it. We did this same thing at the end of 2019, which was our first full year of publication. If we do the same thing at the […]


Legal Aid issues FAQs sheet on new eviction moratorium

By: - December 17, 2020

To avoid confusion around the new eviction moratorium, which went into effect Tuesday, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is trying to inform tenants about qualifying for the protections. Thursday, the nonprofit issued a fact sheet of answers to  frequently asked questions which is reproduced below:   How does Nevada’s new eviction ban impact […]

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Voter Guide 2020

By: - October 5, 2020

We have deliberately focused on down-ballot and especially non-partisan races. Those contests for judges, school board and the like often get little attention and can be the most puzzling to voters.

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Tuesday’s Nevada primary: The results are in the mail

By: - June 10, 2020

The primary election of 2020 will likely be the most convenient voting experience in memory for some, and for others, it will be remembered as a time-consuming nightmare, with some waiting six hours to cast a ballot in person.   Voters had until Tuesday to have their mail-in ballots postmarked. Official results for the final 2020 […]


State launches COVID-19 case data web page

By: - March 19, 2020

As of Thursday morning, 1,721 people in Nevada had been tested for COVID-19 (some more than once), 95 had tested positive, and one death in the state been reported. That’s according to a new case data page the state added its Nevada Health Response Center (NHRC) website. The feature reports the number of tests and […]

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Community resources in Southern Nevada for people affected by coronavirus

By: - March 17, 2020

Here are some of the ways state and local governments, non-profit organizations and businesses are trying to help people. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Financial Unemployment: Nevada has waived the work search requirement and the seven-day waiting period for people filing for unemployment. The unemployment insurance claim filing system is […]