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Workers caring for Americans don’t earn enough to care for families

BY: - September 4, 2018

Helping elderly and disabled Americans retain their independence and avoid nursing home care is getting more challenging, thanks to the low-pay and unpredictable working conditions of the home care work force. Home care workers (also called direct care workers and personal care assistants) are increasingly in demand to help people remain in their homes and […]

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LV metro area job growth is nation’s 2nd highest; wage growth isn’t

BY: - September 4, 2018

From July 2017 to July 2018, employment in the Las Vegas metro area grew 3.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment grew faster in only one U.S. metro area, Orlando, at 4.3 percent. Raleigh, North Carolina’s 3.9 percent employment growth tied that of Las Vegas. Employment growth notwithstanding, average earnings aren’t keeping […]

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Workers to speak with Gaming Control Board on sexual harassment

BY: - September 3, 2018

A former casino worker at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, Xstal Campbell, alleges she was fired from her job after she submitted a report of sexual harassment she faced from managers and customers to the company’s human resources department. Campbell worked as a dancing bartender before she was fired in May, the Culinary […]

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Trump rule could test Laxalt’s commitment to sex assault victims

BY: - August 30, 2018

Nevada gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt is refusing to say whether he supports a Trump administration effort to expand the sale of short term insurance plans, referred to by Democrats as “junk plans.”   Laxalt, a Republican, has long been a proponent of eliminating the Affordable Care Act, pledging in his 2014 campaign to “join the […]

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Whose endorsement is it anyway?

BY: - August 30, 2018

In a battle of endorsements, clean energy groups weigh in on upcoming ballot measures.  In a joint statement, Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Action Fund announced its support for Question 6. If passed, it would require all Nevada electric service providers to generate or acquire at least half their power from renewable […]

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Democratic PAC challenges Heller campaign’s right to exist

BY: - August 29, 2018

Dean Heller’s has been operating a campaign operation without a license for 5 years, “raising questions about whether his campaign is authorized to exist in Nevada,” according to a political action committee that supports Democratic candidates. “Today, a search of the Nevada database of registered businesses reveals the business license status of Heller for Senate […]

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Geothermal industry comes out against Question 3

BY: - August 29, 2018

The Geothermal Resources Council Policy Committee, an industry association that advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, has announced its opposition to the proposed Energy Choice Initiative on the 2018 ballot. If passed Question 3 would direct the Nevada Legislature to “establish an open, competitive retail electric energy […]

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California ends cash bail (Nevada doesn’t)

BY: - August 29, 2018

It took 40 years, but California finally ended its cash bail system after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a reform bill Aug. 28. “Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly,” he said in a statement. Brown had argued since the late 70s that there’s been a need to […]

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Report measures material hardships among working adults

BY: - August 28, 2018

As of May, 660,000 Nevadans were on Medicaid, most of them mothers and children, or the aged, blind and disabled. In 2016, a monthly average of 440,000 Nevadans in 140,000 households received Supplemental Nutritional Assistance — food stamps. Roughly 70 percent of those households were families with nonelderly residents in which typically at least one […]

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Nevada ranks as fifth most golfy state, sort of

BY: - August 28, 2018

Nevada has the fifth-highest golf industry location quotient in the U.S., the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this week. Right. What’s that mean? “Location quotient” the BLS says, is “the ratio of an industry’s share of statewide employment to its national share. A location quotient greater than 1 means the industry share of statewide employment is higher […]

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Sandolak? Sisoval?

BY: - August 27, 2018

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval may not endorse Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak, but Sisolak is endorsing Sandoval’s agenda. Sisolak released a pair of ads over the weekend that all but gush over Sandoval and his signature accomplishments. In one of the ads, Sandoval even makes an (unauthorized, presumably) appearance. “When Governor Sandoval did the […]

Diversity intensifies preexisting segregation; Las Vegas stands out

BY: and - August 24, 2018

A University of Minnesota researcher this week compiled some statistics on the increasing segregation of U.S. cities between 2000 and 2016, and Las Vegas really stands out. Specifically, in 2000, 37.5 percent of black Las Vegas metro area residents lived in segregated areas. In 2016, it was 71.2 percent, according to a chart compiled by […]