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Apartment rents decrease slightly in Southern Nevada 

BY: - October 13, 2022

The average rent for an apartment in Southern Nevada was $1,451 in the third quarter of 2022, down from $1,480 in the second quarter but up from a year ago, when the average rent was $1,403.  Rents are up 2.5% for the first three quarters of 2022 over 2021.  “Rents are expected to continue to […]

Nevada second in September foreclosure filings

BY: - October 13, 2022

Nevada is second only to Illinois in the number of mortgage defaults filed last month. In Illinois, one of every 1,959 housing units is in a stage of the foreclosure process, and in Nevada one in every 2,473 units in default, according to ATTOM, a real estate data and marketing research firm.    The Las […]

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Nevada launches opioid task force as fentanyl overdoses increase

BY: - October 12, 2022

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Attorney General Aaron Ford and Gov. Steve Sisolak launched an opioid task force called the Joint Advisory Task Force that is designed to provide technical assistance, guidance and resources to local and state jurisdictions amid the rise of fatal and nonfatal overdoses.  The increase in overdoses […]

State launches website to clarify post-Roe disinformation about abortion rights

BY: - October 11, 2022

Nevada has launched a website to clarify the state’s legal landscape for abortion in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned the nearly 50-year precedent set by Roe v. Wade.  The site, launched Tuesday by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health,  debunks misinformation that has surged since the […]

Nevada gets $113 million in funding for small businesses, entrepreneurs

BY: - October 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that an additional 11 states – including Nevada – will receive up to $1 billion to support small businesses and entrepreneurs. Funding for the programs will come from the State Small Business Credit Initiative that Democrats reauthorized and expanded in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, known as […]

DOJ investigation finds Nevada unnecessarily institutionalizing children

BY: - October 5, 2022

Nevada is violating federal law by unnecessarily institutionalizing children with behavioral health disabilities, according to a report issued Tuesday on an investigation of the state by the U.S. Department of Justice.  The state is responding with a $43 million investment in community-based programs, but the one-shot funding from the American Rescue Plan leaves the provision […]

Animal Foundation warding off potentially dangerous outbreak 

BY: - October 4, 2022

A week after issuing an urgent plea to the public to foster animals, the Animal Foundation announced it is suspending adoptions, fosters and transfers to rescues “out of an abundance of caution” because of dogs that “may have been exposed to a respiratory illness.”  In a statement posted to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, TAF said it […]

Las Vegas lands second in top 10 fastest cooling housing markets, study says

BY: - September 29, 2022

The housing market in Las Vegas is cooling faster than nearly every other market in the country amid rising mortgage rates, inflation, and broad economic uncertainty, according to a new report. According to an analysis by real estate broker Redfin, the housing market in Las Vegas is slowing faster than any other U.S. metropolitan area, […]

Food bank gets 600 lbs. of tomatoes from NV farm — more to come thanks to food program

BY: - September 28, 2022

Last week, Nevada farmer Rodney Mehring delivered 600 pounds of locally grown tomatoes to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, the only food bank in Southern Nevada. The small family-owned farm in Lincoln County—Blue Lizard Farm—was able to provide produce to food insecure families in Las Vegas thanks to a bill passed last year […]

Complaint filed against Lombardo for donating Metro helicopter ride to anti-abortion group’s fundraiser

BY: - September 28, 2022

Nevada Democratic Victory, a group working to elect Democratic candidates in Nevada, filed an ethics complaint against Sheriff Joe Lombardo and his campaign, Lombardo for Governor, with the Nevada Chair of Ethics Commission Wednesday morning.  The complaint focuses on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) donating ride-alongs in the department’s helicopter to an anti-abortion […]

Hurricane prompts J6 panel to postpone hearing

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — A Wednesday hearing planned by the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian nearing landfall in Florida. A new date has not been announced. “In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s […]

Animal Foundation CEO pleads for community’s help to ease overcrowding

BY: - September 26, 2022

One day after its admissions staff quit, Animal Foundation Las Vegas CEO Hilarie Grey held a news conference issuing an urgent plea for foster homes to alleviate crowding. Those interested should visit the shelter in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  In an email Sunday to TAF, eight employees cited lack of staff, […]