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Psst … casinos might be – gasp! – covid superspreaders

Early this month, Gov. Steve Sisolak was asked if casinos might be closed again.“All or our options remain open,” the governor said. “If we...
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COVID-19 wrecks funding for Nevada transit & roads

Nevada’s roadways and transportation systems face long-term budget challenges as the pandemic's impact on revenue exacerbates long-standing problems, officials said during a Legislative Committee...

$300 a week. For 3 weeks. Maybe. Eventually.

Spoon in a flood, meet model of inefficiency.Nevada will be the latest state to apply for that $300 a week federal unemployment benefit. The...

‘Economic security is a public health issue for trans people’

Chrystal McKinley just wanted a way to honor the trans people of color who have been killed so far this year. As the sun began...
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Workers, unions raise red flag over hospital safety concerns

Local coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations have gradually declined this month, yet many Southern Nevada hospital workers say they still face high workloads and...

Getting food on the table in a pandemic

Months into the pandemic, many Nevada households are still struggling with food insecurity, and food distribution centers are still trying to meet the need.“COVID-19...
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Unions push for job security ordinance covering all workers – union or not

A coalition of labor unions is pushing Clark County to introduce an ordinance requiring businesses to rehire furloughed or laid-off employees based on seniority...
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Out of work, benefits disappearing. Now what?   

Now that the federal government’s $600 weekly payments to the unemployed and underemployed have stopped and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures are expiring, more...
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With childcare and education strained, burden on working women deepens

Like parents across Nevada, Grecia found herself attempting to work from home and watch her young child after schools were shutdown in mid-March.She tried...
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Health insurance proposed rates rise in part due to COVID-19

The cost of Covid is manifesting in potentially higher health insurance premiums on the individual market, according to the Nevada Division of Insurance.  Five health...

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