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Expansion of child care subsidies gives families more options

BY: - July 28, 2022

Amidst a shortage of licensed care providers for “young Nevadans,” the Nevada Child Care Fund has received $50 million for child care subsidies that will help families expand the pool of caregivers for their children. The fund originally extended only to licensed care providers will now be available to any individual who wants and plans […]

Requests for affordable housing project help total five times program’s funding

BY: - July 28, 2022

The Nevada Housing Division told lawmakers this week it is reviewing $2.5 billion in requests for projects seeking to address the state’s affordable housing crisis, an amount that far exceeds the $500 million investment promised by the governor earlier this year.  The division provided the Interim Finance Committee, which approved the $250 million of the […]

Women discuss access to mental health, economic barriers during roundtable with Rep. Lee

BY: - July 26, 2022

The 2022 election is about “electing someone who is going to stand up,” for women, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee said Monday at a roundtable centered around Southern Nevada moms. “I think women in this country are very fearful,” Lee said.  Lee, a two-term Democrat who is seeking a third term, said she hosted the event […]

Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says

BY: - July 12, 2022

The U.S. House panel investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results described Tuesday how the president explicitly called on his supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for a “wild” protest — resulting in an insurrection. Trump exerted extraordinary influence over the mob, who marched to the Capitol on […]

International travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials

BY: - May 25, 2022

Visitation rates in Las Vegas have stalled as fewer international travelers arrived at Harry Reid International Airport in April compared to pre-pandemic levels. In April, 4.25 million travelers passed through Reid’s gates, a slight dip from March’s 4.27 million passenger count, according to data by the Clark County Department of Aviation. Passenger volume for international […]

First-time candidate goes up against high-visibility firebrand in GOP treasurer primary

BY: - May 19, 2022

In a way, the race for Nevada treasurer started with a viral campaign video of Las Vegas councilwoman Michele Fiore driving a Ford pickup truck into the desert with a handgun strapped on her hip. At the time, Fiore had announced her intention to run for governor in a crowded Republican primary.  But after months […]

Metro sued in federal court over death of Byron Williams

BY: - July 16, 2021

It’s been nearly two years since Byron Williams, an unarmed Black man who was pursued by officers because of a broken bicycle light, died in police custody after uttering “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times.  Williams’ family is still seeking answers and trying to find justice after Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson decided […]

Over 100 fire scientists urge the West: Skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July

BY: , , and - July 2, 2021

The heat wave hitting the northwestern U.S. and Canada has been shattering records, with temperatures 30 degrees Fahrenheit or more above normal. With drought already gripping the West, the intense heat has helped suck even more moisture from millions of acres of forests and grasslands, bringing dead vegetation in many regions to record-dry levels and […]

More mortgage assistance on the way — eventually

BY: - June 23, 2021

Mortgage assistance may be coming soon for Nevada homeowners who have been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Nevada is set to receive $121 million in Homeowner Assistance Funds, approved as part of the American Rescue Plan. On Tuesday, the state Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee accepted the first 10% of those funds. Lawmakers welcomed the additional […]

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Warren’s humiliation of Bloomberg was brutal; her larger point is crucial

BY: - February 19, 2020

“So I’d like to talk about who we’re running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians.’ And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.” Those were the first words out of Elizabeth Warren’s mouth at the Las Vegas debate Wednesday. Oh, the Las Vegas debate, like […]