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City’s rush job on ordinance surprises councilman, homeless advocates

Las Vegas City Council's vote on an ordinance criticized for criminalizing homelessness happened in less than 90 seconds -- so quickly that one council...
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Rent rising more slowly, but still faster than inflation

Apartment rents in Las Vegas are still rising, but not as much as in recent years, says a new report from the Nevada State...
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Henderson to consider embracing developers’ worst nightmare

“Anything except inclusionary zoning. Do not bring that up.” That was the immediate response one developer had for a Henderson City Council member after hearing...

Local data confirms homelessness is criminalized

More than 150 people were thrown in jail last year for possessing a shopping cart. The City of Las Vegas can't confirm how many were...

2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked...

AOC, Cruz make all-Spanish case for Sanders

This weekend, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign held several events in Nevada including an all-Spanish language town hall featuring one of the most...

City of Las Vegas says SCOTUS announcement won’t affect homeless camping ban

With the Supreme Court of the United States declining Monday to review a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that solidifies cities can’t...

Estimated homeless deaths decreased from 2018, still in triple digits

At just 30-gestational-weeks, baby girl Melson, as she was identified, died at St. Rose Hospital. Eighty-year-old Terrall Kennedy died in June at Sunrise Hospital...

City estimates 1 in 5 inmates are homeless but doesn’t know why

The City of Las Vegas’ Department of Public Safety roughly estimates that one in five people incarcerated at the city jail are homeless. That number,...

LV advances homeless ordinance despite ‘no past problems’ cleaning sidewalks

At a public discussion on an ordinance that would further restrict sleeping and camping on sidewalks during cleaning hours, Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem...


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