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Who will get a booster shot? A Q&A about what the feds are saying

BY: - September 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Booster shots soon will begin rolling out to some Americans who received the two-shot vaccine made by Pfizer—after a contentious and confusing federal approval process that isn’t over yet. Determining who exactly should be rolling up their sleeves for an additional dose was tricky. The Biden administration had leapfrogged federal regulatory panels in […]

Officials miffed after Realtors tell landlords they ‘can raise the rent as much as they like’

BY: - September 24, 2021

Whether it’s seniors on fixed incomes or workers trying to stay afloat in a rebounding economy, Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy said he’s heard similar stories of people facing steep rental increases who fear they might lose their housing.  Rents for the Las Vegas metropolitan area have already increased 20% since February 2020 according to […]

Segerblom wants a Clark County morgue

BY: - September 24, 2021

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom wants to scrap a longstanding arrangement that outsources to private mortuaries services traditionally provided by government coroners.   “Clark County needs its own morgue,” he said via text earlier this month. A rotation that previously included a number of mortuaries that volunteered to be on-call 24/7 to transport and store corpses […]

Catholic bishops, faith leaders call on Sisolak to hold clemency hearing for Floyd

BY: - September 23, 2021

Bishops representing 650,000 Catholics in the Las Vegas and Reno dioceses are asking Gov. Steve Sisolak, a self-professed devout Catholic, to convene the Pardons Board and spare the life of condemned killer Zane Floyd.   Attorneys for Floyd argue he should spend the rest of his life in prison because jurors who sentenced him to death […]

Nevada families got $154 million in August from the child tax credit

BY: - September 23, 2021

Nevada could see child poverty reduced by 41% if expansions to the child tax credit were made permanent, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute. Data has shown the child tax credit plays a major role in reducing child poverty for low income families, and its expansion under the American Rescue Plan Act […]

Municipal redistricting timelines, details begin to emerge in Nevada

BY: - September 23, 2021

Several Nevada cities have announced their timeline for the redrawing of their political district maps, catching up on a process that has been delayed by the pandemic. Reapportionment and redistricting — that is, the redrawing of political districts so they ideally represent equal swaths of the total population — happens every 10 years after the […]

Orphaned, infected, in crisis: How the pandemic is traumatizing kids

BY: - September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has brought heartbreaking consequences for millions of U.S. children, even as most avoided serious illness themselves, pediatric experts told Congress on Wednesday. Take, for instance, a young girl from Tennessee named Sophia, whose story was relayed by Dr. Margaret Rush, president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Within […]

Nevada groups mustering support for new national monument

BY: - September 22, 2021

Support for a fourth national monument in southern Nevada is strong, say conservation groups, and with the right messaging they believe support will only grow. Those assumptions seem to bare out in a poll of more than 400 likely voters across Nevada, conducted by Data For Progress, a national progressive think tank.  The survey, commissioned […]

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House OKs plan to keep government open; Senate Republicans dig in their heels

BY: - September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats unveiled a short-term spending measure on Tuesday that would keep the federal government operating through Dec. 3 and provide $28.6 billion for costs related to recent natural disasters. The bill was passed by the House on a party-line vote Tuesday night, 220-211. But it faces a battle in the evenly divided Senate, […]

At least 150 Afghan refugees will be resettled in Nevada

BY: - September 21, 2021

The U.S. Department of State is projecting that 150 Afghan refugees will be resettled in Nevada as part of the new program Afghan Placement and Assistance.  Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, which offers immigrants and refugees services, and the Governor’s Office for New Americans announced Tuesday 50 individuals are expected to be placed in Southern […]

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been […]

Survey of tipped workers finds smaller tips, more harassment

BY: - September 21, 2021

Workers who rely on tips are experiencing increased rates of wage theft and continued hostile work environments during the pandemic, a newly released national survey suggests. Nevada’s tipped workers are seen as more fairly compensated than many across the country. Still, advocates say the survey results provide some insight into the reluctance many workers have […]