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Wage theft “epidemic” in construction. Taxpayers paying the tab.

BY: - July 27, 2018

A new ad from Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign alleges his opponent, Steve Sisolak, awarded a public works job to Las Vegas Paving, a union company, for $100 million, over a non-union contractor who bid $4.6 million less. But construction industry experts contend lower bids generate projects that are too often built on the […]

No on 3 declines to endorse Question 6

BY: - July 26, 2018

While Yes on 3 recently endorsed Question 6, No on 3 declined Thursday to support or oppose the renewable energy ballot initiative. “The Coalition to Defeat Question 3 is focused solely on defeating Question 3 for many reasons, including the negative impact it would have on Nevada’s current and future pro-renewable policies,” Tracy Skenandore, a […]

Energy ballot measures: Who’s on first?

BY: - July 26, 2018

Environmentalists oppose Question 3. Question 3 supports Question 6. Question 6 is supporting, well, Question 6. Sorry, no flow chart yet. The Sierra Club, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Western Resources Advocates issued a joint statement Thursday opposing Question 3, which would amend the Nevada constitution to allow customers to […]

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Waiting for Meals on Wheels

BY: - July 26, 2018

In 2017, Nevada lawmakers pledged funding to address the nearly 1,000 people waiting to take part in a Meals on Wheels program. A year later, the waiting list still has 800 people on it. The Legislature approved $3.4 million to fund home-delivered meals until 2019, increasing the budget by $1.9 million. The state was able […]

Groups protest Wells Fargo for financing immigrant detention industry

BY: - July 25, 2018

Social activists Make the Road Nevada and other groups protested a Wells Fargo branch office in Las Vegas Wednesday to highlight the banking giant’s financing of private companies that operate immigration detention centers. The protests are part of a national effort to bring attention to Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan, chief creditors of GEO Group […]

Heller declined invitation to visit UNLV immigration clinic

BY: - July 25, 2018

“I’ve heard from over 3,500 of my constituents from across the state share their concerns about these families that have been separated,” Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday. “My constituents spoke to families split apart at the border and some are held in Southern Nevada and they are, frankly, asking […]

Rehab exec cops to the truth

BY: - July 25, 2018

If you want a revealing look inside the growth industry of our time — the drug and alcohol rehab sector — take a look at this House subcommittee hearing from Tuesday. Of particular interest is the testimony from American Addiction Center’s CEO Michael Cartwright. The company owns Desert Hope and Solutions in Las Vegas. Last […]

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Poll suggests immigration could backfire on Republicans

BY: - July 25, 2018

Minority voters do not support the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies and favor Democrats in battleground congressional districts by double-digit margins, according to a poll released Tuesday by Latino Decisions.  The poll surveyed voters in 61 competitive U.S. House races, including Nevada’s 3rd and 4th congressional districts, and found that Latinos, African-Americans and Asian and Pacific […]

Nevada urban employment grows while rural workforce declines

BY: - July 24, 2018

Nevada job growth in the last year has been concentrated overwhelmingly in urban areas, according to the state Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). Employment grew by 2.8 percent statewide from June 2017 to June 2018, or 37,600 new jobs, DETR noted in a release Tuesday. Employment in the Las Vegas metro area increased […]

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Judge troubled by allegations of dirty cops

BY: - July 24, 2018

A Clark County judge says allegations of police misconduct in a case that sent a convicted pimp to prison for life are “very troubling.” Judge Michael Villani sent Ocean Fleming to prison in 2012 based, in part, on the testimony of witnesses who now contend they were coached and coerced by then-Metro Vice Detectives Chris […]

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Puerto Rican evacuees struggle to get licenses in Nevada

BY: - July 24, 2018

Residents in Puerto Rico have been U.S. citizens for more than a century, but Puerto Ricans escaping the devastation of Hurricane Maria are now realizing they are still treated differently in Nevada. Nevada law requires anyone in the state to get a Nevada driver’s license within 30 days of becoming a legal resident. For those […]

Solutions Treatment sued over client death

BY: - July 23, 2018

The mother of a 23-year-old young man who died while in a residential drug and alcohol treatment home in Las Vegas is blaming rehab behemoth American Addiction Center’s business model for her son’s death.   Kathy Deem is suing Solutions Recovery and Solutions Treatment, owned by AAC, saying the company advertised medical treatment it was […]