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Advocates against subminimum wage gain traction in Reno

BY: - January 11, 2019

Disability advocates in Nevada celebrated a largely symbolic victory this week as the Reno City Council unanimously passed a resolution to bar the use of subminimum wage within city contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act allows for authorized employers to pay intellectually disabled people less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, in […]

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Correction: Rule change won’t speed up eviction process

BY: - January 11, 2019

Changes to civil procedure rules adopted by the Nevada Supreme Court last month will not speed up the eviction process. At the end of December, the Supreme Court revised civil procedure rules to adjust time periods for motion papers. Those rules, however, do not apply to justice courts, where eviction cases are handled. The Current […]

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Las Vegas ties with Cleveland, but not in a nice way

BY: - January 10, 2019

Of 51 metro areas with more than a million people, the unemployment rate in November was lowest in the Twin Cities, at 2.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tied at 51st, with the highest unemployment rates of all the big metro areas, were Cleveland, and Las Vegas (or as the Southern Nevada […]

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Cortez Masto tells Senate colleagues to defy Trump, reopen government

BY: - January 10, 2019

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto called on President Trump to reopen shuttered government agencies, and highlighted the impact the shutdown was having on Nevadans. Cortez Masto said the president’s “govern-by-chaos approach” was affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors across the country who would miss their first paycheck […]

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Togliatti leaving MGM to run Department of Public Safety again

BY: - January 10, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak today appointed longtime law enforcement and casino veteran George Togliatti to run the Department of Public Safety, a position Togliatti held from January 8, 2004 through January of 2007, under Gov. Kenny Guinn. Togliatti has been a Vice President at MGM Resorts International since 2007, according to his LinkedIn profile. “George has […]

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As shutdown drags on, bills start piling up for federal workers, tribes go without

BY: - January 10, 2019

As the partial government shutdown hits nearly three weeks with no end in sight, households are about to go without paychecks, and tribal communities are shutting down services. The shutdown began Dec. 21 after President Trump refused to sign a continuing resolution funding the government because it lacked $5.7 billion for his border wall. In […]

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More money leads to better school performance, evaluation finds

BY: - January 9, 2019

An external evaluation of seven educational programs authorized by the 2017 Nevada Legislature was released Tuesday and recommends continued funding for all programs. The education initiatives were proposed during Gov. Sandoval’s administration were approved by Nevada lawmakers. The programs were granted funding under the condition that their progress would be evaluated externally. Data from the programs […]

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Horsford lands spot on Ways and Means

BY: - January 9, 2019

Rep. Steven Horsford will be the first Nevada congressman to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee since former Rep. Shelley Berkley left Congress six years ago. Seats on the Ways and Means Committee are highly sought after by lawmakers, because of its jurisdiction over key economic policy issues like tax, trade and health care […]

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Sisolak ousts Harris, appoints former MGM attorney to chair Control Board

BY: - January 9, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak is replacing Gaming Control Board chairwoman Becky Harris, who led the board through the formation of proposed rules to reign in sexual harassment in the casino industry.  Sandra Douglass Morgan, who was recently appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Sisolak’s predecessor, Brian Sandoval, will take the helm of the Control Board. […]

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Bonnie Springs Ranch developer: No zoo, smaller motel, natural look

BY: - January 9, 2019

Additional details have emerged about the future of Bonnie Springs Ranch. The developers, Joel Laub & Associates, are hoping the new details will reassure the public that their intentions are to preserve the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon while adding residential housing that falls well within the county’s rural zoning requirements. The Current reported Monday […]

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CJR story reports “hostile and abusive” environment at Review-Journal

BY: - January 9, 2019

Under the headline “The newspaper that #MeToo missed,” the Columbia Journalism Review Wednesday published a lengthy and detailed account of sexual harassment allegations at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The article’s author, Jennifer Robison, chronicles “a number of inappropriate behaviors by a group of men who worked together off and on at various media companies over […]

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Rural residents fear U.S. Navy bombing range threatens their economy

BY: - January 9, 2019

The U.S. Navy has long argued that its Fallon Range Training Complex in Nevada needs more space to test aviation weapons that fly at higher altitudes and greater distances in order to counter evolving threats in modern warfare. Taking steps to expand the range, the military has proposed taking ownership of 618,727 acres of public […]