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Ford announces transition team

BY: - November 28, 2018

Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford announced the 19 members of his transition team Wednesday. Members include Geoconda Arguello-Kline from the Culinary Union, Clark County public defender John Piro, Douglas County district attorney Mark Jackson and Barbara Buckley, the executive director of Legal Aid of Southern Nevada — Buckley is also a co-chair for Governor-elect Steve Sisolak’s […]

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Bobby Kennedy Jr., Tick Segerblom ride to rescue the Colorado River

BY: - November 28, 2018

The lawmaker who led the effort to legalize weed in Nevada has a new challenge that may prove more daunting – saving the Colorado River.   To do so, Clark County commissioner-elect Tick Segerblom will have to confront two behemoths – wasteful water users (both corporate and personal) and climate change.   Segerblom is the […]

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Whatever happened to that homeless corridor gate, anyway?

BY: - November 27, 2018

Construction on a proposed gate to limit foot traffic on Foremaster Lane has been postponed until early 2019. The Las Vegas City Council voted Aug. 1 to erect a gate within the Homeless Corridor. “We had to work through some underground utility issues that required some slight redesigns of the gate post locations,” says Jace […]

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Sisolak announces full transition advisory committee

BY: - November 27, 2018

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak announced his full, 28-member transition advisory committee Tuesday. “I have pledged to be a governor for all of Nevada and I have worked to make sure my transition team captures the diversity this state holds,” Sisolak said in a statement. “Every member of this team brings a unique experience and view to […]

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Nevada’s precarious labor rate among nation’s highest

BY: - November 27, 2018

Earlier this month the state reported that unemployment in Nevada, though still above the national rate of 3.7 percent, had dipped a tenth of a point to 4.4 percent in October. But that’s the headline “U3” rate. The “U6” rate — defined as “total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers, plus total employed part time […]

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Women co-chairing Sisolak transition team

BY: - November 26, 2018

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak will rely on the assistance of three women to head his transition advisory team as he prepares to ascend to the state’s highest office. In a release, Sisolak announced U.S Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) will chair the team, which will be co-chaired by former Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Reno Mayor Hillary […]

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36 cents an hour? The debate on subminimum wage is here

BY: - November 26, 2018

In front of the woman sits a piece of cardboard with a dozen individual rectangles drawn on in permanent marker. Working slowly but steadily, the woman places a small packet onto each rectangle. When each rectangle is filled, she gathers the dozen individual packets into one larger box that will be sold by a retail […]

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Q&A with Dina Titus: “We can’t just investigate, we’ve also got to legislate”

BY: - November 23, 2018

This year Dina Titus was reelected to her fourth term representing Nevada’s 1st congressional district ,which includes Las Vegas and the Strip. In a wide-ranging interview with the Current a few days before Thanksgiving, Titus talked about newly empowered Democrats investigating Donald Trump and trying to hold him accountable — including from her new perch […]

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Cortez Masto bill targets crimes against Native American women

BY: - November 21, 2018

Violent crime against Native American women is at a crisis level, and the federal government’s response to it is failing, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says. “What I’ve seen of the federal agencies that work with our tribal communities, they are inept right now,” Cortez Masto said last week. “There’s a lot of chaos. There’s a […]

Community remembers trans deaths worldwide

BY: - November 21, 2018

Celine Walker, 36. Date of death, Feb. 4, 2018.  Tonya Harding, 35. Date of death, Feb. 6, 2018. Phylicia Mitchell, 45. Date of death, Feb. 25, 2018. Some fought back tears while others openly wept as all 369 names of transgender people who have been killed in the last year were read — 22 in […]

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#MeToo on ice in Nevada casinos

BY: - November 20, 2018

UPDATED with comment from Governor Brian Sandoval It’s not often a gaming executive takes on industry regulators, but Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst, who is chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association, isn’t mincing words about the failure of the Nevada Gaming Commission to address sexual harassment in the state’s hotels and casinos.   “I’m truly […]

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Regents will ask Legislature to reform higher ed salary structure

BY: - November 19, 2018

K-12 teachers aren’t the only ones not satisfied with salaries. Many within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) are frustrated by its lack of an in-rank salary advancement structure and they want legislators to tackle the issue during the upcoming 2019 session. They argue salary compression — only slight differences between salaries for new […]