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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 […]

Retail: Still not dead yet

BY: - July 23, 2018

The number of electronic and mail order retail establishments – your exclusively online shopping stops — tripled between 2001 and 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Only tripled? Over the same period, in most retail sectors, the number of establishments declined, in keeping with the conventional brick & mortar doom & gloom […]

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Sex sells. Who’s minding the store?

BY: - July 23, 2018

“The idea is there’s a lot of money in a very, very small space.  The criminals know it. That’s why they flock to the city. Because of it you see a lot of people coming here and trafficking in women.  We also have a slogan here – “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” – […]

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DHS: MGM shooting liability in hands of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

BY: - July 21, 2018

Despite parallel federal court battles in Nevada and California seeking to determine whether the Las Vegas Strip shooting massacre qualifies as an act of terror under the SAFETY Act, the Department of Homeland Security tells the Current the designation is up to embattled DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The Current looked but could not find any […]

High heat suspected in deaths of three homeless this week

BY: - July 20, 2018

Three homeless people were found dead this week near the downtown Las Vegas I-15 corridor. Though the exact cause of death is still unknown, the City of Las Vegas says “high heat recently is suspected as a contributing factor.” “It is heartbreaking that these deaths are occurring,” said Las Vegas City Councilman Cedric Crear in […]

Housing a “hot topic” everywhere – except the Nevada campaign trail

BY: - July 20, 2018

Perhaps the most tangible affordable housing proposal in Nevada right now involves transferable tax credits for housing developers. The developers sell the credits to purchasers who might pay 80 or 90 cents on the dollar. The buyers can then pay the state taxes with credits, instead of money. The credits proposal surfaced during a Nevada […]

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Transgender homeless struggle to find shelter, resources

BY: - July 20, 2018

When Bobby Evans became homeless almost a year ago, she was referred to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. “I got there and thought, ‘Nope, not for me,’ ” she says. She was fearful about staying at a shelter that didn’t have a facility specific for transgender women. Babylyn Galit, who got the same referral when she […]

Guinn Center report on Energy Choice Initiative: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BY: - July 19, 2018

“We cannot make a conclusive determination as to whether restructuring, all else equal, contributes to rate increases or rate decreases.” That’s the main takeaway from a Guinn Center report released Thursday on the impact of Question 3, also called the Energy Choice Initiative, if passed by voters in November. The nonprofit, bipartisan Nevada think tank’s […]

Green Valley Ranch ordered to negotiate with Culinary

BY: - July 19, 2018

Station Casinos is on the losing end of an effort to delay negotiations with the Culinary and Bartenders Unions.   The National Labor Relations Board rejected the company’s legal challenge to a union election held in November 2017. The NLRB ruling says 78 percent of Green Valley Ranch Resort’s eligible employees voted in favor of unionization, […]