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What the bond between public education and private labor looks like

BY: - June 26, 2018

Two days before Southeast Career Technical Academy held its graduation ceremony at Orleans Arena, a much smaller celebration took place in a rec room on the school’s eastside campus. There were inspiring speeches, cupcakes, proud parents… and a $70k electric car. It was a celebration for approximately two dozen students from SECTA, Desert Rose High […]

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Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

BY: - June 25, 2018

This flu season – October through May –  was brutal in Southern Nevada. Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health District – compared to only nine flu-related deaths the previous season. There were a total of 1,345 confirmed cases and 975 hospitalizations. Last season there were 689 cases and 454 […]


Warren links immigration to values in Las Vegas

BY: - June 24, 2018

On Saturday two opposing political forces held events on opposite sides of Las Vegas. In Henderson, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a fundraising event for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen at Lovelady Brewing Company while President Trump attended a fundraiser for Rosen’s opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Outside […]

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Hundreds brave Vegas heat to blast Trump, Heller

BY: - June 23, 2018

Across the country, people have been speaking out against the Trump Administration’s policies that have resulted in immigrant families being separated at the border. With Donald Trump’s visit to Las Vegas Saturday, local protesters came out to voice their anger in person. “No Trump, no KKK, no Racist USA,” some chanted. “The people united will […]

Protesters plotting, planning for Trump visit: UPDATE

BY: - June 22, 2018

Updated June 22, 2018 Las Vegans are expected to brave a high of 111 degrees Saturday to demonstrate their outrage over President Donald Trump’s efforts to deter immigration by separating asylum-seeking families at the Mexican border. Trump abandoned the effort after a tidal wave of criticism further threatened the political futures of his supporters in […]

Metro to decide on $500,000 settlement from 2010 Taser death

BY: - June 22, 2018

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Fiscal Affairs Committee is expected to decide Monday whether to approve a settlement in the 2010 death of Anthony Jones. The committee’s recommendation is to approve the $500,000 settlement as a “compromise of a disputed claim.” Jones was pulled over during a traffic stop in December 2010, during which […]

WaPo: Sandoval, Heller & “gamesmanship” bring federal aid to already booming county

BY: - June 22, 2018

Storey County, home of Tesla’s battery factory, won a lucrative federal designation as an “Opportunity Zone” – at the expense of other Nevada towns – as a result of lobbying by Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller, and Nevada brothel owner Lance Gilman, the Washington Post reports. The story reports that businessmen in Dayton are […]


Nevada ill-equipped to house youth offenders

BY: - June 22, 2018

If a teenage girl in Nevada was convicted as an adult, the options for housing her in a correctional facility would be segregation or sending her out of state. “There is nowhere in the department of corrections for them to live,” says Holly Welborn, the policy director of the ACLU of Nevada. “This is an […]


Latest path to Fountain of Youth leads to convicted felon

BY: - June 22, 2018

After years of political and religious wrangling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved stem cell therapies, opening the floodgates for what’s expected to be the next frontier in regenerative healing. Now, a Las Vegas businessman who says he’s “revolutionizing stem cell therapy” is opening a new venture, despite being on federal probation for […]

Sisolak slams Trump effort to dump protections for pre-existing conditions

BY: - June 21, 2018

Efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s coverage of pre-existing conditions could put as many as 1.2 million Nevadans at risk, according to government estimates.  Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Sisolak, says the reversal would threaten Nevada’s most vulnerable, including 160,000 children and 270,000 senior citizens. Sisolak defended the […]

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New report argues Nevada laws aren’t protecting public education

BY: - June 21, 2018

Nevada has found itself near the bottom of another list. A new ‘Grading the States’ report from the Network for Public Education and the Schott Foundation for Public Education measured “commitment to democratically governed schools.” The report took into consideration the types and extent of school privatization, civil rights protections, transparency, accountability and oversight policies. […]

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Clean energy groups outline agenda for Nevada

BY: - June 21, 2018

A clean energy industry association and a group closely aligned with former Sen. Harry Reid have a few energy ideas for Nevada’s next governor, whoever it is. A “Clean Energy Roadmap” released Thursday by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and the Clean Energy Project (CEP) lists a half-dozen proposals designed “to harness the economic power of […]