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Group fighting wage theft succeeds where state fails, but wants tougher laws

Immigrant workers in Nevada are suffering from a wage theft “epidemic,” and the state office charged with protecting workers is ineffective and unresponsive, says...
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Culinary: Station knows it will lose, just stalling to delay paying for benefits

Maria Cristina Alvarado immigrated from Guatemala about 11 years ago and has worked as an assistant cook at the Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort...

Castro’s quest to bring people ‘off the sidelines and into the voting booth’

Local grocery stores in food deserts. Food banks. Soup kitchens. Underground homeless encampments.  On his numerous trips to Southern Nevada, presidential candidate and former U.S....
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NV median household income dropped, income inequality increased in 2018

Between 2017 and 2018 household income increased in 33 states.Nevada was not one of them.Median household income in Nevada dropped, in inflation-adjusted dollars, from...
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Goodman resurrects ordinance to punish homeless sleeping on sidewalks

City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is planning to resurrect, and expand, a proposed ordinance that could punish those experiencing homelessness for sleeping...
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Nevada had nation’s largest percentage job growth in year ending August 2019

From August 2018 to 2019, the number of Nevada jobs grew by 3 percent, the largest percentage job growth in the nation, according to...
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NV childhood poverty rate drops overall, but still high for children of color

Nevada is one of 29 states that saw a decrease in children living in concentrated poverty according to a new report from the Annie...
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Las Vegas worker calls on Congress to boost wages: ‘We are not asking for...

WASHINGTON – A quarter century ago, Kismet Evans was homeless and abusing drugs and alcohol. Today, thanks in part to a program that helped...
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Trump’s pick for labor secretary questioned gay rights in 1985 article

WASHINGTON -- When Eugene Scalia was a fourth-year English major at the University of Virginia in 1985, he penned an article for the student...
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It’s a desert out there … for child care

"A child care desert," explains the Center for American Progress, "is any census tract with more than 50 children under age 5 that contains...

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