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Rosen tries to make wages a campaign issue

Sen. Dean Heller told attendees of a Latin Chamber of Commerce event last week that he doesn’t believe minimum wage should be set at...
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Arizona may get an electricity deregulation debate, too

Sixteen states, mostly in the northeast, have adopted electricity deregulation in one form of another. Nevadans will determine whether they want to join them...
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The simple truth about Question 3

“Competition is good,” declares the campaign for Question 3. “It’s that simple”If Question 3 passes, Nevada will have to create rules and guidelines for...
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What’s going on with the resort industry anyway?

Falling stock prices, meh, whatever.But the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports a lot of stats are down year-to-date, including visitor volume, convention...
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State officials to audit bail bonds companies for compliance

A disproportionate number of the consumer complaints filed with the Nevada Division of Insurance are related to the bail industry. In response, state officials...
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Boys-club culture, lack of oversight contribute to lack of women in trades

UA Local 525 -- the plumbers and pipefitters union -- has approximately 1,900 members.Only 34 are female.Nobody expects a plumbers and pipefitters union to...

Stiffer SNAP/Medicaid work requirements counterproductive, report says

Making people work more to get food stamps and health care is punitive and does more harm than good, according to a research paper...
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Wage theft “epidemic” in construction. Taxpayers paying the tab.

A new ad from Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign alleges his opponent, Steve Sisolak, awarded a public works job to Las Vegas Paving,...

Nevada urban employment grows while rural workforce declines

Nevada job growth in the last year has been concentrated overwhelmingly in urban areas, according to the state Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation...

Retail: Still not dead yet

The number of electronic and mail order retail establishments - your exclusively online shopping stops -- tripled between 2001 and 2017, according to the...

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