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Where’s that money? Direct payments to start week of April 13

Starting the week of April 13, the U.S government will begin sending out direct payments to help individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic, starting with...

Organizations hustle to boost – and rethink – food distribution

As the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools and senior citizens centers across the state, the groups that provide food to Nevada’s most vulnerable...
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State, feds still need to sort unemployment for gig workers

The federal stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law last week extends unemployment insurance to self-employed workers, independent contractors, freelancers and so-called...
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Clark County suspends all union contracts as part of emergency declaration

Note: This story was updated with information regarding Clark County firefighters.The union representing health care workers at University Medical Center and a variety of...
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SBA official outlines expedited loan, grant programs for small business

Nevada’s 250,000-plus small businesses, which employ an estimateed 500,000 people, have been especially hit hard by virus-related economic disruptions.The new federal coronavirus relief law...
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Activists watch as ‘impractical’ public policies become essential overnight

Governments at all levels are working at a breakneck pace to provide relief and resources to people during this onslaught of physical and economic...
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Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to...
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Nevadans are pretty good at social distancing, new analysis shows

Nevadans are staying home.That’s the conclusion one company specializing in “human mobility insight” has come to after analyzing location data from millions of Americans...

Citing $39 billion hit, resort industry report makes case for federal relief

Nevada stands to lose $39 billion in economic output should casinos remain closed for 30 to 60 days, and will require 12 to 18...
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Can Las Vegas learn from Macau’s closure?

Nevada officials had a blueprint in Macau for stemming the spread of coronavirus.  The faraway place with close ties to Las Vegas took swift action...

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