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Nevada can, and should, outlaw this industry

South Dakota is the most recent state to run off its payday loan industry.In 2016, 75 percent of South Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved a...

Fewer Nevadans file for unemployment in August

Nearly 9,600 initial unemployment claims were filed in Nevada in August, a 10.7 percent drop from August of last year, the Department of Employment,...
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Report: Laxalt, Duncan cost Nevadans $8 million in overtime

Nevada workers who earn between roughly $24,000 and $48,000 annually are losing out on $8 million a year in overtime wages, according to a new...
house prices up

LV’s real estate reputation won’t die

Las Vegas is having a tough time living down its sordid past.  Not that sordid past. It’s our reputation as Ground Zero in the...
The Ball of Foot

Raiders call end run against NV Energy

The Raiders, who are not yet a customer of NV Energy, don't want to be.According to a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of...
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Trump tariffs strengthen “perfect storm” slamming Nevada farms

A wall of surplus beef, Donald Trump’s trade wars, and a drop in demand for milk and cheese threaten profits for Nevada’s $1 billion...
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A look at low teacher pay (and new strategy for raising it)

Over the past year teacher salaries have become a topic of conversation across the country, and unrest among educators led to protests and strikes...
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“Women in Las Vegas are not safe,” Gaming Control Board told

Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 spoke before the Gaming Control Board Wednesday about sexual harassment they faced from managers and customers,...
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Workers caring for Americans don’t earn enough to care for families

Helping elderly and disabled Americans retain their independence and avoid nursing home care is getting more challenging, thanks to the low-pay and unpredictable working...
change is hard

LV metro area job growth is nation’s 2nd highest; wage growth isn’t

From July 2017 to July 2018, employment in the Las Vegas metro area grew 3.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment...

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