Working + The Economy

Twisting, turning trek out of homelessness can be slow, filled with barriers

Diana Diaz experienced homeless for two years before she was approved for social service assistance and got back into stable housing. During that time, she...
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Making childcare affordable shouldn’t come at the expense of workers, says report

Childcare is expensive. In Nevada, childcare costs more than college. But equally problematic is the condition of early childhood educators, who get paid significantly less...
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Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will they do anything?

Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave.  But they disagree on how to do it.  U.S. House lawmakers...
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Labor law? Burn the whole thing down and start over, says report

The success of the Culinary Union in Nevada is well documented and gushingly praised. It's also difficult to replicate. But it shouldn’t be, argues UNLV law...
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Horsford defends vote against mining bill 

Congressman Steven Horsford says a federal measure that could have fattened Nevada coffers by more than $100 million a year “is not the right...
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Coronavirus hits LV Sands-owned Macau casinos as packed LV Strip celebrates CNY

Of the six known cases of coronavirus in Macau, two are guests at hotels owned by Las Vegas Sands, according to Inside Asian Gaming.   The...
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Sprawl, climate crisis combine to hit disadvantaged communities the hardest

Driving from work to home in Clark County is a series of unmemorable, unconnected, empty spaces and parking lots — in other words, urban...
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Will climate voters make a difference in Nevada’s caucus?

Many climate voters see 2020 as a turning point.  Scientists have made it abundantly clear that in the next decade there needs to be significant...
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Culinary Union declares victory against Green Valley Ranch

The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Thursday they have won union recognition from Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino after a years-long battle. The two...
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Too cool for school

One of the great things about having an NFL stadium is UNLV will be able to play its football games there too. Unless the NFL...

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