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Medicaid reliance expected to increase as more Nevadans lose jobs

The number of people enrolled in Nevada Medicaid is growing, and that increased demand could strain a program already battered by millions of dollars...
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Workers, unions raise red flag over hospital safety concerns

Local coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations have gradually declined this month, yet many Southern Nevada hospital workers say they still face high workloads and...

Getting food on the table in a pandemic

Months into the pandemic, many Nevada households are still struggling with food insecurity, and food distribution centers are still trying to meet the need.“COVID-19...
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Unions push for job security ordinance covering all workers – union or not

A coalition of labor unions is pushing Clark County to introduce an ordinance requiring businesses to rehire furloughed or laid-off employees based on seniority...
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With money running out, state pauses new rental assistance applications

All $50 million set aside to provide rental assistance in Clark County is expected to run out and the Nevada state treasurer’s office announced...
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MGM backs off after asking workers to ‘voluntarily’ repay thousands in tips

The timing couldn’t have been worse for MGM employees who were notified in July they’d been overpaid a year ago (when times were good)...
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Save democracy, work a poll. Clark County is hiring election workers

Clark County is hiring upwards of 1,500 people to work at polling places this fall.Only 1,600 people have signed up to work for the...
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Out of work, benefits disappearing. Now what?   

Now that the federal government’s $600 weekly payments to the unemployed and underemployed have stopped and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures are expiring, more...
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With childcare and education strained, burden on working women deepens

Like parents across Nevada, Grecia found herself attempting to work from home and watch her young child after schools were shutdown in mid-March.She tried...

Nevada declared racism a public health crisis. So what’s the plan?

Video footage of George Floyd, a Black man dying under the knee of a white police officer, has ignited a nationwide conversation about structural...

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