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International Whores Day

Amid threats to their industry, sex workers question pushback on rally

Early last month, approximately 150 people donned red outfits and took to the sidewalks in downtown Las Vegas to advocate for the complete decriminalization...
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Cash, cleanliness, black market are biggest worries on legal weed anniversary

If money is a curse, there’s a powerful hex over Nevada’s fledgling cannabis industry.  Barely a year old and the legal weed business is...
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Is the Green rush leaving women and minorities behind?

How do you create equity in the cannabis industry so people of color, low-income communities and those disenfranchised by marijuana laws can benefit from...
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Nevada unions condemn Supreme Court’s “extreme decision”

In Nevada, workers can already opt out of paying union dues and still reap the benefits of better wages and benefits and job security...

Are job drug tests for weed on the way out?

Nevadans and our visitors love legal marijuana.  Sales are topping $40 million a month and tax revenue will far exceed the projected $50 million...
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What the bond between public education and private labor looks like

Two days before Southeast Career Technical Academy held its graduation ceremony at Orleans Arena, a much smaller celebration took place in a rec room...
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Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

This flu season - October through May -  was brutal in Southern Nevada.Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health...
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Bubble? What bubble? Fitch, Forbes wrong, LV experts say

A Fitch Ratings report published by Forbes designating Las Vegas as the most overvalued real estate market in the nation has homeowners who survived...
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The downside of pushing economic development

"Average hourly earnings have increased by nearly 20% since January 2007," reads one of the charts presented to state economic forecasters by the Las...

Discrimination victims win at Dotty’s

The company that owns Dotty's, the ubiquitous strip mall slot parlors, will pay a $3.5 million to victims of discrimination to settle a lawsuit...

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