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Food deserts: Residents struggle in neighborhoods without supermarkets

Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary school is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Las Vegas. It is adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base,...
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Real wages down year over year

Real average hourly earnings for all employees in the U.S. decreased 0.2 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, the Bureau of Labor statistics...
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Immigrants fill construction void, struggle for pay

September marks the 10th anniversary of the Wall Street collapse that decimated Nevada’s housing market, slashed the construction workforce by more than half and...
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Rosen tries to make wages a campaign issue

Sen. Dean Heller told attendees of a Latin Chamber of Commerce event last week that he doesn’t believe minimum wage should be set at...
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Arizona may get an electricity deregulation debate, too

Sixteen states, mostly in the northeast, have adopted electricity deregulation in one form of another. Nevadans will determine whether they want to join them...
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The simple truth about Question 3

“Competition is good,” declares the campaign for Question 3. “It’s that simple”If Question 3 passes, Nevada will have to create rules and guidelines for...
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What’s going on with the resort industry anyway?

Falling stock prices, meh, whatever.But the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports a lot of stats are down year-to-date, including visitor volume, convention...
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State officials to audit bail bonds companies for compliance

A disproportionate number of the consumer complaints filed with the Nevada Division of Insurance are related to the bail industry. In response, state officials...
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Boys-club culture, lack of oversight contribute to lack of women in trades

UA Local 525 -- the plumbers and pipefitters union -- has approximately 1,900 members.Only 34 are female.Nobody expects a plumbers and pipefitters union to...

Stiffer SNAP/Medicaid work requirements counterproductive, report says

Making people work more to get food stamps and health care is punitive and does more harm than good, according to a research paper...

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