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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...
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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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Workers to speak with Gaming Control Board on sexual harassment

A former casino worker at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, Xstal Campbell, alleges she was fired from her job after she submitted...

Largest NV workforce whose raises Trump canceled: VA

Just in time for Labor Day, President Trump announced Thursday that he is canceling pay raises for civilian federal employees that were scheduled to...
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#MeToo: An overnight phenomenon after only 11 years

Tarana Burke coined the phrase "Me Too" in 2006. More than a decade later, she was among the featured "silence breakers" selected as the...
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Report measures material hardships among working adults

As of May, 660,000 Nevadans were on Medicaid, most of them mothers and children, or the aged, blind and disabled.In 2016, a monthly average...
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Nevada ranks as fifth most golfy state, sort of

Nevada has the fifth-highest golf industry location quotient in the U.S., the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this week.Right. What's that mean?"Location quotient" the...
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When the economy and families fail to provide, schools have to step in

When employees at the convenience store a quarter mile away from Robert Taylor Elementary School notice a student shoplifting, they will sometimes call its...
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Trump’s plan to boost coal will hurt Nevada, groups warn

Nevada conservationists joined the chorus of critics nationwide and blasted the Trump administration's plan to boost output at coal-burning power plants.Trump moved formally Tuesday...
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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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