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Nurses, health care workers push for better protections from violence

One morning, the upset husband of a patient told a Las Vegas nurse he was going to bring his gun to the hospital at...
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If Nevada wanted education funded education would be funded

Nevada’s official economic forecasters met Tuesday and found the same thing they always find: A state that leans so heavily on sales taxes for...
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Poll results suggest Nevada’s paid sick leave bill is too weak

Eight out of ten Nevadans agree: Workers should get paid leaveA poll released Thursday found Nevada voters overwhelmingly support legislation that would expand access...
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Culinary not impressed with MGM’s “financial engineering”

The 254 employees laid off by MGM International Resorts were from a variety of properties and worked in diverse positions, but they had one...
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Governor appoints attorney to fill Nevada Gaming Commission spot

Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Rosa Solis-Rainey of Henderson to the Nevada Gaming Commission Tuesday.Solis-Rainey will replace Sandra Douglas Morgan, who left the Gaming Commission...
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Bills seek to undo 2015 Legislature’s anti-union measures

Legislation passed out of the Nevada Assembly Monday would require contractors to pay prevailing wage on public works projects of $100,000 or more.  The...
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GDP sports 3.2% growth as consumer spending … slows?

Is America great again or what? In the first quarter of 2019, U.S. gross domestic product rose 3.2 percent, which would be making all...
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MGM layoffs “a bloodbath,” not confined to management

Contrary to widespread news reports, the 254 employees who lost their jobs with MGM Resorts International Thursday were not confined to management, but rather...
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Reid worried about “skills gap” – unless it’s Biden’s

Harry Reid thinks Nevada's Democratic caucus will play a bigger role in the presidential race next year than it has in the past. He's...
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“Vast majority” of MGM layoffs are in Las Vegas

Just days after touting his company’s workforce development efforts, MGM International Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren announced 254 employees would be informed Thursday...

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