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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...
burn baby burn

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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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...
don't fall

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...
Rep. Jacky Rosen

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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