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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...
amid the rebar

Wage theft “epidemic” in construction. Taxpayers paying the tab.

A new ad from Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign alleges his opponent, Steve Sisolak, awarded a public works job to Las Vegas Paving,...

Nevada urban employment grows while rural workforce declines

Nevada job growth in the last year has been concentrated overwhelmingly in urban areas, according to the state Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation...

Retail: Still not dead yet

The number of electronic and mail order retail establishments - your exclusively online shopping stops -- tripled between 2001 and 2017, according to the...

Green Valley Ranch ordered to negotiate with Culinary

Station Casinos is on the losing end of an effort to delay negotiations with the Culinary and Bartenders Unions.   The National Labor Relations Board...

Report: Nevada ranks 4th in income inequality

Nevada is the fourth most unequal state in the nation when it comes to income distribution, according to a new report. Income for the wealthiest...
Vdara

Universal basic income touted as answer to automation

Earlier this month, the Vdara Hotel & Spa added two relay robots that deliver snacks, sundries and spa products directly to guest suites. While charmingly decorated...
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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