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Prison guards hope union will end culture of lawlessness

Now that state lawmakers have cleared the way for collective bargaining by state employees, Nevada’s prison guards are the first to sign up a...
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Clark County to add short-term rental fines to tax bill

Clark County has a new weapon against homeowners who lease their properties as short-term rentals, which are illegal in the county.  Until now, county officials...
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Next recession likely to hit Nevadans especially hard, whenever it starts

"If all the world’s economists were laid end to end," George Bernard Shaw is said to have quipped, "they'd never reach a conclusion."Conflicting headlines...
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Laborers’ union boss: Bleutech project ‘looks more legitimate … than Faraday’

A first-of-its-kind development offering workforce housing amid “supertrees” and “self-healing concrete,” as well as other ultra-high-tech features, is slated for 101 acres of land...
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Nevada workforce still more part-time & precarious than before the crash

For all the talk about Nevada’s economic recovery, the Great Recession made structural changes that have created a more part-time and precariously employed workforce...
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Ford joins AGs to unload on Trump’s proposed ‘licenses to discriminate’

Comments for a proposed rule that would remove anti-discrimination protections for patients closed Tuesday generating more than 150,000 comments—many of them urging the Trump...
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Rural Nevada, like rural America, is hurting, and Trump won’t fix that

Donald Trump lost Clark and Washoe counties in 2016. But in rural Nevada, he got 97,423 votes, to Hillary Clinton’s 39,654.That wasn’t enough for...
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‘Explosive’ price of gold won’t mean much for Nevada

Since last year the price of gold has increased 25 percent, from $1,200 to $1,500. Market watchers are saying things like gold is a...
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Pregnant women in Nevada must scramble for stability, support

If you are an MGM Resorts employee in Macau and give birth, you will be able to take 70 days of paid leave to...
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Raiders Stadium construction jobs a fraction of projections thus far

With a little more than a year to go before the Las Vegas Raiders are scheduled to kick off their inaugural season, construction of...

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