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Not an L, not a V, not a Nike swoosh: Nevada’s K-shaped recovery

The complex Nevada economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession can be explained by one letter of the alphabet – the letter K....

Unpaid utility bills are stacking up, assistance programs will likely fall short

With hundreds of thousands of Nevadans still unsure how they will pay next month’s rent, there is still a lot of focus on helping...

Congress passes ‘first step’ in pandemic relief with $900B package

WASHINGTON -- Widely labeled inadequate before it was even passed, Congress on Monday night cleared and sent to President Donald Trump the first major...

What’s in the $900B relief bill—and what’s out

WASHINGTON -- Congress passed a bipartisan emergency relief bill intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House Democratic appropriators say...

DETR paints itself as overburdened but adapting to ‘beyond a tsunami’ of claims

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has made significant strides in addressing its backlog of unemployment claims, according to the department’s top administrator,...

Mass evictions: The difference between the next Great Depression or the next recovery

For months the most vulnerable families in Nevada have been going to bed anxious and waking up scared. Millions of Americans are unemployed, running...

Are NV workers worth as much as AZ workers? Asking for NV Democrats.

On New Year’s Day, the minimum wage will rise above -- in some cases considerably above -- $12 an hour in some Western states.Nevada...
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Sign of the times: Clark County, resort industry squabble over room tax 

It’s not a lot of money, relatively speaking - roughly $9 million - barely 1 percent of the revenue generated annually by room tax...
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Without new revenue & a big stimulus, state budget will be slashed again

Viable covid-19 vaccines on the horizon have many people feeling like the end of the pandemic is in sight. But that promised return to...
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Not just the usual suspects: Coalition hopes to build broad support for revenue

Dozens of Nevada organizations are calling on Gov. Steve Sisolak to diversify and increase revenue streams.Their joint letter can be seen as a preamble...

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