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Sisolak echoes Sandoval, urges Gaming Commission to act on sexual harassment rules

Gaming Commission members are so far ignoring a call from Governor Brian Sandoval to consider proposed rules to help protect hotel and casino workers...
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Titus goes to bat again for hungry kids

For close to two-thirds of Clark County students, the free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches they receive at school may be the most nutritious...
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Nevada’s precarious labor rate among nation’s highest

Earlier this month the state reported that unemployment in Nevada, though still above the national rate of 3.7 percent, had dipped a tenth of...
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Nevada income growth is miserable and a stadium won’t fix that

Nevada's median household income rose from $25,776 in 1984 to $56,550 in 2017, a 119 percent increase.That's the smallest increase of any state in...
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36 cents an hour? The debate on subminimum wage is here

In front of the woman sits a piece of cardboard with a dozen individual rectangles drawn on in permanent marker. Working slowly but steadily,...

#MeToo on ice in Nevada casinos

UPDATED with comment from Governor Brian SandovalIt’s not often a gaming executive takes on industry regulators, but Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst, who...
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State gives tax breaks to Google, all stimulus-response like

If Google hires 50 people in Henderson by the end of 2023, great. If Google spends $600 million on its Henderson server farm or...
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Supply of iron workers weak link in stadium construction?

July 31, 2020. That’s the projected completion date of the $1.84 billion Las Vegas Stadium -- and not a moment to spare before the...
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Amazon sweepstakes prompts references to, well, you know

Amazon's official announcement this week that it would build so-called HQ2's in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas sparked renewed debate...
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Brookings Mountain West launches “Las Vegas and the Middle Class” project

There’s one thing that rich and poor have in common in the U.S. -- they both tend to describe themselves as “middle class.”That might...

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