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Downloading music? Streaming shows? You might soon have to pay sales tax on that.

As Nevadans have transitioned from physical copies of music, movies and books to digital versions, some things have been left behind. Blockbuster video rental stores,...

Raiders go on defense to keep tax exemption

The Las Vegas Raiders and Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday pushed back against a proposed bill that would remove their existing exemption from the...

Biden called on to protect immigrant wage theft whistleblowers

The painters atop the scaffolds dangling down the high rise office building at One Hughes Center seemed oblivious to the commotion below -- the...
Nellis Air Force Base solar panels

Biden pairs ‘down payment’ on climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure

The sprawling $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal President Joe Biden laid out Wednesday in Pennsylvania includes significant spending to address climate change, providing...

Just say Home Means Nevada and pretend something rational is happening

One stirring but unintentional feature of Joe Biden’s sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how picayune Nevada’s economic policy dialogue looks by comparison. Oh sure,...

Lost leases & missed milestones: Artists reflect on a ‘spotty at best’ year

The first mural Bracken Hermansen painted was at her children’s elementary school 10 years ago. Jellyfish, eels, and a narwhal still cover the walls...
The Great Seal of the State of Nevada

Proposed floor for property tax caps draws opposition

A measure that would make “a very small change to Nevada’s property tax calculation,” according to the association of local governments requesting it, drew...

Can the federal relief bill fix Nevada child care’s long-standing shortcomings?

The number of licensed child care providers is down 8% from pre-pandemic levels, according to new numbers from the Nevada Department of Health and...

Nevada lawmakers aim to regulate apps offering early access to wages

The car breaks down. The dog gets sick. Such are the unexpected life events that crash budgets and send checking account balances plunging into...

Democrats press Biden to cancel student debt

WASHINGTON - Joycelyn Fish drove through several feet of snow that blanketed Wisconsin one February night so she could get to a nationally televised...

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