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This week, as Democrats and Republicans wait for the Dec. 6 Georgia Senate runoff to determine whether Democrats have a vote to spare in their majority, the Democratic caucus elected new leaders and adopted new rules, the Senate passed a LGBTQ+ rights bill, and both houses voted on legislation to avert a rail workers strike. The post DC Download: Susie Lee creates House Dem leadership role for swing-seat rep appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
The fee is the first of its kind in Nevada, and has been billed by employees of the newspaper and other advocates as a means to fund the outlet in the long term without the need to rely directly on advertising, university administrators or the undergraduate student government. The post Regents approve student fee to fund UNLV student newspaper, split over other new fees appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
President Joe Biden upended Nevada’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary bid Thursday night, asking Democratic National Committee members to make South Carolina the party’s first contest. The post Biden foils Nevada’s first-in-the-nation bid, relegates Silver State to second appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
On Friday, regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will vote on a $0.20-per-credit-hour fee for students at UNLV designed to fully fund the Scarlet & Gray. The post Amid budget woes, will student fees save Nevada’s college papers? appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
As federal funding for COVID-19 vaccines dwindles, putting the commercialization of those vaccines in closer sight, public health officials are bracing for access issues, especially among underinsured and uninsured populations. The post COVID in Context: The end of free COVID vaccines? It might happen next year appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Redwood Materials — a lithium battery recycling company based in Carson City — received more than $105 million in tax abatements. The post Lithium recycler making near-record investment gets $105 million in Nevada tax abatements appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
The Congressional Black Caucus named Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) its chairman for the next session of Congress, making him the first Nevadan to lead the historic and influential bloc. Horsford currently serves as first vice chair to outgoing chair Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and previously was parliamentarian under former chair...
October marked the 20th straight month of $1 billion or more in state gaming revenue, according to figures released Tuesday by the Gaming Control Board. The post Reid Airport draws a record 5M passengers, plans parking upgrades appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
In this week’s Indy Environment newsletter, we talked with Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley, who is resigning from his post, after more than 25 years at the agency. The post Outgoing NDOW director talks about agency funding, protecting the sagebrush biome appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
With Iowa potentially on the way out, a DNC committee could elevate Nevada – or New Hampshire – to first-in-the-nation status The post With DNC meeting to propose 2024 presidential primary calendar, all eyes on Nevada appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Through a random selection process using software, the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board awarded 20 entities with "prospective" independent consumption lounge licenses, including 10 "social equity" applicants, out of a pool of 80 submitters. The post Nevada announces winners of provisional cannabis lounge licenses appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
During remarks at the Tribal Nations Summit, President Joe Biden announced his intention to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, protecting sacred land and connecting critical desert habitat. The post Biden pledges to designate Avi Kwa Ame monument in Nevada honoring tribes appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Through a recently-awarded $3.7 million grant, the Washoe County School District is planning to more than double support services to help Native American students become college and career ready. The post Washoe schools awarded $3.7M grant to prepare Native students for college, careers appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Every Tuesday at 5 p.m., a grassroots group of volunteers who call themselves Family Soup Mutual Aid hands out hot food, hygiene supplies, warm clothes, fentanyl testing strips and Narcan to the unhoused population at the Reno City Plaza. The post Tuesday night tradition brings unhoused population to Reno city plaza appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
After centuries of colonialism decimated their way of life, Indigenous people are reclaiming their identity, culture and presence through safe communal spaces. The post On Native American Heritage Day, ‘Indigemart’ event helps attendees connect to roots appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Ben Kieckhefer, a former state senator and Nevada Gaming Commissioner, will serve as chief of staff for Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo. The post Lombardo announces gaming commissioner, former state senator as chief of staff appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Absent an agreement, the federal government is pursuing a two-pronged strategy on cutting Colorado River water use. The post Colorado River users, facing historic uncertainty, are set to meet in Las Vegas next month appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Following an October meeting of the Interim Finance Committee, just $135 million of the more than $2.7 billion state general aid (less than 5 percent) remained unallocated. The post Where is Nevada spending its $2.7 billion in American Rescue Plan funds? appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
From crown jewel of casinos to harassed impersonators, Las Vegas showgirls want to be respected as a serious business
Although traditional showgirls were a highly regarded art form, the showgirls of today don’t enjoy the same level of protection or respect. Their stages — Fremont Street and Strip sidewalks — can be dangerous. Tourists often tell them to “get a real job.” But many showgirls see themselves as skilled business women who choose this work — and make a lot of money doing it. The post From crown jewel of casinos to harassed impersonators, Las Vegas showgirls want to be respected as a serious business appeared first on The Nevada Independent.
Field trips like this aren't just about STEAM education or corporate community building; they are a chance for rural students to make new friends. The post PHOTOS: Field trip near proposed lithium mine imparts geology lessons, fosters friendships appeared first on The Nevada Independent.