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Report: Nearly 11,000 Nevada kids could lose access to child care as pandemic funds expire

Roughly 1,000 child care proponents from all 50 states are urging Congress this month to allocate at least $16 billion per year in emergency child care funding, warning of massive negative consequences for kids and their families and the economy as federal aid dries up.

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A morning on the job with a North Las Vegas outreach team tackling homelessness

An outreach team of about six “care managers” got out of the van and dispersed around the park, handing out cards, water and flyers for an upcoming resource fair held every quarter that offers medical check-ups such as blood pressure testing, housing assessments, health insurance enrollment, information about free phones, and free food and water. The group is called the Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (H.O.M.E.) Team.

Stalled efforts to bring a sex worker resource center to downtown Las Vegas revived

Asia Duncan said the resource site, located in a downtown Arts District building, will include co-working areas, two courtyards, free Wi-Fi and an event calendar filled with on-site classes such as trauma-informed yoga, sound bowl healing therapy or a spiritual ritual that includes sound waves released from the vibrations of “singing bowls,” as well as educational and professional development workshops.

Defendants Edward and Lizette Gallegos with their children stands in front of North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Belinda T. Harris during a home eviction hearing on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Inflation and investors challenge residents in volatile housing market

Rental rates also skyrocketed nationwide following the pandemic, which led some state officials and national leaders to believe that some “corporate entities” added another bite —  through price gouging in the housing market — to the calamities experienced by residents struggling with inflation, a global catastrophe and severe unemployment. 

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