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The Callback: Closed venues face long road to recovery

April 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
The months-long shutdown severely hampered the state’s hospitality and entertainment industries, as closed venues were unable to attract travelers, resulting in tens of millions fewer visitors to Las Vegas in 2020 than the year before. The loss of tourism, as well as local crowds spending on entertainment, led to thousands of lost jobs and millions in lost revenue.

The Callback: Financial devastation fosters a sense of community within Nevada’s arts industry

April 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
Amidst the safety restrictions, the Entertainment Capital of the World went dark, with a shuttered arts industry contributing to record-breaking unemployment in Southern Nevada.

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The eviction moratorium was extended. What should landlords and tenants be doing?

April 16th, 2021 - 2:00am
So what could tenants and landlords experience during the three-month extension of the federal moratorium, which lifts June 30 (an additional layer of state protections were extended through May)? The Indy explains.

Proponents of free college for Nevada Native students say it will right historical wrongs, strengthen tribes

March 28th, 2021 - 2:00am
Tribal leaders pointed to this history earlier this week during a legislative hearing in the Assembly Committee on Education as they testified in support of AB262, which would waive tuition and fees at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions, including two-year and four-year schools, for citizens of the state’s 27 tribes. It also would provide in-state tuition for citizens of federally recognized tribes outside of Nevada.

Nevada Reinvented: Baking up new opportunities with scones in Reno

March 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
The lifelong hobby-baker soon spent her days baking for her friends and family until her sister suggested posting her baked goods on social media and taking orders to earn some income after having applied for unemployment assistance but not receiving any benefits.

The World War II bomber at the bottom of Lake Mead

March 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
In 1948, a World War II-era bomber crashed into Lake Mead, the massive reservoir formed by Hoover Dam that straddles the Arizona-Nevada border. After several failed attempts to locate the plane, it was finally discovered in the early 2000s—still remarkably intact.

Nevada Reinvented: Cafe brings “home” to the desert with Hawaiian malasadas

March 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
Joanna Gamet is a registered nurse, a single mom to her 10-year-old daughter and, as of October, an entrepreneur bringing malasadas and other Asian and Hawaiian treats to southwest Las Vegas.

Living memories: Remembering Nevadans who died during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 14th, 2021 - 3:00am
One year ago, in early March, the first coronavirus case was identified in the Silver State. Then, on March 16, 2020, Nevada reported its first death from the coronavirus — a Las Vegas man in his 60s who had underlying health conditions.

Nevada tribes roll through vaccine process, feel hopeful for the future

Pyramid Lake
March 14th, 2021 - 3:00am
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is one of many tribes around the state and country moving quickly through the vaccine rollout process, opening appointments and eligibility to the general tribal population 18 and over. There are more than 2,000 enrolled members of the tribe in Northern Nevada.

Venezuelans in Nevada welcome federal move to protect immigrants fleeing the country

March 11th, 2021 - 2:00am
Las Vegas resident Alberto Enriques has lived in the U.S. for 26 years, but he says his love for his home country of Venezuela “never dies,” so it hurts and frustrates him to see the devastation the political instability has brought some of his countrymen.

Nevada Reinvented: Milpa restaurant owner moves from feeling torn to growing like corn

March 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
Milpa, a casual Mexican food joint in southwest Las Vegas, located at 4226 Durango Drive, Suite 101, opened in January.

Nevada Reinvented: Cirque Du Soleil dancer launches new stage show during shutdown of Strip performances

Angelique Janowski sits in a hoop hanging above a stage.
March 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Two hours before the beginning of her show, Angelique Janowski twirled in a hoop hanging above a small dance stage that paled in size compared to the multi-level venue in which she once performed at the New York-New York casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Pet advocates seeking ban on dog breed-based discrimination for property insurance

A dog in a cage
February 24th, 2021 - 1:36pm
Supporters of a bill that would prohibit property insurers from discriminating based on dog breed gave emotional testimony during a Wednesday hearing on making the difficult decision between housing security and giving up their pet.

Nevada Reinvented: With shows dark, dancer, trapeze artist find new hope in coffee and arepas

February 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
They have faced plenty of uncertainties as new business owners — questions about whether enough people would like their food, concerns with slow mall traffic and no guarantees that an investment of about $25,000 into the cafe and imported ingredients would pay off.

Organizers hope to keep Esperanza Fund alive as aid for undocumented immigrants runs dry

February 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Unlike other Nevadans, however, Maria (whose last name will not be identified because of the vulnerable nature of her immigration status) and her family were ineligible to receive federal aid afforded by the CARES Act because she is undocumented. She’s lived in the U.S. for 24 years, since she immigrated from Mexico in 1997. Her husband and her daughter, a student at UNR, are both U.S. citizens.

Battling an information access gap, state and local campaigns work to provide COVID-19 vaccine information to Latinos

February 14th, 2021 - 2:00am
Early surveys on the heels of the initial vaccine rollout and distribution in late 2020 revealed that Latinos, among other groups of color, felt hesitant and skeptical about receiving a vaccine, despite being disproportionately hit by the pandemic. State and local groups identified a lack of access to accurate and up to date information as a reason for the hesitancy and skepticism as rumors and misinformation regarding the vaccines spread across social media.

Nevada dedicates half a million dollars in CARES Act funds to stave off feared increase of foreclosures

February 10th, 2021 - 2:00am
With thousands of Nevadans facing the possibility of foreclosure at the beginning of March, the state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds to bolster its resources for homeowners.

Grant program has aided thousands of small businesses, thousands more still waiting on a response

Man pours a beer into a glass a tap.
January 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
The PETS program offered broad eligibility, and in the four days the program was open for applications, the state received more than 13,500 submissions — about 10 times the amount the rent program received.

Vaccines arrive in Indian Country, but are met with hesitancy from some tribal members

January 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
As COVID-19 disproportionately affects Native people across the state and country, Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute tribal member Lynn John knew she needed to act quickly when a mere 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived at the tribal health center.

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