‘We are making history right now:’ Winnemucca women on organizing town’s first Pride parade and festival
June 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
Shawn Dixon, a Winnemucca resident and owner of a local nail salon, said organizing a Pride parade celebrating members of the LGBTQ community in the rural Nevada town is something she’s “dreamed of for years and years,” but didn’t think she could accomplish.
IndieTalks: Advocate calls for engaging Latino voters by acknowledging their diversity
May 30th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Latino vote was a topic of conversation at the IndieTalks event, hosted by The Nevada Independent on Tuesday, which focused on the rise of nonpartisan voters. Those voters could be decisive in contests such as the race for Nevada governor next year.
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Students successful in petition to cash-strapped UNR to continue funding coordinator position key to supporting immigrant students
May 2nd, 2021 - 3:00am
Now, five years since students called on UNR to protect its immigrant population, Mazariego’s position is vacant as she seeks to pursue the same goal she had to support the immigrant community — this time as a licensed therapist. She said that while it may take years of effort and work to change state or federal policy, she realized there’s an opportunity to facilitate change through therapy.
Advocates say families providing 'hidden foster care' deserve more guidance, support
Demolition of 70-year-old church adds to a history of vacant lots in the Historic Westside
April 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
From the infamous waves of demolitions of the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino, the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas, to the quiet removal of less flashy community landmarks, seeing buildings that hold historic and emotional value to residents get reduced to dust have left many with feelings of resentment and skepticism toward the city.
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.
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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.
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Nevada tribes roll through vaccine process, feel hopeful for the future
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.