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Advocates push for tenant protections, affordable housing as rental assistance dries up

Advocates are concerned that the impending loss of some rental assistance programs will contribute to an eviction crisis, as rising rents outpace the growth of wages in the state, and because the state has tens of thousands fewer affordable housing units than it needs.


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As art form evolves, Vegas offers community, stability for retired clowns

Weiss is one of many performers who settled in Las Vegas after a career of traveling with the circus. The city offered job opportunities and a large community of former circus folks, who supported him when Laura died last year from ovarian cancer. The community was especially close after living together in the tight quarters of circus trains, being cut off from normal society and sometimes literally holding the life of their fellow performers in their hands. 

Freshmen Orientation: Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva

Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva said all five of the bills he’s proposing are based on strengthening education in Nevada. He said his No. 1 priority is incrementally increasing the yearly education budget by at least $2 billion within the next 10 years, to match the national average per pupil dollars. 

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