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.
The fifth annual Women’s March will shift online amid the pandemic, organizers aim to foster healing and strength
Southern Nevada apartment rents up, vacancies down in 2020, despite economic toll of pandemic
MLK Day virtual festivities remind Nevadans to 'do things of goodwill' towards others
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Nevada leaders reflect on civil rights and the struggle forward
January 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
As the nation pauses to celebrate the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., four Nevada leaders spoke to The Nevada Independent about where the country stands in the quest for equality and what’s next to realize King’s vision.
Report: Nevada traffic safety laws among worst in country after car crash fatalities rise in 2020
Pandemic life spurred more animal adoptions, but economic difficulties remain a concern
Best of The Indy: Our favorite stories from 2020
PHOTOS: A tumultuous year captured through the lens of a camera
December 30th, 2020 - 2:00am
Our photographers — Jeff Scheid, Daniel Clark and David Calvert — documented a world that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to predict on New Year's Day a year ago. The year started with a heavy political presence in Nevada ahead of the presidential caucus, then veered into a pandemic-induced shutdown by mid-March.
From tents to tiny houses, advocates get creative to address Nevada’s affordable housing shortage
December 27th, 2020 - 2:00am
Housing advocates and various nonprofits are working to address a need that they say cannot be ignored any longer. Their solutions range from a facility offering health care and other services to a tent drive to solve an immediate need for shelter.
For organizers serving immigrant community, pandemic means a pivot back to the basics
December 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
The pandemic has brought all new challenges. Although Make The Road Nevada is still fighting for its policy goals, it has sharpened its focus to meeting more basic and immediate needs — making sure people have food and shelter at a time when many immigrants are left out of government aid packages.
With visits suspended, families release balloons to show support for Nevada prisoners
Decades of segregation and mistrust complicate efforts to rekindle vibrant history of Las Vegas' Historic Westside
December 20th, 2020 - 2:00am
Two efforts to achieve this goal — one led by community organizers and the other by the City of Las Vegas — are running concurrently, sometimes aligning, sometimes colliding. Both groups are aiming to incorporate the neighborhood in their work, but a history of racism and tension between the city and the Historic Westside has made community members skeptical of the city's intentions and wary of their plans.
Investigation of library’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ statement finds librarian did not violate policy; report says increased communication necessary
Financial regulators take another step toward payday lending database adoption, months after deadline
December 10th, 2020 - 2:00am
Members of Nevada’s Financial Institutions Division — the regulatory body that oversees activities and certification of payday and other high-interest lenders — on Wednesday approved draft regulations that fully flesh out details of the database and what kind of information it will collect.
PHOTOS: Volunteers attempt to spread joy ahead of a pandemic-era Thanksgiving
PHOTOS: Nonprofit completes the circle of life for food grown in Northern Nevada
Catholic Charities opens new dining pavilion in time for Thanksgiving meals and to provide shelter from cold weather
November 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
On Thursday at 10 a.m., Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada will open the gate to its brand new dining pavilion and welcome hundreds of Nevada’s homeless people to check their belongings for safekeeping, wash their hands, and sit down to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.