Local leaders call on the Biden administration to protect the Ruby Mountains and places like it
June 15th, 2021 - 2:05am
The Ruby Mountains are a centerpiece of Nevada’s public lands. Whether it’s hiking to alpine lakes and glacial cirques, angling for brook and rainbow trout, or snowshoeing through a powdery byway, there is an outdoor adventure for everyone waiting in the Rubies.
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It’s not a worker shortage, it’s a worker renaissance in a post-pandemic economy
June 14th, 2021 - 2:05am
Headlines continue to call attention to a shortage of workers in the leisure and hospitality sector here and around the country. Workers are supposedly staying at home and avoiding work given federal unemployment insurance benefits — or so the story goes.
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Short-term aid calls for long term solutions
Thinking critically about critical race theory
Tune out the politics and turn on playoff hockey
Amid cheers for recovery, rental assistance delays and eviction threats still leave thousands in no mood to celebrate
The next sheriff
June 11th, 2021 - 2:05am
The prospect of a new sheriff is often met with bated breath by the various stakeholders of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). At all levels, whether officers, civilian staff, employee unions, policymakers, police reform advocates or residents, it comes down to one of two questions: Will it be business as usual, or will the new sheriff shake things up?
Time for full transparency
Old Nevada meets new Nevada
June 10th, 2021 - 6:05am
No state has aged quite like Nevada. Decades of often nation-leading growth have brought millions of new people from all over the country and the world seeking opportunities they can’t find elsewhere. And yet, despite rapid and radical changes in population and demographics, much of what made Nevada Nevada has stayed the same.
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Another level of protection: Vaccinations for children ages 12 and up
June 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
Recently the Pfizer vaccine was authorized for children ages 12 to 15, and, at the time of this writing, Moderna is now seeking FDA emergency authorization for this age group as well. With this in mind –– and as a family physician –– one of the most common questions I hear from patients is why should I get my child vaccinated?