Nevada Reinvented: Cirque Du Soleil dancer launches new stage show during shutdown of Strip performances
Pet advocates seeking ban on dog breed-based discrimination for property insurance
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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
Grant program has aided thousands of small businesses, thousands more still waiting on a response
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.