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Nevada Reinvented: Cirque Du Soleil dancer launches new stage show during shutdown of Strip performances

Angelique Janowski sits in a hoop hanging above a stage.
March 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Two hours before the beginning of her show, Angelique Janowski twirled in a hoop hanging above a small dance stage that paled in size compared to the multi-level venue in which she once performed at the New York-New York casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Pet advocates seeking ban on dog breed-based discrimination for property insurance

A dog in a cage
February 24th, 2021 - 1:36pm
Supporters of a bill that would prohibit property insurers from discriminating based on dog breed gave emotional testimony during a Wednesday hearing on making the difficult decision between housing security and giving up their pet.

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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

February 10th, 2021 - 2:00am
With thousands of Nevadans facing the possibility of foreclosure at the beginning of March, the state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds to bolster its resources for homeowners.

Grant program has aided thousands of small businesses, thousands more still waiting on a response

Man pours a beer into a glass a tap.
January 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
The PETS program offered broad eligibility, and in the four days the program was open for applications, the state received more than 13,500 submissions — about 10 times the amount the rent program received.

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

January 23rd, 2021 - 2:00am
As the fifth march kicks off virtually this weekend, Nevada organizers are reflecting on what the event means to them amid the pandemic and which issues they are tackling this year, as a new White House administration leads the country.

Southern Nevada apartment rents up, vacancies down in 2020, despite economic toll of pandemic

Signs advertising townhomes
January 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Southern Nevada apartment rents increased significantly in the last quarter of 2020, rebounding from a decline earlier in the year and surpassing pre-pandemic highs, according to a new report from the Nevada State Apartment Association (NVSAA).

MLK Day virtual festivities remind Nevadans to 'do things of goodwill' towards others

January 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevadans honored King's legacy virtually and in person, with socially distanced volunteer events at local charities and remembrances of Black leaders who have died in the past year.

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

A police officer stands at the scene of a traffic accident.
January 11th, 2021 - 3:17pm
The number of car crash fatalities in Nevada increased 3.3 percent from 2019 to 2020, despite less traffic and large decreases in the number of deaths in March and May, according to the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Pandemic life spurred more animal adoptions, but economic difficulties remain a concern

A dog in a cage
January 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Animal welfare workers say the increased interest in pet parenthood boils down to companionship. As the pandemic forced humans to stay apart, they longed for a new friend — specifically a creature offering unconditional love.

Best of The Indy: Our favorite stories from 2020

December 31st, 2020 - 2:00am
We told you a lot of stories this year — more than 2,400 by our count — with just a small but dedicated team of reporters, a whip-smart crew of interns and a couple of tireless editors.

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

December 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
Outside of Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, volunteers with the nonprofit LEAFE, which supports formerly incarcerated people, unleashed a rainbow of balloons into the overcast sky.

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