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Nevada Indian Country celebrates wins at the Legislature, including greater access to higher education for students

The legislation prioritized by Native leaders that cleared the lawmaking session include measures that waive fees at Nevada colleges and universities for Native students; prohibit racially discriminatory language or imagery in schools; and provide environmental protection for sacred sites, among others.

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Regents approve pay raise for CSN faculty after year-long pandemic delay

The Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a 1.75 percent base-pay increase for College of Southern Nevada faculty Thursday — nearly one year to the day after the Board of Regents signed off on a collective bargaining agreement while deferring the raise in the midst of last year’s COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Will California sportsbooks lure away Nevada gamblers? Analysts say don’t bet on it

There is apprehension from a few Nevada sportsbook operators about potential competition from California, the largest feeder market to casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, adding sports betting. Analysts and sports betting experts don’t believe the nation’s leading Indian gaming state will slice into Nevada’s multi-billion-dollar business.