Reports from the Anti-Defamation League indicate 2,717 antisemitic incidents took place throughout the United States in 2021 — the most since tracking began in 1979 and a 64 percent increase in incidents from the previous year.
Black Nevadans are most concerned about inflation or the cost of living and housing affordability, according to a statewide survey that found the issues of wages and racism trail close behind. The poll results come as legislation seeking to advance affordable housing has failed in recent years.
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Thousands of spectators braved the wind and rain to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the 41st annual parade in Las Vegas. From floats to marching bands, church groups to drill teams, the line stretched out for hours.
Vegas New Edition was started by 40-year drill team veteran Felicia Day-Weathers, 51, a former Hi Stepper and former member of the Las Vegas Westernette Drill Team, and Jason Boyd, 36, a former Hi Stepper who is widely known and held in high regard for performing at the Martin Luther King Jr. parade and other competitions for more than two decades.
Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva said all five of the bills he’s proposing are based on strengthening education in Nevada. He said his No. 1 priority is incrementally increasing the yearly education budget by at least $2 billion within the next 10 years, to match the national average per pupil dollars.
At an elevation of almost 9,000 feet, Mt. Rose corridor is the highest mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada that is open year round. As the winding, two-lane road connecting Reno and Lake Tahoe is pummeled by a series of snow storms fueled by an atmospheric river, it’s Chris Howland’s job to keep the road open.
The new sheriff, who is taking over the state’s largest police agency after former Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo defeated incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak and became governor, said he plans to avoid using the same failed strategies “over and over again.”
Using the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. as an example of a lapse in leadership for Black baby boomers, Ken Evans said it is important to intentionally position younger Black leaders early on to keep economic growth steady.
Pictures capture history, helping us understand previous generations and civilizations. That's why we're so thankful for The Nevada Independent's photographers, who, every year, document what's happening across the state.
The Parade of Lights runs from Dec. 2 to New Year’s Day, with judging occurring early in that window. Though the association gives out gift cards and dinners to the top competitors, the Parade of Lights is much more than a contest.
Gailmarie Pahmeier was reluctant to put her name into the running for the title of Nevada poet laureate, having just retired from a 38-year career of teaching creative writing and contemporary literature at the UNR.