The Nevada Independent

Your state. Your news. Your voice.

The Nevada Independent


Joe Biden speaking with a man seated in the crowd during an event

Why Nevada advocates, businesses want Biden to expand work permits for the undocumented

Though a bevy of proposals — expanding TPS to more nations and issuing executive orders to give more categories of undocumented immigrants work eligibility — have been floated by immigration advocates, any new executive actions beyond TPS are likely to be challenged in court. Even so, business leaders, immigrants and politicians are urging the administration to do more.

Sign up for our newsletters

The Daily Indy
Sent each morning, our flagship newsletter includes a quote of the day, notes from the editor, our latest stories and op-eds, info on upcoming events and featured social media posts from around the state.
Indy Elections
Compiled by The Indy's elections team, this newsletter rounds up the latest news and trends from the 2024 Nevada campaign trail.
¿Qué Pasó en la Semana?
Un resumen de noticias el lunes por la mañana, notas de reporteros, fotos destacadas y avisos comunitarios. Todo, dedicado a servir al público de habla hispana de Nevada.
Indy Environment
Written by energy and environment reporter Amy Alonzo, this weekly newsletter is a roundup of environmental goings-on in Nevada and the West.
Indy Gaming
Written by gaming and tourism reporter Howard Stutz, this weekly newsletter highlights national and international gaming issues and how they tie back to Nevada.
DC Download
Assembled by our Washington, D.C. reporter Gabby Birenbaum, this Saturday morning missive recaps the recent activities of Nevada's congressional delegation.
Sound Check!
A periodic newsletter featuring the best of the IndyMatters podcast, extended interviews, photo galleries and staff recommendations on pop culture media.
Indy Education
A recap of the top education stories from the week, profiles of interesting staff and students, plus details of family-friendly events and resources throughout the state.
Behind the Bar
Comprehensive, accessible coverage of the Legislature. Subscribe for twice-a-week updates on legislative matters, plus notes on key issues and interviews.

Many Nevada veterans receiving 'care they need' year after toxic exposure bill passed

The PACT Act extends health care coverage to veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange, burn pits and other forms of toxic exposures during their military service and makes over 20 conditions associated with toxic exposure “presumptive,” meaning veterans don’t have to spend time proving their disability is a result of their service when applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits or health care. 

State employee union sues Nevada over longevity pay program

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4041 alleged in a Friday statement that the plan from Gov. Joe Lombardo’s administration would “unlawfully” exclude thousands of state workers from longevity pay, an incentive program designed to boost salaries for some of the state’s longest tenured employees. 

7455 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy Suite 220 Las Vegas, NV 89113
Privacy PolicyRSSContactJobsSupport our Work
The Nevada Independent is a project of: Nevada News Bureau, Inc. | Federal Tax ID 27-3192716