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$330 million in tax abatements won’t make Tesla Northern Nevada’s first truck builder

Though few would list Reno in the same annals of American automotive manufacturing history as Detroit, Kenosha or South Bend, the Gigafactory’s expansion will not mark Reno’s first foray into the industry.


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Decrease stress, build bridge to joy

Explore what truly brings you joy and build a bridge to get there in order to manage stress. As part of that bridge, consult with a trusted health care provider for guidance and healthy ways to achieve your goals. 

An age-battered laboratory station sits unused inside a science classroom in White Pine Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Which of our children matter?

The White Pine County School District is facing an urgent crisis, and it is clear that it cannot solve this problem alone. The community is asking for our help, and it is our responsibility to respond with urgency and compassion.

The Assembly during a floor session inside the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Our legislative process ‘broken’ by design

It might feel like such an end-of-session crunch is the result of poor time management skills — but the truth is, this ostensibly broken and hurried system isn’t as accidental as lawmakers and lobbyists would like the public to believe. 

A rendering of what the Las Vegas Brightline West station, on Las Vegas Boulevard, might look like. (Brightline West/Courtesy).

Rail, mass transit projects are needed

Improvements to the bus system, bike infrastructure and especially extending the Las Vegas Monorail would be better for carless travelers and actually help all Clark County residents given the metro area's incredible growth.

A front-line health care worker gets a COVID-19 vaccine at University Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent).

Nevada Medicaid to begin ‘unwinding’

The problems we had before the pandemic will only worsen due to this long period of not having to re-enroll and the increased numbers of families that rely on public insurance.

The front of the Clark County School District administrative building

Put our children, their safety first

The issues we are dealing with are safety and the emotional needs of our kids not being met. I have been brought to tears by stories students and colleagues have shared about their life struggles ...

Las Vegas Strip seen on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. 22. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent).

Bipartisanship is critical in economic development

By focusing on quality, economic development opportunities, Nevada fortifies its financial standing more readily through its boom-and-bust cycles, due to its heavy reliance on gaming, while diversifying industry ...

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