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August 27, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle

Moratorium ends Sept. 1; providers, legal groups fear the worst. Despite statewide rental assistance money most likely gone in Clark County and dwindling in other parts of the state and the fact the Legislature-approved eviction mediation program through the courts is not running yet, the eviction moratorium is on track to end at midnight Aug. 31. 

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August 19, 2020

Nevada Independent
Michelle Rindels

Two weeks after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a “strike force” to help resolve a backlog of unemployment claims, the head of the effort — former Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley — says several key initiatives are getting off the ground this week.

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August 11, 2020

KTNV Las Vegas
Darcy Spears

"We need to pay people or tell them why they’re not eligible and give them the right to appeal to an independent third party," said Barbara Buckley, Nevada's new Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation strike force leader.

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August 1, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle


State Supreme Court justice describes measure as ‘a short bill for a big problem’.  Erika Minaberry just got her three children back last year after briefly losing custody because of her lack of stable housing.

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July 9, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle


The Legislature in 2019 passed a law mandating the creation of a statewide database to track short-term lending practices as a way to ensure loan companies don’t lend to borrowers who lack the means to repay. 

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July 8, 2020

Nevada Current
Jeniffer Solis

Groundwork for what would eventually become the Clark County School District Police Department started in 1967 with a few security officers monitoring school property overnight. 

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August 6, 2020

Las Vegas Sun
Bryan Horwath

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named former state lawmaker Barbara Buckley to lead an effort to reduce an unemployment insurance benefits backlog.

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July 8, 2020

Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
Sophia Romero

The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt Americans across the country greatly, and will likely continue to do so. With so many people out of work and struggling, we can expect the plague of predatory lending, abusive debt collection, unfair credit reporting and more to get even worse. 

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June 17, 2020

News 3 Las Vegas

In a joint partnership, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones announced the launch of a new project to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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June 16, 2020

8 NEWS NOW
Sally Jaramillo

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated working families’ struggles, sometimes even pushing them into bankruptcy, collections and even divorce.

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April 20, 2020

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Glen Puit

With domestic violence on the rise in the Las Vegas Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, court officials say they’ve launched a new online system that allows people to apply for temporary protective orders electronically.

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April 23, 2020

Nevada Current
Pashtana Usufzy

As many Americans rejoice in the appearance of government stimulus funds in their bank accounts and others eagerly await deposits and checks, low-income Nevadans and those without permanent housing are likely to face barriers in receiving their cuts of the relief funding.

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April 17, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle

“Weekly motels have been trying to be sneaky”. When it comes to complaints from tenants about landlords or property managers , the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada usually gets, on average, 225 calls per month. Maybe 250. 

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