Businesses struggle to hire young people for skilled-worker jobs

CARSON CITY—With the unemployment rate in Nevada at the lowest it has ever been, it may come as a surprise that the skilled labor work force in Northern Nevada is facing a shortage of approximately 10,000 workers. Aaron West, CEO of Nevada Builders Alliance, said the shortage is partially because of the lack of young… Continue reading Businesses struggle to hire young people for skilled-worker jobs

Google steps up fight against extremists and inflammatory videos

  Months after some advertisers fled Google over concerns about ads appearing alongside YouTube videos that promote hate and extremism, the Internet giant has announced new steps aimed at tackling such content. “There should be no place for terrorist content on our services,” Google said in a Sunday blog post outlining ways it will identify… Continue reading Google steps up fight against extremists and inflammatory videos

New L.A. car-sharing service aims to serve low-income neighborhoods

  A new car-sharing service is launching in Los Angeles that is aimed at lower-income families who can’t afford eco-friendly cars. The BlueLA Electric Car Sharing Program, announced by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday, will bring 100 electric cars and 200 electric vehicle charging stations to Westlake, Pico-Union, Koreatown, Echo Park and downtown Los Angeles… Continue reading New L.A. car-sharing service aims to serve low-income neighborhoods

Controversial immigration bill dies in legislature

Senate Bill 223, a bill that would put in place certain restrictions on local law enforcement with regard to immigration enforcement, was killed last Tuesday, March 28. State Senator Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas, who introduced the bill last month, said in a statement, “SB 223 is not moving forward. The reality is, what was a… Continue reading Controversial immigration bill dies in legislature