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An image of a rehabilitation center at Renown Hospital.
Courtesy City of Reno

Here are your local morning news headlines for Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Un letrero colocado en la puerta del casino que dice "leer antes de entrar".
Benjamin Payne

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Los apostadores pudieron probar su suerte una vez más en Nevada, ya que los casinos en el estado abrieron sus puertas con una capacidad máxima del 50 por ciento este pasado viernes, 4 de junio. Pero como informa Benjamin Payne de KUNR, los trabajadores siguen preocupados por la seguridad debido a la pandemia de COVID-19.

Sign on casino door.
Ben Payne

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Gamblers can once again try their luck in Nevada, as casinos across the state begin reopening Thursday under 50% maximum occupancy, but as KUNR's Benjamin Payne reports, workers are concerned about safety. 

Dos mujeres sacan la cabeza de un coche de plata con un cartel que dice "Vegas Open Up Safely Workers Lives Depend of it".

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El sindicato que representa a miles de trabajadores de casinos en Nevada dice que la industria necesita ser transparente en cómo pretende reabrir.

Two females stick their heads out of a silver car with a sign reading "Vegas Open Up Safely Workers Lives Depend On It."
Photo courtesy of the Culinary Workers Union

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The labor union representing thousands of Nevada’s casino workers says the industry needs to be transparent in how it intends to reopen.

More than 10,000 Culinary Union employees drove up and down the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, May 12, as part of an effort to get casinos to implement stronger public health policies and disclose their full reopening plans. 

Andrew Mendez / KUNR Public Radio

As Nevada begins to make plans to reopen the economy, two of the state's biggest unions are calling on corporations to do more to protect workers.

Photo of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members at a podium.
Culinary Workers Union Local 226

Last night, six Democratic presidential candidates debated in Nevada, where health care reform became a contentious issue. KUNR's News Director Michelle Billman checked in with Health Reporter Anh Gray for the details.

Four AFSCME union members stand as one reads a statement.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

Ahead of the Nevada Democratic caucus, speculation over which candidate union members are going to stand behind is mounting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union members make up nearly 15 percent of the state’s workforce.

Noah Glick

From ATMs to self-checkout lines, automation technology is everywhere. And there’s a growing fear that as technology advances it could eliminate millions of American jobs.

According to at least one report, our region is especially vulnerable, having three of the top five states most at risk. But some here are already taking steps to help soften the blow.