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Navajo Leaders: Renewable Energy Transition Must Account for Equity

Native American leaders in the Southwest want to ensure their communities have a voice, and an opportunity for well-paying jobs, in renewable energy projects on Native land.

January 19, 2022 - High Country News

Downtown Reno

600 Demolished Housing Units and a Development Controversy in Downtown Reno

A developer with a pattern of tearing down affordable housing units in Reno is attracting negative public attention in Reno, Nevada.

January 17, 2022 - ProPublica

The Boring Company

Two Underwhelming Elon Musk Projects on Display at CES

Demonstrations at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlight the failures of Tesla's autonomous vehicles and the Boring Company's tunnels.

January 10, 2022 - Curbed

Water SUpply

States Agree to Drastic Water Cuts From Colorado River

In the throes of a historic megadrought, three Southwestern states will make deep reductions in their water usage to preserve diminishing resources.

December 28, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

A aerical view of primm, Nevada, where I-15 bisects large casinos and parking lots on a sunny day.

California, Nevada Agree on Makeshift I-15 Widening Near Las Vegas

A $12 million repaving and restriping project is intended to alleviate congestion at the state line between California and Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas.

December 8, 2021 - The Sun

Colorado River

New Drought Plan Would Mean Voluntary Cutbacks of Colorado River Water

California, Arizona, and Nevada are hammering out a plan to address the worsening drought along the Colorado River.

November 22, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Weathered stone slabs with the words Juvenile Court Entrance engraved into it.

Minor Defendants: Kids Are Being Named in Evictions

Absurd as it may sound, minor children are sometimes named in eviction filings. If a child’s name makes in onto official court records—especially if those records are public and online—the damage can be irreversible.

November 17, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

View of golf course at The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada

New Las Vegas Golf Courses Barred From Using Colorado River Water

A new rule from the Las Vegas Valley Water District prohibits new golf courses in the city from using Colorado River water for irrigation.

November 15, 2021 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dry Lake in Arizona

Federal Government Declares Water Shortage as Lake Mead Reaches Critical Low

The first-of-its-kind declaration triggers major water cutbacks for Arizona farmers and reduced allocations for Nevada and Mexico.

August 19, 2021 - The Arizona Republic

Glen Canyon Dam

Colorado River Dams Could Stop Producing Hydropower

Officials are releasing water from upstream reservoirs as water levels in the river's major reservoirs fall to historic lows.

July 22, 2021 - KUNC

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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