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Mining lands Nevada on top of national toxic material report

Nevada ranked first nationally in the release of toxic chemicals per square mile in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available,...

Sorry, Democrats, but you have to put impeachment back on the...

Steny Hoyer, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, may have best summed up the reaction to the Mueller report from...

Groups fear bail reform will be watered down as legislation comes...

What’s more important, individual liberty or community safety?Variations of that question have surfaced again and again during any efforts to reform Nevada’s bail system....

Critics pan process for picking money-making trauma centers

Intense competition among for-profit hospitals for lucrative trauma unit designations in Southern Nevada has lawmakers pondering a return to the days when the state...

Trump tax act’s Opportunity Zones come knocking, but to whose benefit?...

A Trump administration tax break designed to spur investment by the affluent in low-income neighborhoods may be rewarding investors for infusing their money into...

The magnificent cowardice of Nevada elected officials

There is no reason to rehash reasons Nevada should do what nearly 20 states have done: cap interest rates payday lenders can charge so...

Charter school moratorium axed; debate over online schools rages on

A proposed moratorium got the moratorium part amended out. But changes to the oversight of charter schools are still under consideration at the Nevada...

Carson City guts LV’s request to fund homeless services, affordable housing

Homeless and affordable housing advocates were blindsided last week after proposed legislation to use taxes and fees to fund homeless services and affordable housing...

Yucca Mountain dump: Dead or undead?

WASHINGTON -- There is a renewed push in Washington to reopen the debate on Yucca Mountain, with the Trump administration and some lawmakers seeing what...

Amended paid sick leave bill results in more hours, more exemptions

When Sen. Pat Spearman asked attendees at the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor meeting Thursday if anyone wanted to speak in opposition to...

Despite costs and wrongful convictions, lawmakers OK with death penalty

Juan Melendez spent 17 years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a murder he didn’t commit.It took years and...

Reid: “Speak out against hate. Don’t let it go.”

“I’ve been involved in political life in Nevada since 1963,” Harry Reid told an audience gathered for a discussion of anti-Semitism Thursday at UNLV,...