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Bail reform hearing is part policy debate, part fear-mongering

Like many other states, Nevada is entering a lengthy discussion about whether there should be an overhaul to the current bail system and, if...

Democrats plan early voting, ‘virtual caucus’ for 2020

On Wednesday, the Nevada State Democratic Party released its plan outlining changes to Nevada’s caucus process in an effort to increase participation and rebuild...

Police protection bill pits Metro against union, Cannizzaro

The Las Vegas Metro Police officers who fatally shot Alma Chavez’ 23-year old son, Rafael Olivas, in 2011 weren’t wearing body cameras, as most...

Trauma drama: Turning triage into profit centers

What’s the difference between an emergency room and a low-level trauma unit?A $12,000 cover charge, for starters.  That’s how much MountainView Hospital CEO...

Nevada considers banning ‘gay panic’ defense

Lawmakers in the state Senate have proposed a bill to ban the so called “gay panic” or “trans panic” defense. If passed, a defendant...

Old pot conviction messing with your life? There’s a bill for...

Legal recreational marijuana in Nevada has created a new class of people with marijuana convictions who have difficulties finding work because of criminal records. Right...

Groups rally to overhaul cash bail system as lawmakers unveil reforms

Rev. Raymond Giddens, the senior pastor of Unity Baptist Church, has had congregants who have been arrested and couldn't afford to make bail.Just recently,...

Meet MGM’s new Washington muscle

WASHINGTON -- MGM has positioned itself as a federal lobbying powerhouse as it seeks to sway Congress and the Trump administration on everything from...

Time to stop jailing people for traffic tickets, lawmakers say

In Nevada, people can still go to jail for speeding tickets, running a red light, driving with a broken tail light or even parking...

From ‘too radical’ to mainstream: Sanders makes his Nevada debut

In his first visit to Nevada as a 2020 presidential candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made clear he intends to highlight the same issues...

Legislation aims to help vulnerable via census

Each weekend, thousands of young students who rely on the free or discounted meals they receive at school to fuel their minds and bodies,...

Democrats snub Neal

Clark County commissioners surprised many observers Friday when they rejected Democratic Assemblywoman Dina Neal to fill the vacant state Senate seat left by Kelvin...