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Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years.  He started his career at View Neighborhood News, the community edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his seven years with the R-J, he won several first place awards from the Nevada Press Association and was named its 2011 Journalist of Merit. He left the paper in 2017 and spent a year as a freelance journalist accumulating bylines anywhere from The Washington Post to Desert Companion. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues. Born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, Lyle graduated from UNLV with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. He is currently working on his master's in Communications through an online program at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Lyle cooks through Ina Garten recipes in hopes of one day becoming the successor to the Barefoot Contessa throne. When he isn’t cooking (or eating), he also enjoys reading, running and re-watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation.” He is also in the process of learning kickboxing.

Culinary Union proposes ballot initiative to bring rent control to North Las Vegas

By: - May 19, 2022

Amid skyrocketing rent rates across the state, the Culinary Union is proposing a ballot initiative that would focus on capping rent increases at 5% – but only in North Las Vegas. Southern Nevada’s rent prices, which have shot up more than 20% in two years, have left tenants valleywide struggling to afford housing, and caused […]

Nye’s planned switch to hand-counted paper ballots for general election raises alarms

By: - May 12, 2022

Nye County is poised to appoint a new county clerk in August and pave the way for hand-counting paper ballots in the 2022 general election, a move election watchers worry could create a logistical nightmare that could spill over to a congressional race and even statewide elections.  Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant helped […]

In an odd early morning debate, Brown says Laxalt’s efforts to save Trump were too late

By: - May 9, 2022

Sam Brown said Adam Laxalt didn’t do enough to save Donald Trump in 2020. Laxalt, meanwhile, wouldn’t say if elected to the Senate he would vote to retain Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as Republican Senate leader. And both Republican candidates for U.S. Senate refused to say how they would vote on federal legislation to outlaw […]

Attorney leads in fundraising, endorsements in CD3 Republican primary

By: - May 9, 2022

A Democrat has won the third congressional district, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, for three consecutive terms since 2016, even though Donald Trump carried the district that year. Republicans running to unseat Lee this year think a combination of inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings will open a path […]

AG Ford warns against ‘sense of complacency’ on abortion protections

By: - May 4, 2022

Nevada voter-approved statutes might enshrine pregnant people’s access to abortion, but Attorney General Aaron Ford warned that federal action and future state legislatures could undermine protections. Ford held a press conference Tuesday following the leaking of a draft opinion showing the Supreme Court of the United States is gearing up to overrule the landmark 1973 […]

State starts reviewing applications for half-billion dollar affordable housing initiative

By: - April 28, 2022

The state has received 21 applications so far for funding from a recently established state program that will ultimately invest $500 million in affordable housing, the Nevada Housing Division said Wednesday.  Meeting with the Nevada Housing Coalition, which consists of non-profit organizations, social service providers, businesses and banks, Housing Division officials said the proposals so […]

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Trump backs Lombardo for Nevada governor

By: - April 27, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, whose endorsement has been coveted by Nevada Republicans throughout the state including those running for governor, backed Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo Wednesday night.  Trump announced his endorsement of Lombardo Wednesday evening as his fellow Floridian, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, was appearing at a campaign event with Nevada GOP Senate candidate […]

Library district, nonprofits use ARPA funds to provide phones to help clients exit homelessness

By: - April 22, 2022

You cannot help people if you can’t reach them. That’s something social service providers that assist people attempting to exit homelessness have seen time and time again. They will get a client on the waiting list for housing, which has had a backlog due to limited housing supply. Time will pass. Housing will eventually open […]

HHS secretary hears report on Southern Nevada homelessness from nonprofit

By: - April 21, 2022

The night before the state shutdown in 2020 to prevent the potential onslaught of Covid cases, HELP of Southern Nevada was only serving about 50 families.  Fuilala Riley, the CEO of the nonprofit that provides homeless and housing assistance, explained Tuesday to Rep. Susie Lee and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier […]

Senate Dems turn to prescription drug reform bill, but will need GOP support

By: - April 19, 2022

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is optimistic the Senate could soon hear legislation on capping insulin costs and reigning in prescription drug prices, she said in Las Vegas Monday. But however quickly Senate Democrats act, the legislation will still need the support from 10 Senate Republicans. The House in November passed legislation that included capping […]

Four Nevada counties to hear election proposals spurred by false election fraud claims

By: - April 15, 2022

At least four more Nevada counties are considering changes to the voting process with three proposing to switch to hand-counting paper ballots, a move borne from unsubstantiated claims about widespread election fraud.  Lyon, Lincoln, Elko and Esmeralda county commissions have all scheduled to hear proposals at upcoming meetings next week.  “Enough is enough,” said Holly […]

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November’s election could yet again mean trouble for the Affordable Care Act

By: - April 14, 2022

The Affordable Care Act, the health care bill signed into law 12 years ago as of March, has mostly survived the U.S. Supreme Court rulings and numerous congressional votes to repeal it, including a vote in 2017 when Republicans controlled Congress and the presidency.  Recent comments from Republicans are raising questions about its fate if […]