Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues.

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Realtors oppose tax to fight homelessness

By: - November 29, 2018

Ahead of the 2019 Nevada Legislative session, the committee of taxation submitted a bill, on behalf of the City of Las Vegas, to increase the real property transfer tax and add a surcharge to sewer services in attempt to fund homeless services and affordable housing. The bill already has opposition from Nevada Realtors. “We support efforts […]

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Ford announces transition team

By: - November 28, 2018

Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford announced the 19 members of his transition team Wednesday. Members include Geoconda Arguello-Kline from the Culinary Union, Clark County public defender John Piro, Douglas County district attorney Mark Jackson and Barbara Buckley, the executive director of Legal Aid of Southern Nevada — Buckley is also a co-chair for Governor-elect Steve Sisolak’s […]

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Whatever happened to that homeless corridor gate, anyway?

By: - November 27, 2018

Construction on a proposed gate to limit foot traffic on Foremaster Lane has been postponed until early 2019. The Las Vegas City Council voted Aug. 1 to erect a gate within the Homeless Corridor. “We had to work through some underground utility issues that required some slight redesigns of the gate post locations,” says Jace […]


Sisolak announces full transition advisory committee

By: - November 27, 2018

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak announced his full, 28-member transition advisory committee Tuesday. “I have pledged to be a governor for all of Nevada and I have worked to make sure my transition team captures the diversity this state holds,” Sisolak said in a statement. “Every member of this team brings a unique experience and view to […]

Community remembers trans deaths worldwide

By: - November 21, 2018

Celine Walker, 36. Date of death, Feb. 4, 2018.  Tonya Harding, 35. Date of death, Feb. 6, 2018. Phylicia Mitchell, 45. Date of death, Feb. 25, 2018. Some fought back tears while others openly wept as all 369 names of transgender people who have been killed in the last year were read — 22 in […]

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Las Vegas asks to raise taxes, fees to take on homelessness crisis

By: - November 15, 2018

At an October Las Vegas City Council meeting, city officials agreed more needs to be done to address homelessness in Southern Nevada, and there isn’t enough money to do it. So the council is asking the state Legislature for permission to raise an estimated $20 million in new taxes and fees. The council voted to request […]

Criminal justice reform long overdue in Nevada, Ford says

By: - November 12, 2018

It might have been two decades ago, but Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford remembers the night two officers arrested him for walking home drunk when he was an 18-year-old student at Texas A&M. Though he admits he was in the wrong for drinking underage, it’s hard not to imagine the consequences he faced were tied to […]

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Atkinson picked to lead state Senate Democrats

By: - November 8, 2018

Days after the 2018 midterm elections, the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus announced state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson was unanimously elected as its next majority leader. Atkinson, who was elected to the Assembly in 2002, became the first openly gay African American to serve in the Nevada legislature when he came out in 2013. He inherits the position […]

Nevada goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

By: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]

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Horsford, Lee win open U.S. House seats

By: , and - November 7, 2018

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and the new majority will include three Democrats from Nevada. In what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races, Susie Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. […]

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Voter intimidation is real – if you see it, report it

By: - November 6, 2018

In a Facebook live video recorded Nov. 2, Karl Koenigs set up camp outside a polling site near the Las Vegas Strip to investigate rumors of a “Possible ILLEGAL ALIEN voting on secret site in Las Vegas.” “Here are two ladies who are definitely not of the American culture,” he said during the 42-minute post. […]

Harris, Democrats make one last plea to students

By: - November 2, 2018

The country is at a turning point, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris told a crowd of students gathered outside Lied Library at UNLV. On the last day of early voting, candidates up and down the ballot swarmed the campus in a hope to have one last push from an important voting block: youth. “The greatest movements […]