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Lombardo was for vaccine mandates before he was against them

BY: - January 7, 2022

Clark County Sheriff and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Joe Lombardo continues to dance around the issue of vaccines. A recent fundraising letter sent by his campaign to potential donors states that first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak must defend an “indefensible record on taxes, spending, crime, inflation, felons’ rights, mask and vaccine mandates.” Following a vote by […]

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Judge grants pause on geothermal construction near sacred hot springs, rare toad habitat

BY: - January 4, 2022

A Nevada tribe succeeded Tuesday in getting a district judge to temporarily pause construction of a planned geothermal energy project near the Dixie Meadows Hot Springs, a site considered sacred to the tribe. U.S District Judge Robert Clive Jones granted a 90-day pause that will temporarily prevent construction of the Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project, […]

Some Democrats push to rescue climate plan in Biden spending package

BY: - January 4, 2022

A group of congressional Democrats on Tuesday called for preserving the climate portions of President Joe Biden’s stalled domestic spending bill as Democrats in the U.S. Senate rewrite the measure.  U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Tina Smith of Minnesota and John Hickenlooper of Colorado, along with Reps. Kathy Castor […]

Demand for COVID tests snarls traffic, exhausts supply at UNLV site

BY: - January 3, 2022

Southern Nevadans in search of a COVID-19 test waited hours in a traffic jam before some were turned away Sunday night from a drive-thru UNLV site that closed two and half hours early. “Last night the site did 1,750 tests in its first 2.5 hours of operation and closed at 8 p.m. upon hitting its […]

Schumer says U.S. Senate to consider changing the filibuster if voting rights stalls

BY: - January 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned on Monday that the Senate is prepared to debate changes in the filibuster if Republicans continue to block the advancement of voting rights legislation. In a sternly worded letter to other senators, the New York Democrat set a deadline of Jan. 17 for the chamber to consider […]

NV has 2nd highest unemployment rate in U.S. despite 2nd highest employment growth

BY: - December 21, 2021

The employment report for November recently released by state officials reiterates the long-standing observation of politicians, analysts, and working Nevadans: The state was among the hardest hit by the pandemic, and its recovery, as anticipated, is a long hard slog. Nevada has had the nation’s highest, or nearly highest, unemployment rate throughout the pandemic. That […]

Sisolak chose Burkhead as Lt. Gov. to turn around schools 

BY: - December 16, 2021

In 2002 Lisa Cano Burkhead ran for Nevada Assembly as a Democrat.  “Then life went in a different direction,” she said Thursday morning, minutes after being named by Gov. Steve Sisolak as Nevada’s lieutenant governor.  Now, life is going in another direction as the political neophyte and public school educator is literally within a heartbeat […]

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Rosen highlights Nevada components of defense, tourism bills

BY: - December 16, 2021

The Nevada National Security Site, a.k.a. the test site, will get an extra $135 million in the massive defense authorization bill  the Senate passed Wednesday. The House already passed the $770 billion bill. And under separate legislation, the Commerce Department will get a new assistant secretary focused on tourism. Those were some of the legislative […]

Rent is rising faster in NV than almost anywhere else in US, listing site finds

BY: - December 15, 2021

Rental prices for a one-bedroom apartment in Nevada are up 22% since last year, according to an analysis by a nationwide rental listings website. Rent.com found that average rent for an average one-bedroom apartment was $1,814 in the third quarter of 2021, up from $1,487 a year ago. That represents a 22% increase — one […]

Health District reports first Nevada omicron case in Clark County resident

BY: - December 14, 2021

State health officials have detected the first known case of the omicron variant in the state.  On Tuesday, the Southern Nevada Health District said the variant was found in a woman from Clark County in her mid-20s who was fully-vaccinated but had not received a booster dose of the vaccine. The health department did not […]

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BLM leadership will return to D.C.

BY: - December 14, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management Tuesday announced plans to relocate senior leadership positions from its former Grand Junction, Colo., national headquarters back to Washington, D.C. The deputy director for operations will head back to Washington, D.C., joining BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning and the deputy director for policy and programs, who are already based in the […]

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Democratic governors press U.S. Senate to act on voting rights legislation

BY: - December 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and 16 other Democratic governors are urging the U.S. Senate to pass two bills that aim to protect voting rights. Both measures need 60 votes to advance under Senate rules but have been stalled by Republican opposition in the evenly divided Senate. “Without decisive action by the federal government […]