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As NV moves on mail-in voting, onslaught of laws in other states worries advocates

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House elections panel on Thursday heard from witnesses about the need to craft a new formula that identifies which states...
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Biden pairs ‘down payment’ on climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure

The sprawling $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal President Joe Biden laid out Wednesday in Pennsylvania includes significant spending to address climate change, providing...
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Following CDC announcement, state extends eviction moratorium

Gov Steve Sisolak is extending the state’s eviction moratorium through the end of May, a month less than the federal moratorium, and won’t adjust...
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Magical Elon Musk now bored with mere Muggle money

"Technoking." That is now a word that Elon Musk has added to his title, because of course he has. When he's not yammering on...
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Weed store owners at odds over bill that would shut out new licensees

  A measure before lawmakers would scrap Nevada’s merit-based cannabis licensing system in favor of a scheme that allows current licensees to expand and saturate...
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Legislation would waive tuition for Native American students

Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would create a college tuition waiver for Native American students in Nevada. The proposal — shepherded by Democratic Assemblywoman Natha...
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Why the Legislature is hearing a resolution to abolish slavery

The United States never fully abolished slavery.  The 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865 to end the centuries-long practice within the country, carved out...
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U.S. House panel divides on party lines over how to conserve public lands

In a preview of the arguments likely to be repeated as the Biden administration and Congress work toward conservation goals, Democrats on a U.S....
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In Nevada, every legislative session is remote

Remote legislating. Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Steve Yeager posted a Twitter poll the other day: https://twitter.com/SteveYeagerNV/status/1371605768953229322?s=20   I conservatively estimate 94.65 percent of Yeager's constituents have never...
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Nevada tribes to receive more than $10M for housing

Seventeen Native and Tribal communities in Nevada will receive more than $10 million in federal funding to develop affordable housing within their communities, as...

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