Briefs

Biden pitches ‘moonshot’ to cut the number of cancer deaths in half

BY: - September 13, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Hoping to channel the momentum that led scientists to land Americans on the moon more than 50 years ago, President Joe Biden doubled down Monday on his quest to halve the number of cancer deaths as part of his revamped “cancer moonshot” initiative Speaking from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum […]

Segerblom wins legal battle against man who alleged defamation

BY: - September 12, 2022

A lawsuit filed by Mack Miller, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Nevada lieutenant governor, against Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom has been dismissed, leaving Miller on the hook to Segerblom for just under $40,000.  Mack’s suit stems from an incident during a September 2021 Clark County Commission meeting, at which the commission voted that covid […]

Conservation group ask feds to list rare NV springsnail as endangered due to lithium mine

BY: - September 9, 2022

A group of conservationists are seeking to get a tiny rare Nevada springsnail listed as an endangered or threatened species, arguing that the species is threatened by a planned lithium mine in Thacker Pass. The Western Watersheds Project petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the rare Kings River pyrg under the Endangered […]

Vets, techs, assistants needed for dogs found at illegal breeder

BY: - September 8, 2022

Hundreds of dogs and puppies found in late August at an illegal breeding compound in Nye County are in need of veterinary care.  “When the animals were removed from the property, many appeared emaciated and appeared to be suffering from untreated medical conditions, which is why additional support is essential to provide these dogs with […]

Feds remove ‘racial and sexist slur’ from place names of 34 Nevada geographic sites

BY: - September 8, 2022

A federal panel tasked with naming geographic places voted to replace 34 racist and derogatory terms from federal use in Nevada on Thursday. The move comes after U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced she would take steps to remove and replace sq*** from federal use. The derogatory term has “historically been used as an offensive […]

DHS finalizes end to Trump-era ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants

BY: - September 8, 2022

The Biden administration finalized a new public charge rule on Thursday that would eliminate Trump-era policies that penalized low-income immigrants seeking health benefits and other services. The new rule from the Department of Homeland Security will roll back the types of assistance immigration officers can consider when evaluating immigrants for a green card and deciding […]

Nevada set to receive $14 million in multistate JUUL settlement

BY: - September 6, 2022

After a two year multistate investigation into the vaping company JUUL Labs Inc. the e-cigarette giant has agreed to pay $438.5 million to 34 states and territories, including Nevada. Nevada will receive more than $14 million from Juul Labs Inc.   State Attorney General Aaron Ford signed onto the investigation of JUUL’s marketing and sales practices […]

COVID-19 vaccine may become annual, like flu shot

BY: - September 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 boosters shots are on track to become as frequent as the annual flu shot, though high-risk people may need more than one dose per year, Biden administration officials said Tuesday. “For a large majority of Americans, we are moving to a point where a single annual COVID shot should provide a high […]

Nye County dogs recovering amid outpouring of food, support

BY: - September 2, 2022

A Nye County unlicensed backyard breeding operation where authorities found 300 dogs, the majority of whom were starving, has been largely cleared and the dogs placed in shelters, according to animal activists.  “This week, a mass grave was also discovered on the premises,” Annoula Wylderich of Animal Protection Affiliates said of one of the Amargosa […]

early birds

AARP poll focusing on older voters shows slight lead for Cortez Masto, Sisolak

BY: - September 1, 2022

A newly released poll from AARP shows Nevada Democrats hold a narrow lead in the races for U.S. Senate and governor. The results, which focused on voters older than 50, showed Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has a 4 point lead over her opponent, Republican former attorney general Adam Laxalt, while incumbent Democratic […]

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Proposal would require counties to return state money for voting machines if they don’t use them

BY: - August 31, 2022

With more counties planning to switch to hand-counting ballots, a proposal borne from unfounded claims of election fraud, lawmakers are mulling a bill that would require counties to return money allocated for voting machines if they go unused. The proposed legislation, which is just entering the draft phase, wouldn’t be retroactive, so any county that […]

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Latino voters shift attention towards crime, abortion, survey says

BY: - August 30, 2022

As political hopefuls in Nevada court Latino voters, a new poll shows a shift in some of the long-running priorities among the Latino electorate heading into the 2022 midterm elections. The poll, conducted for UnidosUs by BSP Research, found that while inflation, the economy, and jobs remain top of mind for Latinos in Nevada, abortion […]