Penn stock plummets as Barstool’s Portnoy claims sidekick fired for racial slur

BY: - May 4, 2023

Penn Entertainment’s stock slid more than 13% Thursday after Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy announced Wednesday that Penn instructed Barstool to terminate one of Portnoy’s  sidekicks for publicly using the n-word.  “Today we had to fire Ben Mintz,” Portnoy says in a video posted Wednesday on Twitter  describing how Mintz, a social media host, “rapped […]

Southern Nevada gets brunt of Southwest Gas rate hike

BY: - May 3, 2023

Utility regulators approved a price hike for Southwest Gas customers, and ratepayers in Southern Nevada are expected to get the brunt of it. Last week, the Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved Southwest Gas’ request for a new annual rate, which would increase the utility’s revenue by $11.8 million, citing higher natural gas prices as its […]

U.S. could default as early as June 1, Yellen warns Congress

BY: - May 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Monday that the U.S. could default in as soon as one month if Congress does not act to raise the nation’s borrowing limit — a prediction that prompted President Joe Biden to call a meeting with congressional leaders next week. In a letter to lawmakers, Yellen wrote that […]

Nevada Senate advances bill to make it easier to change name on marriage certificates

BY: - April 26, 2023

The Wedding Capital of the World wants to make it easier for people who have changed their legal name to amend their marriage certificate to reflect their chosen name. Senate Bill 211 passed the Nevada Senate on Monday with bipartisan, near-unanimous support. Only state Sen. Robin Titus (R-Wellington) voted against the bill. It now heads […]

Nevada Medicaid warns of renewal scams

BY: - April 24, 2023

Scammers are targeting Nevadans who need to reapply for Medicaid or transition to other insurance, state officials warned Monday. The scams are similar to those happening across the nation. An estimated 200,000 Nevadans will need to re-qualify for Medicaid or lose coverage, because pandemic rules mandating states provide continuous coverage ended on March 31, 2023. […]

Evel Knievel display triggers lawsuit against Iowa museum

BY: - April 19, 2023

Iowa’s National Motorcycle Museum is being sued over its display and sale of Evel Knievel memorabilia. K&K Promotions, a Nevada company that owns the rights to the likeness, brand and intellectual property of the late motorcycle daredevil and stunt driver, Evel Knievel, is suing the Anamosa-based National Motorcycle Museum in U.S. District Court for alleged […]

U.S. House fails to override Biden veto of WOTUS legislation

BY: - April 19, 2023

The U.S. House on Tuesday failed to override a President Joe Biden veto, which means the administration’s regulation stays in place expanding which waters and wetlands can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act. The House did not clear the two-thirds mark needed to overturn Biden’s veto of a resolution that would have blocked […]

New federal rule aims to expand access to behavioral health care, Nevada Health Link

BY: - April 18, 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday the 2024 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule, a new federal policy that will expand access to behavioral health services and health care coverage by changing special enrollment period qualifications on the public marketplace in 2024. More Americans and Nevadans are getting access to […]

State wildlife official ordered to pay more than $150,000 over defamation claim he filed

BY: - April 17, 2023

A Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist who sued Lake Tahoe bear activists for allegedly mounting a “vicious and calculated effort to damage his reputation and jeopardize his employment” is now on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees, costs, and damages.  Judge Connie H. Steinheimer ruled last week against NDOW official Carl Lackey, […]

McCarthy promises Wall Street House Republicans won’t vote for a stand-alone debt limit bill

BY: - April 17, 2023

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy traveled to the New York Stock Exchange on Monday to press for the Republican approach to raising the nation’s debt limit, calling on Democrats to agree to future spending cuts. McCarthy repeatedly criticized President Joe Biden and blamed him for a standoff over the debt limit that’s lasted for months. […]

Senators question diversity of Lombardo cannabis working group

BY: - April 14, 2023

State senators on Friday questioned the gender and ethnic diversity of a working group requested by Gov. Joe Lombardo to weigh in on legislation and address cannabis industry complaints about the state’s regulatory apparatus and competition from the illegal trade. “From day one of Governor Lombardo’s administration, there has been, and this is no criticism […]

Health care stipends for long-term substitute teachers passed out of committee

BY: - April 14, 2023

Nevada school districts would have to provide at least a $450 monthly health care coverage stipend for long-term substitute teachers who are hired for 30 or more consecutive days, under a bill sponsored by several Democratic members of the assembly that passed out of a legislative panel Thursday. Nevada has an ongoing teacher shortage and […]