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1 in 7 lawmakers initially appointed, not elected, to majority female Legislature

Nevada voters seem partial to keeping a tight rein on the selection of public officials. They’ve rejected proposals to appoint judges and proved their...
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Red Rock guy, weed dude prepare for Clark County Commission

Clark County commissioners-elect Justin Jones and Tick Segerblom are best known for their pet issues -- opposing a proposed housing development near Red Rock...
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Nevada Supreme Court imposes stay in judicial discipline case

The Nevada Supreme Court is agreeing to step into a dispute between Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson and the Nevada Judicial...
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Democratic House will “flip the script,” Horsford says

When Democrats take control of the House of Representatives next month, they will craft the agenda that will shape the 2020 election, says Democratic...
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Prisons overcrowded, but DAs, cops balk at sentencing reforms

Members of an advisory commission charged with reviewing the state's justice system are zeroing in on reforms they hope will decrease Nevada's prison population, which...

History after all: Nevada to be first state with majority female Legislature

For months, media around the nation and even internationally published stories about the prospect of Nevada becoming the first state in the U.S. to...
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Why Heller should be Trump’s Interior Secretary

Later this week Donald Trump could name Dean Heller to replace ethically challenged Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior, and Heller might be...
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Bill would afford judges due process before Discipline Commission

Some members of the Nevada judiciary fear the regulators charged with keeping them in line are riding roughshod, and they’re asking the Nevada Legislature...
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Cortez Masto lands seat on Senate Finance Committee

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has nabbed a seat on the Senate Finance Committee.The Finance Committee oversees large swaths of the federal budget, including...
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Sisolak announces inaugural events

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak will be sworn in to office on the steps of the Nevada Capitol on January 7, with a public reception to...

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