Lombardo’s proposal targeting restorative justice policies scrutinized by lawmakers

BY: - March 24, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s proposal to roll back restorative justice policies, which were implemented to address the school-to-prison pipeline but received a shaky roll out due to the pandemic, was met with a bevy of questions and concerns from lawmakers Thursday. Lombardo, who made a rare legislative appearance in front of the Assembly Education Committee to […]

What plaintiffs targeting abortion pill want might not even be possible

BY: - March 23, 2023

At the center of the federal anti-abortion lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the abortion drug mifepristone and the regimen that reportedly accounts for the majority of abortions in post-Roe America. That’s why the whole country is bracing itself for a ruling from a notoriously anti-abortion judge in Amarillo, Texas.  The attention […]

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Lawmakers seek to improve health conditions faced by women who are incarcerated

BY: - March 21, 2023

Lawmakers are debating legislation that addresses the inadequate standards of care and health treatment for women incarcerated in Nevada.  Sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Cecelia González, Assembly Bill 292 would make feminine hygiene products free of charge in correctional facilities while seeking to expand the timeframe mothers spend with newborns and ensuring those incarcerated have access […]

Republic Services ramps up lawsuits against Nevadans over trash bills

BY: - March 17, 2023

If Rebecca Gandara had received a bill from Republic Services for any unpaid amount for unpaid trash collection services, she says she would have paid it. But she said in the 27 years she lived in her Henderson home, she never received a past due or any other notice that she owed the company money. […]

Construction at Thacker Pass starts after judge rejects attempt to halt it

BY: - March 4, 2023

Construction of a mine over the largest known source of lithium in the United States started Thursday, after a federal court rejected an emergency request to halt work on the mine. The Thacker Pass mine — which has been wrapped up in a legal battle for two years — made its way to 9th U.S. […]

Assembly bill aims to strengthen advocacy for domestic violence victims

BY: - March 2, 2023

The Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee Thursday heard testimony on a bill that would standardize training that victim advocates for domestic and sexual violence would receive in the first step to help professionalize the role. One in three women and one in four men will experience physical violence in their lives and one in five women […]

Police, DAs oppose bill to prohibit lying to juveniles during interrogations

BY: - March 1, 2023

A bill before Nevada lawmakers would prohibit police and others in law enforcement from knowingly lying to juveniles during interviews, and from making promises that would appear to benefit the child.  The measure, Assembly Bill 193, is opposed by the state’s largest police departments and by prosecutors. It is sponsored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Gonzalez and […]

Judge foregoes sanctions against attorney

BY: - March 1, 2023

Attorney J. Scott MacDonald admitted through his attorney Wednesday that he violated court rules by attempting to collect money on behalf of individuals he does not represent.   “In a sense there is a violation, and we’re not going to say that there is not a violation,” said attorney Spencer Judd, who represented MacDonald before Judge […]

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ICE, prison targeted immigrants seeking medical care, complaint says

BY: - March 1, 2023

Staff at two federal immigration detention facilities in Nevada have engaged in retaliatory transfers and medical abuse, including refusing to treat “a severe case of trench foot” for one migrant detainee, a new federal civil rights complaint alleges. The complaint filed last week claims five migrants detained at the Nye County Jail and Nevada Southern […]

Biden student debt relief plan met with skepticism from Supreme Court majority

BY: - February 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — The majority Republican-appointed wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday that the Biden administration had the authority to implement a federal student debt relief program that was estimated to potentially aid millions of borrowers. Justices on the ideological right, who hold a 6-3 majority on the court, questioned whether the Department […]

Court ruling puts Clark County short-term rental rules on ice

BY: - February 19, 2023

Clark County’s effort to comply with a new state law requiring regulation of short-term rentals is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad, according to a preliminary injunction issued Thursday by Judge Jessica K. Peterson.   A state law passed in 2021 required the county, which had largely turned a blind eye to the estimated 10,000 to 12,000 short-term […]

Not an isolated incident: Video of violent arrest heightens calls for more scrutiny of CCSD police

BY: - February 17, 2023

A recent video showing Clark County School District police officers arresting several Black teenage boys, with one officer slamming a student to the ground, has outraged the community and led activists to push for a stronger response from the district.  While CCSD has offered little details about why officers stopped the teens, community groups recognize […]