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Metro investigator contradicts officer, police report at Gomez fact-finding

The lead investigator into the fatal shooting of a 25-year old Las Vegas man at the hands of Metropolitan Police contradicted the department’s own...

Legislation targets state’s decades-old laws criminalizing HIV

Even as the science around HIV, as well as the medications to treat and suppress the virus, have advanced in nearly 30 years, the...
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Assembly passes bill to abolish death penalty, sends it to the Senate

In a historic move, the Nevada Assembly voted 26-16 to abolish the death penalty, the farthest efforts to end capital punishment have ever advanced...

Bail reforms might have a chance this year

While testifying on legislation addressing pretrial detention, Kendra Bertschy with the Washoe County Public Defender’s office described a broken aspect of the bail system...

Nevada police, DAs say deadly force measure endangers officers and public 

With the nation transfixed on the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, law enforcement in Nevada is opposing a measure that...
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Haaland launches unit to investigate missing and murdered Native Americans

The U.S. Department of the Interior is creating a new unit to lead and help coordinate investigations into the ongoing crisis of murdered and...
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Formerly incarcerated people denied housing seek legislative fix

Last year, state Sen. Dina Neal heard from a group of formerly incarcerated women who struggled to find housing long after their release.  One woman...
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Legislature hears first bill to abolish the death penalty

For the first time since 2017, Nevada lawmakers began wrestling with the question on whether Nevada should get rid of capital punishment. In Wednesday’s hearing...
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While describing abuse at prisons, trans inmates urge lawmakers to pass protections

In a letter read to lawmakers Monday, Daisy Meadows, a transgender inmate at the Nevada Department of Corrections, described being raped by a male...

Proposal regulates, mandates data collection on solitary confinement

“An empty cell is definitely a place you learn to live without love,” said Frank DePalma, who spent 22 years and 36 days in...

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