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Wynn Resorts – “face and pride of gaming” – fined $20 million

BY: - February 26, 2019

Claiming shock and indignation, the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously voted to levy the largest fine in state history — $20 million — against Wynn Resorts, for the sexual misconduct of its founder Steve Wynn, and the behavior of executives who covered it up. Like parents on the hook for an absentee, wayward child, board members […]

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Trump’s military transgender ban tops Lee meeting with LGBT community

BY: - February 22, 2019

Earlier this month, Nevada Rep. Susie Lee joined Democratic colleagues to introduce a resolution opposing efforts to ban transgender people from serving in the Armed Forces. It was a response to President Trump’s call to reverse an Obama administration policy that, for the first time ever, allowed trans service members to disclose their identity. Thursday […]

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Hope for Prisoners touts “game changer” for state, offenders

BY: - February 19, 2019

Inmates in several Southern Nevada prisons will now have an opportunity to begin preparing for life on the outside as much as a year and a half before their release.   Hope for Prisoners, an organization credited with helping former inmates adjust to life on the outside, is forging a partnership with the state that […]

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Nevada joins California in suit over Trump’s national emergency

BY: - February 18, 2019

Updated to include statement issued by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford late Monday afternoon. Nevada is joining the lawsuit to challenge President Trump’s national emergency declaration, the California Attorney General’s office confirmed Monday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has taken the lead in a multi-state suit to fight what the states claim is an unconstitutional […]

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After 4 delays, Wolfson files drug trafficking charges against Marsy’s Law founder

BY: - February 13, 2019

Six months after their arrest at a Las Vegas hotel, billionaire Henry Nicholas and his companion, Ashley Fargo, face criminal drug trafficking charges filed Wednesday by District Attorney Steve Wolfson. Nicholas is the man behind the Marsy’s Law ballot question that overwhelmingly passed in Nevada last year.  Wolfson campaigned for the victims’ rights measure.   […]

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Lawmakers take on “robust agenda” of criminal justice bills

BY: - February 11, 2019

A large amount of inmates leave Nevada Department of Corrections facilities without proper identification, putting them in a vulnerable situation. “We give them a check with the money they made while incarcerated, they can’t cash the check without an ID,” Nevada Department of Corrections director James Dzurenda told the Assembly Judiciary Committee last week. “They go […]

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Segerblom, advocates tell Metro to come clean about ICE

BY: - February 8, 2019

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom joined immigration advocates Thursday to demand answers from Sheriff Joseph Lombardo about Metro’s use of a controversial immigration enforcement program that critics say is ruining livelihoods and tearing families apart in Southern Nevada. Last Thursday, representatives of Las Vegas immigrant and civil rights groups filed an open records request with […]

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Sex trafficking team effort initiated against backdrop of FBI probe

BY: - February 7, 2019

In a state where sex is legally available for sale in some places, and in a town that markets itself as the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” capital of the world, law enforcement at the federal, state, and local level are joining forces with victim rights advocates to “strengthen the fight […]

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Progressive groups tell lawmakers not to rest on November’s laurels

BY: - February 1, 2019

Democratic control of state government doesn’t automatically ensure progressive policy, Nevada groups said Thursday, so they intend to lobby harder than ever during the upcoming legislative session. Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada held a “Progressive State of the State” to highlight their legislative priorities and call on legislators to make good on the progressive platforms […]

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Blaming the victims? The legal quandary of child sex trafficking

BY: - January 31, 2019

They are too young to drink alcohol, vote, or sometimes, to even drive a car. In some two dozen states, they are considered victims of child sex exploitation. But in others, including Nevada, “victims” of sex trafficking find themselves in police custody and behind bars. This schizophrenic approach to an epidemic problem in the U.S. […]

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Gaming Control Board complaint: Wynn execs ignored allegations of sexual harassment

BY: - January 28, 2019

It took a Wall Street Journal investigation to prompt Nevada gaming regulators to look into one of the worst-kept secrets in Las Vegas — the alleged harassment of employees at the hands of former gaming mogul Steve Wynn.   “Immediately upon learning of the allegations raised against Mr. Wynn in the WSJ article, the BOARD […]

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Senators demand answers after NYT reports sexual assault allegations at NNSS

BY: - January 28, 2019

A New York Times’ story, in which a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site was fired after accusing her coworkers of sexual assault, has caught the attention of U.S Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Jennifer Glover told the Times that during a training exercise in November 2017 she “was […]