Justice

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Purges are all the rage — but not in Nevada, Secretary of State says

BY: - October 15, 2018

Oct. 18 is the last day to register to vote online, and if you have any doubt at all about your registration status, you can check it easily. For instance, the Secretary of State’s office has a page where Nevadans can check their registration status. Journalist Greg Palast has a list too. Palast and his non-profit […]

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Growing number of Nevada women incarcerated for non-violent crimes

BY: - October 9, 2018

Nearly 80 percent of the 1,200 women imprisoned in Nevada are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, often as not a drug-related offense. Last year, more than half of women who entered prison were first-time offenders. And in Nevada, as in the nation, the incarceration rate for women is rising faster than for men. While Nevada policymakers […]

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Women to Heller: Enough

BY: - October 6, 2018

Listening to Christine Blasey Ford share her story in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sully Park couldn’t help but notice the similarities. Park doesn’t remember a lot of things about the night she was sexually assaulted — what day of the week it was, how she got home, or what season it was. But […]

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Heller dismisses allegations against Kavanaugh as “witch-hunt”

BY: - October 5, 2018

“It’s time for this witch-hunt to end,” Sen. Dean Heller said in an email Thursday asking supporters to sign a petition “to tell Democrats to stop the games and confirm Judge Kavanaugh.” Clicking a link in the email takes people to a page where they can sign a petition to Democratic senators and donate money […]

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ACLU demands answers in Tashii Brown case

BY: - October 2, 2018

The ACLU of Nevada and NAACP Las Vegas have submitted a public records request to the office of Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson in an attempt to gather more information on the death of Tashii Brown, who died last year after Las Vegas police officer Kenneth Lopera placed him in an illegal chokehold after […]

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Kavanaugh “100 percent certain,” too

BY: - September 27, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh says he’s 100 percent certain the allegations leveled against him by three women are untrue.  Earlier Thursday, Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told the same committee she is 100 percent certain Kavanaugh assaulted her when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh entered the afternoon hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee […]

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The country’s day so far…

BY: - September 27, 2018

Months of well-funded, coordinated efforts to derail the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh failed to do what the words of one woman may accomplish – force President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination or erode Republican support in the Senate for Kavanaugh. At times during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Christine […]

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Strict THC limits linger in courts even after pot legalized

BY: - September 27, 2018

Tuesday, Jeff Krajnak thought he might be going to jail. “Well tomorrow is the big day. Sentencing and it looks like I’ll be alone in the courtroom again. Thanks for the support and see you guys in a couple years!” wrote Krajnak in a Facebook post. On Wednesday Krajnak, an ex-Navy Seabee, was sentenced to […]

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Police fatality review blasted as “charade,” “waste of time”

BY: - September 25, 2018

Margie Day stands outside the heavy wooden double doors leading into the Commission Chambers in the Clark County Government Center. She asks the security guard if the public fact-finding review examining the death of Tashii Brown, who died after an officer placed him in an illegal chokehold, is over. Trinita Farmer, Brown’s mother, was warned […]

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Judge wants details on Route 91 security firm

BY: - September 21, 2018

  Federal Judge Richard Boulware wants to know what services provided by the security firm hired to work the Route 91 Festival are certified by the Homeland Security Department. MGM Resorts International is trying to limit its liability for the October 1, 2017 shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip by claiming the security company, […]

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DV fatality review panel goes dark under Laxalt

BY: - September 21, 2018

It was August of 2015 when Carson City Sheriff Deputy Carl Howell responded to a domestic violence call. A woman with visible injuries met Howell and another officer outside. Howell approached the door in an effort to meet with the suspect, Jonathon Pope.  “As Deputy Howell approached the door, Pope appeared armed with a firearm […]

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Nevada official touts strengthened defense against election hacking

BY: - September 20, 2018

As Air Force One was en route to Las Vegas Thursday, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reassured Nevada voters that Russians will have a hard time meddling with Nevada’s elections — at least the voting part. OK, Cegavske didn’t single out Russians specifically. But she did release a statement announcing “that all 17 county […]