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Ad campaign warns Marchant seeks to end early voting, vote by mail

BY: - September 29, 2022

A Democratic Association of Secretaries of State-backed group, which launched a wave of advertisements in battleground states, is investing nearly $6 million in Nevada to prevent Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant, an election denier who has pushed conspiracy theories claiming voter fraud, from becoming the top election official.  The first Nevada ad, from […]

Question 1 would put equal rights into Nevada Constitution

BY: - September 29, 2022

Nevadans will vote on codifying equal rights in the state constitution this November through Question 1, which will guarantee that people can not be discriminated against based on “race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin.” The constitutional amendment originated as Senate Joint Resolution 8 during the […]

Food bank gets 600 lbs. of tomatoes from NV farm — more to come thanks to food program

BY: - September 28, 2022

Last week, Nevada farmer Rodney Mehring delivered 600 pounds of locally grown tomatoes to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, the only food bank in Southern Nevada. The small family-owned farm in Lincoln County—Blue Lizard Farm—was able to provide produce to food insecure families in Las Vegas thanks to a bill passed last year […]

What Nevada’s Question 2 means for the state’s minimum wage

BY: - September 28, 2022

Nevadans this November will have the opportunity to establish a $12 per hour minimum wage for almost all employees in the state. Currently, Nevada has a two-tiered minimum wage system: The minimum wage allowed for employees who are offered qualifying health insurance is $1 less per hour than the minimum wage rate allowed for employees […]

Complaint filed against Lombardo for donating Metro helicopter ride to anti-abortion group’s fundraiser

BY: - September 28, 2022

Nevada Democratic Victory, a group working to elect Democratic candidates in Nevada, filed an ethics complaint against Sheriff Joe Lombardo and his campaign, Lombardo for Governor, with the Nevada Chair of Ethics Commission Wednesday morning.  The complaint focuses on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) donating ride-alongs in the department’s helicopter to an anti-abortion […]

Senate panel advances bill aimed at preventing another Jan. 6

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on Tuesday passed legislation that would update an 1887 elections law and clarify how electoral votes are certified, with the hopes of averting another attempt to overturn a presidential election. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat and Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, put forth the bill, S. 4573, known […]

After Manchin pulls his energy permitting plan, Senate advances spending bill

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate advanced a catchall spending package Tuesday that would provide billions to aid Ukraine’s war effort, help communities throughout the country recover from natural disasters and keep the federal government funded through mid-December. Democrats and Republicans voted 72-23 to move the measure toward a final vote later this week—a success that […]

Hurricane prompts J6 panel to postpone hearing

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — A Wednesday hearing planned by the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian nearing landfall in Florida. A new date has not been announced. “In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s […]

Gaps in insurance laws force families to seek costly out-of-network mental health care

BY: - September 27, 2022

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic ushered in more acceptance and understanding of mental and behavioral health needs, Nevada and the nation face the associated battle for mental health parity – ensuring health insurance companies cover mental and behavioral health equally to physical health. Mental health parity, as described by the National Alliance on Mental Illness […]

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

BY: - September 27, 2022

Nye County has positioned itself as the epicenter of a Donald Trump-fueled conspiracy about the security of electronic vote tabulators.  The Nye County Commission voted in March to make the county one of the first to act on the false narrative that machines that count votes are rigged, and recommended long-time elections clerk Sandra Merlina […]

Animal Foundation CEO pleads for community’s help to ease overcrowding

BY: - September 26, 2022

One day after its admissions staff quit, Animal Foundation Las Vegas CEO Hilarie Grey held a news conference issuing an urgent plea for foster homes to alleviate crowding. Those interested should visit the shelter in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  In an email Sunday to TAF, eight employees cited lack of staff, […]

Abortion has Republicans navigating political landmines in search of cover

BY: - September 26, 2022

Nevada’s top Republican candidates, some endorsed by national anti-abortion rights forces, are eschewing a chance to potentially slash the 24-week limit on terminating pregnancies in Nevada by nine weeks, a position that could confound pro-abortion rights voters energized by the repeal of Roe v. Wade and the prospect of a Republican-controlled Congress.  “I think it […]