U.S. Senate Republicans block bill requiring agencies monitor domestic terrorism

BY: - May 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would require federal agencies to monitor domestic terrorism incidents, including those potentially related to white supremacy. The failure of the Senate procedural vote showed again how difficult it is for Congress to agree on any response to U.S. gun violence. It followed a racist […]

Infant formula stockpile for the U.S. suggested by FDA chief

BY: - May 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government should consider creating a stockpile of infant formula to avoid the possibility of future shortages, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told a Senate committee on Thursday.  Commissioner Robert Califf said during his third hearing on Capitol Hill about the months-long shortage that his agency and lawmakers […]

Lombardo declares Nevada gubernatorial primary over

BY: - May 26, 2022

Not a single ballot has been counted in the Republican primary for governor, but Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo declared during a debate on KLAS-TV Wednesday the race is over, citing his lead in the polls, his multi-million dollar campaign war chest ($2.9 million remaining at the end of March), the blessing of former President […]

Adam Laxalt peddles ‘great replacement theory’ on GOP campaign trail

BY: - May 26, 2022

The mass shooting at a grocery store in a predominantly Black community in Buffalo earlier this month has drawn national attention to the mainstreaming of a racist conspiracy known as “the great replacement theory” by Republicans. And the man most likely to appear at the top of Nevada’s GOP ticket this fall is clearly on […]

Frustrated Democrats call for GOP help on federal gun laws after mass school shooting

BY: - May 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday implored Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan gun control legislation, following a mass school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in Texas. Tuesday’s massacre was the nation’s second-deadliest mass school shooting since another at Sandy Hook Elementary […]

International travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials

BY: - May 25, 2022

Visitation rates in Las Vegas have stalled as fewer international travelers arrived at Harry Reid International Airport in April compared to pre-pandemic levels. In April, 4.25 million travelers passed through Reid’s gates, a slight dip from March’s 4.27 million passenger count, according to data by the Clark County Department of Aviation. Passenger volume for international […]

Justice not blind in Clark County DA’s office, says Wolfson’s primary opponent

BY: - May 25, 2022

It’s who you know, not necessarily what you did, that holds sway with Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, says Wolfson’s Democratic primary election opponent Ozzie Fumo. “Justice is not being distributed equally,” Fumo, a defense attorney and former state assemblyman, said during a phone interview. Wolfson did not respond to the Current’s requests for […]

Summer hurricanes, wildfires and storms loom as FEMA faces pressure to step up

BY: - May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — Another grueling summer disaster season is arriving, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is under intense pressure even as its portfolio balloons, it pleads for more money from Congress and criticism comes on several fronts. The agency manages more than 300 disaster declarations a year, a dramatic increase from the average of 108 […]

Nevada Supreme Court

Report names Nevada among 20 states without a person of color on the Supreme Court

BY: - May 24, 2022

Though Nevada’s population is surging with people of color, that is not reflected in the state’s highest court, according to a new analysis.  The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law found the state is one of 20 with zero justices of color on its Supreme Court. The State Supreme […]

North Las Vegas mayoral race features state senator, councilwoman, 5 others

BY: - May 24, 2022

While making a case on why they would be best fit to serve as next mayor of North Las Vegas, several candidates have united in a similar message: Voters cannot afford to keep electing the same old leadership. Seven people are running to replace North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, who is now running for […]

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Board of Regents races in Clark County bring both newcomers and familiar faces

BY: - May 24, 2022

The Board of Regents is a 13-member elected board that sets policies and approves budgets for the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of four community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College), one state college (Nevada State College), two universities (University of Nevada Las […]

CDC expects more monkeypox cases in the U.S.

BY: - May 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it’s likely the United States will see additional cases of monkeypox in the coming weeks, but officials cautioned that it’s harder to transmit the virus than it is to spread respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.  Monkeypox, which is also spreading throughout Europe, has an incubation […]