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Clark County passes STR law amid allegations of payoffs, pressure from lobbyists 

BY: - June 21, 2022

Amid allegations they are doing the bidding of the resort industry, Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted an ordinance designed to slash the number of vacation rentals operating in unincorporated areas of Southern Nevada by roughly 75%.  STR owners railed against the ordinance, which will permit about 2,800 rentals and presumably crack down on […]

Nevada food bank kicks off summer meals program for kids

BY: - June 21, 2022

Despite supply chain issues and having emptier shelves, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has launched its Kids Cafe summer program which aims to make sure no child goes hungry. The meals service, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Nevada Department of Agriculture, has a daily goal of giving away free […]

The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

BY: - June 21, 2022

This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence. “It was on a communal TV, and […]

Nye County in need of foster parents  

BY: - June 20, 2022

Families interested in helping foster children can learn how Saturday, June 25 at a community forum in Pahrump. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a question-and-answer session featuring foster parents and state officials. “Pahrump illustrates the dire need for more rural Nevada foster families,” says a news release from […]

Infrastructure law funds Nevada sagebrush restoration projects

BY: - June 20, 2022

Nevada will be receiving a total of $1.5M for projects across the state meant to fund sagebrush habitats in an effort to combat invasive grasses and wildfire, protect wetlands, and support the regional economy. Funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law last year will support 15 projects across the state, […]

Interior to launch mental health program for wildland firefighters, boost wildfire spending

BY: and - June 20, 2022

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Interior Department will create a health and wellbeing program for wildland firefighters and boost spending on firefighting efforts by $103 million in fiscal 2022, Secretary Deb Haaland said Friday. The additional funding, which Haaland announced at the National Interagency Fire Center, comes as part of the $1.5 billion in last year’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure law signed […]

McMahill wins sheriff’s race outright, and other down-ballot primary results

BY: - June 17, 2022

Below are primary election results for Clark County commission, judicial, and other county offices, along with results from several other down-ballot contests. Clark County Commission Dist. E Republican Jon Rider prevailed in the primary over Dennis Ayala by a margin of 30 points. Incumbent Tick Segerblom beat back a challenge from Jacob “Jake” Macias.  Segerblom, […]

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FDA greenlights emergency use of COVID vaccines for kids under 5

BY: - June 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, moving the country one step closer to having shots for all age groups. The decision leaves just one hurdle, a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, before parents can begin getting babies […]

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North Las Vegas ballot proposal seeks to rework restrictions on transitional housing

BY: - June 17, 2022

After failing to convince North Las Vegas council members to fix zoning restrictions that prevent the creation of transitional housing for people leaving prison, organizers are hoping to place it on the ballot for the 2022 midterm election. The city’s current policy requires that the facilities must be at least 1,500 feet from religious institutions, […]

Labor leaders attack Laxalt as pawn of Big Oil

BY: - June 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is one of the most endangered Democratic senators facing re-election, presenting Republicans with perhaps their best opportunity to break the 50/50 logjam in the Senate, according to political experts. Some polls show her trailing Republican candidate Adam Laxalt, a one-term Nevada Attorney General who ran for governor in 2018 and […]

Pence was within 40 feet of mob inflamed by Trump, Jan. 6 committee reveals

BY: - June 16, 2022

The private and public conflict between Donald Trump and Mike Pence over certifying the 2020 election results put the vice president within steps of the Jan. 6 attackers, the U.S. House committee investigating the insurrection said Thursday. As the mob approached the U.S. Senate chamber in the Capitol, the vice president’s Secret Service retinue hustled […]

Nevada tribe, conservationists urge 9th Circuit to halt geothermal plant construction

BY: - June 16, 2022

A Nevada tribe and conservation advocates urged the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to reverse an order allowing ongoing construction and development of a geothermal energy project in Churchill County they say threatens to destroy a sacred site and drive the rare Dixie Valley toad to extinction. Attorneys for the Center for Biological […]