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Tiger magic show disappears from Clark County agenda

BY: - January 18, 2022

The illusionist behind a proposed magic show featuring live tigers has pulled his application for a zone variance from the Clark County agenda for Wednesday, according to a tweet from County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.  “Magician Jay Owenhouse is withdrawing his request – there will not be a tiger show in District E,” Segerblom wrote. “I’m […]

DA seeks to jail professional gambler Robin Hood 702 over tweets 

BY: - January 18, 2022

R.J. Cipriani, a professional gambler known for sharing his winnings with the less fortunate and sharing intel with the FBI, is questioning Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s application of justice. He questions whether the DA, who wants him in jail, is doing the bidding of Resorts World executives who don’t want the brand of […]

Tribe one step closer to permanent protection of sacred site

BY: - January 18, 2022

The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe is one step closer to permanently protecting a sacred swath of land in Nevada after gaining congressional support to designate the landscape as a National Monument.  Last week, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announcing her intention to write a bill to designate Spirit […]

ACLU complaint asks DOJ to investigate treatment of deaf inmates at detention center

BY: - January 17, 2022

The ACLU of Nevada is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the treatment of deaf inmates at the Clark County Detention Center. In a complaint filed earlier this month with the Civil Rights Division, Christopher Peterson, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU, said the facility has violated the American Disability Act […]

Senate filibuster on voting rights criticized by advocates for the poor

BY: - January 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Progressive lawmakers last week joined a virtual news conference with organizers from the Poor People’s Campaign and said they are not giving up on the push to change Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival held the virtual meeting Friday to kick off its […]

Nevada lags nation in COVID vaccination for ages 5-11 

BY: - January 14, 2022

America’s children are being vaccinated against COVID-19 at an alarmingly variable rate, depending on where they live, according to doctors interviewed by Kaiser Health News.  The report, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says only 18% of the 5 million children in America ages 5 to 11 have been fully […]

Online orders for free at-home COVID tests to begin Jan. 19

BY: - January 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday launched a new website for Americans to request up to four free COVID-19 tests per household. The administration is buying 1 billion at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, and Americans will be able to begin ordering the tests online on Jan. 19 at COVIDtests.gov. This is part of the administration’s effort to […]

They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot… and threw in some tigers?

BY: - January 14, 2022

Is a parking lot a block from the Las Vegas Strip anywhere for a tiger sanctuary? Illusionist Jay Owenhouse is betting on it.    “It’s been mentioned that the Las Vegas tiger habitat is in a parking lot and that tigers shouldn’t live in a parking lot,” Owenhouse said Tuesday during a virtual town hall meeting […]

Community based solar option begins in earnest with newly launched NV Energy program

BY: - January 14, 2022

An NV Energy program to expand solar access to low-income Nevadans and disadvantaged businesses is off to a solid start, a program administrator says, and is expected to continue to grow in coming years. Lawmakers during the 2019 Legislative Session passed a law essentially requiring the monopoly energy company to establish a program to support […]

Utah groundwater project draws ire from Nevada officials and tribal leaders

BY: - January 13, 2022

Utah had one of the driest and warmest years on record in 2021. Now one Utah county  plans to pipe water from aquifers underlying the Utah-Nevada border to compensate for drying local aquifers, a move that concerns some tribes and water officials in Nevada counties. The proposed Pine Valley Water Supply Project would pipe water […]

Supreme Court blocks Biden workplace vaccine rule, allows health care workers mandate

BY: - January 13, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to the Biden administration’s fight against the pandemic, blocking a federal mandate that workers be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 — though the court allowed a separate rule requiring vaccinations for some health care workers. The two rulings represented a split victory for Republican attorneys general from Ohio, Missouri, […]

Apollo Global Management: Leon Black not rejoining board of directors 

BY: - January 12, 2022

Leon Black, the founder and former CEO of Apollo Global Management, has no plans to return to the company’s board of directors that he once chaired.  “Mr. Black has advised Apollo that he won’t be standing for nomination to the Apollo Board,” according to Steven Lipin, CEO of the public relations firm Gladstone Place Partners, […]