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“Manufactured crisis” halts pay for 3,450 working Nevadans

BY: - January 3, 2019

When Daniel Patterson, who lives in Nevada and works for the Department of Interior, heard about a potential government shutdown last month, he figured lawmakers and President Trump would come up with a solution to continuing funding the government. He was wrong. Trump, who has declared he is “proud to shut down the government,” declined […]

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Clark County DA recuses from domestic battery case against judge, hands off to Ford

BY: - January 2, 2019

One of Attorney General Aaron Ford’s first charges after taking office could be prosecuting domestic battery allegations against a fellow elected official — Las Vegas District Court Judge Stefany Miley. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson confirms he’s handing off the case to the AG’s office to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. […]

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Sisolak went hiring over the holidays

BY: - January 2, 2019

Over the holiday break, Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak announced six senior staff hires in his administration, including Democratic advisor Michelle White as Chief of Staff, J. Brin Gibson as general counsel, and Scott Gilles as senior advisor. White, a former Hillary Clinton campaign operative in Nevada and director of the State Senate Democratic Caucus, is the […]

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Harry Reid’s failing health doesn’t dull his edge

BY: - January 2, 2019

“I was always willing to do things that others were not willing to do,” Harry Reid told New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich in an interview appearing today. Truer words were never spoken. As a former Reid staffer in the late 80s, reading Leibovich’s piece was a shot to the gut. Something about seeing the […]

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Rubio bill could help Nevada hospitals, but industry focuses on Carson City

BY: - January 2, 2019

For-profit hospitals in Nevada are hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars a year, thanks in large part to stingy Medicaid reimbursements, a problem state lawmakers have been unwilling to address.  Now, a bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) could spell relief in the form of federal money. The Affordable Care Act and the […]

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NSHE chancellor brushes off north-south split as “a tired discussion”

BY: - December 31, 2018

Thom Reilly knows there are many lenses a person can use to view the higher-education system here in Nevada. One brings into focus a north-south divide, in which the older research university nearest the state capitol is favored over the younger, scrappier institution located down south. The Nevada System of Higher Education chancellor flatly rejects […]

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1 in 7 lawmakers initially appointed, not elected, to majority female Legislature

BY: - December 28, 2018

Nevada voters seem partial to keeping a tight rein on the selection of public officials. They’ve rejected proposals to appoint judges and proved their disdain for the power of incumbency by imposing term limits on elected leaders. Yet when the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature convenes in February, five of the new members will […]

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Red Rock guy, weed dude prepare for Clark County Commission

BY: - December 27, 2018

Clark County commissioners-elect Justin Jones and Tick Segerblom are best known for their pet issues — opposing a proposed housing development near Red Rock Canyon and the statewide legalization of marijuana, respectively. But when they are sworn in Jan. 7, they will have their hands on a myriad of challenges facing the county’s more than […]

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Nevada Supreme Court imposes stay in judicial discipline case

BY: - December 26, 2018

The Nevada Supreme Court is agreeing to step into a dispute between Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson and the Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission that could ultimately change the way judges are investigated for alleged transgressions.     Tobiasson is challenging the Commission’s discipline procedure, which requires judges answer questions before formal charges are […]

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Democratic House will “flip the script,” Horsford says

BY: - December 26, 2018

When Democrats take control of the House of Representatives next month, they will craft the agenda that will shape the 2020 election, says Democratic congressman-elect Steven Horsford. “It is incumbent upon us to bring bold proposals forward to move our country forward,” Horsford says. “Whether the Senate acts on them, whether the president passes them […]

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NV Energy to close coal plant, adds solar

BY: - December 21, 2018

Nevada regulators have approved NV Energy’s supply plan to construct six major solar projects, all but eliminating coal-fired production and doubling the utility’s renewable resources by 2023. The Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously on Friday to approve the final draft of NV Energy’s 2019-2038 Triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), also referred to as NV Energy’s […]

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UNR shuffled into “R1,” too

BY: - December 21, 2018

Days after UNLV was named an “R1” research institution, the University of Nevada, Reno, has also made its way onto the list. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education gave UNR “R1” status, a designation reserved for institutions with “very high research activity.” As part of its stated mission UNR sought to achieve a […]