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The Unsinkable Carolyn Goodman

BY: - January 30, 2019

She’s rolled her eyes at constituents and colleagues from the city council dais, incurred the ire of the LGBTQ community and galvanized opposition from Latinos. Yet Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman remains an overwhelming favorite to win a third term and cement the dynasty established by her husband, Oscar, who preceded his wife as the […]

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Septuagenarian deaths underscore push for new geriatric inmate policy

BY: - January 29, 2019

Two Nevada Department of Corrections inmates in their 70s have died in January. Their deaths come the same month the Crime and Justice Institute recommended the department implement a specialty parole option for long-term, geriatric inmates. The Crime and Justice Institute, which spent nearly six months in 2018 compiling data regarding the state’s rising incarceration […]

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Report charts rise of West’s unsheltered homeless

BY: - January 29, 2019

The growing rates of unsheltered homelessness around the country continues to show a need for policies that support low-income households at risk of becoming homeless according to the Urban Institute. How Housing Matters, which is a collaboration between the Urban Institute and the MacArthur Foundation, in an analysis of “What Fueled the Increase in Unsheltered […]

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Educators have a taste for charter school reform, but do legislators?

BY: - January 29, 2019

Nevada’s two most prominent education associations would love to see sweeping charter school reform but they aren’t holding their breath waiting for it, despite the political conditions being ripe for an overhaul of education policy. When it comes to legislative priorities, both Clark County Education Association (CCEA) and Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) will push […]

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Titus blasts Trump administration for “total failure” on wild horse management

BY: - January 28, 2019

In a letter to the House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Nevada Rep. Dina Titus called for an increase in the protection of wild horses, and blasted the Trump Administration for weakening conservation efforts. “(U)nder the Trump Administration, federal land managers, in particular the Bureau of Land Management, have taken significant steps to […]

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Gaming Control Board complaint: Wynn execs ignored allegations of sexual harassment

BY: - January 28, 2019

It took a Wall Street Journal investigation to prompt Nevada gaming regulators to look into one of the worst-kept secrets in Las Vegas — the alleged harassment of employees at the hands of former gaming mogul Steve Wynn.   “Immediately upon learning of the allegations raised against Mr. Wynn in the WSJ article, the BOARD […]

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Senators demand answers after NYT reports sexual assault allegations at NNSS

BY: - January 28, 2019

A New York Times’ story, in which a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site was fired after accusing her coworkers of sexual assault, has caught the attention of U.S Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Jennifer Glover told the Times that during a training exercise in November 2017 she “was […]

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MRNV celebrates 1st year, aims to hold pols accountable in 2nd

BY: - January 28, 2019

Before securing their blue wave of victory last year, Nevada Democrats running for Congress and state offices promised to push forward with parts of a progressive agenda that have stalled in Nevada and the nation. This weekend some of those same Democrats appeared with advocates who say they are going to ensure promises before the […]

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Sisolak signs order to begin creation of weed regulatory board

BY: - January 25, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an executive order Friday establishing an advisory panel for the creation of a Cannabis Compliance Board. The board will be tasked with preparing language for the regulation, distribution, cultivation, production and laboratory testing of cannabis in the upcoming legislative session. “The success of the general cannabis industry in the state is […]

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Trump folds, Nevada delegation hopes he curbs “senseless” behavior

BY: and - January 25, 2019

Yielding to mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle, President Trump agreed to back a short-term funding bill to reopen the government that does not include the requested $5.7 billion to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The short-term deal would fund the government through Feb. 15. Trump said he would use that time […]

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LV threatened by “race to the bottom” mentality, report says

BY: - January 24, 2019

The short-sighted mentality of Southern Nevada’s business and political leaders has Las Vegas perched precariously on the edge of economic collapse when the inevitable invasion of robots swoop in for our jobs. That’s the finding in a report on the Future of Work, a study from the National Association of Workforce Boards and the Bertlesmann […]

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Warren bringing campaign to Las Vegas

BY: - January 24, 2019

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit Las Vegas Friday, her first visit to Nevada since announcing her exploratory committee for president last month. The event will take place at Springs Preserve at 7 p.m. Friday. Although it’s her first visit to Nevada since officially going on the presidential campaign trail, Warren was one of many likely […]