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Laxalt gives health care questioner the brush-off

BY: - October 12, 2018

If you want to talk with gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, don’t ask if he’s going to follow in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s footsteps. “I stood in a long line waiting to meet him,” says Will Pregman, a community organizer for local progressive non-profit Battle Born Progress, who attended an event Thursday night intended to recruit volunteers […]

Law keeps Paddock gun buys secret

BY: - October 12, 2018

In the twelve months leading to the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, gunman Stephen Paddock purchased 55 weapons according to police reports — an average of more than one a week, and most of them rifles. The Gun Control Act of 1968 requires that licensed gun dealers notify the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, […]

Nevada Children’s Report Card: F-, F, F-, F

BY: - October 11, 2018

Nevada received an overall “F” grade for education – again — according to the 2018 Nevada Children’s Report Card released this week by the Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA). The key areas most in need of improvements, according to the report, are school readiness, student achievement, high school completion, and funding. School Readiness: F- Nevada is […]

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Ford on Sandoval: “I appreciate his kind words”

BY: - October 11, 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval has endorsed U.S. Sen. Dean Heller to retain his seat, State Sen. Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor and now he’s featured in an ad for Lidia Stiglich,  a Nevada Supreme Court Justice he named to the bench. But Sandoval, who has declined to endorse fellow Republican Adam Laxalt or Democrat Steve Sisolak […]

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GOP food stamp bill could force state to hire 900 people

BY: - October 11, 2018

The farm bill that passed the U.S. House in July would throw an estimated 13,000 Nevadans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— more commonly known as food stamps — while forcing the state to hire as many as 900 more case managers to administer new work and training requirements. The legislation, currently stalled in the Senate, […]

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Rosen pounces on Heller vote to protect “junk” insurance plans

BY: - October 10, 2018

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate killed a measure to block a recent Trump administration rule to expand short-term health insurance plans — plans critics refer to as “junk” plans because they need not cover pre-existing conditions. Immediately after the vote, Heller’s opponent, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, blasted Heller for […]

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Stadium employs equivalent of 195 full-time workers in first year

BY: - October 10, 2018

When proponents of a publicly funded football stadium wanted to sell lawmakers on the prospect of raising the room tax to pay for $750 million of the $1.9 billion project, they touted the 18,700 construction jobs the stadium would generate — a small but significant dent in the more than 50 thousand construction jobs still […]

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The Kavanaugh effect in Nevada: Something, or nothing?

BY: - October 9, 2018

Less than a month away from the November election, yet another poll shows candidates in Nevada’s top races in a dead heat. If the election was today, 46 percent of likely voters said they would vote for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller while 44 percent would choose U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, according to an NBC/Marist poll […]

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Norquist noses in on Nevada ballot questions

BY: - October 9, 2018

Washington D.C. anti-tax activist Grover Norquist will perhaps be best remembered for saying “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” When it comes to taxes, Norquist’s organization, Americans for Tax Reform, is against […]

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Police group “urges” answers from Laxalt on cop assault arrest

BY: - October 9, 2018

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt assaulted a police officer when he was 17, and now the association representing cops from throughout Nevada wants to know more about that incident, as well as Laxalt’s other run-ins with the law. “The latest news about Adam Laxalt’s arrest history is extremely disturbing to Nevada’s law enforcement community, […]

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Growing number of Nevada women incarcerated for non-violent crimes

BY: - October 9, 2018

Nearly 80 percent of the 1,200 women imprisoned in Nevada are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, often as not a drug-related offense. Last year, more than half of women who entered prison were first-time offenders. And in Nevada, as in the nation, the incarceration rate for women is rising faster than for men. While Nevada policymakers […]

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Metro on UFC melee: Move along, nothing to see here

BY: - October 8, 2018

Here is a statement, in full, issued by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Office of Public Information Monday: LVMPD officers assisted with breaking up several small fights that took place after Saturday night’s UFC main event in Las Vegas.  After all were (sic) parties were separated, no one involved wished to press charges and […]