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Groups encourage DACA renewals

BY: - August 3, 2018

While there is a national push from immigrants’ rights organizations encouraging DACA recipients to complete their application renewals early, local groups are trying to raise funds to assist with fees. “We’ve had requests from DREAMers left and right needing assistance,” says Leo Murrieta, the director of Make the Road Nevada. The push for renewing as soon […]

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DA race over, but push for reform isn’t

BY: - August 3, 2018

A 55-year-old white male was arrested July 31 because of a citation he received in February for expired license plates, registration violations and making an improper U-turn. His cash bail, according to Clark County Detention Center records, totaled $2,005. Unpaid tickets for driving without a license and speeding at least 20 miles over the limit […]

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State officials to audit bail bonds companies for compliance

BY: - August 2, 2018

A disproportionate number of the consumer complaints filed with the Nevada Division of Insurance are related to the bail industry. In response, state officials have launched a new initiative — called the Bail Compliance Project — to try and get ahead of the problems plaguing these companies. Beginning this month, state officials will visit every […]

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Former rehab worker: “Everything is about saving money”

BY: - August 2, 2018

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Arbuckle’s mother says her son’s stay at a Solutions Recovery residential treatment facility in Las Vegas cost him his life. The 15-day stay may have cost Arbuckle’s insurance company more than $47,000 in services billed by Solutions Arbuckle died in July 2017 from loperamide toxicity, according to the Clark County Coroner. Loperamide is an […]

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The Sober Party?

BY: - August 1, 2018

They’re recovered, and they vote. “This is going to be a multi-tiered, multi-year effort and eventually we’ll run candidates in recovery for the Legislature or even statewide office,” says Ryan Hampton, spokesperson for Recovery PAC, a Nevada-based, non-partisan political action committee formed earlier this year in response to the opiate crisis. The PAC’s officers are connected […]

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Rosen ad: “Trump manda y Heller obedece”

BY: - August 1, 2018

Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen continues to court Latino voters with the launch of her third Spanish-language television ad this cycle, which starts airing today on Telemundo and Univision in Las Vegas and Reno. The 30-second television ad titled “Compas”— meaning buddies in Spanish — attempts to highlight the political alliance between President Donald Trump and Rosen’s […]

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Advocates seek to strengthen laws regarding sterilization of disabled people

BY: - August 1, 2018

Disability advocates are calling on Nevada legislators to create additional protections for intellectually disabled people whose legal guardians wish to have them sterilized. A legislative committee focused in part on adults with special needs unanimously voted to look into revising the statute governing the sterilization of people who are under legal guardianship. The July 19 […]

DA undaunted by lack of grand jury indictments

BY: - July 31, 2018

For the second time in a week, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is taking steps to pursue criminal charges in cases where the grand jury returned no indictment. Attorney Ross Goodman represents UFC fighter Nick Diaz, who is charged with felony domestic violence counts. Goodman says he thought Monday the case was dismissed and […]

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Telemarketing case follows Tarkanian to House race

BY: - July 31, 2018

Republican Danny Tarkanian hand-delivered a cease and desist letter Monday to the campaign office of his political opponent for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Susie Lee. In the letter to Lee, Tarkanian’s lawyer, Mark Randazza accused the Lee campaign of “publishing multiple defamatory statements” on social media and elsewhere related to his role in setting up telemarketing […]

RGJ-Suffolk poll: Nevada men hot, women not, for Trump

BY: - July 31, 2018

The Reno-Gazette Journal-Suffolk University poll released Tuesday found statistical dead heats in Nevada’s Senate and gubernatorial races. But perhaps more intriguingly, the poll found a nearly mirror-image split between men and women over Donald Trump. Asked if they approve of the job Trump is doing: 60 percent of Nevada men approve of Trump, 33 percent […]

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No comment: The verbal paralysis of public officials

BY: - July 31, 2018

President Richard Nixon:  No reporter from the Washington Post is ever to be in the White House again. And no photographer either. No photographer. Is that clear? None ever to be in. Now that is a total order and if necessary I’ll fire you. You understand? Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler: I do understand. Nixon: Okay. […]

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On anniversary of benefits, groups worry about fate of Medicare, Medicaid

BY: - July 30, 2018

Fifty-three years ago, Medicare and Medicaid were born to ensure vulnerable populations — low-income seniors, people with disabilities, children — have access to health care. On its anniversary Monday, progressive groups such as Battle Born Progress, Mi Familia Vota and Planned Parenthood Affiliates warned about continual risks to those programs. “Over a million Nevada residents […]