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D.A. Wolfson embraces wrongfully convicted. Just not all of them.

BY: - June 7, 2018

A television campaign ad for District Attorney Steve Wolfson asserts that Wolfson’s “conviction integrity unit freed” a wrongfully convicted man.  DeMarlo Berry, who served 22 years for a murder he did not commit, is the first and only person to be exonerated via Wolfson’s Conviction Integrity Unit, created in 2016. “My goal in creating the […]

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A DMV victory for the trans community: What it means, what comes next

BY: - June 7, 2018

Changing the gender on your Nevada driver’s license from male to female or from female to male is now akin to changing your eye color from green to blue. That is to say you just get to tell the DMV what it is. No “proof” required. This process of self-declaration quietly went into effect on […]

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Having to be twice as good – African American women in the campaign industry

BY: - June 7, 2018

Too often, Najaah Daniels walks into a room and people assume she is everything but what she actually is – a campaign manager running a congressional race. “People think I’m (state Sen. Pat) Spearman’s assistant, or they think I’m her niece,” she said. “When I say I’m a campaign manager, they give me this look […]

Plea deal raises questions about ties between cops and pimps

BY: - June 7, 2018

Note: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly protecting certain pimps at the expense of their competitors.  Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson says Metro’s failure to investigate one suspected pimp believed to be targeting the children of law enforcement forced her to turn to the […]

Discrimination victims win at Dotty’s

BY: - June 6, 2018

The company that owns Dotty’s, the ubiquitous strip mall slot parlors, will pay a $3.5 million to victims of discrimination to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC said in a statement Wednesday. “Since at least 2012, Nevada Restaurant Services violated federal law by maintaining a well-established companywide practice […]

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Unhealthy and unregulated: Conditions in local shelters draw complaints

BY: - June 6, 2018

The Shade Tree Shelter in Las Vegas has a unique mission, describing itself as “the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada.” But women and children staying at the shelter have also been exposed to excessive black mold, suffering respiratory related illnesses as a result, […]

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Daughters of police, judges lured into prostitution

BY: - June 6, 2018

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson says she gave Metro Police detectives a road map that may have prevented three murders involving the sex trade, but vice detectives, under investigation by the FBI for allegedly protecting pimps, failed to act. Tobiasson drew criticism from friends and foes alike when she alleged on KLAS-TV […]

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DA primary reflects Democrats in transition

BY: and - June 5, 2018

In the 1980s, a group of centrists, including a young governor from Arkansas named Bill Clinton, formed the Democratic Leadership Council. Its goal was to shift the party to the right, and away from a declining political left that had suffered Richard Nixon’s landslide victory over George McGovern in 1972, and then found itself no […]

Laxalt’s chief investigator pursues case against daughter’s former pimp

BY: - June 5, 2018

Before Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt named Roland Swanson as his Chief Investigator in 2015, Swanson, according to his bio on the AG’s website, led investigations for the FBI’s public integrity unit in Las Vegas.  Now, his office is involved in the prosecution of convicted pimp Kobe Hogue, who happens to be the former boyfriend […]

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Send them away, sweep them away… A look at local policy on homelessness

BY: - June 5, 2018

Las Vegas officials claim that “by offering a one-stop shop with access to medical, housing and employment services through a variety of partners” at the city’s Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, “the cycle of homelessness can be broken.” However, the most used service at the Courtyard isn’t providing medical care, a home or a job, according […]

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Culinary Union fights for immigration protections as TPS recipients ponder uncertain futures

BY: - June 5, 2018

Immigrants working on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas could have the strongest job protections in the country, if the Culinary Union gets its way.

State lawmaker: Metro misapplying law by refusing to supply information

BY: - June 5, 2018

An effort by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to deny information to journalists is a misapplication of the law, according to one state lawmaker. LVMPD recently stopped providing information to Nevada Current, citing a 2017 amendment to state law requiring that reporters be affiliated with “a newspaper, press association or commercially operated, federally licensed […]