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July 2, 2015

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    Congressman Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., attends a Memorial Day Ceremony at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 24, 2015, in Boulder City.

    Hardy failed to pay over $5 million in taxes, loans for his private businesses
    July 2, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, a freshman Republican from Mesquite, is intimately familiar with the green tufts framed by the craggy desert at his hometown’s Falcon Ridge Golf Course. After all, in 2005, he designed the par-71, 18-hole course. An oasis of water and grass planted in a hardscrabble basin, it reflects Hardy’s ambition, the region’s turbulent real estate market — and the lawmaker’s failure to pay ...
  • In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, photo, reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns the new Miss Universe, Paulina Vega of Colombia, during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami.
    Reigning Miss Universe rebukes Trump over migrant remarks
    July 2, 2015
    The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, was "hurtful and unfair" in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn't giving up ...
  • Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, attends a political event Monday, June 29, 2015, in Mesquite. Carol Bundy and Cliven Bundy stand nearby. Cliven Bundy garnered national attention last year when armed supporters and he engaged in a showdown with federal authorities attempting to round up his cattle.
    Rand Paul’s Cliven Bundy conundrum
    July 2, 2015
    Nevada could be a slam dunk for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the upcoming GOP caucus. In 2012, libertarian supporters propelled a strong challenge by his father, former Texas congressman Ron Paul, against ...
  • Republican John Hambrick conducts business during the opening session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
    Assembly Speaker Hambrick’s personal email hacked, sends out spam blast
    July 2, 2015
    Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick’s personal email account just sent out a fundraising request — but it wasn’t the usual kind asking for money to help ...
  • The six finalists for the Henderson city manager's position are, top row from left: Ronald Olson, city manager of Corpus Christi, Texas; Steven Goble, Henderson fire chief; and Scott Adams, Las Vegas deputy city manager; and bottom row from left, Orlando Sanchez, Las Vegas deputy city manager; Robert Murnane, Henderson director of public works, parks and recreation; and Steven Sarkozy, former city manager of Carlsbad, Calif., and Bellevue, Wash.
    Six finalists named for Henderson city manager
    July 1, 2015
    Henderson announced six finalists today in its search for a new city manager, including two city employees, two Las Vegas municipal employees and two candidates from ...
  • GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to the media while stopping at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during his first visit to Las Vegas as declared candidate Thursday, May 28, 2015.
    Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with Rubio
    July 1, 2015
    The GOP senator's support for an effort to ban gambling on the Internet makes him a key champion for a cause close to the heart of ...
  • Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul, left, greets supporters following his speech during a campaign stop at a sports bar in the tony Cherry Creek area Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Denver. Earlier in the day, Paul made a stop at a cannabis industry convention in downtown Denver to speak to people in the marijuana industry behind closed doors.
    Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors
    June 30, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from ...
  • Las Vegas-based data center Switch hopes to leave the energy grid and produce its own power.
    Switch appeals PUC decision on leaving NV Energy
    June 30, 2015
    Less than a month after regulators denied its application to create and purchase power without NV Energy, Las Vegas tech company Switch filed a petition asking ...
  • In this Feb. 1, 2011, photo, Camel cigarettes, an R.J. Reynolds product, are on display at a liquor store.
    Holy smokes: Cigarette tax about to go up $1 a pack
    June 30, 2015
    Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, because starting Wednesday the tax on a pack of cigarettes in Nevada will be going up by $1. The price bump comes by way of a tax increase passed by the Legislature that will take the excise tariff on each pack of cigarettes from 80 cents to $1.80. The cigarette tax is expected to generate an additional $192 million in revenue over two years as part of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recently approved $1.1 billion tax package to increase K-12 education funding. The tax hike ...
  • Guidelines being developed for private school subsidies
    June 30, 2015
    State Treasurer Dan Schwartz said he is taking an “expansive” approach to allow as many parents as possible to receive state aid to send their children to private or religious schools. Initial guidelines were released today for ...
  • Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, attends a political event Monday, June 29, 2015, in Mesquite. Carol Bundy and Cliven Bundy stand nearby. Cliven Bundy garnered national attention last year when armed supporters and he engaged in a showdown with federal authorities attempting to round up his cattle.
    Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop
    June 29, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul met with Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the town of Mesquite with ...
  • Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Switch, Sands, Wynn mum at PUC meeting
    June 29, 2015
    Continuing the effort to cut ties with the state’s largest power provider, representatives from the casino and energy industries met with officials from the ...
  • Lt. Gov. candidate Lucy Flores gives a concession speech during an election-night party for Democrats on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at MGM Grand.
    Democrats active early in key CD4 race
    June 29, 2015
    With months to go before Nevada's primary election in February, Democrats in one of Nevada's most hotly contested congressional races are already competing for ...
  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., waits to be introduced to speak during the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Thursday, June 18, 2015.
    Rand Paul touts small government ideals during Nevada tour
    June 29, 2015
    Speaking to supporters from rural Elko to a Las Vegas convention center, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday that his path to a presidential nomination relies strongly on winning over Nevadans. The Kentucky senator stopped at ...
  • More than 230 new laws take effect Wednesday
    June 29, 2015
    Part of the so-called “New Nevada” will be born Wednesday when laws affecting education and veterans — as well as provisions that will pump an estimated $18 billion into state agencies during the next two fiscal years — become effective.
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