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July 1, 2015

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    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, is shown at a political event Monday, June 29, 2015, in Mesquite. Carol Bundy, left, and Cliven Bundy, in cowboy hat, stand nearby. Cliven Bundy garnered national attention last year when he and armed supporters 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.
  • Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign event Saturday in Henderson.
    Bush in Henderson: New gun limits won’t prevent shootings
    June 27, 2015
    New gun-control measures are not the way to prevent mass killings such as the shooting deaths of nine people in a South Carolina church, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Saturday.
  • An artist's rendering shows Tennessee Associate Solicitor General Joseph Walen arguing April 28 before the Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage in Washington. Justices, from left are Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito Jr. and Elena Kagan. The Supreme Court’s four liberal justices have been in the majority in virtually all the year’s biggest cases.
    Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases
    June 27, 2015
    The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success.
  • Heller part of U.S. Senate delegation meeting with officials in Cuba
    June 26, 2015
    A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators was in Cuba on Friday to meet with top government officials and others to discuss the ongoing rapprochement between the two countries. The United States and Cuba announced ...
  • Shannon Watts' group Moms Demand Action is working with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety to draw attention to a 2016 ballot initiative that would expand background checks.
    Armed with strollers and hashtags, activist aiming for gun reform in Nevada
    June 26, 2015
    Shannon Watts was folding laundry when she decided to make a change. The mother of five was watching the news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. She felt she had two choices: leave the country or ...
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