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May 3, 2015

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    Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, takes a photograph with his mobile telephone as Elan Nelson, back, spokesperson for a marijuana grow facility, talks about the "library of pot' wall used to dry marijuana for sale as a contingent of Nevada lawmakers, their staffers and a handful of lobbyists toured the facility for both medical and recreational marijuana in northeast Denver on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Nevada lawmakers say they were quite impressed with the recreational marijuana industry in Colorado.

    Growth industry: Nevada lawmakers get up-close view of Colorado’s pot business
    May 1, 2015
    Sen. Patricia Farley, R-Las Vegas, said a recent fact-finding trip to Colorado for a look at that state's marijuana industry "really opened my mind." What she discovered included ...
  • Hillary Clinton to talk about immigration, families with young Nevadans
    May 3, 2015
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will travel Tuesday to Las Vegas, where she will discuss immigration reform during a roundtable at Rancho High School.
  • Clinton has made her presidential campaign about the people
    May 3, 2015
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president of the United States is not about her; it’s about the American people — who we are, what we need and where we see this nation going. That’s why she’s been traveling the country — first to Iowa and New Hampshire, and coming to Nevada this Tuesday — meeting with people in small, intimate groups; talking from the heart with veterans, business owners, students and fellow grandmothers; and listening to folks tell their personal stories of struggle and triumph. As she put it, “No one is disposable. Every life matters.”
  • Sandoval buries time capsule to mark Nevada’s 150th birthday
    May 1, 2015
    Special items from Las Vegas and Nevada's 150th birthday have been buried in a time capsule for 50 years. Gov. Brian Sandoval and former Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki met Friday morning at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas to do the honors. The capsule ...
  • Ely officials oppose attempts to dissolve city
    May 1, 2015
    Representatives from one of Nevada's tiniest cities say they're strongly opposed to attempts to dissolve the city. Republican Sen. Pete Goicoechea is sponsoring SB238, which was discussed Friday in the Assembly Government Affairs Committee. The measure would ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the gallery during his State of the State address in a joint meeting of the Nevada Assembly inside the Legislature building Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, on the capitol grounds in Carson City.
    Why today’s economic forum matters for Nevada’s future
    May 1, 2015
    It’s a day state budget wonks anticipate every session. And it will ignite the endgame discussion about funding the state budget and levying new tax proposals. Lawmakers, bureaucrats and lobbyists will tune in for ...
  • President Barack Obama signs the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
    Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library
    April 30, 2015
    President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library. The University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, will develop the library along with ...
  • Nevada Assemblyman John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, talks on the Assembly floor at the Nevada Legislature on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Carson City.
    Effort to recall GOP Assembly Speaker Hambrick falls short
    April 30, 2015
    A preliminary count shows an effort to recall Republican Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick has fallen far short of the number of signatures needed to ...
  • Congresswoman Dina Titus makes a few remarks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, Friday Feb 6, 2015.
    Rep. Dina Titus in no hurry to decide about Senate bid
    April 30, 2015
    Democratic Congresswoman Dina Titus says she's considering running for the Senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Sen. Harry Reid, but isn't in a hurry to make a decision. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Thursday on the prospect of Titus ...
  • Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) makes a point while speaking to supporters during a campaign stop in Las Vegas at the Desert Vista Community Center in Sun City Summerlin on Saturday, April, 11, 2015.
    Something important is happening in Nevada, and it’s bad for Rand Paul
    April 29, 2015
    A couple years ago, Nevada seemed to be Rand Paul's ace in the hole in the 2016 presidential race. That's looking less and less ...
  • Nevada lawmakers consider banning powdered alcohol
    April 29, 2015
    Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a potential ban on powdered alcohol. Assembly members reviewed SB464 on Wednesday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The measure passed unanimously out of ...
  • Ex-GOP aide behind website critical of Republican lawmakers
    April 29, 2015
    A recently created website sharply critical of elected Nevada Republicans is coming from an unlikely source — a former Assembly Republican staff member. Conservative Las Vegas activist Laurel Fee ...
  • Bill would require police to report seized property
    April 29, 2015
    Lawmakers are reviewing a measure that would require police agencies in Nevada to publicly report seized property every year. Republican Sen. Don Gustavson is sponsoring SB138, which ...
  • Protestors, including Ronald Brittan, right, line up along the street during a rally in front of NV Energy Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.
    Poll: Majority of voters would disfavor candidates who block rooftop solar
    April 29, 2015
    Advocates of Nevada’s rooftop solar industry have launched an offensive that includes advertising, media appearances, a rally and now a poll as its chances of winning a critical battle on a controversial policy wane. Industry advocates have purchased TV ads ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., takes questions from reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
    Story behind the story behind the false story of Harry Reid’s injuries
    April 28, 2015
    In early April, John Hinderaker, one of the main authors of the conservative blog Power Line, wrote a story alleging that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had not been injured in an accident involving broken exercise equipment, as he said he was. Rather, Reid was likely ...
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