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April 24, 2014

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  • Janice Van Gorder stands beside her vehicle, which shows damage to the passenger-side headlight and hood area Monday, March 31, 2014.
    A month after Metro’s policy change on accidents, complaints are piling up
    April 4, 2014
    Metro’s unpopular new policy change on fender-benders has been a unifier of sorts, bringing together insurance agents, personal-injury attorneys and motorists to deliver an appeal to bring back the previous system. Under the new guidelines, officers no longer respond to most noninjury wrecks so they can concentrate on chasing down scofflaws. Now a month since the policy went into effect ...
  • Judge Carolyn Ellsworth holds up documents during a hearing for John Michael Schaefer, a candidate for Nevada state controller, at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, April 3, 2014. Election officials want the court to remove Schaefer from the Democratic primary ballot because they contend he doesn't meet residency requirements.
    Judge blocks Nevada controller candidate from ballot
    April 3, 2014
    A judge says a disbarred Las Vegas lawyer can't be on the ballot for Nevada state controller because he doesn't meet a two-year state residency requirement. John Michael Schaefer says he's not sure what ...
  • Nevada Sen. Dean Heller seeks compromise to extend unemployment benefits
    April 3, 2014
    The U.S. Senate today cleared the last procedural hurdle on an extension of unemployment benefits and a Nevada Republican is working ...
  • Mayor Rob Ford laughs during a commercial break as he takes part in a live television mayoral debate in Toronto on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
    Rob Ford votes ‘no’ on congratulating Olympians
    April 2, 2014
    What could be controversial about the city of Toronto congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes? Ask Rob Ford. The Toronto mayor on Wednesday cast the sole "no" vote on ...
  • President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
    In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage
    April 2, 2014
    Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to accuse Republicans who oppose ...
  • This Republican candidate wants everyone to stop talking about his vampire costume
    April 2, 2014
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/02/this-republican-candidate-wants-everyone-to-stop-talking-about-his-vampire-costume-good-luck-with-that/
  • An aerial view of the High Roller at the Linq on Monday, March 31, 2014, on the Strip.
    Las Vegas named finalist for 2016 Republican convention
    April 2, 2014
    The Republican National Committee has winnowed its list of potential convention hosts to six and Las Vegas is still in the running. Las Vegas will soon ...
  • Candidate for state controller says he’ll fight to stay on ballot
    April 2, 2014
    Michael Schaefer, a Democratic candidate for state controller, says he’s going to fight the state’s suit to remove him from the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office says Schaefer …
  • Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.
    High court voids overall federal campaign contribution limits
    April 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for …
  • Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., responds to a question during a town hall meeting at the Cora Coleman Senior Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
    Nevada’s Steven Horsford named to powerful U.S. House committee
    April 2, 2014
    U.S. House Democrats voted to appoint Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford to the prestigious House Financial Services committee. The appointment will give Horsford influence on ...
  • Marriage definition pulled from Clark County GOP platform
    April 1, 2014
    The Clark County Republican Party has removed a definition of marriage and statements opposing abortion from its official party platform. Political director Nick Phillips says the group's previous stance conflicted with...
  • Nevada court asked to rule on candidate residency
    April 1, 2014
    A disbarred Las Vegas attorney seeking the elected office of Nevada state controller should be kept off the ballot because he doesn't meet residency requirements and ran only last year for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, state election officials charge. The attorney general's office on behalf of the secretary of state filed a petition...
  • SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left , assists Ruben Torres, 27, during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif.
    Health law sign-ups are on track to hit 7 million, sources say
    March 31, 2014
    The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that ...
  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walk out to speak to reporters after their meeting at the White House in Washington with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, Wednesday, April 6, 2011.
    In last-minute vote, Senate OKs Medicare ‘doc fix’
    March 31, 2014
    Congress narrowly avoided an awkward funding cut Monday that, had it kicked in April 1, could have caused enough of a cut in compensation rates so as to cause doctors who treat Medicare patients to ...
  • Despite disclosure, dark money stays dark in Nevada
    March 31, 2014
    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/dark-money-stays-dark-in-nevada-des.html
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