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May 27, 2015

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  • Phil Perine, right, waves to a friend while waiting in the bleachers for the start of the Nevada Republican caucus Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
    Senators approve proposal to dump Nevada’s caucus system
    May 12, 2015
    Nevada senators have approved a bill that would dump Nevada's caucus system and replace it with a primary to choose presidential nominees. Senators voted 11-9 on Tuesday to approve SB421. The measure now ...
  • Panel approves Sandoval-backed anti-bullying bill
    May 12, 2015
    A Nevada Assembly panel has approved a comprehensive anti-bullying measure backed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Lawmakers on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee voted 13-2 to approve SB504 on Tuesday, with two Republicans voting against it. It now heads to ...
  • In this May 8, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
    Senate Democrats block action on Obama’s trade agenda
    May 12, 2015
    Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on a top priority of his second term. The president's supporters said they will try again, possibly starting in the House. But they couldn't sugar-coat a solid rebuke from ...
  • Bill would prevent HOAs from barring Nevada flag
    May 12, 2015
    Lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent homeowners associations from barring the Nevada state flag. Republican Assemblyman Lynn Stewart is sponsoring AB301, which was discussed Tuesday in ...
  • A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
    Wynn, Las Vegas Sands formally move to ditch NV Energy
    May 12, 2015
    A few of the premier casino and resort operations on the Las Vegas Strip are one step closer to creating and purchasing their own power. Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands filed applications with the Public Utilities Commission to ...
  • SolarCity employees sit in the offices of Senate Republican leadership on Monday. More than 70 Solar employees stormed the Legislature on Monday May 11, 2015 to ask lawmakers to lift a cap on a controversial solar policy called net metering.
    With time running out, rooftop solar employees take to the lobby
    May 12, 2015
    Employees of Nevada’s rooftop solar industry sent a clear message to lawmakers Monday: raise the cap on net metering ...
  • A corrections officer talks with inmates in the cellhouse at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
    ACLU report: Tough-on-crime bills will lead to higher prison numbers
    May 12, 2015
    A bevy of tough-on-crime bills brought before the Legislature this year threatens to significantly raise inmate numbers at ...
  • 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.
    Power struggle: Can advocates for solar energy, consumer issues prevail in Nevada?
    May 12, 2015
    A cohort of gaming, tech and renewable energy groups has a long list of requests for the Legislature, from nurturing the rooftop solar industry to increasing incentives for ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate-11/Boulder City Bypass project near Boulder City Monday, April 6, 2015. The $318 million project is expected to be completed in 2018 and create about 4,000 jobs.
    Reid renews push to ban online gaming, maybe even poker
    May 11, 2015
    Online poker is legal and up and running in Nevada. Poker and other online gambling is legal in New Jersey and Delaware, with at least 10 more states considering joining in ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval’s spokeswoman arrested on DUI count
    May 11, 2015
    Gov. Brian Sandoval's spokeswoman says she made an error in judgment after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Mari St. Martin was arrested in Reno on Friday night on ...
  • Unions support PERS overhaul bill they call ‘reasonable’
    May 11, 2015
    Unions that fought against an overhaul of the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System earlier in the legislative session are getting behind another bill they say is more moderate and doesn't "blow up" the system. The Nevada State Education Association teacher's union joined ...
  • Ex-Nevada GOP chairman gets year in prison for HOA fraud
    May 11, 2015
    Former Nevada Republican Party Chairman Steve Wark has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his role in a multi-million dollar scheme to ...
  • Free trade divides top Democrats: Obama vs. Reid
    Free trade divides top Democrats: Obama vs. Reid
    May 11, 2015
    Obama is trying to work around Reid to get two trade deals approved by Congress, one with 12 Asian-Pacific countries and another with Europe. Reid opposes both. “I have never, ever, in my 33 years in Congress, supported a trade agreement, and I’m not going to start now,” Reid said last month. “It puts us at a disadvantage. So the answer is not only no, but hell no.” It’s likely, however, the deal will progress despite Reid’s objections ...
  • State Sen. Isadore Hall, D-Compton, looks at a photo of Brittany Maynard as lawmakers take testimony on proposed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients, at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif.
    If you were terminally ill, would you want the right to die?
    May 11, 2015
    You are given six months to live. The diagnosis: cancer, ALS or some other terrible, fatal disease. The symptoms begin to take hold. Seizures. Mood changes. Loss of motor skills. Do you suffer through the pain, grateful for the time you have left, and savor every last moment, good or bad? Or do you ...
  • Lawmakers, so often at odds, show they can work together, too
    May 11, 2015
    High blood pressure and partisan conflict are side effects of any legislative session. But Carson City isn’t immune from occasional flashes of bipartisanship. While Nevada politicians have butted heads this session, they also have coalesced to pass several important measures ...
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