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Nine things Clark County voters need to know about Election Day
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
If you're tired of political ads on your TV, take a deep breath. You've got just 29 hours left. If you're planning to vote and haven't, get ready. You've got 12 hours left. The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m., and at 7 p.m. the election will be over, the ads won't be aired, the mailers won't be mailed and the politicians won't be door knocking. For Clark County voters, here's everything you need to know about Election Day ...
Rise of Reno: Northern Nevada is booming. What can we learn from its growth?
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
News that Tesla Motors will build a battery "gigafactory" near Reno is just the latest feather in the city's cap. The Reno-Sparks region for years has lured major multinational companies and their development dollars. Why? The foresight of business and government leaders — a lesson Southern Nevadans can learn ...
Three reasons watchdog group says Tesla deal is bad for Nevada
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
A watchdog group today criticized Nevada's tax deal with Tesla Motors as one-sided in the car maker's favor and called one provision "a scheme we have never seen before." Greg LeRoy has tracked corporate subsidies ...
Nevada’s tax deal for Tesla would be one of the largest in U.S. history
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
If it's approved, Gov. Brian Sandoval's $1.3 billion Tesla subsidy would be among the largest such offers in United States history. A 2013 analysis by watchdog group Good Jobs First ranked 240 mega-deals ...
State to offer Tesla $1.3 billion in tax breaks to build factory
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
With the sun shining through the trees and onto the Capitol steps, Gov. Brian Sandoval stepped to the microphone on Thursday afternoon to announce what everyone already knew. Northern Nevada beat out four states ...
L.V. executive keeps low profile, makes big donations to Sandoval, far-right causes
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Not many people in Nevada politics have heard the name Cary Katz. But his political spending speaks volumes. When the Center for Responsive Politics released its national list of top 100 donors, Katz ranked No. 37 nationally and No. 1 among Nevadans ...
With new MLS proposal, taxpayers’ cost grows 22 percent, developers’ share flat
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Las Vegas' new MLS proposal shows that taxpayers share of the stadium's upfront costs grew by 22 percent compared to an earlier version of the proposal. In a July 22 ...
Who is Nevada’s top federal campaign contributor in 2014 election? (Hint: It’s not Sheldon Adelson or Steve Wynn)
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Nevada's top federal campaign contributor isn't a casino mogul or a real estate developer. In fact, it's probably someone you've never even heard of. Cary Katz, who founded a student loan company in Las Vegas, and his wife, Jacqueline, have donated $860,800 during the 2014 election cycle, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics of individual donors. That's more than twice the amount given by ...
Blood drive has a caped crusader
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Carol Von Eschen organizes one of the most prolific blood drives in the valley ...
Rancher Cliven Bundy’s racist comment draws rebuke from Sen. Dean Heller, others
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Rancher Cliven Bundy’s racist comment in a New York Times story has drawn stingy rebukes from opponents and prompted some Republicans to distance themselves. But Bundy’s strongest supporters said they remain committed to battling the Bureau of Land Management.
Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller
Friday, April 18, 2014
Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller don’t agree on everything. But the Democrat and Republican did agree ...
Cliven Bundy, conspiracy theories and spelling problems
Friday, April 11, 2014
Cliven Bundy's battle with the Bureau of Land Management sparks debate on cable news and social media.
Cliven Bundy supporters gather as BLM cattle roundup continues
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy are gathering today near the Virgin River not far from his home in Bunkerville. They're waiting for BLM agents to approach Bundy's house and plan to block them. Some supporters are...
How many jobs would be lost if Nevada margin tax passes? It depends
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
If Nevada voters approve a new business tax in November, the state would lose nearly 9.000 private sector jobs and $413 million in employee wages. But those losses of jobs and wages could be offset ...
Hillary Clinton to visit Las Vegas on Thursday during West Coast tour
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Hillary Clinton, presumed favorite for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, will visit Las Vegas during a tour of three West Coast states. She will join ...

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