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March 19, 2019

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    Michelle Harnik, 15, a student at Coronado High, attempts to avoid skidding during a training exercise as part of the Driver's Edge program at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    Nevada considers lowering driving age to 14 in some cases
    March 19, 2019
    Most people remember the bus, the carpool, or the drive to school with family members. The last year before you can drive is especially egregious. So close, yet so far to getting that license. But that could change for some Nevada teenagers. A bill has been introduced that would allow certain drivers to get a license earlier than normal by adding charter school students to the list of those who can secure a restricted driver’s license as young as 14. The bill was introduced by ...
  • In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Nevada Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, D-Sparks, asks questions in a special session of the Nevada Legislature, in Carson City.
    Many Democrats mum after colleague quits over accusations
    March 19, 2019
    When former Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle unexpectedly resigned his seat last week over sexual harassment allegations, he was quickly condemned by ...
  • Atkinson replacement sworn into state Senate
    March 18, 2019
    Sen. Marcia Washington, D-Las Vegas, has been sworn in to represent Senate District 4, almost two weeks after then-Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson resigned the position amid accusations of campaign finance violations. Washington, a retired ..
  • In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative proposal that would make Nevada the first state in the U.S. to allow police to use prototype technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash.
    Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes
    March 18, 2019
    Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a ...
  • Henderson Police Chief LaTesha Watson, shown at the Henderson State of the City address on Jan. 10, 2018, has been placed on administrative leave.
    Documents: Firm recommended removing Henderson police chief for policy violations
    March 16, 2019
    An independent firm this week recommended officials oust Henderson Police Department Chief LaTesha Watson for violating policies and because of her ...
  • Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in Henderson, Nev. on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Miranda Alam/Special to the Sun
    Bernie Sanders tells Nevada audience, 'We are going to bring our people together'
    March 16, 2019
    He also attacked President Donald Trump, saying the president “wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our country of origin, our gender, our religion and our sexual orientation. We are going to do exactly ...
  • Dr. Robert Lang, left, Brookings Mountain West, and Dr. John Hudak, Brookings Institute, discuss "Big Picture Issues" at Preview Las Vegas, the business forecasting event, sponsored by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce at the Thomas & Mack Center  Cox Pavilion on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
    Brookings expert discusses Yucca Mountain, border wall funding and more
    March 16, 2019
    The Brookings Institution’s John Hudak has been a frequent visitor to Las Vegas in recent years, teaching classes at UNLV and giving community presentations both on campus and in special events such as the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Preview expo.
  • The Moonlite Bunny Ranch is seen in Lyon County east of Carson City on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. One state Republican lawmaker says he plans to introduce legislation that would ban all legal brothels in the state over concerns for sex workers.
    Proposal to ban legal brothels gets pushback from industry workers
    March 16, 2019
    Some legal sex workers are speaking out against a state senator’s proposal to ban licensed brothels in rural Nevada. “All of us who worked at the ranches are doing it by choice ...
  • Commissioners pick former fire inspector for Atkinson's seat
    March 15, 2019
    A retired Clark County fire inspector will fill the legislative opening left vacant by a former state Senator who resigned last week and has since pleaded guilty to ...
  • Presidential candidate and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro meets with members of the Dream Big Nevada immigration activist organization over lunch at Gorditas El Lagunero in North Las Vegas Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
    Democrat Castro brings his 2020 campaign back to Las Vegas
    March 15, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro returned to Las Vegas today, telling a room full of business leaders that the Latino community's bilingual, ambitious young people are one of America's best ...
  • Nevada legislative panel approves private prison ban
    March 15, 2019
    A bill seeking to ban private prisons in Nevada has passed a legislative hurdle. Legislators on a state Assembly committee voted on Friday to approve legislation that requires ...
  • Henderson Police Chief LaTesha Watson, shown at the Henderson State of the City address on Jan. 10, 2018, has been placed on administrative leave.
    Henderson police chief Watson on dismissal: 'You don’t treat people this way'
    March 15, 2019
    Agree to step down amicably, forfeiting claims against the city of Henderson while not disparaging its reputation, or be terminated with cause. Those were the options ...
  • Amodei says fed stance on marijuana, banking is hypocritical
    March 13, 2019
    U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei is calling out what he says is the hypocrisy of the government accepting tax money from legal marijuana businesses in Nevada but essentially banning them from ...
  • Nevada Democratic Party hires director for 2020 caucuses
    March 13, 2019
    The Nevada State Democratic Party has hired an organizing director who worked on Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign to direct the ...
  • Las Vegas fast food, airport, Uber, home care, education and child care workers join together with community and elected officials in a march calling for an increase in the minimum wage on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The march took protesters from the Carl's Jr. at 2001 Las Vegas Blvd South to the McDonald's at 2248 Paradise Road.
    Minimum wage issue simmering in the background at 2019 Legislature
    March 13, 2019
    In a legislative session in which Democrats dominate, one stereotypically progressive issue hasn’t garnered much attention yet — raising the state’s minimum wage ...
  • In this May 26, 2017, file photo, Susie Gelbart walks near petroglyphs at the Gold Butte National Monument near Bunkerville.
    Trump's national monument changes return to spotlight
    March 12, 2019
    As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump's review of 27 national monuments, most of the recommendations made by ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke remain unfinished as ...
  • This Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, seen through thick protective glass, shows the area where workers sand-blast the large stainless steel tanks used in the vitrification process to rid them of contaminates at the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C.
    Nevada wants plutonium removed as court fight proceeds
    March 12, 2019
    The state of Nevada is asking a federal appeals court to order the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site near Las Vegas last year until the court decides whether the move was legal ...
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