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September 19, 2017

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at a news conference on health care legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 13, 2017. Just when the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appeared to be dead, a last-ditch push to obliterate the law could be nearing a showdown vote in the Senate, and a handful of Republicans insist they are closing in on the votes. The leaders of the latest repeal effort, which included Graham, say their drive is gaining momentum.

    Obamacare repeal, thought dead in July, may be revived in the Senate
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    Sept. 19, 2017
    Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act sprang back to life on Monday as Senate Republicans pushed for a showdown vote on ...
  • County commissioners pump the brakes on marijuana lounges
    Sept. 19, 2017
    Marijuana lounges won’t be opening in Clark County any time soon, as commissioners decided unanimously today to put off addressing the issue until ...
  • Rock formations are shown in the Little Finland area of Gold Butte National Monument Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
    Water agency chief: Gold Butte boundary change could be good
    Sept. 18, 2017
    Reports that U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is proposing to cut the size of Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada drew condemnation from environmentalist advocates and Democratic elected officials but a measured cheer from ...
  • Anti-fracking suit seeks to block oil drilling on BLM land
    Sept. 18, 2017
    Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is ...
  • President Donald Trump waves as he walks at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, before his departure to Nevada.
    The Trump Effect: How the presidency will affect Nevada politics as the midterms approach
    Sept. 18, 2017
    As President Trump continues to defy expectations, armchair and professional analysts alike are trying to decide what effect his administration will have on the 2018 midterms. With the balance of the U.S. Senate partly dependent on the Nevada race and a wide-open ...
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, where he said President Donald Trump is still seeking a legislative solution to replace to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
    Ryan: Majority in Congress want to protect young immigrants
    Sept. 16, 2017
    A bipartisan majority in Congress supports protections for an estimated 800,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally ...
  • Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz speaks with the media after an event Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Schwartz announced that he'll run as a Republican for governor in Nevada.
    Schwartz says he won't take money from lobbyists, big donors in run for governor
    Sept. 16, 2017
    “If elected, in my State of the State address, I will apologize to the people of Nevada for perhaps having a Legislature that is being paid to do nothing,” the state treasurer said.
  •  In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa.
    Ex-Phoenix sheriff pardoned by Trump getting award in Las Vegas
    Sept. 14, 2017
    Former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio is returning to the spotlight with public appearances in Arizona, Nevada and California following his pardon from ...
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, hoping to construct a legislative replacement for former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
    Top Democrats say they have deal with Trump to shield young immigrants
    Sept. 13, 2017
    Democratic leaders have declared that they had a deal with President Donald Trump to quickly extend protections for young undocumented immigrants and to finalize a border ...
  • Prince Khalid bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, the new Saudi ambassador to the United States, with Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten as he tours Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Aug. 25, 2017.
    Saudi ambassador to U.S. visits Nellis AFB as he acclimates to new role
    Sept. 13, 2017
    On Prince Khalid bin Salman’s first official American trip as the Saudi ambassador to the United States, he visited Saudi military officers at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, met with Saudi engineers in Silicon Valley and ...
  • In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval participates in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington.
    Sandoval concerned about public marijuana lounges, cafes
    Sept. 13, 2017
    Gov. Brian Sandoval is raising concerns about a new opinion by lawyers for the state legislature that says nothing in state law prohibits local governments from allowing marijuana consumption in ...
  • Former state treasurer to run for lieutenant governor
    Sept. 13, 2017
    Former Nevada state Treasurer Kate Marshall says she's running for lieutenant governor. In an announcement Wednesday, the Democrat from Reno pointed to her experience as a federal antitrust attorney and ...
  • Suny Santana outside the St. Francis restaurant with owner and head chef Aaron Chamberlin, who put Santana in charge of a modern taqueria they are opening together, in Phoenix, Aug. 30, 2017. Santana thrived after receiving temporary permission to live and work in the U.S. through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which could end if Congress takes no action.
    His dream in reach, an immigrant chef is suddenly unsettled
    Sept. 13, 2017
    Suny Santana had not been working long as a prep cook at St. Francis, a stylish restaurant in the heart of this city, when his employer learned that he was in the country illegally, brought by his parents from Mexico to the United States as a 12-year-old ...
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients and supporters march in front of Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
    Action to protect young immigrants already stumbles in Congress
    Sept. 13, 2017
    A week after concerned Republicans promised quick work to shield young, unauthorized immigrants from President Donald Trump’s decision to end their federal protections ...
  • Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford speaks during a press conference by the Nevada State Democratic Party in Las Vegas, Nev. on June 15, 2016.
    Nevada Democratic leader running for state attorney general
    Sept. 12, 2017
    The top Democrat in the Nevada Legislature says he's running for state attorney general. Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford said in a campaign website posting on Tuesday that he wants to ...
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