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March 28, 2017

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    Electricians Frank Cudia, left, and Tina Long install solar panels on a home in Las Vegas.

    Lawmakers consider restoring net metering for Nevada solar customers
    March 28, 2017
    A bill restoring net metering in Nevada was heard at the Legislature Monday, with many supporters saying solar power creates jobs and benefits the environment ...
  • Builder Yohan Lowie, CEO of EHB Companies, talks about features of the courtroom during a tour of the Nevada Supreme Court and Nevada Court of Appeals courthouse in downtown Las Vegas Monday, March 27, 2017.
    Plush new digs for Nevada Supreme Court justices in Las Vegas
    March 28, 2017
    Officials are marking the opening of a new Nevada Supreme Court building in downtown Las Vegas that has offices and chambers for state high court justices and appellate judges ...
  • Marijuana panel tackles Nevada transition to recreational pot, talks casinos' role
    March 28, 2017
    Nevada marijuana industry representatives were adamant that the state should “do anything we can” to maintain a robust program for medical marijuana ...
  • Tracie Scott, who is covered by Medicaid, holds her 3-day-old daughter Izabella at the ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital in Defiance, Ohio, March 15, 2017. Medicaid, a behemoth that provides for the medical needs of one in five Americans, was a major factor in the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
    In health bill's defeat, Medicaid comes of age
    March 28, 2017
    During the past five decades, Medicaid has surpassed Medicare in the number of Americans it covers. It has grown gradually into a behemoth that provides ...
  • This file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury. Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited the toured the site on Monday, March 27, 2017.
    To get ball rolling on Yucca Mountain, Perry makes surprise visit to Nevada site
    March 27, 2017
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry made an unannounced visit to Yucca Mountain on Monday, in a move that he said was to initiate licensing proceedings for the proposed nuclear waste repository ...
  • Wild horses make their way through the Spring Mountains rangeland near Cold Creek Feb. 28. The state of Nevada supports nearly 32,000 wild horses and more than 2,500 wild burros.
    Shrinking habitat and heated politics imperiling a living symbol of the West
    March 27, 2017
    The Bureau of Land Management is housing more than 46,000 wild horses and burros, all removed from free-roaming herds deemed too large for the Western rangeland’s limited forage, water and other resources to sustain without damage on both sides. On and off the range, the animals' fate is wrapped up in a decades-old conflict that looms large in Nevada, where more than half ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
    Trump puts a presidential-size spotlight on his brand
    March 27, 2017
    President Donald Trump’s Saturday started with a trip to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. By Saturday night, on one of the ...
  • President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
    Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill
    March 26, 2017
    President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare. On Twitter Sunday ...
  • Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill
    March 25, 2017
    Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs ...
  • President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
    How the health care vote fell apart, step by step
    March 25, 2017
    After several days of dramatic back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, House Republicans pulled a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, delivering ...
  • Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.
    Heller: Failed health bill left ‘skyrocketing’ costs unaddressed
    March 24, 2017
    Nevada’s Republican Senator who opposed the failed GOP health plan says the bill was pulled today because it did not address skyrocketing costs ...
  • Nevada officials confirm first wolf in state since 1922
    March 24, 2017
    The Nevada Department of Wildlife has confirmed the first sighting of a wolf in the state ....
  • Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky teaches a game to kindergarten students during the first day of school at Cambeiro Elementary School in 2013. It's a "Zoom" school that receives additional state money and resources to help students who don't speak English, and a weighted funding formula just introduced in the Legislature would expand such support to qualifying students at all public schools.
    Public school advocates rally around bill to update funding formula
    March 24, 2017
    SB178 would establish “weights,” simple multipliers that increase the money spent by the state on students who meet certain criteria, such as those still learning English, students with disabilities and those from low-income backgrounds. Research shows that individuals who have to overcome such obstacles to learn need more attention and resources in the classroom.
  • President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
    No repeal of Obamacare — a humiliating defeat for Trump
    March 24, 2017
    In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said Obama's law was ...
  • Bill would create code of conduct for Nevada teachers
    March 23, 2017
    A Las Vegas lawmaker is proposing a bill to create a professional code of conduct for Nevada public school teachers. Under the bill sponsored by ...
  • Steve Seroka, a 30-year U.S. Air Force veteran, is among three candidates running against Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers in the Ward 2 race.
    Air Force veteran seeks Ward 2 seat
    March 23, 2017
    After serving more than 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, Steve Seroka planned to enjoy the rest of his life without the politics of the military or the pressures of a high-ranking position. When politics came to his doorstep, however, Seroka felt called to answer. Motivated in large part by a protracted dispute over development of the Badlands golf course and what he felt is a lack of accountability by Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers, Seroka is running for Beers’ Ward 2 seat. ...
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