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February 25, 2017

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    Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Las Vegas.

    In Las Vegas, Pence praises Jewish voters, promises 'unwavering' ties with Israel
    Published Feb. 24, 2017, Updated Feb. 24, 2017 | 10 p.m.
    Pence affirmed President Donald Trump’s assertion that the U.S. would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, earning applause on several occasions and ...
  •  In this July 31, 2015, file photo, people line up to be among the first in Nevada to legally purchase medical marijuana at the Silver State Relief dispensary in Sparks, Nev. Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July, 2017, despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump.
    Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of U.S. crackdown
    Feb. 24, 2017
    Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of Trump ...
  • Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night host, in his show’s green room in Los Angeles, Feb. 16, 2017. Kimmel is preparing to host the Academy Awards for the first time, and said he’s not looking at it as a full-time gig. “You never know how these things have gone until you step offstage and read what a bunch of strangers thought,” he said.
    Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the Oscars at a political moment
    Feb. 24, 2017
    Kimmel will have to find a way to connect with a nationwide audience at a fractious time, when political tempers are running high. So, no pressure there ...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, critiques policies of President Donald Trump during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 24, 2017. Spurred by explosive protests and a torrent of angry phone calls and emails from constituents, Democrats have all but cast aside any notion of conciliation with the White House.
    An alarmed base prods Democrats into all-out war with Trump
    Feb. 24, 2017
    Immediately after the November election, Democrats were divided over how to handle Trump, with one camp favoring all-out confrontation and another backing ...
  • In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval looks on as his wife, Kathleen Sandoval, talks with the couple's youngest daughter Marisa, 10, as Maddy, 18, watches entertainers during Sandoval's inauguration ceremony in Carson City.
    Sandovals head to D.C. for semi-annual governors meeting
    Feb. 23, 2017
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he's looking forward to discussing state-and-federal collaboration at a semi-annual meeting of the nation's governors this weekend ...
  • Nevada Republican wants more time for assaulted kids to sue
    Feb. 23, 2017
    Nevada lawmakers are proposing giving more time to people who were sexually assaulted as children to privately seek restitution. Republican Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner of Reno said Thursday that victims deserve ...
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Pence, Adelson to meet privately this week
    Feb. 23, 2017
    Vice President Mike Pence will sit down with Sheldon Adelson behind closed doors on Friday, a meeting that cements the Republican billionaire's place as a key adviser to ...
  • Spectators look down on the Nevada Assembly on the opening day of the legislative session, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 in Carson City.
    Motor-voter program clears first hurdle
    Feb. 22, 2017
    The Nevada Assembly voted 27-15 Wednesday to approve a program that would automatically register people to vote when they apply for or renew a driver’s license or identification card at the Department of Motor Vehicles. ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., listens to a question from a woman standing in the foreground critical of his support for President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Carson City.
    Protesters picket Republican officials at Nevada luncheon
    Feb. 22, 2017
    Over the jeers of 200 protesters outside, Nevada's two Republican congressmen said Wednesday that town hall meetings will be more appropriate once they have ...
  • Say no to Gorsuch, whose manifesto bodes ill for climate change fight
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Judge Neil Gorsuch was not on President Donald Trump’s first list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Gorsuch did, however, appear on a revised list just weeks after he wrote a controversial manifesto arguing that it should be easier for corporations and individuals suing federal agencies to have courts strike down regulations and overrule decisions by experts at agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency ...
  • Trump’s first month definitely different from other presidents’
    Feb. 21, 2017
    You just came out of a yearlong coma and you’re trying to catch up. The unimaginable is real. The Cubs won the World Series. California has been drenched with so much rain that its biggest dam may fail. And in the first month of a new presidency, the leader of the free world has ...
  • Jose Castaneda yawns during his first period class at Mojave Hight School Thursday, April 3, 2014.
    High school start time debated in Legislature
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Two lawmakers are sponsoring bills in the Nevada Legislature that would prevent high schools from beginning before 9 a.m. “We’re not telling school districts how to do it. But we need to ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington.
    Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian officials
    Feb. 21, 2017
    For months, President Donald Trump and his aides have insisted that they had no contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a denial ...
  • Approach to the law makes Gorsuch good fit for Supreme Court
    Feb. 21, 2017
    Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will be a worthy heir to the man he will replace: Justice Antonin Scalia ...
  • Young LGBTQ Nevadans ask lawmakers for change in foster care
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Young adults are telling Nevada lawmakers that gay, asexual and transgender kids would be safer if social workers are specially trained to help LGBTQ adolescents ...
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