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Nevada has long taken conservation measures for success in drought contingency plan
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
Southern Nevadans will see few noticeable consequences from a soon-to-be-finalized drought plan for states that get most of their water supply from the Colorado River ...
New Sen. Jacky Rosen talks border wall, government shutdown
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen is taking office amid a partial government shutdown over White House demands for more border wall money. The new Congress took office as trash cans overflowed on the National Mall due to the shutdown. Democrats have refused President Donald Trump’s demand for billions of dollars more in ...
Lawmaker pay raises historically unpopular in Nevada
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018
Nevada lawmakers are paid about $9,000 for their work during the legislative session, a figure that those same lawmakers have been reticent to raise, experts say. Legislators are paid for the first half of ...
Q+A: Latino leader on evolving D.C. politics, inspiring civic engagement
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018
After spending 34 years in Washington, D.C., and serving under former President Bill Clinton, Mickey Ibarra says Latinos need to become engaged in politics and leadership ...
Thousands fewer sign up for Obamacare in Nevada
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Nearly 7,400 fewer people will be on Obamacare health insurance plans in Nevada next year. Enrollment fell from its peak of 91,003 ...
Experts: Proposed public-charge rule would ‘punish’ immigrants for poverty
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Groups are already starting to see people, especially those from families with a mix of immigration statuses, afraid to enroll in ...
Nevada Legislature first in U.S. with majority women
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
The first majority-female legislature in the country will convene in Carson City in February after a series of recent appointments. The Nevada Legislature will have 32 women and 31 men, with 23 women in the 42-member Assembly and nine in ...
Hospital wants spotlight on low Medicaid reimbursements
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
Roman Macias celebrated his first birthday in the same hospital where he was born, a facility where low Medicaid reimbursements may lead to changes in services and technology. Millions in losses triggered by low Medicaid reimbursements are setting the stage for possible cuts that would impact every patient at Sunrise Hospital, officials say, including the 1-year-old Medicare patient whose ongoing care can cost thousands of ...
Ahead of inauguration, Sisolak outlines priorities for Nevada's future
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak will be the first Democrat in the office in 20 years when he is inaugurated Jan. 7. Sisolak’s first priorities are implementing gun background checks and ...
Western states urge Congress to address nuclear waste transportation issues
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
The lame-duck Congress could take creative steps to wedge licensing money for the project into lingering appropriations bills, even as President Donald Trump threatens to ...
Sisolak urges Nevada residents to sign up for Obamacare
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Sisolak said no one can afford to be without health insurance. He urged younger people to enroll in particular, saying even the healthiest residents need to be prepared for an injury or ...
Heller bids farewell to Senate, says 'Nevada’s booming is because this Congress delivered tax cuts'
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Heller, who lost his reelection bid this year to Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor today, stressing the importance of his family, staff and ...
Southwest states eye drought plans ahead of expected Lake Mead shortages
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Colorado River water users will meet in Las Vegas this week as states lay out plans to combat expected shortages at Lake Mead amid a nearly 20-year drought ...
Fewer signing up for Obamacare as enrollment deadline nears
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Obamacare sign-ups through are down nationally and in Nevada as the final days of open enrollment approach. Enrollment was about ...
Q+A: Mining executive shares industry insights gleaned over decades
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
In more than 25 years in the mining industry, Michael Brown says that as he retires, his proudest moment was bringing his company to Southern Nevada ...
Utility company GM selected for Assembly seat won by deceased brothel owner
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Commissioners finalized their choice of Republican Gregory Hafen II to join the Assembly and replace late brothel owner Dennis Hof …
Clark County commissioners appoint 2 to fill Nevada Senate vacancies
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
Nevada’s Legislature is almost set for the 2019 session, with three more seats still to be filled after Clark County chose replacements for two outgoing Democrats ...
CCSD’s Jara: ‘It’s OK that some kids cost more to educate’
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
Lawmakers are looking to deliver on years of discussions and demands from educators that Nevada update its education funding formula ...
Commissioners near decision on filling legislative vacancies, including for late brothel owner Hof's seat
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Three vacant legislative seats are expected to be filled this week, with commissioners choosing from a pool of dozens of applicants. Clark, Nye and Lincoln counties are making their nominations early this week with a final decision Friday for the Republican who will represent Assembly District 36, where voters elected ...
State seeks to replace contractor fired from $115 million DMV project
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Lessons learned from a botched contract are helping the Department of Motor Vehicles seek out a new company to lead its technology upgrade. The state is requesting proposals from companies that want ...
State officials navigate implementation of voter-approved ballot measures
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Automatic voter registration and new rights for crime victims will take months to implement, and the agencies carrying out the changes say they’re just starting to piece together ...
Nevada lawmakers begin laying out priorities for Democrat-controlled Legislature
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
Democrats this year took a supermajority in the Assembly and kept control of the Senate, leaving a smaller number of Republicans to push for their party's priorities ...
Ethics investigation finds Kihuen made persistent, unwanted advances
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
An ethics investigation has found that retiring U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada “made persistent and unwanted advances towards women” he worked with. The freshman Democratic congressman announced he would ...
Specter of immigration rule change sparks health exchange concerns
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
A possible new hurdle in the immigration process could dissuade residents from seeking services and is leading some to fear Obamacare health care subsidies ...
Democrats calling for higher Nevada renewable energy standard
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Democrats are going to introduce a higher renewable energy standard in the 2019 legislative session rather than wait until 2020 for a ballot measure to clear ...
Applications open to fill legislative vacancies
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Clark County will help decide all three legislative vacancies that will need to be filled for ...
The Clintons push their Las Vegas event back to May
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
The Clintons are coming to Las Vegas in May instead of November as originally planned. The event was pushed back because ...
Democrats solidify their majorities at the Legislature
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
The election made Nevada the first in the country with a female-majority Assembly, and it brought the state closer to becoming the nation’s first with at least equal representation in its Legislature for men and women.
Rosen says Yucca Mountain, health care among her top Senate priorities
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Democratic Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen listed health care and working to block the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada among her top priorities. Rosen told reporters today that outgoing Republican Sen. Dean Heller called her to ...
Heavy voter turnout seen among young people, Hispanics
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Young people and Hispanic voters cast more ballots in Tuesday’s election than in the last midterm, according to early analyses. Estimated turnout nationally among eligible voters ages 18 to 29 — 31 percent — was the highest of the past seven midterms ...
Democrat Rosen ousts GOP’s Heller from Nevada Senate seat
'We’ve hit a blue wave,' Heller says
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Nevada will have two Democrats in the U.S. Senate with GOP Sen. Dean Heller’s loss Tuesday to first-term congresswoman Jacky Rosen. Heller was considered ...
Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak says, 'We will be one Nevada'
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Nevada voters on Tuesday elected a Democratic governor for the first time in 20 years. Steve Sisolak, the Clark County commissioner, was declared the winner against Republican Adam Laxalt with ...
Laxalt, Republicans rally in Las Vegas before Election Day
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Attorney General Adam Laxalt told a group of Republicans Monday night that Democrats would bring higher taxes, especially property taxes, and turn Nevada into a sanctuary state. A “likely” Democratic majority in the Legislature, Laxalt said, could give a veto-proof majority ...
Door-to-door canvassers hope efforts influence Asian-Americans at polls
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
The alliance is pushing specific candidates, like Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen in her bid to unseat GOP Sen. Dean Heller. It’s a new strategy that goes beyond voter registration ...
Las Vegas facility aims to end jail revolving door with services from detox to recovery
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
A new substance abuse and mental health treatment facility aims to help patients achieve self-sufficiency from start to finish, officials said yesterday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony ...
Rosen, Kimmel rally voters at First Friday downtown
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
Sen. Dean Heller is lying when he says he’s protecting people with preexisting conditions, said late night host Jimmy Kimmel while stumping Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen. Kimmel, whose son underwent heart surgery, has been an outspoken critic ...
State hits last day of early voting, with turnout well over 2014 numbers
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
Nevada voters have until tonight to cast ballots early in an election that Republicans and Democrats alike have called one of the most consequential in history. Turnout this midterm could set the tone for the 2020 presidential election, with unpopular Trump administration policies such as ...
Candidates for state and local offices share their stances on the issues
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Candidates for a selection of influential statewide offices were asked to respond to a set of key issues relevant to their office.
Candidates for federal offices share their stances on the issues
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Nevada residents are nearing the end of an election cycle that has repeatedly been called one of the most consequential in a generation and will deliver a message of support or condemnation to President Donald Trump.

Sisolak works to earn votes in GOP-friendly Northern Nevada
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Nevada’s gubernatorial candidates are courting the rural vote, where Democratic hopeful Steve Sisolak has ground to make up because ...
In Las Vegas, Lindsey Graham says Kavanaugh opposition should ‘blow up’ in Democrats’ faces
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh should “blow up” in Democrats’ faces, said GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham during a Las Vegas voter turnout ...
Sanders latest to rally in Las Vegas for Democratic voter turnout effort
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Chants of “Medicare for all” broke out several times at a voter turnout rally in Las Vegas, where Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Democrats to flip Nevada’s red Senate seat. Sanders said Democrat Jacky Rosen is needed in the Senate to replace incumbent Republican Dean Heller to tip the chamber’s slim majority ...
Bernie Sanders to stump today for Democrats in Las Vegas, Reno
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Democrats will rally with former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in Nevada today, the sixth day of early voting ...
Harnessing the power of the Hispanic vote
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Turnout has been a challenge, but the growing Hispanic population is becoming an influential voting bloc.
Democrats outpace GOP in early voting as groups reach out to diverse communities
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Turnout is high this election just days into early voting and progressive groups are looking to sustain that momentum heading into Election Day. A record number of ...
Effort to energize young voters ramps up at UNLV campus
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Organizers are working to buck a historically lackluster trend of young voter turnout with messaging and a sustained presence on college campuses ...
Obama at Vegas rally: 'Jacky Rosen believes health care is not a privilege for the few'
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Obama said Republicans, who have so far failed to repeal and replace Obamacare as they have long promised, want to balance those cuts on the backs of people who reply on programs like Social Security and Medicaid ....
Dark money in Nevada elections stirs concern
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Millions of dollars going into Nevada’s election from groups that don’t have to disclose their donors is raising concerns about misleading voters. The Citizens United Supreme Court decision opened the door for ...
Joe Biden in Las Vegas to stump for candidates as early voting starts
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Las Vegas Democrats are kicking off early voting with former Vice President Joe Biden while President Donald Trump prepares for yet another visit to ...
Heller targets Rosen’s out-of-state funding; she criticizes his health care votes
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Republicans and Democrats alike are working to show their support for protections for pre-existing conditions, a popular aspect of the Affordable Care Act that both candidates ...

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