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Amodei sees lack of credibility in impeachment inquiry
Humberto Sanchez
October 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
With all of the official House impeachment inquiry hearings so far taking place behind closed doors, Rep. Mark Amodei, the only Republican in the Nevada delegation, believes the process lacks the transparency to build the credibility to be taken more seriously.
Wild horses and inmates alike learn discipline through prison ranch program
Michelle Rindels
October 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
Sanchez said he knows Gator will be going to a good home, but the thought of the forthcoming auction has him a bit emotional. He’s forged a bond with a horse that was initially shy and rebellious; they’ve both tasted freedom within the confines of the prison camp through rides on a short trail and by chasing coyotes in the pastures.
UNLV paid Comey $54,000, funded by donors, for visit to law school and dinner with VIPs
Riley Snyder
October 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
According to a contract between the university and a booking agency representing Comey, the former FBI director’s September 24 visit to UNLV and speech to the university, “The Ethical Leader,” cost the university’s law school a pretty penny, but a spokeswoman for the university said that all costs were paid by a donor and that Comey reduced his normal speaking fee for the event.
Kirkpatrick on $12 million grant for chronic absenteeism program: ‘This is the last chance for the district’
Shannon Miller
October 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
Clark County commissioners approved $12 million to combat chronic absenteeism in public schools, but board members expressed skepticism that the school district would hold up its side of the proposed plan, getting principles and partners on board.
Former Wynn hairstylist and whistleblower sues casino company, alleges secret salon spy operation
Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
October 17th, 2019 - 6:58pm
Nielsen spoke on the record to The Wall Street Journal for an article widely seen as precipitating Steve Wynn’s downfall, telling reporters that “everybody was petrified” of Wynn’s behavior but “nobody was there to help us.” Wynn later sued him for defamation.
Letters reveal tension between local governments on how to address homelessness, even as Legislature called for collaboration
Shannon Miller and Michelle Rindels
October 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
When the City of Las Vegas sent a letter to other local governments suggesting its homelessness services were being strained by those outside their jurisdiction, county commissioners replied: How do you know where they are from if they don’t have addresses? The exchange is the latest show of tension between the two governing bodies struggling to address homelessness.
Lawsuit: Former prisoner seeks more than 50 cents a day in worker's comp
Riley Snyder
October 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
The unusual case of Darrell White was heard Tuesday before a three-judge panel of the Nevada Supreme Court in Las Vegas, with his attorneys arguing that Nevada’s constitutionally-set minimum wage requirement should supersede some of the existing rules on inmate pay and compensation for injuries sustained while on the job.
In wake of threatening message left on campus, UNLV president touts free expression at annual ‘State of the University’ address
Jacob Solis
October 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
Just days after a threatening message was found scrawled on the stall of a UNLV bathroom, acting UNLV President Marta Meana defended the role of universities as a bastion of free speech, telling a crowd during her annual State of the University address Wednesday that “openness is a threat to those who would want to shrink our world.”
After spending $47 million in three months, Steyer rebuffs criticism he bought his way onto presidential debate stage
Megan Messerly
October 16th, 2019 - 3:18pm
Billionaire Tom Steyer is bucking criticism that he bought his way onto the stage of Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate by framing his candidacy as a continuance of his yearslong advocacy on progressive issues.
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