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Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Attorneys expect ruling Monday in lawsuit challenging Clark County’s ballot processing, observation systems

October 30th, 2020 - 3:34pm
During a press call Friday arranged by the Trump campaign, former Attorney General Adam Laxalt and attorney Jesse Binnall — who argued the case in Carson City District Court earlier this week — said they received a “very unusual email” from the court clerk on Thursday evening saying that Judge James Wilson had made his decision in the case.

Economy & Business | Real Estate

Through new online system, Las Vegas residents facing eviction can defend selves without trip to court

October 29th, 2020 - 10:58am
The tool provided by the Las Vegas Justice Court allows people who have been served an eviction notice, but can’t pay the rent that’s due or otherwise address the underlying reason for their eviction, to file an answer in court. A tenant filing an answer triggers a process that results in a court setting a hearing date on the eviction.

Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Lawsuit: Pro-Dickman political action committee seeking overturn of state law limiting use of ‘re-elect’ in campaign material

October 29th, 2020 - 10:15am
Make Liberty Win, a federal political action committee with a state offshoot in Nevada, filed a lawsuit in federal court last week challenging Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s office over a threatened regulatory action regarding ‘doorhanger’ campaign advertisements encouraging voters to support Republican Assembly candidate Jill Dickman.

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As UNLV Medical School breaks ground on new building, talks to replace millions in lost state funding continue
Jacob Solis
October 29th, 2020 - 10:00am
Four months ahead of schedule, work began Thursday morning on a sprawling medical facility that, by 2022, will house UNLV’s burgeoning medical school. But that work comes in the absence of $25 million in state-appropriated money that was pulled this summer amid faltering state revenues and a $1.2 billion budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus lockdowns.
Attorneys spar on Trump campaign lawsuit seeking last-minute changes to Clark County’s ballot processing system; judge expected to rule soon
Riley Snyder
October 28th, 2020 - 7:27pm
Carson City District Court Judge James Wilson said he’ll have a decision ready “as soon as possible” after a nearly nine-hour evidentiary hearing Wednesday in the lawsuit seeking various changes to how the state’s most populous county processes mail votes and allows for volunteers and others to observe the counting of ballots.
Trump’s bullishness on a Nevada victory belied by attempts to sow doubt in the electoral process
Megan Messerly
October 28th, 2020 - 4:37pm
President Donald Trump predicted that he will win Nevada in the presidential election in six days while laying the groundwork to dispute a loss, voicing vague concerns that ballots are “floating around” and incorrectly asserting that Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, has the ability to “add” votes up to two weeks after the election.
Clark County Commission candidate accused of campaign finance violations, says issues weren’t ‘on purpose’
Kristyn Leonard
October 28th, 2020 - 11:57am
Democrat Ross Miller’s Clark County Commission campaign has filed a complaint with the secretary of state’s office accusing Republican opponent Stavros Anthony of “numerous campaign finance violations,” but Anthony’s campaign says they are correcting errors.
Trump campaign, Nevada GOP sue Clark County for detailed records on ballot counting process
Riley Snyder
October 27th, 2020 - 9:30pm
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, names Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria and Clark County itself as defendants, and claims that county officials failed to turn over information in response to detailed public records requests submitted by attorneys for the campaign and state Republican Party.
In Diamond Valley, farmers are looking to protect their future — and testing the limits of Nevada’s water laws
Daniel Rothberg
October 28th, 2020 - 2:00am
Across the state, regulators have issued more rights to water than there is water to go around. Water users are closely watching a test case in Diamond Valley to understand the limits of the law and the potential paths forward.
In Nevada, Kamala Harris contrasts Biden, Trump on climate change, coronavirus
Michelle Rindels and Megan Messerly
October 27th, 2020 - 4:30pm
Her stops in Reno and Las Vegas come as Democrats have built up a lead in ballots cast in Clark County, their “firewall” against more Republican-heavy Washoe County and rural areas, but not an insurmountable one. With Biden polling an average of 4.6 percentage points above Trump in Nevada, both candidates appear to view the state as still in play.
Education funding lawsuit headed for Nevada Supreme Court after initial dismissal
Jackie Valley
October 27th, 2020 - 12:23pm
A lawsuit filed earlier this year that challenges Nevada's K-12 education funding was dismissed by a Carson City District Court Judge. The plaintiffs plan to appeal.
Judge denies anti-abortion group’s request for more signature-gathering time for parental notification ballot question
Riley Snyder
October 27th, 2020 - 11:41am
Federal District Court Judge Miranda Du on Wednesday formally dismissed the lawsuit filed by “Protect Our Girls,” a political action committee formed this year with the backing of the pro-life group, Nevada Right to Life, in order to support the proposed ballot initiative regarding parental notification on abortions for minors.