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Debate: Heller faces questions on health care, Trump while Rosen defends short record, fundraising
Megan Messerly and Jackie Valley
October 19th, 2018 - 9:12pm
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller repeatedly questioned his Democratic challenger, Rep. Jacky Rosen, about her California donors and thin congressional record, while she attacked his cozy relationship with President Trump and health-care stances during a televised debate Friday evening.
Sandoval raises questions about Laxalt's promise to add $500 million to education
Michelle Rindels
October 19th, 2018 - 5:44pm
Gov. Brian Sandoval says money projected to come from a growing economy in the next two years is already spoken for, and gubernatorial candidates who are going to propose new spending will either have to raise taxes or “make some pretty massive cuts.”
Clark County School District to begin randomly searching students for weapons
Jackie Valley
October 19th, 2018 - 12:08pm
The Clark County School District announced Friday that staff and administrators will begin conducting random searches of students using metal-detector wands to combat the recent spike in firearms found on campuses.
Ad firm for pro-energy choice group made unusual $500,000 contribution to teachers' union PAC
Riley Snyder
October 19th, 2018 - 11:00am
A California-based political advertising firm running the campaign for a major energy ballot question backed by the Las Vegas Sands and Switch made an unusual half-million dollar contribution to a political action committee run by the Clark County teachers’ union. Left Hook Communications reported making a $500,000 contribution to the “Nevada Leads” PAC on Oct. 10, according to the PAC’s most recent campaign finance report. Nevada Leads is the political PAC of the Clark County Education Association (CCEA), and has run numerous ads attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and boosting Democratic candidate Steve Sisolak.
In deep red Elko, Republicans — and the rare Democrats — prepare for Trump visit
Daniel Rothberg
October 19th, 2018 - 2:30am
Trump is scheduled to rally supporters Saturday morning at the Elko Regional Airport to bolster Republican candidates in Nevada on the first day of early voting and less than three weeks before Election Day. Elko, with a population of about 20,000, is the largest town in Northeastern Nevada and has become a regular stop for statewide and national candidates.
On the Record: The policy positions of U.S. Senate candidates Dean Heller and Jacky Rosen
Megan Messerly and Riley Snyder
October 19th, 2018 - 2:25am
Now up: A side-by-side overview of the two candidates running for the U.S. Senate, Republican incumbent Dean Heller and his Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen.
Schieve, Lorton trade barbs on debt, homelessness and growth at Reno mayoral debate
Daniel Rothberg
October 19th, 2018 - 2:20am
Reno mayoral candidate Eddie Lorton and Mayor Hillary Schieve painted two different pictures of the city during a debate at the Peppermill Resort Hotel Thursday night. Schieve, who identifies as a non-partisan, is widely considered the favorite in the race, having won 63 percent of the vote in the primary. Lorton, a Republican, won 18 percent of the vote.
Lyon County: A third of prostitutes registered in 2017 had red flags of possible human trafficking
Michelle Rindels
October 19th, 2018 - 2:15am
The possible trafficking indicators were among the findings Sheriff Al McNeil presented Thursday at the Lyon County Commission meeting as part of an internal audit into his agency’s procedures for registering prostitutes. It comes as Lyon County voters are considering an advisory question on their ballots that could lead to a brothel ban.
The Indy Explains: Question 1 or 'Marsy's Law' — more rights for crime victims
Michelle Rindels
October 19th, 2018 - 2:05am
Proponents’ rallying cry is “equal rights for victims.” They say it is unfair that people accused of a crime have more constitutional rights than those affected by a crime. Opponents describe the measure as “a solution in search of a problem that does not exist.”