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Lawsuit before state Supreme Court seeks to curtail use of cash bail statewide
Riley Snyder
August 14th, 2019 - 2:00am
An otherwise unremarkable criminal case against 58-year-old Jose Valdez-Jimenez, accused of stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from multiple Victoria’s Secret stores in Las Vegas last year, could be the catalyst for a radical shift in Nevada’s system of allowing judges to require cash bail be posted before a defendant in a criminal case is released prior to the start of a trial. 
Top state marijuana regulator questioned again in dispensary license case; winners say they’re losing money amid court delays
Michaela Chesin
August 14th, 2019 - 2:00am
A three-month-long court proceeding over a marijuana licensing dispute carried on for another day on Tuesday, with a top state official continuing to deny he favored existing dispensary license holders in the contest for new ones, and those who won the coveted licenses testifying that their losses during the legal delay are racking up.
Nevada Democrats outraged by rule denying legal status to immigrants using public assistance 
Luz Gray
August 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
A final public charge rule would deny green cards to applicants who use food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, housing subsidies, Supplemental Security Income (SSI, for people with disabilities), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other types of public assistance for an aggregate of 12 months within a 36-month period. Using two programs for a month counts as two months.
Trump administration finalizes rule to weaken Endangered Species Act
Daniel Rothberg
August 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
On Monday, the Trump Administration released revised regulations aimed at overhauling how federal agencies, chiefly the Fish and Wildlife Service, implement the act. The move, viewed by environmentalists as weakening the act, require the agency to include economic factors in the process for deciding whether to list a species as threatened or endangered.
Class notes from the first day: new buildings, ongoing teacher shortages and a therapy dog named Ben
Jackie Valley
August 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
One school day down and 179 to go. Students in Northern and Southern Nevada headed back to class Monday, kicking off another school year filled with hopes, dreams and inevitable challenges. In the Clark County School District, a perennial obstacle is simply finding enough teachers to fill classrooms.
Licensing board director says prostitution at massage parlors is pervasive but hard to prevent
Michelle Rindels
August 12th, 2019 - 2:00am
Anderson believes that among the nearly 1,000 licensed establishments in the state, about 25 in the Reno area and 150-200 in the Las Vegas area may be fostering illegal prostitution or sex trafficking activity. In spite of those high numbers of suspicious businesses, she points to just two that have been shut down. 
The Indy Explains: How the state is training employers to avoid sexual harassment in the #MeToo era 
Michaela Chesin
August 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
Although NERC continually holds joint training with employers throughout the year, the training last Monday was only the second sexual harassment-specific training the state commission has put on since Jenkins was appointed administrator in 2013. 
Much fanfare but few results followed passage of 2017 anti-BDS bill
Riley Snyder
August 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
The effort to pass legislation targeting B.D.S. had been pitched as a way to combat a very real rising tide of anti-Semitism locally and nationally, but opponents have derided the laws as both a waste of government time and resources and a threat to free speech rights, leading groups including the American Civil Liberties Union to file lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the laws in several states.
Senate letter slams Ed Department over handling of now-defunct for-profit colleges
Jacob Solis
August 10th, 2019 - 2:00am
When the Brightwood College in Las Vegas went under last December — without warning for students and staff — it was just the latest in a string of high-profile shutterings of massive, for-profit colleges.  Now months later, a group of Democratic senators say many of those students from for-profit schools have yet to recover. 
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