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2020 Judicial Project

A close look at Clark County District Court and Supreme Court judicial race candidates



Economy & Business | Government

Restaurants, doctors, lawyers top list of thousands of Nevada Paycheck Protection Program loan recipients

But the more than 5,500 Nevada businesses listed in the disclosure also cover a wide range of industries; health care and hospitals, law firms, churches, schools, nonprofit groups, news organizations and even a strip club and cannabis company. Several mining companies, which did not close during Nevada’s business shutdown, also reported receiving loans.

Legislature | State Government

Sisolak’s budget proposal closes $1.2 billion budget gap with revenue reductions, leaves door open to tax increases

July 6th, 2020 - 5:20pm
Updated July 6th, 2020 - 7:29pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak has released a proposal ahead of a special legislative session slated to begin Wednesday that would slash and shift hundreds of millions of dollars from agency budgets and other programs to close an estimated $1.2 billion shortfall caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Community | Coronavirus

Before leading pandemic response, Clark County’s top health officer worked on meningitis vaccine in Cuba, AIDS response in Ethiopia

July 6th, 2020 - 2:00am
Leguen’s ability to communicate in two languages is of particular importance as coronavirus has disproportionately affected Southern Nevada’s Hispanic community. Latinos have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at a far higher rate than any other ethnicity, and more than twice as frequently as whites.







Environment

As Greater sage-grouse faces continued threats, Nevada marks a first in market-based credit system

July 2nd, 2020 - 2:00am
Across the West, projects ranging from new oil rigs to new pipelines trample on and fragment habitat for the Greater sage-grouse, an imperiled bird that has come to symbolize the tension between conservation and development. Although the Trump administration removed rules that require developers to offset — or mitigate — their impacts, Nevada has kept them in place.



Indy Explainers

The Indy Explains: Your First Amendment rights as a protester

July 1st, 2020 - 2:05am
Protesters can and should prepare for protests by understanding their First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble beforehand, lawyers say. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) provides an outline of protester rights, and professional groups including the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association organized a webinar with four panelists in early June to clarify the details and complexity of protester rights.


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