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2-Minute Preview: Lawmakers to consider bills dealing with sex trafficking, deaths in county jails
Michelle Rindels, Megan Messerly and Riley Snyder
March 22nd, 2019 - 2:10am
Nevada lawmakers are set to end another busy week with scheduled hearings on expanding sex trafficking definitions, reporting of deaths in county jails and creating a “Maternal Mortality Review Committee.”
Opportunity zone investors wait for Treasury Department guidance, city approvals
Daniel Rothberg
March 22nd, 2019 - 2:15am
The break will allow investors to defer taxes on money they make — and in many cases, receive a discount — if they invest in real estate or businesses in one of the areas. If investors maintain an investment in the area for 10 years, they will pay no taxes on their gains.
Presidential hopeful Gillibrand doubles down on calls to break up ICE during campaign stop in Vegas
Jackie Valley
March 21st, 2019 - 5:28pm
Her comments about ICE came as she participated — pen and notebook in hand — in a roundtable discussion with professors and students at the UNLV Immigration Clinic. Among other services, the legal clinic provides deportation defense to unaccompanied children who landed in Nevada after fleeing violence in their native countries.
Bill would require law enforcement to reveal how many people it transfers to ICE, why they were originally arrested
Michelle Rindels
March 21st, 2019 - 10:50am
Democratic Assemblywoman Selena Torres is sponsoring AB376, which calls for reports from police agencies every year by Oct. 1. The report must detail how many undocumented people were transferred to the custody of a federal agency after being detained by a local agency that year and why, as well as what crimes those people were initially arrested for.
Payday lending opponents, industry clash in charged hearing over loan database
Riley Snyder
March 21st, 2019 - 2:15am
Lobbyists, pastors, a little league coach and dozens of employees of payday lending companies packed hearing rooms Wednesday for a hearing on SB201, which would create a database to track information on high-interest (more than 40 percent) short-term loans that includes amounts, fees assessed on borrowers, default rates and all interest charged on loans.
2-Minute Preview: 14-year-old drivers, major bail changes on deck at Legislature
Riley Snyder, Michelle Rindels and Megan Messerly
March 21st, 2019 - 2:10am
Bills to end cash bail, allow more 14-year-olds to drive and update the Nevada Constitution to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal are up for consideration in the Nevada Legislature on Thursday.
IndyMatters Q&A: DRI President Kristen Averyt talks climate change, doctoral degrees, water research
Daniel Rothberg
March 21st, 2019 - 2:00am
DRI, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, focuses on studying environmental science from evaluating snowpack to tracking climate patterns. Although graduate students sometimes work with DRI, the research institute does not currently offer Ph.D. degrees. That’s one thing Averyt said she is open to changing.
Cortez Masto will keep delaying Department of Energy nominees until she gets written promise that no more plutonium is coming
Megan Messerly, Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
March 20th, 2019 - 9:05pm
Cortez Masto said Perry called her on Friday to voice his concerns about her decision to put a “hold” on nominees, which slows down the confirmation process. She said Perry told her that he felt he could give her that commitment and agreed to have members of their respective staffs work on the written letter.
Eleven marijuana businesses sue, arguing state 'arbitrarily' issued dispensary licenses, lack of transparency could be hiding corruption
Michelle Rindels
March 20th, 2019 - 2:31pm
It’s the latest in a string of lawsuits since the state announced in early December that it had granted additional licenses, but refused to reveal even the business names of those who won without the winners’ written consent.