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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.”
Indy Video: Explaining Question 1, 'Marsy's Law' to expand victim rights
Joey Lovato, Riley Snyder and Jacob Solis
October 19th, 2018 - 2:00am
Nevada voters will weigh in this election on Marsy's Law, a measure that seeks to strengthen the rights of victims but faces opposition from those who say it could infringe on the rights of the accused. See more in our video explainer.
Audit: Secretary of State should have initially declared state Senate recall petitions invalid
Riley Snyder
October 18th, 2018 - 2:10am
State auditors on Wednesday recommended to members of the Executive Audit Branch Committee — composed of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and controller — that the office should use Oregon’s process for verifying signatures for recall petitions, which it said had more safeguards and a higher chance of statistical validity. Auditors said the office’s current method “may not ensure accurate recall petition sufficiency determinations.”
Group running anti-transgender bathroom ads against Sisolak has links to new PAC
Riley Snyder
October 18th, 2018 - 2:05am
A recently-created Facebook page is running an ad alleging Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak supports allowing teenage boys to shower with girls in schools, which the candidate labeled as “transphobic.” The Facebook page, Nevada Parents for Safe Schools has been publishing a promoted ad since Friday claiming Sisolak “supports letting high school boys shower with your daughter” — a line of attack often used by opponents of letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice.
On the Record: The policy positions of Rep. Mark Amodei, candidate in Congressional District 2
Daniel Rothberg
October 18th, 2018 - 2:00am
Rep. Mark Amodei is running for re-election in Congressional District 2. He shares his policy positions on health care, the economy and land management issues, from wildfire suppression to transfers of public land, that affect his district, which encompasses most of rural Nevada.
At this Olympics, housekeepers are the athletes, bed-making and vacuuming are the sports
Yazmin Beltran
October 18th, 2018 - 1:55am
Through the Housekeeping Olympics held each year in Las Vegas, workers who are mostly behind the scenes have the chance to show off their skills, bond with coworkers, and participate in cleaning and skills competitions.
Republicans plan campaign for deceased Hof to keep Assembly seat
Riley Snyder
October 17th, 2018 - 6:47pm
Nevada Republicans are planning a campaign to persuade voters to cast ballots for former Assembly candidate and brothel owner Dennis Hof, who died suddenly on Tuesday, a knowledgeable source confirmed Wednesday. Although details are sparse, the effort is a clear indication of Republican efforts to ensure they hold a reliably Republican-leaning Assembly District despite the untimely death of the candidate.
At forum, Laxalt, Roberson predict future of ESA school choice program in a Democrat-dominated Legislature
Michelle Rindels
October 17th, 2018 - 4:12pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt argues that he has the tools to extract funding for the controversial Education Savings Accounts program from a Democratic-controlled Legislature because he was able to get bipartisan support for dealing with elder fraud and a backlog of untested rape kits.