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MSG Sphere project becomes latest business filing to leave NV Energy
Riley Snyder
November 15th, 2018 - 11:58am
Developers behind MSG Sphere Las Vegas, the planned 18,000-seat entertainment venue housed inside a 360-foot tall sphere on the Las Vegas Strip, have become the latest major business to file an application with state energy regulators to purchase power on the open market and apart from NV Energy.
IndyMatters: Aaron Ford on gun background checks, 'dog-whistling' campaign ads and standing up to Trump
Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
November 15th, 2018 - 2:15am
Ford discussed his plans to try enacting a stalled voter-approved gun background check law — which could involve a lawsuit in federal court — and to defend the state’s marijuana industry against any potential federal crackdown. He also said it was likely the state could get involved in various legal challenges throughout the country, including defending the Affordable Care Act from a Texas-backed lawsuit that Laxalt declined to engage with.
Google planning to build $600 million data center in Henderson with help from state tax breaks
Michelle Rindels
November 15th, 2018 - 2:10am
The project is expected to create 50 permanent jobs over five years with an average annual wage of $65,000. It’s also expected to yield a capital investment of $300 million and create more than 3,000 temporary construction jobs by the time it opens in late 2020.
Police dogs and officers descend upon high school as part of district's ongoing safety efforts
Jackie Valley
November 15th, 2018 - 2:05am
Classes had barely begun Wednesday morning at Eldorado High School when four teenage boys found themselves lined up in front of Metro Police vehicles as officers conducted an investigation. The initiative — dubbed “Safe Zone” — involved a partnership between Metro Police and Clark County School District Police.
Cortez Masto to head DSCC
Humberto Sanchez
November 14th, 2018 - 2:51pm
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is being considered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for a two-year stint heading up the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), an appointment that would raise her national profile as the leader of the Senate Democrats’ effort to win back the majority in 2020.
Anatomy of a blue wave: Why Nevada Democrats won decisively in races that were supposed to be close
Megan Messerly and Michelle Rindels
November 14th, 2018 - 2:10am
In the aftermath, some Republicans have sounded tones of resignation — that two consecutive elections have established that Nevada is a blue state, that the conventional wisdom of a low-turnout midterm no longer applies, and that Republicans can’t compete in years where Democrats are motivated to vote.
How first-term congresswoman Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Dean Heller to become Nevada's next U.S. senator
Megan Messerly
November 14th, 2018 - 2:05am
Heading into Election Day, the U.S. Senate race appeared to be a true tossup.
How Democrat Steve Sisolak defeated conservative rising star Adam Laxalt in bid for governor's mansion
Michelle Rindels
November 14th, 2018 - 2:00am
In spite of Laxalt’s head start on the airwaves, and in spite of warnings that commissioners like Sisolak are unelectable because they deal daily in a world of contracts and campaign donations that can look unseemly, Sisolak defeated Laxalt by four points, or almost 40,000 votes. How?
Secretary of State: We have received no evidence of voter fraud
Jackie Valley and Michelle Rindels
November 13th, 2018 - 4:10pm
The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office says it has received no credible reports of voter fraud, much less any on a scale that would affect the outcome of a race, in the aftermath of the 2018 election.