Business

Pro-brothel group urges Nye County not to sign petition, all in the name of freedom

A group called Nye County Freedom has launched a website, Twitter page and Facebook page encouraging residents not to sign the petition and giving advice on how people can remove their names if they have already signed it. A video set to earnest instrumental music features testimonials from Nye County residents appealing to the region’s libertarian streak and urging voters to preserve the legality of brothels — something beyond what even other Nevada counties have.
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Election 2018

Trump in Vegas to boost campaign for Dean Heller, says senator was 'shaky' but now is 'rock solid' supporter

Trump touched down in Las Vegas just before 11 a.m. on Saturday and was greeted by Treasure Island casino owner and former business partner Phil Ruffin and his wife Oleksandra. On the tarmac, a cadre of Nevada Republican candidates lined up to greet him, including Heller, Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian and Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald.
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Government

Warren slams Trump, calls on Democrats to vote for Rosen, Sisolak during Nevada stops

Offering a strong moral and populist rebuke of the Trump administration, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged Democrats to turn out in November in a keynote speech at the state Democratic Party Convention in Reno Saturday morning. Warren, a potential candidate for president in 2020, turned the crowd electric railing around the “cesspool” she said that has developed in Washington, D.C.
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Education

Sisolak issues advice to state lawmakers: Go visit some schools

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak says he has learned so much from visiting schools that he wants state lawmakers to do the same. Sisolak, chairman of the Clark County Commission, spent an hour Friday talking with Las Vegas-area teachers who were training to receive their National Board Certification.
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Business

After scooping up 67,000 acres of land, Blockchains, LLC unveils its offices at Northern Nevada industrial park

After purchasing about 67,000 acres of land in Northern Nevada last year, a little-known blockchain company pledged Wednesday to hire 1,000 new employees by 2021 during a tour of its initial offices. The company, known as Blockchains, LLC, has been the subject of intense speculation and remains quiet about what it plans to do with enough land to build a small town.
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