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Initiatives seek to grant internet access to low-income families
Trey Arline
July 19th, 2019 - 2:00am
The internet’s transformation from a novelty to a necessity has left thousands of families at a disadvantage if they lack an internet subscription or a computer or other device with which to connect. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, along with a data security firm, are looking to change that.
Atkinson to serve more than two years in prison and pay nearly a quarter million dollars in fines
Jackie Valley
July 18th, 2019 - 11:46am
A federal judge on Thursday ordered former Democratic state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson to serve 27 months in prison and pay $249,900 in restitution for his misuse of campaign funds.
County Commission looks to clear residential roadways of illegally parked commercial vehicles
Michaela Chesin
July 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
Southern Nevada residents have grown tired of seeing large commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers parked illegally in their neighborhoods. Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom first brought attention to the issue during a commission meeting in early June, proposing that the board grant enforcement powers to multiple agencies.
Indy Environment: The inexplicable search for oil and gas in the Ruby Mountains continues
Daniel Rothberg
July 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
This week's Indy Environment newsletter looks at a new proposal to lease land for oil and gas exploration in the Ruby Mountains. It also includes reporting on the Southern Nevada Water Authority's quarter-cent sales tax and a proposal to build fuel breaks across the Great Basin.
Titus breaks with delegation and most Democrats over Trump impeachment
Humberto Sanchez
July 17th, 2019 - 6:28pm
Rep. Dina Titus broke with the rest of the state’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives and most Democrats when she voted Wednesday in favor of moving ahead with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Deportation deferred for mother of three in Vegas, but fight for her release from jail continues
Trey Arline
July 17th, 2019 - 1:56pm
A Las Vegas mother's scheduled deportation has been delayed by six months, but her three children are speaking out on her behalf while she remains in custody and her lawyer is trying to get her out of detention as soon as possible.
Commissioners question police cooperation with ICE, as they approve more staff for jail where collaboration takes place
Michelle Rindels
July 17th, 2019 - 11:10am
Clark County commissioners raised concerns about a renewed collaboration between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying they’ve been unable to get information about how the so-called 287(g) agreement is being carried out in the county jail.
State could lose millions in grant money as its youth tobacco sales rate shoots up
Michelle Rindels
July 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
The state is certain it will end the federal fiscal year with a violation rate of more than 20 percent, meaning it can expect a penalty from the federal government. The violation rate refers to the instances in which retailers are caught selling tobacco to youth under the age of 18, often through undercover sting operations.
In marijuana case, operators who were denied dispensary licenses testify about the fallout 
Michaela Chesin
July 16th, 2019 - 12:37pm
“As I sit here today, I am losing $1.5 [millions] or more a month on a mothballed facility. Those are very real damages,” said Groesbeck, referring to the revenue he believes he would have generated if he could have expanded the business.“This isn’t a projection. This is real dollars, real sales.”
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