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For families with multiple children, sluggish internet amplifies remote learning frustrations

ByJackie Valley

Even amid Trump’s Nevada loss, PAC led by former Lt. Gov. Hutchison touts success for down-ballot Republicans

November 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
Though election results are being contested (including a request for a special election in one close state Senate race), a substantial amount of credit for Republican success in down-ballot races is being attributed to a well funded political action committee called “Stronger Nevada PAC.”

Sisolak limits gathering sizes, reduces occupancy at certain places as COVID-19 cases climb

November 22nd, 2020 - 4:58pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Sunday that he is lowering occupancy limits and once again reducing the size of allowed gatherings as COVID-19 continues to spread like wildfire across the state, setting records day after day for new reported cases.

As U.S. sets record low cap on refugees, those who have made it to Nevada dream big

November 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
With the Trump administration capping the number of refugees allowed in the country to a record low 15,000 in the current fiscal year, opportunities for people from war-torn countries to begin anew in the U.S. have become increasingly out of reach.

Growing progressive force in the electorate, AAPI voters turn out at higher rates than 2016

November 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
In Nevada, where the AAPI community is the fastest-growing population in the state, AAPI voters make up about an 11 percent share of the electorate and represent an estimated 209,384 eligible voters. AAPI voters in the Silver State increased their turnout compared to 2016 more than any other racial demographic.

Overpayment notices bring new heartburn to broke claimants who say DETR still owes them

November 21st, 2020 - 9:00am
Santeliz said she knows there must be a mistake because she only received a few weeks of benefits before her claim stalled indefinitely, and the amount DETR said she owes is far more than she was ever paid. But it’s still a major stressor for a mother of two who is trying to keep a roof over her head, and she’s far from the only Nevadan receiving such news.

Indy DC Download: Congress pushes for end-of-year appropriations deal as a COVID-19 relief package remains elusive

Dark clouds over the U.S. Capitol building
November 21st, 2020 - 2:00am
Prospects for Congress to wrap up the 12 annual appropriations bills before the end of the year improved last week as chances for a deal on pandemic aid remained low.

Court finds state gaming regulators don’t have jurisdiction to discipline Steve Wynn

A photo of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas
November 20th, 2020 - 8:40am
In an order issued Thursday, Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar wrote that the state’s Gaming Control Board overstepped its regulatory bounds last year when it filed a formal complaint against Wynn seeking to prohibit the former casino executive from future involvement in the casino industry.

Judge rejects ‘shocking ask’ of new election over voter fraud claims brought by Sharron Angle and affiliated group

November 20th, 2020 - 5:26pm
Judge Gloria Sturman rejected the request by Election Integrity Project and Angle after a lengthy hearing Friday afternoon, saying that the group’s claims of potential voter fraud fell far short of the required level of evidence needed for a judgement in their favor — throwing out a state law allowing mail-in ballots to be sent to all active registered voters, declaring the 2020 election null and ordering a new election to take place.

Judge rejects Marchant request for new election in congressional race over ‘voter fraud’ allegations

Republican congressional candidate Jim Marchant at a rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City.
November 20th, 2020 - 1:43pm
Though Marchant’s attorney, Craig Mueller, said he would be comfortable pairing the request for a new election with either a later evidentiary hearing or the transferring of computer records related to mail ballots, Sturman said she was not comfortable issuing such an order both because of jurisdictional concerns — Nevada state law has a separate process for the filing of election contest suits — and because of the basic geography of the congressional district, which spans seven counties.

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Organizers believe Nevada Native turnout was historic, despite gaps in exit poll data

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez
November 20th, 2020 - 2:00am

Tribal leaders moved into the 2020 general election campaign season with the same goal held by other organizers — to achieve high voter turnout and elevate the voices and concerns of their fellow community members.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 31st edition: Exploring, through data, COVID-19 in Nevada and beyond

Megan Messerly
November 20th, 2020 - 2:00am

Welcome to the 31st installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Counties urge clear messaging from Sisolak in advance of new coronavirus restrictions

Megan Messerly
November 19th, 2020 - 3:20pm

County officials across Nevada were asked a simple, if impossible, question during a state COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday: What steps would you recommend the state take to stem the rising tide of coronavirus?

Rodimer files legal challenge seeking new election in congressional race over voter fraud claims

Riley Snyder
November 19th, 2020 - 3:56pm

The lawsuit largely copies the claims in the previously-filed suits: that various instances of individuals potentially receiving mail ballots addressed to different voters and other supposed irregularities are cause for the court to order a new election and prohibit use of an automated signature verification machine used by Clark County.

With Nevada prison COVID-19 cases nearly quintupling in two weeks, families call for early releases

Michelle Rindels
November 19th, 2020 - 6:16pm

“This isn't about partisan politics. It's about fighting for the survival of people and seeing the humanity in those who are not defined by the worst thing they've ever done,” said Leslie Turner of the Mass Liberation Project, which is affiliated with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. “And we all should believe that COVID-19 shouldn't be a death sentence for anyone, including those who are incarcerated.”

Black voters in Nevada choose Biden by wide margin, but support for Trump seemingly on the rise

Savanna Strott and Tabitha Mueller
November 19th, 2020 - 2:00am

Black voters were projected to drop to the third largest racial or ethnic voting bloc in the country in 2020 after being surpassed by Hispanic voters for the first time. But organizers and researchers emphasized that the Black voters — historically loyal to Democrats and with the second-highest turnout rates across racial and ethnic groups — were the cornerstone of Biden's win and the future of the country.

Indy Environment: Las Vegas is updating its urban plans. Why that matters for addressing climate change.

Daniel Rothberg
November 19th, 2020 - 8:00am

This week's Indy Environment looks at what's at stake with Clark County's effort to rewrite its Master Plan and Development Code. The detailed planning efforts offer a significant opening to address climate change and to correct past planning injustices.

Judge tosses separation of powers lawsuit challenging government-employed lawmakers over lack of standing

Riley Snyder
November 18th, 2020 - 5:43pm

“It is an organization, rather than a particularly-aggrieved individual, harmed by any alleged dual employment,” Crockett wrote in a brief order. “It is quite clear that Nevada Policy Research Institute does not allege any particularized harm beyond that of any ordinary taxpayer and that is simply not enough to give standing to Nevada Policy Research Institute to bring this suit.”

Historic turnout among young voters forecasts increased progressivism, youth engagement

Tabitha Mueller and Savanna Strott
November 18th, 2020 - 2:00am

Ben Wessel, the executive director of the progressive advocacy group NextGen America, told reporters on Thursday that young people's advocacy, voter mobilization on social media and youth organizer efforts helped spur the highest turnout of youth voters the country has ever seen — even surpassing the surge of young voters in 2008.