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Cortez Masto, Sisolak stress climate change in Tahoe Summit speeches
Daniel Rothberg
August 21st, 2019 - 2:00am
Climate change in the Lake Tahoe basin was at the forefront of this year’s summit, hosted by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein near South Lake Tahoe in California. The speakers, from Feinstein to Gov. Steve Sisolak to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, vocalized their concern about climate change and the threats that it already poses — with a particular focus on wildfire risk. But for some guests, the speeches didn’t go far enough.
Clark County Education Association plans strike for Sept. 10 if district doesn't come up with new offer
Jackie Valley
August 20th, 2019 - 8:02am
The Clark County Education Association plans to strike Sept. 10 if the Clark County School District doesn’t change its contract offer by Friday. The teachers’ union sent an email to educators Tuesday morning announcing its plans, following weeks of increased tensions between the two parties.
Indy 2020: Addresses to the Painters convention, battle for Culinary show #LaborMatters
Megan Messerly
August 20th, 2019 - 5:00am
Good morning, and welcome to the second installment of Indy 2020, a biweekly newsletter focused on the 2020 presidential election in Nevada. Tell your friends. Tell shoppers at the grocery store. Tell people at the dog park and… wherever it is you cat people hang out. (Cat cafes?)
Pew report details challenges in predicting pot revenue, cautions against tying it to essential spending
Michelle Rindels
August 19th, 2019 - 3:00am
Tying marijuana tax dollars directly to essential school expenses may not be the most prudent policy, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The organization released a study Monday underscoring how difficult it can be to predict how marijuana revenue will perform, and what trends will shape it going forward.
State taking action to confront opioid crisis, but is it making a difference?
Trey Arline and Michelle Rindels
August 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
Authorities say they are seeing fewer pharmaceutical drugs on the street — the number of opioid prescriptions has dropped from 74.9 per 100 Nevada residents in 2017 to 52 per 100 in 2018.  But experts worry they are in the midst of a “third wave” — a phase involving the rise of exceptionally dangerous synthetic opioids such as fentanyl that are either prescribed or illegally manufactured.
How the Storm Area 51 phenomenon could be an alien benefit to family that once owned the land
Glen Meek
August 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
Joe Sheahan neither condones nor condemns the Facebook page that (jokingly) suggests people gather near the Nevada Test and Training Range in Lincoln County and try to walk en masse into the restricted area. The idea is to “see them aliens” supposedly hidden at the secret base known as Area 51.
Defense wraps up closing arguments in marijuana court hearing; no decision from judge yet
Jackie Valley
August 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
A marijuana-related court hearing that began in May came to a conclusion Friday with defense attorneys arguing the Nevada Department of Taxation complied with the spirit of the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana when granting dispensary licenses.
House panel to take up Titus-backed high-capacity gun magazine ban
Humberto Sanchez
August 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
In the wake of three mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio, the House Judiciary Committee announced that it will return early from the August recess to vote on three gun control bills, including a measure introduced by Rep. Dina Titus that would ban high-capacity magazines.
School district calls its latest contract offer to bargaining groups 'significant'; teachers' union disagrees
Jackie Valley
August 16th, 2019 - 4:04pm
The Clark County School District has proposed a two-year agreement with employee bargaining groups that it calls the “most significant increase in compensation and benefits” in more than a decade, but the teachers’ union has signaled dissatisfaction with it.
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