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Prisons director: More than half of inmates have no identification upon release
Michelle Rindels
February 18th, 2019 - 2:10am
Although NDOC spokeswoman Brooke Santina couldn’t provide exact figures on how many inmates had been released with no ID, the agency releases about 6,200 people a year, so Dzurenda’s estimate of 50 percent would mean more than 3,000 inmates are leaving without one each year.
2-Minute Preview: Legislature slated to consider bills on robbery, donor breast milk and teacher licenses
Michelle Rindels, Riley Snyder and Megan Messerly
February 18th, 2019 - 2:05am
After a week dominated by debate and votes on a major gun background checks bill, state lawmakers are set to return to their normal schedule of bill hearings on Monday.
Warren: If officials believe Trump cannot fulfill duties, they must invoke 25th Amendment
Jacob Solis
February 17th, 2019 - 7:46pm
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday in Las Vegas that Trump administration officials have an obligation to invoke the 25th Amendment if they believe the president cannot fulfill his duties.
The Indy Explains: How a secret plutonium shipment exacerbated mistrust between Nevada and Department of Energy
Daniel Rothberg
February 17th, 2019 - 2:25am
The Department of Energy said it shipped a half metric-ton of plutonium to Nevada after months of questioning from state officials. The Nevada Independent explains how the action's furtive nature has spurred a lawsuit, driving a deep chasm between the state and the agency.
Gaming companies spent more than $1.6 million on legislators last cycle
Jacob Solis and Riley Snyder
February 17th, 2019 - 2:20am
Casinos, resorts and industry executives contributed $1.68 million to 59 of the state’s 63 legislators through the 2018 campaign cycle, or about 14 percent of all campaign contributions reported over the last two years. Only three appointees — Assemblyman Greg Hafen and Assemblywomen Rochelle Nguyen and Bea Duran — as well as Sen. Pete Goicoechea, who represents many of Nevada’s rural counties and was not up for re-election in 2018, reported receiving no money from the industry.
Panel questions whether state has staff, authority to adequately regulate marijuana industry
Michelle Rindels
February 17th, 2019 - 2:15am
“I'll just admit it — I'm skeptical that you're able to do the kind of investigation and enforcement actions that this kind of privileged license requires," said J. Brin Gibson, chair of the advisory panel that is designing a Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board.
Nevada State College expands campus in midst of teacher pipeline problem
Jackie Valley
February 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
Nevada State College officials have embarked on a plan to drastically increase the number of teachers the school produces. They have a multi-tiered strategy and plans for a new education building in hopes of luring more Nevada residents to the field and helping shore up the state's teacher shortages. But in a time marked by teachers leaving the profession, will it work?
Indy DC Download: Congress averts another government shut down as Trump triggers a showdown with Congress
Humberto Sanchez
February 16th, 2019 - 2:00am
Congress passed a spending package last week avoiding another government shutdown, but President Donald Trump also set up a showdown with lawmakers with an emergency declaration to fund his border wall.
Reno City Council unanimously votes to appoint attorney Devon Reese to fill vacant seat
Daniel Rothberg
February 15th, 2019 - 8:00pm
The Reno City Council voted unanimously Friday night to appoint attorney Devon Reese to fill an open seat on the seven-member board. The vacancy was created in mid-January when then-Councilman David Bobzien took a position to lead Gov. Steve Sisolak’s energy office.