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Indy Database: Search every contribution to Wes Duncan and Aaron Ford
Riley Snyder
September 17th, 2018 - 2:05am
Next up? Attorney general candidates Wes Duncan, the Republican, and Aaron Ford, the Democrat, who have combined to raise more than $2.74 million since the start of 2015. The following database includes every contribution over $50 made to Duncan or Ford since January 1, 2015, and includes all contributions reported between then and the last reporting deadline of June 7, 2018.
On the Record: The policy positions of Democratic treasurer candidate Zach Conine
Riley Snyder
September 17th, 2018 - 2:00am
As part of the “search for relevancy” for the position of treasurer, Conine said he wanted to focus on an issue that isn’t historically connected to the office — marijuana. His idea deals with an issue that’s dogged Nevada’s and other states that have legalized the drug for recreational use — a lack of reliable and accessible banking options, forcing the industry to rely on (and pay taxes) solely with cash. Banks have been reluctant to serve dispensaries given marijuana’s federal illegality.
The Indy Explains: Is Nevada marijuana revenue going to education?
Michelle Rindels
September 16th, 2018 - 2:15am
New, over-performing streams of marijuana tax revenue have become a major talking point on the campaign trail, with candidates promising to help Nevada schools by sending revenue from the Rainy Day fund back to schools where it was intended. But are schools really missing out on millions of pot dollars they've been promised? Read on for more.
How one charter network achieved five-star ratings for every school
Jackie Valley
September 16th, 2018 - 2:10am
Across the state, only 108 of the 678 schools rated received five stars, the highest designation within the Nevada School Performance Framework, which is the state’s accountability system for public schools. Twenty-nine of the five-star buildings are charter schools, a growing segment of Nevada’s education portfolio that serve roughly 10 percent of the student population.
More people ending up in deportation proceedings for unpaid traffic tickets alone, lawyers say
Michelle Rindels and Luz Gray
September 16th, 2018 - 2:05am
Ruby Flores González was scheduled to give birth on Saturday, but the baby’s father was expected to miss the big moment — Jorge Franco is in the Henderson Detention Center and is at risk of being deported for unpaid traffic tickets.
Indy DC Download: Nevada dodges another Yucca funding bullet
Humberto Sanchez
September 15th, 2018 - 2:00am
House efforts to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain were foiled once again last week when the Senate and House approved a spending package that included funding for the Department of Energy, but did not include money for the project.
Trump to hold pre-midterm election rally in Las Vegas next week
Megan Messerly
September 14th, 2018 - 5:48pm
President Donald Trump will return to Las Vegas on Thursday for a “Make America Great Again” rally ahead of the November midterm elections, according to his campaign.
SNWA board, including Sisolak, approves litigation to pursue 250-mile groundwater project
Daniel Rothberg
September 13th, 2018 - 12:57pm
Facing declining flows in the Colorado River — the source of Las Vegas’ water supply — and future growth, the water authority has long argued that it will one day need more water. For nearly three decades, it has looked for that water in Eastern Nevada near the Utah border.
After contentious Senate hearings, Cortez Masto weighing where to come down on Kavanaugh
Humberto Sanchez
September 13th, 2018 - 2:05am
Will she or won’t she? After last week’s grilling by the Senate Judiciary Committee of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who says she remains undecided, has more questions for the judge, including on access to abortion.