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In Las Vegas, presidential hopeful Andrew Yang says Nevada is ‘Ground Zero’ for disruption from automation
Jacob Solis
April 25th, 2019 - 2:00am
Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang has made a campaign of saying automation will decimate American labor and Wednesday in Las Vegas, he said Nevada and its service industry could be primed to take some of the hardest hits.
Grand Sierra Resort withdraws application to leave NV Energy, citing transmission shortage
Riley Snyder
April 24th, 2019 - 5:14pm
In a letter sent to members of the Public Utilities Commission on Monday, attorneys for the Reno-based casino company wrote that they would be withdrawing their application to depart NV Energy’s electric service and purchase electric power from a new provider, ending a nearly five-month process and ensuring the company stays a customer of NV Energy.
Students succeed in making neon the state element
Joey Lovato
April 24th, 2019 - 10:02am
It’s official: Neon is now the State Element. Gov. Steve Sisolak signed AB 182 into law in his office Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by smiling students from Carson Montessori School who helped make it happen.
Casualties of deadline day include proposals to allow physician-assisted death, require appointed judges
Megan Messerly, Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels
April 24th, 2019 - 2:20am
Bills that would have allowed terminally ill patients to obtain drugs to end their lives, prevented immigration holds without probable cause and provided for appointed rather than elected judges met their end on Tuesday.
2-Minute Preview: Second round of committee hearings to begin with bills on the National Popular Vote, prisoner ID cards
Riley Snyder, Michelle Rindels and Megan Messerly
April 24th, 2019 - 2:15am
After a flurry of votes on Tuesday, lawmakers are back to committee work with discussions on expanding prevailing wage rules, using the popular vote instead of the Electoral College in choosing the president and allowing non-verified ID cards for prisoners.
For a generation of younger Nevadans, climate change can be a personal — and political — issue
Daniel Rothberg
April 24th, 2019 - 2:05am
According to a survey released Monday by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, 46 percent of young Americans now say “government should do more to curb climate change, even at the expense of economic growth.” That’s a 14 percent jump from four years ago.
Reid, Boehner talk politics, education at public policy symposium
Jackie Valley
April 24th, 2019 - 2:00am
Former Sen. Harry Reid has advocated for a more measured approach to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation rather than with any immediate call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The topic surfaced during a symposium sponsored by the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV, which was held Tuesday at the Bellagio.
Attorney general’s office to contract with AG’s former employer on opioid litigation
Riley Snyder
April 23rd, 2019 - 10:10am
The announcement Tuesday comes after Ford’s office in January had received approval from state legislators to pursue outside legal help in a lawsuit against the nation’s largest opioid companies and after a declaration signed by Ford and Gov. Steve Sisolak finding the state needed “additional legal resources” for “comprehensive and effective litigation of matters related to the opioid epidemic.”
Bills on immigration, physician aid in dying, convictions on confessions alone face uncertain fate on deadline day
Megan Messerly, Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels
April 23rd, 2019 - 2:10am
Lawmakers have canceled most committee meetings Tuesday and are gearing up for marathon floor sessions, where votes and decisions will also occur on bills creating studies on brothel working conditions, allowing convictions based on confessions and creating new rights for renters.
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