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Judge extends signature-gathering deadline for proposed redistricting commission ballot question




2020 Judicial Project

A close look at Clark County District Court and Supreme Court judicial race candidates

Coronavirus | Economy & Business

Long-awaited payments have begun for claimants through unemployment program for gig workers

May 29th, 2020 - 2:00am
One of the applicants who did receive payment was Frank Seaver, a self-employed sports writer from Las Vegas who has been out of work since the pandemic largely shut down sports. He said 11 weeks of back benefits through PUA were deposited in his account on Wednesday morning, after he got a notification a day before that the payment had been approved.

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Coronavirus | Real Estate

On IndyMatters podcast, Attorney General Aaron Ford on Nevada’s eviction moratorium, which will continue through June 30

May 28th, 2020 - 3:58pm
With June approaching and Sisolak announcing a move into a broader “Phase 2” business and societal reopening effective Friday, questions are percolating about whether the moratorium may be extended, and if not, how people in a state with 28.2 percent unemployment can make several months of rent or mortgage payments that suddenly come due.


Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Judge again blocks conservative group’s effort to stop mail-only primary election

May 27th, 2020 - 6:27pm
In an order released Wednesday evening, Judge Miranda Du denied the amended request by Texas-based True the Vote and several Nevada voters to block the state’s election plan over fears of voter fraud, as well as because of an agreement between Democratic groups and Clark County election officials to mail ballots to inactive voters.

Coronavirus | Economy & Business | Indy Explainers | State Government

The Indy Explains: What’s happening with Nevada unemployment insurance? Nearly 65,000 file for independent worker unemployment in first 8 days

April 15th, 2020 - 12:24pm
Updated May 28th, 2020 - 9:01am
To help keep track of the evolving situation, The Nevada Independent is compiling the latest updates on the unemployment insurance system in this explainer. Check back here for the latest on timelines for new benefits programs and initiatives meant to help ease the problems that claimants like Forman have experienced.


Coronavirus | Legislature

2021 special session needed for redistricting after COVID-19 related delays in census activity

May 27th, 2020 - 4:21pm
Attorneys for the Legislative Counsel Bureau told lawmakers on an interim redistricting commission on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent delays in scheduled 2020 census activities, meant that the state would not receive demographic data needed for the redistricting process until after the end of the 120-day legislative session in 2021.


Coronavirus | State Government

Sisolak: Businesses including bars, gyms and churches can reopen on Friday as state moves into ‘Phase 2’

May 26th, 2020 - 9:00pm
In prepared remarks published late Tuesday amid technical difficulties and a canceled press conference, Gov. Steve Sisolak said that the state is ready to move into a two-to-three week Phase 2 of business reopenings that will see a broader array of businesses open their doors, including certain sporting events, gyms, swimming pools and tattoo or piercing businesses that have been closed since initial closures were ordered in March.




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        On the Record: Republican candidate for Congressional District 4 Charles Navarro
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        Gaming Control Board releases updated policy guiding casino reopenings
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        Former MedMen marijuana executive alleges manager pressured him into illegal contribution to Sisolak
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