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Indy DC Download: After punting on impeaching Trump, House passes bill to raise the minimum wage to $15
Indy Environment: The inexplicable search for oil and gas in the Ruby Mountains continues
July 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
This week's Indy Environment newsletter looks at a new proposal to lease land for oil and gas exploration in the Ruby Mountains. It also includes reporting on the Southern Nevada Water Authority's quarter-cent sales tax and a proposal to build fuel breaks across the Great Basin.
Titus breaks with delegation and most Democrats over Trump impeachment
July 17th, 2019 - 6:28pm
Rep. Dina Titus broke with the rest of the state’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives and most Democrats when she voted Wednesday in favor of moving ahead with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Deportation deferred for mother of three in Vegas, but fight for her release from jail continues
July 17th, 2019 - 1:56pm
A Las Vegas mother's scheduled deportation has been delayed by six months, but her three children are speaking out on her behalf while she remains in custody and her lawyer is trying to get her out of detention as soon as possible.
Commissioners question police cooperation with ICE, as they approve more staff for jail where collaboration takes place
July 17th, 2019 - 11:10am
Clark County commissioners raised concerns about a renewed collaboration between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying they’ve been unable to get information about how the so-called 287(g) agreement is being carried out in the county jail.
State could lose millions in grant money as its youth tobacco sales rate shoots up
July 17th, 2019 - 2:00am
The state is certain it will end the federal fiscal year with a violation rate of more than 20 percent, meaning it can expect a penalty from the federal government. The violation rate refers to the instances in which retailers are caught selling tobacco to youth under the age of 18, often through undercover sting operations.
In marijuana case, operators who were denied dispensary licenses testify about the fallout
July 16th, 2019 - 12:37pm
“As I sit here today, I am losing $1.5 [millions] or more a month on a mothballed facility. Those are very real damages,” said Groesbeck, referring to the revenue he believes he would have generated if he could have expanded the business.“This isn’t a projection. This is real dollars, real sales.”
Vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets split Nevada delegation on party lines
July 16th, 2019 - 1:47pm
A House procedural vote to begin debate on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s “racist” tweets imploring four freshman Democratic Congresswomen of color to “go back" to their countries of origin split the Nevada delegation along party lines.
Behavioral health homes to continue under new funding model in wake of congressional inaction
July 16th, 2019 - 2:00am
The innovative behavioral health home model that Nevada helped to pioneer two years ago isn’t going away anytime soon, state officials said on Monday, despite reports that clinics in other early-adopter states notified staff and patients of layoffs and service cuts after Congress failed to reauthorize funding for the program last week.
Freshman Democrats build cash-on-hand advantages before races heat up
July 16th, 2019 - 2:00am
Two freshman Democrats fighting to hold onto their seats in 2020 in an effort to help their party retain their majority in the House have built up substantial cash leads to fend off any would-be Republican challengers, according to quarterly campaign finance reports due on Monday.