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At UNLV panel, Reid, Heller say don’t count on Trump losing in 2020
Jacob Solis and Shannon Miller
September 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
Dean Heller and Harry Reid didn’t agree on much during their time together in the U.S. Senate. But in Las Vegas on Thursday, they agreed on one thing: Don’t count out President Trump. 
Report: Nevada sent 170 children in juvenile justice, child welfare systems out of state for treatment
Megan Messerly
September 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
Nevada sent more than 150 children in its juvenile justice and child welfare systems out of state for behavioral health treatment last year, some of them thousands of miles away to far-flung facilities in Detroit, Nashville and Savannah.
Change to firearms law means domestic violence crimes serious enough for jury trial, Nevada Supreme Court rules
Riley Snyder
September 12th, 2019 - 1:52pm
In a unanimous decision published Thursday, the seven members of the Court ruled in favor of a petitioner, Christopher Anderson, who had appealed charges of battery offense constituting domestic violence on the grounds that he was erroneously denied the right to a jury trial.
State, major payday lender again face off in court over "refinancing" high-interest loans
Riley Snyder
September 12th, 2019 - 2:00am
The state’s Financial Institutions Division, represented by Attorney General Aaron Ford’s office, recently appealed a lower court’s ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court which found state laws prohibiting the refinancing of high-interest loans don’t necessarily apply to a certain kind of loan offered by Titlemax, a prominent title lender with more than 40 locations in the state. 
Rural Republican lawmakers top American Conservative Union’s legislative scorecard
Michelle Rindels
September 11th, 2019 - 8:39am
The scorecard released was this week ahead of the organization’s Conservative Political Action Conference spinoff, CPAC West, which is scheduled for Friday in Reno. Its overall score for the Assembly — 29 percent — reflects the fact that Democrats have a two-thirds majority in the chamber and advanced legislation that ACU strongly opposes.
Indy Environment: Clark County public lands bill, the climate change race and a mine permit
Daniel Rothberg
September 12th, 2019 - 9:00am
This week's Indy Environment newsletter looks at the Clark County public lands bill, the role that climate change is playing in Democratic presidential primary and a ruling by the State Environmental Commission to uphold a permit for molybdenum mine near Eureka.
Getting snack-filled care packages to inmates presents unique hurdles to prisons
Michelle Rindels
September 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
Nevada’s system of getting packages to prisoners hasn’t always worked smoothly. Prisons had been using a system where inmates walked up to a retail store window and picked up items. But that involved inmates leaving their housing units and standing in line for long periods of time, often in the elements, and alongside rivals who wanted to steal their new stuff.
UNLV Medicine hosts panel to address widespread Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Nevada
Shannon Miller
September 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a developmental and behavioral condition that affects more than 10,000 children under the age of 18 in Clark County, making it more prevalent than autism, according to UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center. A panel hosted by Ackerman Autism Center on Monday focused on meeting the challenges of living with FASD.
Panel considers benefits — and challenges — of placing solar projects on mine sites
Daniel Rothberg
September 10th, 2019 - 2:00am
Recent solar and wind projects, proposed to operate on the federal land that comprises most of Nevada, have come into conflict with wildlife corridors, public access and conservation areas. That tension has split environmental groups, and it has led some organizations to ask: What if solar developers are looking in the wrong places? 
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