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Federal officials predict shortage for Lake Mead in 2020, adding more pressure on states for drought plan
Daniel Rothberg
August 16th, 2018 - 2:10am
On Wednesday, the federal agency charged with managing the West’s water released a report showing a likelihood that shortages at Lake Mead will be starting in 2020. It would mark the first cuts on the Colorado River, where some states would be required to reduce the amount of water they divert from the river.
Follow the Money: Post-primary, Rosen continues to outraise Heller with a base of small-dollar donors
Guest Contributor
August 16th, 2018 - 2:05am
After their decisive primary wins, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Jacky Rosen continued their fundraising sprints with an increased reliance on in-state donors as the November general election approaches, according to second quarter FEC reports.
Michigan says it erroneously added Laxalt's name to amicus brief in Ohio case against Planned Parenthood
Michelle Rindels
August 15th, 2018 - 12:16pm
“Ohio faces the risk that Planned Parenthood, though serving as Ohio’s agent in administering its programs, might decide to promote abortion,” the brief said, adding that “a patient coming for services relating to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project or the STD Prevention Program might also receive what Planned Parenthood calls ‘options counseling’ and so walk away with a list of abortion providers.”
Republican Governors Association launches ad insinuating Sisolak would hike taxes
Michelle Rindels
August 15th, 2018 - 2:30am
The group said it launched the commercials on Tuesday but declined to say exactly how much they would be spending on the ad campaign. Tax issues are bound to be a wedge in the race between Sisolak, who’s described himself in the past as a “conservative Democrat,” and Laxalt, who said he’d sign a no-new-taxes pledge and supports repealing the Gov. Brian Sandoval-backed Commerce Tax.
Health insurance exchange selects company to oversee transition to state-based platform
Megan Messerly
August 15th, 2018 - 2:10am
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange announced on Tuesday that it has selected a company that operates exchanges in seven other states to oversee its transition from the federal system to a state-based platform next year.
Despite tense relationship, NV Energy completes sale of renewable energy credits to Switch
Riley Snyder
August 15th, 2018 - 2:05am
Last week, regulators with the state’s Public Utilities Commission approved an application allowing NV Energy to sell a large chunk of surplus renewable energy credits to Switch, to help the data center company achieve its goal of operating on 100 percent renewable energy.
Network outages can cut prisons off from outside, but DMV's hand-me-down equipment could fix that
Michelle Rindels
August 15th, 2018 - 1:55am
The Nevada Board of Examiners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve $158,000 so the Nevada Department of Corrections could buy DMV equipment valued at several million dollars. The equipment will help prisons create “redundancy” so they’re not crippled if there’s a network outage.
Washoe County school board delays renewing Renown contract after legal concerns raised about pursuing alternatives
Megan Messerly
August 15th, 2018 - 1:50am
The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees delayed a decision Tuesday night about whether to renew contracts with Renown Hospital and its health insurance arm after legal concerns were raised about pursuing alternative options for district employees.
Rosen touts support for $15 minimum wage, defends vote supporting ICE
Riley Snyder
August 14th, 2018 - 3:48pm
Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is doubling down on her support for a $15 federal minimum wage, attempting to draw a sharp contrast to Republican Sen. Dean Heller with less than 90 days to go before the general election.