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Home means Nevada to Cory Booker
Megan Messerly
July 14th, 2019 - 2:00am
He's spent many a Thanksgiving and Christmas here. His mom has called the state home since 2013. Now a Democratic presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker isn’t shy about touting his familiarity with the Silver State, traveling here seven times since 2018 with his eye on winning the state’s first in the West caucus.
Indy DC Download: The House approves $733 billion defense bill, while the Senate confirms a new judge on the Ninth Circuit
Humberto Sanchez
July 13th, 2019 - 2:00am
The House approved a $733 billion defense policy bill last week as the Senate continued to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominations, including Daniel Bress to join U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Judge asks former taxation department head why not all marijuana company co-owners had background checks
Michaela Chesin
July 12th, 2019 - 10:23am
Former Department of Taxation Executive Director Deonne Contine said in Clark County District Court on Thursday that she believes the state did not disregard ballot question language when creating the latest marijuana licensing application, as alleged by applicants suing the state.
Superintendent to meet with principals to weigh alternatives to dean cuts
Jacob Solis
July 12th, 2019 - 2:00am
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara announced Thursday that he would meet with district principals to discuss alternatives to his decision to cut all middle and high school deans as a means to cover a $17 million budget shortfall ahead of the 2019-2020 school year. 
With harrowing virtual reality video, local authorities educate youth on flood dangers
Luz Gray
July 12th, 2019 - 2:00am
Officials in Southern Nevada have launched a new awareness strategy primarily aimed at people who might be too young to remember the devastating consequences of a flash flood, like the one of historic proportions that occurred in Las Vegas on July 8, 1999.
State employee doesn’t know whether marijuana license application adhered to ballot question language
Michaela Chesin
July 11th, 2019 - 10:16am
Cronkhite’s testimony was part of a hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction that has been ongoing since late May in Clark County District Court. Numerous business entities that sought lucrative state marijuana dispensary licenses but were rejected have filed lawsuits against the Department of Taxation, arguing the state’s process was opaque and unfair.
SLS Las Vegas cleared to leave NV Energy, amid many applicants withdrawing from attempts to leave utility
Riley Snyder
July 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
The PUC’s quick discussion and 2-1 vote on Wednesday to deny NV Energy’s request to reconsider an earlier PUC order granting the casino’s request to depart the utility is perhaps the last nail in an effort by NV Energy to coax, delay or dispute efforts by nearly a dozen large companies to leave utility service.
Sheriff: Securing high-rises near open-air venues, better victim identification among lessons learned from Oct. 1 shooting
Zachary Murray
July 10th, 2019 - 6:36pm
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Wednesday detailed a number of lessons learned by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department from the Oct. 1 mass shooting, including that high rise structures facing open air venues must be kept secure, fire commanders should be present and crews should have extra supplies including trauma kits at big events.
Delegation reacts angrily to DOE admission it improperly sent nuclear waste to Nevada
Humberto Sanchez
July 10th, 2019 - 4:17pm
The fire burning up what’s left of the relationship between Nevada and the Department of Energy got another log thrown in when the DOE revealed it sent shipments of radioactive waste over six years to the Nevada National Security Site that did not meet disposal requirements.
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