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Health insurance exchange enrollment lags with one week left to sign up for plans
Megan Messerly
December 7th, 2018 - 2:10am
Enrollment in plans through Nevada’s health insurance exchange this year is lagging behind last year’s numbers as state officials face additional challenges including the expansion of health plans with skimpier coverage, telemarketing scams, misinformation about a new federal rule change and the repeal of a health insurance mandate penalty.
Boyd Gaming files to leave NV Energy, seventh proposed exit this year
Riley Snyder
December 7th, 2018 - 2:05am
Boyd Gaming, which operates eight casinos in Las Vegas and several others throughout the country, filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Nov. 28 kickstarting the process that would allow the company to purchase electricity from a company other than NV Energy.
Interior releases amendment to Nevada sage-grouse plan, drawing criticism from conservation groups
Daniel Rothberg
December 7th, 2018 - 2:00am
In a 600-page environmental document, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an Interior Department agency that oversees more than 67 percent of the land within Nevada, reduced protected habitat for the bird, while creating more exceptions for following current regulations.
Water utility manager picked to replace Dennis Hof in Nevada Assembly
Riley Snyder
December 7th, 2018 - 10:27am
Gregory Hafen, the general manager of Pahrump Utility Company, was chosen by county commissions in Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties this week as their selection to replace Hof, who passed away in October but was required to remain on the ballot under state law. Hof defeated Democrat Lesia Romanov in the November election with more than 63 percent of the vote.
Superintendent's advisory group unveils school safety recommendations
Jackie Valley
December 6th, 2018 - 2:05am
Add more school police officers. Require students to wear identification badges. Launch a rural patrol unit. Increase social-emotional learning in classrooms. Begin a virtual expulsion program. These are some of the recommendations that emerged Wednesday from an advisory committee created by Clark County Superintendent Jesus Jara and charged with brainstorming ways to bolster school safety.
In Vegas, governors mull ways to prepare citizens for when jobs go obsolete
Michelle Rindels
December 6th, 2018 - 2:00am
The bipartisan group of governors, and their staffs, is focusing this year on an initiative called “Good Jobs for All Americans.” Part of that is determining how to prepare their citizens for the jobs of the future. A McKinsey survey from last year predicted that automation could eliminate as many as 73 million jobs by 2030 — equivalent to one-third of the American workforce.
Nevada comes out punching in lawsuit to stop DOE plan to ship plutonium for storage
Humberto Sanchez
December 5th, 2018 - 2:05am
Citing violation of federal environmental law and the threat posed to its citizens, Nevada has sued the Department of Energy (DOE) in order to stop the agency from implementing a plan to store one metric ton of plutonium from South Carolina in the state.
Clark County Commission approves new public defender after contentious selection process
Jacob Solis
December 5th, 2018 - 2:00am
The Clark County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to greenlight the appointment of new county public defender Darin Imlay amid criticism that the selection process lacked transparency and ignored an advisory panel’s recommendations.
Tesla Gigafactory surpasses job creation, capital investment projections
Michelle Rindels
December 5th, 2018 - 1:55am
A new economic impact report being released Wednesday by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) shows the company had 7,059 employees as of June 30, more than the 6,000 to 6,500 that legislators expected when they improved an incentive package in 2014.