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Indy DC Download: Congress passed the farm bill, Senate approved withdrawal of support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen
Humberto Sanchez
December 15th, 2018 - 2:00am
Congress last week passed a massive bill reauthorizing the nation’s agriculture and nutrition programs, and the Senate approved a measure to allow U.S. troops to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen despite opposition to the proposal from the White House.
Marijuana company denied Nevada dispensary licenses sues state, alleges 'flawed interpretation' of law
Michelle Rindels
December 14th, 2018 - 4:45pm
The lawsuit filed earlier this week in Clark County District Court appears to be the first legal pushback against the Nevada Department of Taxation since the agency awarded more than 60 new conditional dispensary licenses last week.
Graduation rate hits new high but trouble spots remain among certain student groups
Jackie Valley
December 14th, 2018 - 9:00am
Nevada’s graduation rate continued its upward climb with the class of 2018, hitting 83 percent and setting a new state record. The statewide graduation rate marked a 2 percentage-point increase over the prior year, according to data released Friday by the Nevada Department of Education.
Follow the Money: Transition staff, employers gave more than $400,000 to Sisolak's campaign
Riley Snyder
December 14th, 2018 - 2:05am
To help prepare him to take the reins of government in January, Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak assembled a diverse transition advisory team composed of nearly three dozen elected officials, teachers, business leaders and other policy experts. But some members of the transition team have also helped the soon-to-be governor in another way — by contributing to his gubernatorial campaign.
Feds set a Jan. 31 deadline for Colorado River drought plan to keep more water in Lake Mead
Daniel Rothberg
December 14th, 2018 - 2:00am
At a conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, a top federal water manager warned water users that the United States would act if seven states in the Colorado River Basin failed to finish a Drought Contingency Plan by the end of January.
Pro-Yucca lawmakers push for funding in year-end spending package
Humberto Sanchez
December 14th, 2018 - 1:55am
Lawmakers who support building a nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain have launched an 11th-hour bid to obtain money for the project in must-pass, end-of-year funding legislation.
Lawmakers form tech caucus focused on economic development ahead of the Legislature
Joey Lovato
December 13th, 2018 - 11:28am
A group of nine Assembly members and five state senators have formed a new caucus focused on economic development through the lens of technology and businesses that bring tech jobs to Nevada.
Report: Medicaid spent $677 million on health care for 240,000 full-time employees, dependents in 2017
Megan Messerly
December 13th, 2018 - 2:10am
Nevada Medicaid spent nearly $875 million on health care for roughly 330,000 full-time employees and their dependents in 2017, about half of the number of current enrollees in the program, according to a report released by the state.
Proposal to dramatically expand naval air station brings pushback
Daniel Rothberg
December 13th, 2018 - 2:00am
For four years and under two different administrations, Navy officers have argued that they need more space in the Fallon range to train for modern warfare. To fix the problem, the military has proposed taking ownership of 606,664 acres of federal land.