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Democratic attorney general candidate helped amend bill that could benefit trial attorneys, including his current employer
Riley SnyderFebruary 21st, 2018
Democratic state Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford helped pass a last-minute amendment in the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session that removed caps on fees awardable to outside law firms that contract with the state — an arrangement that could financially benefit his employer.
Republican congressional primary heats up with first candidate forum
Megan MesserlyFebruary 21st, 2018
The Republican primary for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District won’t be an easy fight with a crowded field of candidates and the earliest strains of bitterness already are seeping into social media, though little of that was on display at the candidates’ first forum Tuesday night.
Lawmakers, state officials look to long-term solutions for community homes for the mentally ill
Megan MesserlyFebruary 20th, 2018
As the state works to remedy the deplorable conditions in community homes for the mentally ill identified in a legislative audit last month, lawmakers and state officials are grappling with the bigger question of how to better oversee and tailor care to meet patients’ needs.
Marijuana dispensaries raise funds for candidate who recently regulated them
Michelle RindelsFebruary 20th, 2018
Deonne Contine’s final day as taxation director was Feb. 9. Until then, she oversaw the agency that collects taxes from the dispensaries and can impose fines, revoke their licenses and approve applications for coveted new licenses.
North Las Vegas city manager appeals council decision to fire her; public hearing set for March
Riley SnyderFebruary 20th, 2018
Embattled North Las Vegas City Manager Qiong Liu is appealing the City Council’s decision to terminate her contract after alleging that she tried to give herself a retroactive $30,000 raise without council permission.
Arpaio fundraising event draws big crowd but not all Republican candidates
Jackie ValleyFebruary 19th, 2018
Polarizing former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke before a packed room Sunday evening in Minden, but a few notable Republican candidates skipped the fundraising dinner whose keynote speaker attracted much criticism and dozens of sign-wielding protesters.
Sisolak, Giunchigliani vie for votes in one of Nevada’s most Republican counties
Guest ContributorFebruary 19th, 2018
MINDEN — In a room full of Democrats in one of Nevada’s most Republican counties, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani shared their confidence in a midterm “blue wave” and underscored the importance of swaying rural voters — while hinting at future attacks ahead of a likely contentious primary election.
About Last Week: More Nevada students receiving breakfast; familiar faces announce candidacy for sheriff, Assembly races
Jackie ValleyFebruary 19th, 2018
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Nevada Democrats urge Republicans to take gun action after latest mass shooting
Humberto SanchezFebruary 19th, 2018
While Nevada’s Congressional delegation voiced its sorrow following the shooting that took place at a South Florida high school this week, some Democrats used the incident to urge House and Senate GOP leaders to take action.