Since 1990, Nye County’s population has more than doubled to about 43,000, and as with any growth in the Nevada desert, water rights are a sensitive topic. Like pulling a scab off a wound, Nevada’s top water regulator issued an order in December that put restrictions on new domestic wells.
With more than two decades of experience as a Clark County prosecutor and in private practice, Las Vegas attorney Craig Mueller argues he’s the best prepared to take the mantle of the top law enforcement officer in the state. But Mueller, 57, is facing off with a formidable Republican primary foe in the attorney general’s race — former assemblyman and former Assistant Attorney General Wes Duncan
In this week's edition of About Last Week, new data about Nevada's rapidly growing population, companies hoping to bring some 600 jobs with help from tax abatements, a visit from an Oregon senator with presidential ambitions and more charges in a voter petition fraud case linked to the Green Party.
With a close-of-business Friday deadline looming, Rep. Ruben Kihuen said he is still undecided about whether he will seek re-election.
Congressman Mark Amodei won’t apologize to a Washoe County high school student who was suspended after delivering profanity-laced remarks to the lawmaker’s office during the national walkout last week.
Clark County is moving to update and expand its sexual harassment policy for the first time in three years, the latest government body to consider revising its policy after a high-profile employee was accused of discriminating against female employees.
The original agreement with the Engelstad Family Foundation was later replaced with language specifying “current leadership” should stay in place as a condition for the donation, according to Kris Engelstad McGarry, a trustee for the foundation. She said Wednesday that the donation was being revoked because Jessup was being pressured to leave the university and the terms of the bargain weren’t being upheld.
UNLV President Len Jessup’s decision to sign an agreement conditioning a $14 million donation to the medical school on him keeping his job through 2022 “raises serious questions about Dr. Jessup’s ethics” and “the optics are appalling,” a lawyer for the Nevada System of Higher Education wrote in a legal opinion obtained by The Nevada Independent.