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ByKristyn Leonard

Judge rejects Republican state Senate candidate’s request to re-do election, citing lack of evidence of fraud

November 24th, 2020 - 1:19pm
“If I were to do that, the court would disenfranchise, whether it's those folks who voted throughout Clark County or the folks who voted only in Senate District 6,” Hardy said. “No authority has been provided by petitioner that would allow the court or provide even the court discretion to make such a broad ruling.”

Nevada Supreme Court accepts the results of the 2020 general election in the Silver State

November 24th, 2020 - 10:00am
The Nevada Supreme Court accepted the results of the 2020 general election on Tuesday, making official the results of a contentious election that has sparked numerous legal challenges seeking to cast doubt on the integrity of the electoral process in the Silver State.

Indy Q&A: Exchange director Heather Korbulic talks ACA lawsuit, open enrollment during a pandemic

An Ipad with showing the health link website
November 24th, 2020 - 2:00am
As open enrollment kicked off on Nevada’s health insurance exchange earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the law on which the exchange was built, the Affordable Care Act.

Rodimer election lawsuit delayed amid ‘ministerial oversight’ requiring new judge

November 23rd, 2020 - 4:30pm
The motion was referred to Clark County District Court Chief Judge Linda Marie Bell, who issued an order requiring that the case be randomly reassigned because of an administrative oversight. Sturman was one of three judges assigned to a special pool of judges to take on emergency election-related cases, but that order expired earlier this month.

For families with multiple children, sluggish internet amplifies remote learning frustrations

November 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
If there is one thing Kennet Guerra has learned this year, it’s patience. The tenth-grader who attends Valley High School has been battling chronic internet problems amid remote learning. Freezing screens. Long upload times. Sudden program shutdowns.

Even amid Trump’s Nevada loss, PAC led by former Lt. Gov. Hutchison touts success for down-ballot Republicans

November 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
Though election results are being contested (including a request for a special election in one close state Senate race), a substantial amount of credit for Republican success in down-ballot races is being attributed to a well funded political action committee called “Stronger Nevada PAC.”

Sisolak limits gathering sizes, reduces occupancy at certain places as COVID-19 cases climb

November 22nd, 2020 - 4:58pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Sunday that he is lowering occupancy limits and once again reducing the size of allowed gatherings as COVID-19 continues to spread like wildfire across the state, setting records day after day for new reported cases.

As U.S. sets record low cap on refugees, those who have made it to Nevada dream big

November 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
With the Trump administration capping the number of refugees allowed in the country to a record low 15,000 in the current fiscal year, opportunities for people from war-torn countries to begin anew in the U.S. have become increasingly out of reach.

Growing progressive force in the electorate, AAPI voters turn out at higher rates than 2016

November 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
In Nevada, where the AAPI community is the fastest-growing population in the state, AAPI voters make up about an 11 percent share of the electorate and represent an estimated 209,384 eligible voters. AAPI voters in the Silver State increased their turnout compared to 2016 more than any other racial demographic.

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Overpayment notices bring new heartburn to broke claimants who say DETR still owes them

Michelle Rindels
November 21st, 2020 - 9:00am

Santeliz said she knows there must be a mistake because she only received a few weeks of benefits before her claim stalled indefinitely, and the amount DETR said she owes is far more than she was ever paid. But it’s still a major stressor for a mother of two who is trying to keep a roof over her head, and she’s far from the only Nevadan receiving such news.

Indy DC Download: Congress pushes for end-of-year appropriations deal as a COVID-19 relief package remains elusive

Humberto Sanchez
November 21st, 2020 - 2:00am

Prospects for Congress to wrap up the 12 annual appropriations bills before the end of the year improved last week as chances for a deal on pandemic aid remained low.

Court finds state gaming regulators don’t have jurisdiction to discipline Steve Wynn

Riley Snyder and Jackie Valley
November 20th, 2020 - 8:40am

In an order issued Thursday, Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar wrote that the state’s Gaming Control Board overstepped its regulatory bounds last year when it filed a formal complaint against Wynn seeking to prohibit the former casino executive from future involvement in the casino industry.

Judge rejects ‘shocking ask’ of new election over voter fraud claims brought by Sharron Angle and affiliated group

Riley Snyder
November 20th, 2020 - 5:26pm

Judge Gloria Sturman rejected the request by Election Integrity Project and Angle after a lengthy hearing Friday afternoon, saying that the group’s claims of potential voter fraud fell far short of the required level of evidence needed for a judgement in their favor — throwing out a state law allowing mail-in ballots to be sent to all active registered voters, declaring the 2020 election null and ordering a new election to take place.

Judge rejects Marchant request for new election in congressional race over ‘voter fraud’ allegations

Riley Snyder
November 20th, 2020 - 1:43pm

Though Marchant’s attorney, Craig Mueller, said he would be comfortable pairing the request for a new election with either a later evidentiary hearing or the transferring of computer records related to mail ballots, Sturman said she was not comfortable issuing such an order both because of jurisdictional concerns — Nevada state law has a separate process for the filing of election contest suits — and because of the basic geography of the congressional district, which spans seven counties.

Reid on his environmental legacy, compromise and a Biden climate agenda

Daniel Rothberg
November 25th, 2020 - 2:00am

Earlier this month, Sen. Harry Reid spoke to The Nevada Independent about his legacy on environmental issues, from settling disputes on the Truckee and Walker rivers to closing the Reid Gardner Generating Station and cleaning up the Anaconda Copper Mine. Reid also talked about the role of Congress in crafting legislation and climate action in a Biden administration.

Organizers believe Nevada Native turnout was historic, despite gaps in exit poll data

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez
November 20th, 2020 - 2:00am

Tribal leaders moved into the 2020 general election campaign season with the same goal held by other organizers — to achieve high voter turnout and elevate the voices and concerns of their fellow community members.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 31st edition: Exploring, through data, COVID-19 in Nevada and beyond

Megan Messerly
November 20th, 2020 - 2:00am

Welcome to the 31st installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Counties urge clear messaging from Sisolak in advance of new coronavirus restrictions

Megan Messerly
November 19th, 2020 - 3:20pm

County officials across Nevada were asked a simple, if impossible, question during a state COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday: What steps would you recommend the state take to stem the rising tide of coronavirus?