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Culinary Union votes to authorize citywide strike if no contract by June 1

Megan Messerly
May 22nd, 2018 - 9:47pm
Guest room attendants, bartenders, cooks and other hotel workers voted Tuesday to authorize a strike that could paralyze resorts up and down the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas as negotiations between their union and casino companies have stalled ahead of next week’s deadline to renew their contracts.
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About Last Week: Marijuana tax collections surpass expectations; Assembly Democrats endorse Ethiopian refugee for open seat

Michelle Rindels
Riley Snyder
April 30th, 2018 - 2:00am
Seven days. Never enough hours. Stacks of paperwork at the office and piles of laundry at home. It’s a never-ending cycle, which makes it difficult to stay on top of the endless news nuggets flowing from the White House, state capital, local government and business community. We get it — and we’re in the news business.
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Indy Q&A: Former Denver Post pot editor on the future of public marijuana consumption in Nevada

Michelle Rindels
April 15th, 2018 - 2:15am
“I think Vegas has the opportunity to completely turn this on its head,” Ricardo Baca said in a recent interview with The Nevada Independent. “I wouldn’t be surprised if three years from now we can order a 10 mg shot of CBD in our Jamba Juice or if we have pre-rolls in the mini bar waiting for us in a nice glass tube. I think that the possibilities are endless.”
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Nevada leaders cautiously optimistic after Colorado senator announces agreement with Trump on marijuana-legal states

Michelle Rindels
April 13th, 2018 - 2:06pm
Gardner, who represents a state with legalized recreational marijuana, had vowed in January to block all of Trump’s nominations to the Department of Justice after Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memo — Obama-era guidance that gave states some comfort that federal prosecutors wouldn’t target state-legal marijuana industries. In a statement, Gardner announced he was lifting that blockade — a significant impediment in a Senate where Republicans hold a thin 51-49 majority — because Trump told him Colorado would be spared.
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About Last Week: Nevada growing at rapid clip, more charges in failed attempt to get Green Party on ballot, 2020 candidate visits Vegas

Michelle Rindels
Jackie Valley
Riley Snyder
March 19th, 2018 - 2:00am
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.
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Manicurist alleges Steve Wynn committed sexual misconduct, demanded employees record videos denying he assaulted them

Michelle Rindels
Megan Messerly
Jackie Valley
March 6th, 2018 - 2:56pm
Casino mogul Steve Wynn visited a salon at his hotel days after allegations of sexual misconduct against him were published in the Wall Street Journal, asked employees to raise their hands if he had assaulted or abused them and demanded they record videotaped statements saying he didn’t commit such acts, according to a new lawsuit filed Tuesday.
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Gaming leaders call for bright line between marijuana and casinos

Michelle Rindels
March 6th, 2018 - 2:05am
The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval, adopted a resolution that broadly prohibits any collaboration between the two industries, including through business partnerships, landlord-tenant agreements or financial transactions. The resolution brings clarity to some of the open questions the committee was convened this fall to address, including whether casinos could maintain indirect ties with marijuana companies that are less overt than opening a dispensary on casino grounds.
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