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Republican congressional candidates draw lines on immigration, gun violence at debate

Megan Messerly
May 22nd, 2018 - 2:10am
The Republican candidates vying for the chance to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in the November election drew lines in the sand on a number of issues at a debate Monday afternoon on issues ranging from whether they would support a path to citizenship for all unauthorized immigrants to what the country should do about gun violence.
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Correctional officers say more robust staffing might have prevented inmate's killing in Carson City

Michelle Rindels
May 21st, 2018 - 12:02pm
“That particular unit is legislatively approved for two officers that time of the day when this happened,” Eugene Columbus, a retired correctional officer and president of the Nevada Corrections Association, told The Nevada Independent in an interview. “Because of money restraints placed by the governor and politicians downtown, there was only one.”
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Rural counties fear speculation as company files to control as much water as Nevada gets from the Colorado River every year

Daniel Rothberg
May 21st, 2018 - 2:05am
An investment vehicle for a New York hedge fund filed an application late last year with Nevada’s top water official to stake a large claim for the last available rights to one of the state’s most contested waterways. In the months since its application, Nevada’s wildlife department and four rural counties — Elko, Lander, Humboldt and Pershing — have filed protests.
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Premiums to increase $843 next year on Nevada exchange after individual mandate repeal, new federal rule change, report says

Megan Messerly
May 18th, 2018 - 5:00am
Nevada’s premiums on the health-care exchange are likely to increase by about $843 next year as a result of Congress’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and a new Trump administration rule on short-term health insurance plans, according to a new report from the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress.
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Tarkanian, Mortensen spar over Trump endorsement in first Republican congressional debate

Megan Messerly
May 17th, 2018 - 2:20am
Businessman Danny Tarkanian and former television reporter Michelle Mortensen traded barbs during the first debate in the race to secure the Republican nomination for Nevada’s swingiest congressional district, with Mortensen deriding Tarkanian as a “perennial candidate” and Tarkanian quipping that Mortensen spent the last few years “doing reports on OxiClean and salad spinners.”
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Clark County Commission agrees to fund community triage center through end of the year while it develops long-term solution

Megan Messerly
May 16th, 2018 - 2:00am
The immediate future of WestCare’s community triage center is no longer in jeopardy after the Clark County Commission on Tuesday approved stopgap funding that will keep the facility open through the end of the year while the county, cities, state and local hospitals develop a long-term solution to the community’s crisis behavioral health-care needs.
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With public lands bill on the table, should Las Vegas grow out or grow up?

Daniel Rothberg
May 13th, 2018 - 2:00am
If Clark County’s land proposal moves forward, it would extend the boundaries of growth along the I-15 corridor and toward California. What sits in that area right now is federal public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the agency that oversees 67 percent of Nevada’s land. As a result, opening up land to development will require an act of Congress.
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