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Higher ed chancellor, institution presidents say few pandemic-related changes in store as spring semester approaches

With the fall semester coming to a close and the spring semester approaching, Nevada higher education Chancellor Melody Rose praised the system’s pandemic response thus far and signaled few changes to pandemic plans already in place during a meeting of the Board of Regents Friday.

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Unsuccessful GOP Assembly candidate sues for re-vote in Clark County, hits procedural bumps

Hers is at least the sixth lawsuit filed by losing Republican candidates in the past few days seeking to scrap the election results over alleged irregularities. Others were filed by state Senate candidate April Becker, congressional candidates Dan Rodimer and Jim Marchant, President Donald Trump, and former U.S. Senate candidate and conservative activist Sharron Angle.

Ford appointed to leadership position in national Democratic attorneys general group

Aaron Ford will serve alongside DAGA’s current co-chair, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, in the group dedicated to supporting Democratic Party candidates in attorney general races across the nation. The group helps fund Democratic candidates and also runs independent ads, including in Ford’s narrow 2018 victory over Republican challenger Wes Duncan.

Sharron Angle-backed group files emergency request for court to block certification of election results over alleged voter fraud

Sharron Angle and the group filed a similar lawsuit in September, seeking a stop to Nevada’s planned expansion of mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 election, but that request was rejected by both a District Court judge and the state Supreme Court, which said the group failed to provide any “concrete evidence” that the expanded mail voting plan would result in voter fraud.

US Attorney Trutanich appoints prosecutor to lead election oversight, fraud prevention

Trutanich announced Friday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie Mickelson has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District of Nevada, a position to monitors= election procedures and take complaints from members of the public about potential voting crimes, as well as serving as a federal liaison for local election officials

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