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Clark County Commission delays decision on protest backpack ban as local governments grapple with response to protests

The Clark County Commission pushed back a vote on a proposed ordinance that would have banned the use of backpacks, strollers and other luggage at public protests and demonstrations at an emergency meeting Wednesday, amid questions that such a ban may produce a chilling effect on free speech.



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Criminal Justice | Election 2020 | Local Government

Republicans sue Clark County for records related to primary election, mailing of ballots to ‘inactive’ voters

June 1st, 2020 - 4:18pm
The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party in Clark County District Court, is asking a court to force the county to turn over any communications made by county election officials or county commissioners related to concessions struck between the state’s most populous county and Democratic groups, who filed an election-related lawsuit against the state in April.







Elections | Local Government

Election Preview: Amid pandemic and budget woes, incumbents and challengers vie for spots in Reno City Council’s general election

May 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
As Reno navigates a housing shortage, the stress on city finances during a pandemic that devastated local revenues and a burgeoning population driven in part by global companies setting up shop in the region, candidates in four City Council races are battling to determine who will help guide the city through the next four years.


Coronavirus | Local Government

Washoe County withdraws from lawsuit challenging state limits on chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

May 7th, 2020 - 11:13am
Commission members voted Thursday to withdraw a previously issued amicus brief supporting the lawsuit filed by the state Osteopathic Medical Association against regulations limiting the prescription of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment outside of a hospital setting. Commissioner Jeanne Herman was the lone no vote.

Coronavirus | IndyBlog | Local Government

Recall petition filed against Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

May 6th, 2020 - 5:54pm
Doug Polk, a former professional poker player, filed a notice of intent to initiate a recall against Goodman on Wednesday with Las Vegas city officials. The notice of intent is the first step in the recall process, which next requires backers to garner signatures from at least 25 percent of registered voters who cast a ballot during Goodman’s last election.

Coronavirus | IndyBlog | Local Government

Rural Eureka County plans to cease work-at-home for county employees

April 30th, 2020 - 12:16pm
Members of the Eureka County Commission voted to approve an “Interim Work Plan” for county employees on Wednesday that will require them report to county offices on Monday while still following social-distancing and other safety precautions designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Eureka County, which is the northeastern part of the state and has a population just over 2,000, has no reported positive COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus | Local Government | State Government

'Largest budget deficit:' State, local revenue projections show steep shortfalls

April 30th, 2020 - 2:00am
With the COVID-19 response squeezing resources and causing an abrupt fall in revenue, public entities across Nevada face a daunting task. Without federal intervention, cuts and furloughs are on the table as budget managers guide agencies through the bleak end of the fiscal year — with projected revenue cut in half, in some cases — and brace for more uncertainty to come.

Coronavirus | Local Government

Elko County takes symbolic step to pressure Sisolak on business reopenings

April 29th, 2020 - 4:42pm
It’s the latest move by a rural county in the state to defy the ongoing emergency orders issued by Gov. Steve Sisolak shutting down nonessential business and most aspects of public life in the state to avoid continued spread of COVID-19. The vote comes a day before Sisolak is scheduled to give more details of the state’s reopening plan.


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