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Nevada Supreme Court upholds narrow victory in Clark County Commission race

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June 10th, 2021 - 4:25pm
The state Supreme Court Thursday upheld a 15-vote victory last November by now-Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller, denying the legal challenge by former Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony, who was seeking a new election.

Innovation Zones study still sees issues raised by Storey County, others

May 27th, 2021 - 9:30am
During its hearing in the Assembly Committee of Revenue on Tuesday, comments from lobbyist Mary Walker in neutral testimony, representing Carson, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties sparked a conversation about tax revenue and future growth concerns in Storey County — the likely location of any Innovation Zone, as the concept backers Blockchains Inc. owns about 67,000 acres of land and spearheaded efforts in favor of the concept earlier this year. Blockchains did not testify in the committee hearing.

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Rental assistance program reports slower than expected disbursements

May 3rd, 2021 - 5:27pm
Clark County’s CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) has helped another 1,500 households pay rent and other bills in the past month, although it is falling short of the pace program administrators had projected in late March.

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Advocates say taxing, regulating companies such as Airbnb could raise millions in taxes; opponents say it could hamper industry

April 30th, 2021 - 2:00am
AB363, sponsored by Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen (D-Las Vegas) and heard Thursday in the Assembly Revenue Committee, would establish requirements, rules, enforcement mechanisms and tax collection methods for short-term rentals brokered by companies such as AirBnB, Vrbo and other third-party services that rent out rooms, apartments and homes for a short period of time.


The eviction moratorium was extended. What should landlords and tenants be doing?

April 16th, 2021 - 2:00am
So what could tenants and landlords experience during the three-month extension of the federal moratorium, which lifts June 30 (an additional layer of state protections were extended through May)? The Indy explains.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee switches parties over ‘Socialist takeover of the Nevada Democratic Party’

April 6th, 2021 - 8:07am
Lee made the announcement during an appearance on Fox and Friends early Tuesday, saying the state Democratic Party’s recent leadership takeover by members of the Democratic Socialists of America had convinced him to finally switch political parties.

Storey County board, water district oppose effort to let technology company form local government

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March 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Storey County commissioners voted to oppose “separatist governing control” within their jurisdiction after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak backed a legislative effort that could result in a private technology company and major donor forming its own local government.

Changing the name of McCarran International Airport will take months

February 17th, 2021 - 2:33pm
It will take months for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement the recently approved name change of McCarran International Airport to Harry Reid International Airport.

Clark County Commissioners approve renaming McCarran airport after Sen. Harry Reid, federal approval needed next

February 16th, 2021 - 1:03pm
The Clark County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a name change from McCarran International Airport to Harry Reid International Airport.

University presidents, including Sandoval, pen letter in support of renaming McCarran airport after Sen. Harry Reid

February 12th, 2021 - 11:27am
UNR President and former Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval joined his UNLV counterpart, President Keith Whitfield, in a letter Thursday to the Clark County Commission supporting changing the namesake of Las Vegas’ international airport from controversial Sen. Pat McCarran to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

City of Las Vegas employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines, could be back in office by mid-March

February 5th, 2021 - 2:00am
Although receiving the vaccine is not mandatory for city employees, Cervantes said the “willingness to get the vaccine helps us protect ourselves, our coworkers, and our families, and keeps us able to serve the community.”

Clark County Commission appoints public health advocate, nonprofit executive to fill vacant legislative seats

The Assembly chambers on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City.
February 2nd, 2021 - 1:10pm
The commission unanimously appointed Doñate during its meeting on Tuesday to take over the vacant state Senate seat for District 10, after the Senate Democratic Caucus recommended him for the position. He replaces Yvanna Cancela, who was elected to a four-year term in 2018 but resigned in early January to take a position in the Biden administration.

Lyon County joins rural revolt against governor's COVID-19 orders for businesses; gov, AG respond

January 28th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Lyon County resolution would allow businesses to determine whether and how to implement certain practices as they see fit and the sheriff and district attorney may use their discretion not to enforce or respond to complaints related to violations of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency directives.

Former regent, political operatives among 19 candidates seeking to fill state Senate vacancy

The Legislature on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 during the third day of the 32nd Special Session in Carson City.
January 19th, 2021 - 4:41pm
The applications will go before the Clark County Commission during its Feb. 2 meeting. The board is designated under state law to select a replacement lawmaker of the same political party who resides in the district to carry out the remainder of Cancela’s term.

Clark County Commission swears in Ross Miller as opponent takes challenge to Supreme Court

Clark County Government Center
January 4th, 2021 - 3:57pm
The commission voted to certify the recount’s results on Dec. 15. Anthony’s lawsuit for a new Clark County Commission election was rejected by a judge on Christmas Eve, but Anthony filed a notice on Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court to appeal the District Court’s decision denying his request.

Judge rejects request for new Clark County Commission election sought by Stavros Anthony amid narrow loss to Ross Miller

December 24th, 2020 - 11:35am
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied the motion in a brief order on Thursday, writing that she could not apply a state law allowing for new elections owing to the loss or destruction of ballots in this case because “the election was not prevented.”

Clark County Commission votes to certify recount results, 15-vote victory for Democrat Ross Miller

December 15th, 2020 - 1:38pm
The Clark County Commission voted Tuesday to certify the results in the recount for the District C race, which resulted in a 15-vote victory for Democrat Ross Miller.

Evictions proceed apace on eve of new moratorium, county commission scrutiny

December 14th, 2020 - 8:37pm
While Gov. Steve Sisolak previously said a federal eviction moratorium would serve as a safety net when the state-level protections lapsed, it has proved to be quite a porous one. He said his advisers encouraged him to implement one again to prevent thousands of people from ending up on the streets or in crowded living conditions just as the state experiences its worst COVID-19 transmission levels to date.

Recount reaffirms, widens Ross Miller’s narrow victory in Clark County Commission race

December 11th, 2020 - 4:35pm
Clark County on Friday finished a five-day recount of more than 153,000 ballots that reinforced Democrat Ross Miller’s commission victory, with his lead over Republican Stavros Anthony increasing from 10 votes to 30.

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