The Nevada Independent

Your state. Your news. Your voice.

The Nevada Independent

Local Government

IndyQ&A: How City of Las Vegas uses TikTok and other social media to better connect with residents

David Riggleman has been the communications director for the City of Las Vegas since 1999, a job that throughout the years has required adapting to the growth of social media.

Newsletters

The Daily Indy
Sent each morning, our flagship newsletter includes a quote of the day, notes from the editor, our latest stories and op-eds, info on upcoming events and featured social media posts from around the state.
Indy 2022
Compiled by The Indy's elections team, this newsletter rounds up the latest news and trends from the 2022 Nevada campaign trail.
¿Qué Pasó en la Semana?
Un resumen de noticias el lunes por la mañana, notas de reporteros, fotos destacadas y avisos comunitarios. Todo, dedicado a servir al público de habla hispana de Nevada.
Indy Environment
Written by land and water reporter Daniel Rothberg, this weekly newsletter is a roundup of environmental goings-on in Nevada and the West.
Indy Gaming
Written by gaming and tourism reporter Howard Stutz, this weekly newsletter highlights national and international gaming issues and how they tie back to Nevada.
DC Download
Assembled by our Washington, D.C. reporter Humberto Sanchez, this Saturday morning missive recaps the recent activities of Nevada's congressional delegation.
Sound Check!
A monthly newsletter featuring the best of the IndyMatters podcast, extended interviews, photo galleries and staff recommendations on pop culture media.
Behind the Bar
Comprehensive, accessible coverage of the 2021 Legislature. Subscribe for twice-a-week updates on legislative matters, plus notes on key issues and interviews.

How rural Nevada became the next battleground for the ‘Big Lie’

In an August 2021 email to an Elko County deputy district attorney, Steninger laid out the group’s interest in having “the rural counties … announce plans to shift to paper ballots,” which they believed would make the rest of the state “obliged to follow suit.”

Nevada treasurer seeks to address generational poverty with baby bonds

If the program is created, the state will invest $3,200 in a bond, for babies born on Medicaid, that the treasurer’s office will manage until the child is 18 years old. The funds can then be applied to a business start-up, post-secondary education, buying a home or toward “financial assets that provide long-term gains to wages and or wealth.”

Republicans look to unseat three incumbents after 14-year Democratic hold on Clark County Commission

The commission acts much like a city council — approving taxes, development plans and business permits, for example — in areas outside of a city’s boundaries. Critically, the commission oversees the Las Vegas Strip, the heart of Southern Nevada’s economy. Commissioners work with the city councils and various boards to tackle issues that span throughout the valley, such as water conservation, housing and public safety.

Henderson Council candidates jockey to preserve prosperity, address police shortages

The council oversees how land is used in the city — a critical function as Southern Nevada’s population is expected to flourish while facing historic drought and cuts to the state’s allotment of Lake Mead. Council members vote on development plans, business licenses, property taxes and how to split its $814 million budget between public safety, community programs and other projects.

7455 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy Suite 220 Las Vegas, NV 89113
© 2022 THE NEVADA INDEPENDENT
Privacy PolicyRSSContactJobsSupport our Work
The Nevada Independent is a project of: Nevada News Bureau, Inc. | Federal Tax ID 27-3192716