Local Government | Technology
As hackers target U.S. cities, Las Vegas signs on to resolution not to pay future ransoms
July 9th, 2019 - 2:00am
Last week, Las Vegas signed onto a resolution from the U.S. Conference of Mayors — cosponsored by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young — in which member cities agreed not to pay ransoms related to malware attacks, just weeks after Baltimore paid more than $18 million to rebuild its systems after a ransomware attack.
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Health Care | Local Government
'A mountain of shoes': How a teen bullying victim turned his struggles into an act of generosity
July 7th, 2019 - 2:00am
In the middle of the night, a blond-haired, 13-year old boy woke up startled from a nightmare. This wasn’t the first time. Kyler Nipper struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, which stems from an incident in 2016: He was stabbed in the hallway of his middle school for the worn-out shoes he was wearing. But this particular summer night, Kyler Nipper had a solution.
RTC's latest innovation seeks to compete with popular ride-sharing companies
Immigration | Local Government
ICE, Metro police extend 287(g) agreement for another year with no changes, over objections of immigrant advocates
Immigrant advocates in Nevada and elsewhere in the country have called for an end to the agreements when they expire June 30, arguing that they expend local resources on federal priorities, erode trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement and trigger deportation proceedings against people with low-level offenses.
Clark County commissioners approve millions in spending to reduce homelessness
Diaz, Knudsen and Seaman to join Las Vegas City Council after winning municipal races
June 11th, 2019 - 7:59pm
The matchup between former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz and neighborhood activist Melissa Clary for the Ward 3 Las Vegas City Council seat is too close to call based on absentee ballot and early vote results. But Brian Knudsen and Victoria Seaman have taken significant leads in their respective bids for the Ward 1 and Ward 2 seats.
Economy & Business | Legislature | Local Government
Senator defends late amendment to sales tax bill that could benefit her former employer
June 11th, 2019 - 2:00am
The amendment, proposed by Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela, allows county commissions to raise the sales tax by one quarter of one percent to fund “joint labor-management programs of workforce training in the hospitality industry,” including those run by the Culinary Union.
Tuesday's municipal election will yield three new Las Vegas City Council members
Former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz and activist Melissa Clary garnered enough votes to oust Kihuen in the primary election. The two women are facing off in next week’s general election for the Ward 3 council seat. But it’s not the only seat up for grabs that day: Candidates are vying to represent Ward 1 and Ward 2 as well.
Legislature | Local Government
March can't run for re-election as Henderson mayor, Goodman to serve extra 18 months under bill moving municipal election dates
June 7th, 2019 - 1:30pm
Those electoral changes are the result of AB50, a bill backed by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s office that would require the eight Nevada cities that currently hold municipal elections in odd-numbered years to move their election schedules to even-numbered years starting in 2022.
IndyBlog | Local Government
City Council approves negotiating agreement that could lead to new soccer stadium
Education | Legislature | Local Government
Clark County commissioners have mixed reactions after lawmakers pass them option of raising sales tax
Democratic Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson’s AB309, which awaits the governor’s signature, would give county commissions the power to increase the sales tax by one quarter of one percent. In Clark County, the levy could raise an estimated $106 million a year, although critics have noted the sales tax burden is already relatively high and the tax disproportionately affects low-income residents.
Intervention team helping the homeless looks to expand its reach
Legislature | Local Government
Reno pushes last-minute bill for a property tax ballot measure to hire more police, firefighters
May 31st, 2019 - 4:43pm
According to a draft of the bill, the legislation would allow the city council to place a measure on the ballot in 2020 asking voters whether they want to increase the property tax by up to 0.05 percent. The move, first reported by the Reno Gazette Journal, could raise about $4 million per year for the city.
IndyBlog | Local Government
Negotiating agreement could pave way for new soccer stadium in Las Vegas
Legislature | Local Government | Marijuana
Amended Cannabis Compliance Board bill prohibits local governments from licensing marijuana lounges
May 24th, 2019 - 1:03pm
The bill, AB533, would add some clarity on the legally murky issue of allowing venues where marijuana can be publicly consumed. But as amended, it appears to throw a wrench in the plans for the city of Las Vegas, which has moved forward on regulating such lounges.
Criminal Justice | IndyBlog | Local Government
Judge rules discrimination lawsuit against Storey County sheriff can continue
May 23rd, 2019 - 1:49pm
An order issued by Nevada District Court Judge Robert Jones on Monday dismissed a sexual harassment claim filed against Antinoro by a former deputy, Melanie Keener, but allows her claims related to emotional duress and civil rights violations to proceed. No trial date has been set, but it is likely to come sometime this year.
Education | Local Government
Construction delays for UNLV medical school building frustrate county commissioner
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