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The time to increase regulatory oversight of Nevada’s marijuana industry is now
Congress | Government | Yucca Mountain
Indy DC Download: The House passed a bill to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate deal, as the Senate approved it's 100th Trump judge
The poem of Ruben Kihuen, who couldn’t help running for City Council
Quaking Aspen: Finding a learning moment in the wake of a contentious lawsuit
Hambrick plans return to Legislature after lengthy absence, says he won't resign
Hambrick, 73, attended the first week of the legislative session but has stayed home in Las Vegas amid lingering health issues stemming from a knee injury suffered last year and his wife’s ongoing health issues. He said he plans to return to the Legislature sometime in May and stay through the end of the session.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada continues to provide invaluable community service
Laurels at the start of the marathon: Gov. Sisolak off and running
Harry Reid recalls his mentor, the late Gov. O’Callaghan
March 24th, 2019 - 1:45am
Time being an opponent not even Harry Reid can beat, he doesn’t move as he once did, like a boxer, slightly forward, and on the balls of his feet. But if you want to see him step with the old pep, at least rhetorically speaking, ask him about the first time he met the man who would have the greatest impact on his life and political career.
One very long day: Whining about flight delays, blaming the boss, then reality sets in
March 17th, 2019 - 1:50am
Stretched out on his back on the linoleum floor near Gate A9 late Wednesday afternoon at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, the two-year-old boy appeared almost oblivious to the crush of chaos going on all around him. Then he began to slowly ... bang ... his ... head.
Atkinson’s tumble should prompt a reality check inside Nevada politics, but it probably won’t
March 10th, 2019 - 1:45am
Like most successful politicians, state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson never met a microphone he didn’t like. That changed Tuesday when the teary-eyed Democrat choked up on the floor of the Senate as he announced his resignation from office and admitted he’d been caught illegally converting campaign funds to his personal use.
Inside City Hall: Councilman Seroka declares ‘mayday’
March 5th, 2019 - 1:45am
Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Steve Seroka ejected from his Las Vegas City Council seat Monday after 18 months in office and one day after The Nevada Independent reported he was the subject of a potentially devastating human resources complaint by a City Hall subordinate.
Inside City Hall: Rookie Councilman Seroka making critics’ jobs easier
March 3rd, 2019 - 1:50am
Embroiled in a nasty battle with a local developer over the future of the Badlands Golf Course at Queensridge, Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Seroka finds himself with powerful critics these days. The jury’s still out, metaphorically speaking, on a small mountain of litigation.
"Gentleman George” Dickerson leaves an ethical legacy in Nevada
February 24th, 2019 - 2:00am
It was only a twist of timing that George Dickerson was born in San Francisco and not in Nevada, the place to which he would contribute so much and love so well. He spent a long life in public service and the legal profession in the Silver State demonstrating that unwavering affection without compromising his character.
Lowie lobbyist lends name to a fundraiser featuring... Seroka
February 21st, 2019 - 1:50am
Almost any other time, a fundraiser for a Las Vegas city councilman wouldn’t make a blip on anyone’s political radar. During the campaign season, the gathering of contributions is an endless polka of glad-handing and check-passing. But these are unusual times at City Hall, days riddled with intrigue and suspicion bordering on paranoia.
Health Care | Legislature
After bitter 2017 session, pharmaceutical companies host lawmakers in Napa, double down on campaign contributions
February 20th, 2019 - 2:20am
Drug companies, on the heels of a bitter fight over insulin pricing transparency legislation two years ago, more than doubled the campaign cash they doled out to Nevada lawmakers and parties in the 2018 election cycle and extended an invitation to legislative leaders to attend a biennial private fundraiser in California’s Napa Valley.
Looking for a cheeseburger in paradise? You’ll find it in Mina
Showdown in Carson City: Two views of Nevada on display in gun background check debate
February 17th, 2019 - 1:45am
The Old West met the New West last week in Carson City. As I listened to state senators debate the legislation meant to implement Nevada’s practical and voter-approved gun background check law, that thought kept coming back to me. Old versus new. Rural versus urban.
With shifty plutonium shipment, radioactive waste fight gets even uglier
February 10th, 2019 - 1:40am
As ever, the outrage was the easy part. When it comes to generating concern over anything associated with radioactive waste in Nevada, the state’s top Democrats are as vocal as they are predictable. It’s something that has set them apart from the state’s Forever Trump Republicans.