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May 19, 2017

Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D-North Las Vegas) introduced Assembly Bill 407 earlier this session. The bill reorganizes the management of Cooperative Extension Services (CES) into two regions, with UNLV administering the Southern Region (Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties, which collectively constitute 75 percent of the state’s population) and UNR administering the Northern Region (comprised of the 14 northernmost counties). UNR currently runs CES throughout Nevada.

May 19, 2017

Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D-North Las Vegas) introduced Assembly Bill 407 earlier this session. The bill reorganizes the management of Cooperative Extension Services (CES) into two regions, with UNLV administering the Southern Region (Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties, which collectively constitute 75 percent of the state’s population) and UNR administering the Northern Region (comprised of the 14 northernmost counties). UNR currently runs CES throughout Nevada.

Apr 10, 2017

Several years ago, Brookings Institution scholars Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley published a book promoting what they called the “Metropolitan Revolution.” Katz and Bradley argue that metropolitan areas better manage their own business than Washington, D.C., or even state capitals. Metros should control many local assets and agencies historically administered by federal or state governments.

Mar 14, 2017

“My father could no longer handle me. It was like his parenting skills were ‘I’m going to beat his head in’ or ‘I’m just going to leave him at home by himself,’ ” said Richard Demarko Brown, painting a picture of his 17-year-old case file.

Feb 24, 2017

Is Southern Nevada once again on the short end of the stick when it comes to state spending on capital projects? The answer depends on who you ask. More than 70 percent of Nevada's population lives in the south, and while Clark County generates about 80 percent of the state's revenue, it gets far less than that when the budget is sliced and diced.

Nov 30, 2016

Last year, before Anthony Boccia joined the teaching staff at Valley High School, his students spent hours in a windowless room in the company of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Overseen by a long-term substitute teacher, the group of eight children, who are mostly non-verbal and physically and intellectually disabled, watched Grease and a drawer-full of other well-worn VHS tapes, often from the first bell to the last.

Nov 21, 2016

It might be difficult for Nevadans to believe, but there were places where Americans could watch TV for hours on end this fall without seeing ads for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Nov 21, 2016

It might be difficult for Nevadans to believe, but there were places where Americans could watch TV for hours on end this fall without seeing ads for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Nov 21, 2016

It might be difficult for Nevadans to believe, but there were places where Americans could watch TV for hours on end this fall without seeing ads for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Nov 18, 2016

Clark County voters opted for more construction cones and road projects last week by approving a ballot measure that pegs the Clark County fuel tax to inflation.By a 56 percent to 44 percent margin, voters kept in place for the next decade a fuel tax rate that rises with cost of living.

Nov 15, 2016

In the late hours of Nov. 8, Nevada’s newest congressman was toiling with a bittersweet reality. Democratic State Sen. Ruben Kihuen had just defeated Cresent Hardy to win election to Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, becoming the first Latino to represent the Silver State in the U.S. House of Representatives. He won with 128,680 votes (48.39 percent) to Hardy's 118,220 (44.55 percent) and was delivering a victory speech to his supporters at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.

Nov 9, 2016

A Nevada court judge forcefully denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump's campaign to direct a county registrar of voters to preserve and segregate ballots from voting machines in four early voting sites in the Las Vegas area where Latino voters showed up in record numbers.

Nov 9, 2016

A Nevada judge was none too pleased when Trump campaign lawyers asked for a list of poll workers’ names today. The poll workers in question had allegedly kept certain polling places in the greater Las Vegas area with high Latino populations open later than planned on early voting nights. The Trump campaign sued to challenge those votes, in the latest of a string of attempts by the GOP to dampen minority turnout at the polls—a timeworn tactic of voter disenfranchisement that’s playing out all over the country, from Nevada to North Carolina. Judge Gloria Sturman convened an emergency hearing, which was live-streamed online. The second the lawyers asked for the names, she was no-nonsense.

Nov 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in Nevada amidst claims of unlawful voting practices. In the final hours of the election, Trump’s campaign alleged that the Clark County registrar was intentionally coordinating with Democrat activists by keeping the polls open after their stated closing time.

Nov 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against the registrar of voters in Clark County, Nevada, claiming he illegally kept polling places open two hours beyond closing time during early voting on Saturday, CNN reports.

Nov 8, 2016

In a sign that the legal team for the Trump campaign is aggressively laying the groundwork for potential legal challenges -- big and small -- lawyers have gone to state court in Nevada in an early vote dispute.

Oct 3, 2016

There are more and more new department stores opening for business around the Las Vegas valley, and with every new store that opens, there are dozens of jobs that comes along with it.

Sep 26, 2016

One professor, who has studied public funding of stadiums for years, says it's a bad bet. Another, who was talking about the benefits before Sheldon Adelson, says it's worth the gamble.