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Heller did the right thing; now it's time for bipartisan effort

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:03:38 GMT

Sitting at Donald Trump's right-hand side on Wednesday, Sen. Dean Heller looked about as comfortable as a man watching his teenage daughter marry Gary Busey. How Heller allowed himself to get planted next to Trump was a head-scratcher, given that Trump's obvious purpose in calling senators together was to trash those who opposed the Senate's latest health care bill - a group that included Heller - and put pressure on them to vote for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

It Took Just 10 Days for Nevada's Recreational Marijuana Industry to Fall Into a State of Emergency

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:43:00 GMT

When discussing the fastest-growing industries on the planet, few, or none, may top the legal marijuana industry. According to cannabis research group ArcView, North American legal pot sales are expected to soar from $6.9 billion in 2016 to nearly $22 billion by 2021.

WND's Klayman: It's OK for Cliven Bundy To Say 'Negro' Because MLK Said It

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:13:46 GMT

The political prosecution of Cliven Bundy, his sons and tens of other defendants is an outrage begun by President Barack Obama and his Justice Department, then run by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, essentially because Cliven used the word "Negro" in commenting that he and his family could appreciate how African-Americans were mistreated by the federal government, given how this same federal government, under Obama and Lynch, with the aid of former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, had attempted to enslave them, too. As just one example of how Obama took offense and then threatened Cliven, just watch the video below.

Nevada Builders Alliance Introduces H-2B Visa Program to Reduce Construction Labor Deficit

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:29:24 GMT

Nevada Builders Alliance presented its newest program to assist construction and construction-related companies in relieving some of the pressure felt by the shortage of skilled construction workers in Nevada this week at a luncheon in Reno.

O.J. Simpson moved to another cell away from inmates

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:42:02 GMT

Prison officials in Nevada announced Friday they have moved O.J. Simpson to a new cell and away from any inmates who might want to hurt or harass him in the months before he is set to be released. A Nevada parole board on Thursday decided Simpson should be freed after the former NFL star apologized for his role in a 2007 armed robbery, said he'd been a model prisoner and promised that he'd have no conflicts if released.

Rare discovery of 3 new toad species in Nevada's Great Basin

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:17:59 GMT

Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. Discoveries of new amphibians are extremely rare in the United States with only three new frog species discovered since 1985 - and toad species are even more rare, with the last species discovered north of Mexico, the now extinct Wyoming toad, in 1968.

Inmate didn't escape from Rochester, but did serve here

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:20:30 GMT

While a prison escapee who was recent captured after 25 years on the run didn't escape from Rochester, he did serve two years here prior to escaping in Michigan. Robert Frederick Nelson, 64, was apprehended by authorities after he stopped by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to renew his state identification card.

Senate panel OKs bill without $120 million for Yucca Mountain

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:57:59 GMT

A spending bill for the Department of Energy that does not include $120 million to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada was approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Senate panel rubberstamped a subcommittee by excluding the Yucca Mountain funding, which was tucked into a House spending bill that will come to the floor next week.

Photo: Activists from across Nevada peacefully protest po

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:39:54 GMT

Activists from across Nevada peacefully protest possible Medicaid cuts at the office of Sen. Dean Heller and are then arrested and released by Metro Police on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

ACLU Of Nevada Reports On And Scores Legislative Session

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:56:13 GMT

Listen Live Welcome to KXNT News/Talk 840 AM KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM is dedicated to being the dominant information [] CBS Sports Radio 1140 CBS Sports Radio 1140 and 107.5-3 FM HD3 7255 South Tenaya Way Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89113 Business Office: 702-889-7397 Business Fax: 702-889-7373 CONTACTS: Maureen Pulicella, [] ACLU Of Nevada Reports On And Scores Legislative Session The legislative report details the work of the ACLU of Nevada during the 120 days of the legislature, explaining the bills the organization either supported or opposed, and clarifying how each bill implicates Nevadans' freedoms and liberties.

The Latest: OJ Simpson says he didn't know about gun

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:05:27 GMT

Officers walk toward the entrance to Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., where former NFL football star O.J. Simpson is being held Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson is making the case on live TV for his release from prison where he has been serving a 33-year sentence for an armed robbery involving sports memorabilia.

Brower accused

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:18:14 GMT

Former Washoe state legislator Greg Brower, now serving in D.C. as an FBI congressional liaison, was cited for misconduct in May for behavior while serving as U.S. attorney for Nevada. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision was issued May 19 but did not become public until the Las Vegas Review-Journal obtained a copy of the eight-page finding and reported on it July 13. The EEOC decision found that a former female prosecutor endured sex discrimination and retaliation while serving under Brower between January 2008 and October 2009.

Nevadan wants McCain death

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:45:19 GMT

Nevada Republican National Committeewoman Diana Orrock retweeted a tweet by a Caitlin Johnstone, who wrote, "Please Just Fucking Die Already #JohnMcCain. #Neocons #Russia."

Nevada senator resigns after sex harassment review concludes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:19:10 GMT

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, Nevada state Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, sits in a committee meeting at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. Manendo, accused of sexually harassing women resigned Tuesday, July 18, 2017, less than a week after a law firm probing the allegations concluded that he violated the Legislature's anti-harassment policy and behaved inappropriately toward female staffers and lobbyists.

Nevada Prison Denies That OJ Simpson Parole Was Jeopardized by...

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:47:09 GMT

The Nevada Department of Corrections is shooting down a report that O.J. Simpson's parole chances could be derailed after the former football star was caught masturbating in his cell. Though neither the DoC nor Lovelock Correction Center, where Simpson is being held, have commented on the report directly, a statement to TMZ obliquely takes a shot at the sourcing in the Daily Mail 's original story.

11 key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:15:25 GMT

On Thursday... . FILE- In this May 14, 2013 file photo, O.J. Simpson's friend Tom Scotto appears at an evidentiary hearing for Simpson in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

Mark Riggins and the potential of a second attempt

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:05:19 GMT

If at first you don't succeed make an honest evaluation of what went right and wrong - and think about trying again! OK, so that's not how the formula usually goes. But when it comes to campaigns and elections - "try, try, again" isn't always the best approach.