Tesla shows how to bargain in Nevada

When Richard Florida penned a scathing commentary this week in the Los Angeles Times about Nevada’s remarkable deal with Tesla Motors he showed that he just doesn’t appreciate the way business is done in the Silver State.

Clark County rejects medical pot grow limit

Clark County commissioners, rejecting a proposal state officials are considering, are betting on the free market to figure out how much square footage Nevada needs for cultivation facilities that will grow the state’s medical marijuana crop.

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Nevada firm could pay $5.5 million in Amtrak crash

Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.

Sports

FSU benches QB for ‘offensive and vulgar’ comments

Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline.

NFL, players’ union agree on revised drug policy

The NFL and NFL Players Association reached agreement Wednesday to a revamped policy on performance-enhancing substances that includes the use of third-party arbitration appeals of positive tests and implementation of testing for human growth hormone.

Entertainment

Pumpkin is fall’s comfort flavor, observers say

Have you been to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte so far this season? No? You say you don’t like Starbucks’ coffee? Well, you could go by a local outlet of Dunkin’ Donuts, which has upped the ante with its pumpkin creme brulee latte. Or Krispy Kreme, for a pumpkin spice latte. Or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, for pumpkin spice coffee.

Small Plates: Pot Liquor and “Patisserie”

Pot Liquor C.A.S. — for “contemporary American smokehouse” — opened last week at Town Square. It specializes in, as you might imagine, smoked meats, but also Southern foods.

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