Fiore, under fire, plays the victim card

I was somewhat surprised last week when she accused Assembly Speaker-designate John Hambrick of waging a “war on women” after Hambrick removed her from her position as incoming chairwoman of the Assembly Taxation Committee for the 2015 Legislature.

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NLV approves $6.3 million land deal settlement

The North Las Vegas City Council approved $6.3 million to settle a lawsuit over a botched land deal. The settlement includes an installment plan for the city and interest is factored into the payments.

Desert Aire Wellness pot shop wins Las Vegas approval

Las Vegas leaders on Wednesday approved the Desert Aire Wellness bid to build a pot shop at 420 E. Sahara Ave. — signing off on the group some six weeks after they OK’d 27 other dispensary license applications

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New York awards three casino licenses; Caesars rejected

NEW YORK — New York state approved three casino developments worth $1.4 billion on Wednesday that promise to add more than 5,000 jobs to the sluggish upstate economy and generate around $300 million in tax revenues for state coffers, but a proposal by Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment did not make the cut.

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EDITORIAL: Local control of federal land

Sometimes, the perfect can’t be the enemy of the good. Although there was much to abhor about the defense funding bill that finally cleared Congress last week — Washington’s sausage factory was in rare form this month — the legislation delivered several land provisions of such importance to Nevada that the policy monstrosity should be celebrated across the Silver State.

Life

Looking for schmaltz this season?

It’s no wonder “schmaltzy” became synonymous with “luxurious”; this rich, silken wonder of rendered chicken fat adds depth of flavor to everything it touches, which is why Richard Markus is looking for it for making matzo-ball soup. And readers have found several local sources.

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