Assembly Speaker designate Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, said Sunday he is withdrawing from the position after newspaper columns with controversial remarks he wrote for the Sparks Daily Tribune generated widespread criticism.
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Shoring up U.S. Sen. Reid’s support among Latino voters, who helped him win a tough re-election to a fourth Senate term in 2010, is one benefit of President Barack Obama traveling to Nevada to make his case for why he took executive action on immigration despite Republican protests that he was overreaching his legal authority.
Protecting prayer in the public schools. Urging Congress to transfer federal lands to the control of the state. Allowing permit holders to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. These are a few of the priorities for the new Republican majority of the Nevada Legislature.
Local Democratic and Republican officials figure that the red wave that just swept congressional and Nevada legislative and constitutional races probably will reach next year’s municipal elections for city councils, though most Democrats who plan to seek re-election say they don’t expect much impact on their races.
RENO — Voter turnout might have been horrendous in the recent election, but a stampede of residents is seeking a vacant Reno City Council seat.
Protesters on opposite sides of the political spectrum outside President Barack Obama’s speech Friday at Del Sol High School could agree on one thing: They weren’t entirely happy.
Senators last week shelved a bill that would have given a go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline following a long and contentious debate pitting environmentalists against the oil industry, and that carried implications for a U.S. Senate race in Louisiana.
President Barack Obama was playing golf at Shadow Creek on Saturday with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.
Assembly Speaker-designate said last year in a letter on official letterhead that homosexuality was a choice, not unlike bestiality, prostitution, pedophilia or adultery.
President Barack Obama, who visited Las Vegas today, was greeted by protesters and supporters of his immigration reform plan.
Election officials in Washoe County are going forward with a recount in an Assembly race after a judge rejected a legal challenge by incumbent Republican Randy Kirner.
A campaign ad for District Judge Doug Smith, who was re-elected Nov. 4, indicated he was endorsed by five state agencies. But those agencies did not endorse him and, in fact, do not make political endorsements.
President Barack Obama said he returned to Las Vegas Friday, two years after promising comprehensive immigration reform here, to show he “will never give up” and still wants Congress to pass a bill even after he took executive action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Astrid Silva, a local immigration activist, was singled out Thursday by President Barack Obama who told her story during a televised speech to illustrate the predicament faced by children of undocumented immigrants. Silva, a DREAMer, said her story is not unique.
In addition to local airport, police and fire personnel on high alert for Friday’s presidential arrival in Las Vegas, staff at University Medical Center will be keenly aware of the visit because the hospital is designated as the facility for treating Barack Obama if he requires medical care during his stay in Southern Nevada.
Assembly Speaker-designate Ira Hansen’s quasi-apology for his offensive newspaper columns of yesteryear needs a little tidying up. As ever, SlashPolitics is here to help!
President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance sponsored a forum on education funding and reforms on Thursday — but specific solutions were hard to find.
A bill being rewritten in Congress would reopen federal compensation for Filipinos who fought alongside U.S. soldiers on the Pacific front during World War II.
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson and outgoing Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick agreed Thursday that the Legislature must approve more funding for education and reform the tax system to find new revenue for schools.
The Reno-Sparks NAACP is asking the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to reconsider its recent unanimous election of Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker after questionable comments attributed to him were reported by a Reno newspaper.
Cresent Hardy was one of 57 of the freshest faces on Capitol Hill packed into a meeting room on Wednesday, newly elected members of Congress taking part in the traditional lottery to claim office space for their freshman year.
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