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UMC would treat president if needed

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.

NAACP lashes out at new Nevada Assembly speaker

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.

Obama to visit Las Vegas on Friday

President Barack Obama is expected to visit Las Vegas on Friday, stopping here after Republicans swept all top state offices and took control of the Legislature in the Nov. 4 election. No details were available about the president’s visit.

State, Clark County tangle over medical pot

Nearly half of the 18 medical marijuana dispensary applications that Clark County commissioners approved have an uncertain fate, as they failed to win state support. The development has brought about frustration and unanswered questions among county officials and applicants who are now in limbo.