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.
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The House last week easily approved legislation to permit construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to refineries in Texas.
It took 42 years and five trips to the ballot box before Nevada voters agreed to establish an intermediate appellate court. Now state officials are on a fast track to get the court up and running to begin hearing cases as early as January.
The day after the Nov. 4 election, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce emailed members, saying it’s time to step up and help raise more revenue for education.
The open enrollment period for health insurance doesn’t apply to Medicaid recipients, Nevada officials said on Thursday. But, many Medicaid-eligible Nevadans will receive a form in the mail in 2015 for re-determination of eligibility.
The new Republican majority in the Assembly is willing to discuss tax proposals in the upcoming 2015 session, but new revenue will be the last resort after Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget gets a thorough review, Speaker-designate Ira Hansen said Saturday.
Las Vegas city leaders approved most of the medical marijuana dispensary applications put before them last month, but one official, Richard Truesdell, was an exception to the rule.
Gina Gavan, the woman tasked with brokering the economic development deals that could make or break cash-strapped North Las Vegas, started Monday .
Seven former foster children alleging abuse and neglect in the child welfare system may soon receive a settlement in excess of $2 million from Clark County. The settlement will go before the Clark County Commission for approval during its Tuesday meeting.
Clark County commissioners are scheduled to reintroduce the oft-derided sales tax proposal on Tuesday.
The process of filling Mark Hutchison’s state Senate seat is about to get intriguing.
Freshman state lawmakers are getting a crash course in their new jobs this week, from learning how to submit bill draft requests to rest-room locations in the Legislative Building.
Rep. Joe Heck took himself out of the running for a U.S. Senate race in 2016, saying Thursday it would complicate his duties as a congressman and newly promoted brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
President Barack Obama plans to announce an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy through executive action that would shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said on Wednesday that he will pardon his son for a felony drug conviction, local media reported.
Republicans passed over Sen. Dean Heller for the job of protecting their new majority in the U.S. Senate.
Pressed by Republicans in Washington to run against Sen. Harry Reid, Gov. Brian Sandoval shrugged off the idea on Wednesday, at least for the time being.
Sen. Harry Reid struck a note of conciliation on Wednesday in his first public remarks since Democrats lost control of the U.S. Senate and he was unseated as majority leader on Election Day this past week.
Southern Nevada 11th and 12th graders with an interest in politics and the issues of the day have a chance to be part of an annual televised discussion put on by the Nevada Newsmakers program.
Senate Democrats, who lost their majority in the Nov. 4 general election that saw major Republican victories across the state, picked Sen. Aaron Ford of Las Vegas on Tuesday as their minority leader for the 2015 legislative session.
Proponents of expanding gun background checks in Nevada said Tuesday they have more than twice the number of signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot.
You don’t have to be around Dina Titus long to appreciate why the landslide that buried so many Democrats last Tuesday didn’t catch her. Titus made sure she outran it.
President Obama is urging the FCC to reclassify consumer broadband service with the goal of protecting the net neutrality principles that his administration has long supported.