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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Republicans have achieved statewide power like nothing they’ve seen since the Depression, and the combination of a GOP-controlled Nevada Senate, Assembly and governor’s seat promises outcomes unlike any other in recent memory.
Republic Services broke ground Thursday on a massive 110,000-square-foot, $34 million expansion of its North Las Vegas recycling facility, one expected to handle three times the number of recyclables passed through its existing trash-handling center.
The state Supreme Court is wasting no time in moving forward with the creation of an intermediate court of appeals following voter approval of Question 1 on Tuesday.
With the midterm elections out of the way, the 2016 presidential race will quickly take over the national political spotlight.
Political consultant David Thomas retained his nickname as “judge maker” on election night despite one judicial candidate’s claim that Thomas had offered a bribe to protect incumbent Judge Rob Bare.
The new North Las Vegas city manager isn’t that new. The North Las Vegas council threw its support behind the woman who has been acting city manager since June at Wednesday’s council meeting. Qiong Liu has been with North Las Vegas since 2005.
The Republican sweep that put the GOP firmly in charge of Nevada’s state government and the Legislature while ousting a Democratic congressman was no fluke.
The Democrats swept all three Clark County Commission races, but the Republican tide certainly made two of the three incumbents look more vulnerable.
The new Nevada Senate Republican majority wasted no time in making their leadership decisions for the 2015 legislative session, naming Sen. Michael Roberson of Las Vegas the majority leader after a meeting Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration to allow federal aid for a Southern Nevada area affected by severe storms and flooding in early September.
Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.
A Station Casinos-backed Indian tribe lost its California ballot referendum Tuesday, leaving a casino project on a site near Fresno in limbo.
Las Vegas leaders on Wednesday picked former North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker to head the city’s parks department.
Supporters of federal legalization of Internet gaming could be the biggest losers following the 2014 midterm elections, according to analysts.
One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well.
As Republicans were taking a victory lap after scoring the U.S. Senate majority in midterm elections, Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada on Wednesday confirmed he will seek to lead the GOP effort to keep the majority in 2016.
The 45.51 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election is the lowest reported in Nevada going back to at least 1978, the secretary of state’s office said Wednesday.
Now that Campaign 2014 is in the books, the victors have brushed confetti from their lapels and the vanquished have wrapped up the final stanza of the “Also-ran Blues.”
Las Vegas police Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo was leading retired Capt. Larry Burns in the race for Clark County sheriff with 51 percent of the votes as elections officials continued to tally Tuesday night. If Lombardo holds his lead, he will win the right to replace his biggest supporter, outgoing Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Two Clark County Family Court judges were defeated on Tuesday, although voters favored incumbents in most of the judicial races.
Voters didn’t agree with the Clark County School Board on its pick to replace the former District D trustee. Constituents voted out appointee Stavan Corbett, who resigned from the Nevada State Board of Education in December 2013 to finish Lorraine Alderman’s term and was seeking his own four-year term beginning next year.
The Republican tide that swept across the nation and much of Nevada failed to catch on Tuesday in Clark County, where three Democratic county commissioners and all other county elected officials appeared to be heading toward re-election over any GOP challengers.