Democrats rushing to pass background check bill

It says something about the popularity of your proposal when you’re desperate to hide it from the public. That’s what legislative Democrats did with a bill requiring background checks on private-party gun sales.

In support of Michele Fiore

Traveling on behalf of the convention authority benefits all Las Vegans.

UNLV women’s golf takes huge lead at Boulder Creek

Elizabeth Prior shot rounds of 68 and 74 to help the UNLV women’s golf team take a 24-shot lead after the first two rounds of the Battle at Boulder Creek on Monday at Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Trump, O’Rourke hold dueling rallies in El Paso

President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise.

Group lists Nevada on ‘Dirty Dozen’ of sexual exploitation

A national organization that calls out corporations and other U.S. institutions for fostering sexual exploitation took the unusual step Monday of naming Nevada as one of America’s top promoters of sex trafficking.

Lawmakers announce deal to fund government

Congressional negotiators reached agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.

Tour reveals Las Vegas Ballpark’s full splendor

If you think you have a grasp of what the $150 million Las Vegas Ballpark will offer to fans of the Aviators (formerly 51s) just because you drive by the site occasionally on your way to Downtown Summerlin, are you ever in for a surprise.

LVCVA legal counsel Luke Puschnig leaving the organization

The LVCVA board of directors on Tuesday will consider a request from President and CEO Steve Hill to pay an estimated $113,000 in compensation to Luke Puschnig and start the process of recruiting a new attorney to serve the LVCVA and its board.

State wants more control over Nevada teacher licensing

The Clark and Washoe county school districts voiced opposition on Monday to a Senate bill that would establish a license for paraprofessionals and transfer the authority to revoke or suspend a teaching license to the Commission on Professional Standards in Education.

Proposed law could have helped response to Las Vegas shooting

Assembly Bill 307 would have required the hosts of special events, like concerts and sports, in counties with more than 100,000 residents — as of now, Clark and Washoe counties — to plan ahead with first responders as to how emergency resources would be allocated in the event of an issue.

Ben Simmons, Magic Johnson meeting request to be investigated by NBA

The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips.

Nevada horse owner drops lawsuit over tribal roundup

A Northern Nevada woman who claims a neighboring tribe stole her horse during a roundup last month has dropped her lawsuit because she’s convinced the horse had already been sold to a slaughterhouse in Mexico.

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