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Bill would allow database of gang members in Nevada

A bill to create a centralized, state-level database to help law enforcement combat gang-related crime would also make provisions for suspected or former gang members or their affiliates to formally refute the label and get removed from the list.

Rick Perry warned about quake hazards at Nevada nuke storage site

A defense safety board is concerned the Department of Energy has failed to address a vulnerability to earthquake hazards at a Nevada National Security Site facility where nuclear materials are stored — including a recent shipment of weapons-grade plutonium.

Nevada brothel owner steps in to defend legal sex trade

A Storey County Commissioner and the owner of the Mustang Ranch brothel filed a motion in federal court this month to intervene in a lawsuit to end legal prostitution in Nevada.

Union asks Clark County teachers if they’d support illegal strike

The informal poll by the Clark County Education Association asks teachers what they would be willing to do if lawmakers do not “fund our schools now” — the union’s campaign slogan to push for more money for education.

Nevada senator proposes 30 percent tax on vaping products

Vaping products would be taxed like tobacco, at 30 percent of their wholesale cost, under a bill heard in committee Thursday. Health advocates said they were trying to reverse a rise in teenage vaping while shop owners said the tax would kill their business.

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