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Senate approves new national monument at edge of Las Vegas

An ice age boneyard at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley is now one signature away from becoming Nevada’s newest federally recognized natural landmark.

In Las Vegas, DNC chief blames Republicans for gridlock

Visiting Las Vegas, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, on Monday defended Senate Majority Harry Reid’s Senate leadership, saying Republicans deserve all the blame for gridlock in Congress.

Republicans could face backlash on immigration inaction, survey says

Seven out of 10 Latino voters nationwide say it’s “very” or “extremely” important for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill this year, according to a new poll released Tuesday with a summer window of opportunity closing by Aug. 1.

RNC to make convention site visit to Las Vegas on Thursday

The Republican National Committee will make a technical site visit to Las Vegas on Thursday to help determine whether the city will win the right to host the 2016 convention where the GOP will nominate its presidential candidate.

Long-hauling could be black mark on Las Vegas’ GOP convention hopes

Las Vegas is angling to host the 2016 Republican National Convention at the same time the Nevada Taxicab Authority is trying to shake off a reputation for lax enforcement of taxi drivers who long-haul passengers to illegally jack up fares.

Heck demotes campaign chief after UNLV-UNR game incident

U.S. Rep. Joe Heck on Friday demoted his campaign manager after he was ejected from a basketball game last weekend between the University of Nevada, Reno and its rival, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for making an obscene gesture during a heated exchange among fans.

GOP convention in Las Vegas would draw Democratic ‘trackers’

Democrats plan to deploy “trackers” with video cameras to Las Vegas if the city wins the 2016 Republican National Convention to catch convention-goers possibly getting into trouble or going into and out of Strip bars and casinos, which might not go over well at home.

Las Vegas Democrats rally outside Boehner fundraiser for Heck

Banging drums, blaring air-horns and chanting slogans, more than 50 protesters rallied Friday outside the Las Vegas Country Club to criticize House Speaker John Boehner, who was in town to raise money for U.S. Rep. Joe Heck’s re-election campaign.