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Documents: Feds declined to prosecute former Sen. Ensign out of deference, fear of high-profile loss

Newly released records suggest federal prosecutors had enough evidence to charge U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada with lobbying or campaign finance violations, but backed off because of fear of losing in court and “undue deference to public officials,” according to a watchdog group that sued for access to the documents.

Hambrick says Fiore may take legal action

Assembly Speaker designate John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, said ousted Taxation Chairwoman Michele Fiore may be preparing legal action against him after he took her out of her leadership positions last week.

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.

Gun control, pot initiatives headed to Legislature

Petitions seeking to expand background check requirements for gun purchases and to allow the recreational use of marijuana are sufficient and will be submitted to the 2015 Legislature, Secretary of State Ross Miller said Monday.

Lipparelli named to Nevada Senate seat

Clark County commissioners tapped former State Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli to fill the state Senate District 6 vacancy created by Mark Hutchison’s election to the lieutenant governor post in November.

County commissioners to fill state Senate vacancy

Clark County commissioners on Tuesday will pick a Republican to fill a vacancy in the Nevada Senate, which will have a slim 11-10 GOP majority in the 2015 session. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, resigned Monday from his Senate District 6 seat after being elected lieutenant governor in November.

High court ruling favors Henderson mayor

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected an attempt to remove Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen from office Wednesday.

Low turnout seen in Nevada’s midterm election

Nevada voters will go to the polls Tuesday to pick the state’s top constitutional officers, its four members of Congress, legislators, judges, county commissioners, clerks, sheriffs and more in the midterm election.

State senate control up for grabs this election

Republicans hope to capitalize on sluggish Democratic turnout in the midterm election to turn the balance of power in the Nevada Senate to their favor, though the deeply Democratic assembly is all but out of reach.

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