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Las Vegas council candidate Diaz picks up big endorsements

Vying for a seat on the Las Vegas City Council, former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz has scored high-profile endorsements from Nevada’s two U.S. senators, reinforcing her political clout and influential connections ahead of April’s primary election.

Lawmakers send Nevada background check law on to full Senate

A hearing on legislation to implement Nevada’s sidelined background checks initiative seesawed through testimony Tuesday from hundreds of supporters and opponents who chiseled away at each other’s arguments for an entire day.

Ford asks Nevada court for extension in background check lawsuit

The same day state lawmakers heard a marathon of testimony on a bill that stands to enact enforceable background checks on private-party gun sales and transfers, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced he was moving ahead with a separate strategy.

Nevada health officials push for funding prevention programs

The Southern Nevada Health District will prioritize expanding services offered in rural Nevada through its mobile health unit, chief health officer Dr. Joseph Iser said in a presentation to the Assembly health and human services committee Monday.

 
Funeral begins for US Sen. John Dingell

A funeral Mass has begun in Michigan for former Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

Trump not happy with agreement to fund government

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s “unhappy” with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn’t say he wouldn’t sign the measure.

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly announces bid for McCain’s Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who rocketed to the national spotlight when his congresswoman wife Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he’s running to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate.

 
Omar apologizes for tweet House leaders called anti-Semitic

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has “unequivocally” apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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