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Hardy misquote does some damage

Cresent Hardy, the Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District, got temporarily tarnished by a misquote from a Mesquite newspaper.

UNLV’s next big recruit could be pot researcher

Nevada’s state and federal lawmakers have been working to bring medical marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley to the university to conduct a pilot study on the safety and efficacy of marijuana on veterans with chronic and treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bilbray calls for minimum-wage increase

Nevada Democratic congressional candidate Erin Bilbray said Friday the national minimum wage should be raised to $15 per hour — more than twice the current rate — to boost the middle class and help those barely making ends meet.

 
Rain-swollen Muddy River floods parts of Moapa Valley

Friday night storms left parts of Moapa Valley under water, according to the National Weather Service. The Muddy River in Moapa swelled to 12 feet in less than 90 minutes Friday after intense rainfall on the east side of the Sheep Mountain Range, near Coyote Springs and U.S. Highway 93.

Ex-GSA official indicted in M Resort conference

A federal grand jury has indicted a former official who headed the federal General Services Administration unit that came under fire for holding a lavish 2010 conference at the M Resort in Henderson.

Financing plans changed for Las Vegas stadium

A private developer’s quest for a $90 million, 30-year subsidy from the city of Las Vegas for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium took a new twist Thursday when the city and the development partnership of The Cordish Cos. and Findlay Sports & Entertainment announced a new stadium funding proposal.

SEIU sues its ex-president, 2 ex-staffers in Vegas

The Service Employees International Union Local 1107 is suing Eleazar “Al” Martinez, its former president, and two former high-ranking staffers, alleging that they had a role in nearly $48,000 in misappropriated money that went to outgoing union employees.

Clark County backs Reno in firefighter layoffs case

Clark County and other local governments in Southern Nevada are actively supporting Reno in an unfolding lawsuit between the city and its firefighter union.

Study: Limited English speakers growing Las Vegas population

The Las Vegas metropolitan area ranked 17th highest in the nation for the number of working-age adults with limited English skills, according to a new study released late Tuesday by the Brookings Institution.

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