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State looks into whether Assemblyman Brooks can buy rifle

State officials have initiated a routine background check to determine whether troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks can purchase a rifle from a Northern Nevada sporting goods store.

Hundreds turn out for first hearing of sex trafficking bill

Prostitution victims, law enforcement and others testified Wednesday at the first hearing of a bill that would create a new crime of sex trafficking to replace current pandering laws.

Brooks barred from Legislative Building; placed on leave with pay

CARSON CITY — Troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been put on leave with pay and banned from the Legislative Building following the adoption Monday of rules by an Assembly committee reviewing his conduct over the past several weeks.

Assemblyman Brooks arrested again, faces possible expulsion

Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, already facing possible charges for threatening to harm a legislative leader, was arrested for the second time in less than a month early Sunday, this time on charges of domestic battery and obstructing an officer.

Appeals court proposal clears Nevada Senate panel

A state Senate panel took quick action Tuesday to try to establish an intermediate appeals court in Nevada – a proposal last rejected by voters in the 2010 election.

Nevada Supreme Court upholds tax initiative

The Nevada Supreme Court handed off to legislators a Nevada State Education Association business tax petition Thursday, in effect crying “Let the tax battle begin.”

Legislation aims to aid mentally ill in Nevada

Nevada health authorities might get a new tool to deal with mentally ill people who appear to be a danger to themselves or others: a court order committing them to outpatient care and regular medication.

Speaker mimics assemblyman, hopes he’ll get help

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick jokingly mimicked Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ “Jesus-on-the-cross” photo that appeared in Friday’s Review-Journal.