Immigration reform advocates rallied in Las Vegas as Arizona’s new immigration law took effect Thursday, minus controversial provisions blocked by a federal judge.
Several dozen people gathered at a North Las Vegas park Thursday night for a candlelight prayer vigil to mark the first day of enforcement in Arizona.
Earlier in the day, several local advocacy groups held a news conference to applaud U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling and to urge support for elected officials and candidates who advocate comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
At almost the same time, agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were arresting about 30 suspected illegal immigrants in the Las Vegas Valley as part of a sweep aimed at what officials called transportation sites used for "human smuggling."
Decades later, death
A 61-year-old Arkansas man convicted in the 1985 murder of a woman stationed at Nellis Air Force Base was sentenced to die for his crimes.
A District Court jury handed down the death sentence for Charles Conner after about four hours of deliberation.
The same jury convicted Conner last week of first-degree murder and two counts of sexual assault for raping 23-year-old Beth Lynn Jardine and beating her to death with a claw hammer.
A crowd of more than 1,400 people filled the sanctuary and spilled out into an overflow area at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Las Vegas as Kenny Guinn was remembered.
The funeral for the 73-year-old former governor featured three eulogies that focused on Guinn’s dedication, his ability to bring people together and his love of Nevada.
You got served?
Las Vegas police are investigating allegations that unlicensed process servers submitted false affidavits in justice courts around the valley, potentially disrupting the lives and finances of thousands of civil-case defendants.
The servers are alleged to have filed affidavits swearing that they had served defendants with copies of lawsuits, but police and court officials said in many cases the lawsuits were not served.
Some of the defendants were hit with judgments of default because they failed to respond to the lawsuits they were never informed about.
Senate race narrows
A new Las Vegas Review-Journal/8NewsNow poll shows a dead heat in the race between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle.
The survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows 43 percent of likely voters would support the Senate majority leader while 42 percent would vote for his GOP challenger. The statewide telephone survey of 625 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Reid held a 7-point lead over Angle in a Mason-Dixon poll taken two weeks ago.
Poll: Tax them, not us
Most Nevadans support higher taxes on mining and gambling to avoid layoffs of state workers.
According to a new Las Vegas Review-Journal/8NewsNow poll, 59 percent of respondents support an increase in mining taxes and 59 percent favor an increase in gaming taxes to stave off more state cuts. However, most Nevadans are against raising taxes on the gross receipts of businesses, personal income or business income.Week In Review
Number of hot dogs served with more than 800 beers at Tuesday’s funeral reception for former Gov. Kenny Guinn. Most of the beers were Bud Lights, Guinn’s preferred brew.
Percentage decrease in passenger volume at McCarran International Airport in June, the fifth straight monthly decline.
Where the 1989-90 UNLV basketball team ranked on a Sports Illustrated list of the 25 most hated teams in history. No word on how many Duke players got to vote.
Number of residential and commercial properties across Nevada that went into default over the past 12 months.
“This leaves the family with no answer and no information at the pure discretion of when Metro believes it should release the information.”
Attorney for the family of Erik Scott, reacting to news that a coroner’s inquest into Scott’s death has been indefinitely delayed. The 38-year-old was shot and killed by police outside a Summerlin Costco store on July 10.
“It’s the way he would want it. Kenny was not what you’d call a quiche and white wine kind of guy.”
Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan
While enjoying the Average-Joe menu of hot dogs and beer at Tuesday’s funeral reception for former Gov. Kenny Guinn.
“I see it as motivation.”
Senior linebacker for the UNLV football team, talking about the preseason media poll that picks the Rebels to finish eighth out of nine teams in the Mountain West Conference this year.
“That’s actually my favorite part, when they start to crap themselves.”
On watching guys chicken out at the Stratosphere’s new thrill ride, which involves an 800-foot free fall down the side of the tower.
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