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  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway (Barstow)

    07/02/2015 5:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Associated Press
    BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A box van packed with fireworks exploded and burned to the ground on a Southern California freeway Thursday, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Chevrolet van caught fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 15 near the Nevada border, briefly closing southbound lanes for nearly an hour and backing up traffic several miles into Nevada, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara. No one was injured.
  • CCSD teachers protest salary freeze for 2015-2016 school year

    07/02/2015 6:14:36 PM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.news3lv.com ^ | 07/02/2015 | Kelsey Thomas
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Teachers who work for the Clark County School District may not get a pay raise in the upcoming school year. They are not happy about it and they are making sure the district hears them loud and clear. Teachers say they feel under valued at a time when the district is offering a sign-on bonus to new teachers of up to five thousand dollars. They say the district should focus on retention, rather than recruitment. "My stomach just dropped. It was just another punch to the stomach," said Elizabeth Harris.
  • Banks: Card Breach at Trump Hotel Properties

    07/01/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KrebsOnSecurity ^ | 07/01/2015 | Krebs
    The Trump Hotel Collection, a string of luxury hotel properties tied to business magnate and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears to be the latest victim of a credit card breach, according to data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Contacted regarding reports from sources at several banks who traced a pattern of fraudulent debit and credit card charges to accounts that had all been used at Trump hotels, the company declined multiple requests for comment. But sources in the financial industry say they have little doubt that Trump properties in several U.S. locations — including Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas,...
  • [Sen. Rand] Paul meets rancher Cliven Bundy

    06/30/2015 9:04:20 AM PDT · by Plummz · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2015, 08:35 am | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) met rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday, along with several dozen supporters and land rights activists during a presidential campaign swing through Nevada. The Associated Press reported the two met at a stop northeast of Las Vegas, where Paul fielded questions on public land control, a major issue in the state, where much land is owned by the federal government. "I think almost all land use issues and animal issues, endangered species issues, ought to be handled at the state level," Paul told the AP. "I think that the government shouldn't interfere with state decisions, so if...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Harry Reid: US The "Only Advanced Country" Where "Mass Violence" Occurs

    06/24/2015 3:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said the United States is the “only advanced country” where public “mass violence” occurs, and more gun control is needed now to keep Charleston-like attacks from happening again. Reid’s announcement that public “mass violence” does not happen in other advanced countries echoed a similar claim by Obama in which he referenced Charleston by claiming “that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”
  • Clinton's Weakness in Important States

    06/23/2015 4:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it's not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton, can win four presidential elections as Franklin D. Roosevelt did. Negative news for Clinton's prospects comes in the latest Quinnipiac polls in the key mega-states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In each of them, she leads or ties Republican opponents, though in many cases not by statistically significant margins. But she also is running under 50 percent of the vote in every pairing, averaging 47 percent against six different Republicans in Florida, 44 percent against seven...
  • Hillary says she'd vote against 'Fast Track' without guarantee on worker aid

    06/19/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton said she would vote against the "Fast Track" trade bill passed by the House on Thursday if she were still in the Senate, unless she was "absolutely confident" trade adjustment assistance would be provided. Clinton's comment that she would not approve "Fast Track," which is a tool for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, came during an interview with Jon Ralston on Thursday night, following her appearance at the NALEO conference in Las Vegas, Nev. "At this point, probably not because it's a process vote and I don't want to say it's the same as TPP," Clinton...
  • George P. Bush in Las Vegas: 'The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda'

    06/19/2015 11:01:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 6/18/15 | Matt Finn
    Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, made what he called his “first appearance” on his father’s behalf in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Bush, the Texas land commissioner, spoke to a crowd of about 40 people at the locally-owned Mexican restaurant, Mundo. He talked about the importance of the Latino vote in Nevada and across the country. “The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda, it’s an aspirational community that I happen to be a part of,” Bush said to the attendees. “We want better schools, a brighter economic tomorrow, a strong national defense, it’s a patriotic community.” Bush said his...
  • Nevada to offer transgender health coverage starting July 1

    06/18/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 06/18/2015 | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — State employees and covered family members will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1. The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted in November to remove language in the state’s self-funded and HMO plans that specifically excluded therapy for gender dysphoria. Brock Maylath, president of the advocacy group Transgender Allies Group, on Wednesday hailed the change as a “significant step” for the transgender community. Previous language in the state insurance design plan excluded treatment designed to alter physical characteristics and any other treatment related to...
  • Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers drops bid for U.S. Senate

    06/16/2015 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | John L. Smith
    Now that Harry Reid has announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate, there’s no shortage of elected officials interested in the job. But Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers won’t be one of them. Beers, a fiscal conservative who announced his candidacy more than a year ago, has decided not to run in 2016. “When I announced my candidacy more than a year ago, Harry Reid was actively running for re-election and I was the only Republican office holder in the state with the courage to run against him,” Beers said in a message on his website early Monday evening....
  • What Just Happened in Las Vegas, Nevada Could Destroy the GOP

    06/12/2015 8:23:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/12/2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Like the rest of America, the Nevada the GOP enjoyed a landslide victory last November. We won EVERYTHING. Governor, Lt. Governor, all five constitutional offices, the State Senate and the State Assembly. This is the first time the GOP has controlled all of those offices since the 1920s. The voters spoke loudly. They wanted smaller government, lower taxes and less spending. Not only that but a ballot referendum supporting a business margins tax on corporations was voted down by a 3 to 1 margin. THREE-TO-ONE. This was the anti-tax, anti-big government sweep of a lifetime. Historic. Revolutionary.
  • Clark County stops pay increases for SEIU members

    06/11/2015 7:12:04 AM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 06/10/2015 | By BEN BOTKIN
    Clark County management has informed its largest union that employees won’t receive salary or benefit increases anytime soon, citing a new state law and contending that the contract between the county and Service Employees International Union Local 1107 has expired. The freeze is expected to end in August or early September, when the county expects to have a new contract in place with the union. The county and union go to arbitration on July 1. Both sides had already planned to go to arbitration before a new state law was passed, after two years of fruitless negotiations for a new...
  • County orders union boss to work, citing new law

    06/09/2015 12:05:01 PM PDT · by redreno · 21 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | June 8, 2015 - 3:02pmUpdated June 8, 2015 - 6:30pm | By BEN BOTKIN
    Clark County management has ordered Martin Bassick, president of the Service Employees International Union Local 1107, to report for work at a county job in a move that reflects the county’s interpretation of a new state law concerning paid leave for union representatives. The county’s human resources department notified Bassick in a letter Thursday to report at his county public works job at 8 a.m. Monday, according to correspondence obtained by the Review-Journal. The letter cites a bill that the Legislature passed this session and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law. An attorney for the SEIU, the county’s largest union,...
  • Sandoval says he won’t run for Reid’s US Senate seat

    06/09/2015 8:05:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | 6/9/2015 | SEAN WHALEY
    Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday he will not run for Harry Reid’s U.S. Senate seat. Sandoval made known his intentions to remain as governor, at least for now, following the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session on June 1... “I have said many times that it is an honor and a privilege to serve as Nevada’s chief executive and that I love my job. My heart is in my responsibilities as governor and continuing to build the New Nevada. My undivided attention must be devoted to being the best governor, husband and father I can be. “For these reasons, I...
  • US won't enforce Nevada grazing restrictions in new dispute

    06/07/2015 10:14:54 AM PDT · by redreno · 75 replies
    http://trove.com ^ | 06/01/2015 | AP
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers say they won't immediately enforce drought-related grazing restrictions in northern Nevada so as to avoid confrontation with ranchers openly defying the order. Conservationists say it's another example of the government caving in to scofflaw ranchers like Cliven Bundy, who continues to graze his cattle illegally in southern Nevada after the Bureau of Land Management backed down from an armed standoff last year. Ranchers Dan and Eddyann Filippini have been notified they are violating the closure ordered in 2013 in an area covering more than 150 square miles near Battle Mountain about 200...
  • NV: Governor Sandoval Signs Gun Reforms in week ending on 1 June, 2015

    06/06/2015 6:49:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada Governor Sandoval signed significant gun reform bills into law in the last few days. SB 136 was signed on May 27th, 2015.   It protects the rights of archery hunters to carry a handgun for protection. SB 175  was signed on 1 June.  It makes gun laws uniform across the state of Nevada with a strong preemption statute.   The statute eliminates a maze of local government ordinances and regulations.  One of the chief of these is the long standing requirement for handgun registrations in Clark County.   The registration system was put into place as Las Vegas came under...
  • Rand Paul Scores an Early Victory in the GOP Primary Battle

    06/02/2015 6:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | June 2, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Jeb Bush will enter 2016 with plenty of advantages, but the first-in-the-West nominating contest likely won’t be one of them. Nevada lawmakers this week opted against changing the state’s presidential caucus to a primary, a decision that runs counter to the wishes of Bush, Marco Rubio, and other GOP establishment-types who had hoped a switch would give them a better chance at posting a momentum-building victory there. Caucuses require a good deal more effort and patience from voters than primaries, and as a result the contests tend to favor candidates that have built a network of highly motivated activists. That...
  • Nevada Stays With Caucus System in Blow to Jeb Bush

    06/02/2015 11:36:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    AP ABC News ^ | 6/2/15 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    Nevada is keeping its caucuses for selecting presidential nominees, a blow to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and other contenders who hoped to shift the early-voting state to a system of primaries. Caucuses are considered favorable to candidates who have a network of highly motivated activists, such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has met with Bush, backed legislation to change to a primary, but the bill never came up for a vote before the Legislature adjourned Monday night. It was the subject of frantic horse-trading and lobbying in the state capitol in Carson City until...
  • Nevada Legislature OKs record budget, adjourns

    06/02/2015 7:53:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | June 2, 2015 - 1:28am | By SANDRA CHEREB and SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — The Nevada Legislature came to a halt at midnight Monday, capping a day that saw approval of a record $1.1 billion general fund tax package to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval’s aggressive education package and a dizzying day of dealmaking. When combined with $336 million directed to the state school fund, the total tax measure stretches to $1.4 billion. With two hours left in the session, the Assembly gave final approval to the last of five budget bills authorizing Sandoval’s $7.3 billion two-year general fund spending plan. Committees met on short notice and on the chamber floors throughout...
  • Nevada plan to dump presidential caucus falls short

    06/02/2015 6:31:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    Politico ^ | 06/02/2015 | Eli Stokols
    While the outcome of Rand Paul’s attempt to block renewal of PATRIOT Act remains unsettled, his presidential campaign notched a victory of sorts early Tuesday: the Nevada legislature failed to pass a bill changing the state’s 2016 GOP caucus to a primary election. The failure of the measure — backed by the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP establishment — represents a big win for Paul, who stands to benefit from maintaining the status quo in the first-in-the-West state. For the past two presidential election cycles, grassroots factions aligned with his father, Ron Paul, have flexed outsized muscle in...
  • Assembly OKs Sandoval’s big tax package (Nevada)

    06/01/2015 11:24:35 AM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated May 31, 2015 - 9:49pm | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — The Nevada Assembly late Sunday approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.1 billion package of new and extended taxes, embracing the popular Republican governor’s ambitious education agenda and determination to position Nevada’s workforce for a high-tech economy. On a 30-10 vote, the Assembly amended Senate Bill 483, the so-called “sunset bill” that also adds a $1-per-pack increase in cigarette taxes, with provisions of Assembly Bill 464, Sandoval’s latest tax compromise that includes a business gross receipts “commerce tax” imposed on revenue of $4 million or more. Sandoval, who lobbied hard for his tax plan, praised the Assembly’s action. “I...
  • Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    05/31/2015 12:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 26, 2015 | Hayley Richardson
    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms - the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it "absolutely necessary" that president Obama provide lethal and nonlethal military assistance to Ukraine, in light of the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol in January. In response, Chechnya's parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. has "no right" to advise Russia...
  • Atheists worship pork at the self-proclaimed Church of Bacon

    05/28/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2015 | Matt Finn
    For some eating bacon is a religious experience. But in Las Vegas, there’s a group dedicated to the worship of the cured pork.Founded in 2010, the United Church of Bacon now claims nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is based on beliefs that include its followers must love the smell of bacon. "...we say bacon is real therefore it’s our god." “Bacon is a way to bring people together, even if you are religious, there’s no discrimination. You can have a god before bacon,” said church founder and ex-Marine John Whiteside. “I like pigs in a blanket, that’s great, I like...
  • Unions pounce on membership bill in Assembly. (Nevada)

    05/28/2015 7:45:09 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 05/26/2015 | By BEN BOTKIN
    CARSON CITY — Two longstanding pillars of organized labor — union membership and employee seniority — would face changes under a Nevada collective bargaining bill that addresses how local governments and unions do business together. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday heard Assembly Bill 182, which would allow government employees to quit their union membership whenever they wish. AB182, sponsored by Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, also would allow local governments to look at employees beyond simply their seniority level when making layoffs. Kirner said the bill’s purpose falls in line with Nevada’s standing as a right-to-work state in...
  • Nevada’s Bunny Ranch brothel seeking paid ‘quality’ control testers

    05/25/2015 4:34:36 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/31/15 | Nina Golgowski
    Think you know great sex? Nevada's famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel is on the prowl for official "quality" control testers who not only get paid to have sex with their prostitutes but to then evaluate their performance. "I'm looking for someone who's fun, has some personality and wants to have a good time," Dennis Hof, whose seven brothels make up 40% of North America's legal bordellos and starred in the hit HBO series "Cathouse," told the Daily News.
  • Lake Mead Water Level Mysteriously Plunges After Nevada Quake

    05/24/2015 8:13:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 24 May 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A 4.8 magnitude earthquake (originally reported 5.4) shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday morning causing roads and bridges to be closed. The quake went little-reported outside of local news (since there was at first glance minimum damage caused) but, since the quake's occurrence, something considerably more worrisome has occurred. In the 36 hours since the quake's occurrence, water levels at Lake Mead have plunged precipitously. While we know correlation is not causation, the 'coincidence' of an extreme loss in water levels occurring in the aftermath of one of the largest quakes in recent Vegas history does raise a suspicious...
  • Why I fled libertarianism — and became a liberal(puke)

    12/29/2013 9:46:32 PM PST · by gooblah · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | December 28 2013 | Edwin Lyngar
    The night before the 2008 Nevada Republican convention, the Ron Paul delegates all met at a Reno high school. Although I’d called myself a libertarian for almost my entire adult life, it was my first exposure to the wider movement.
  • Nevada Gun Reform passes Senate and House

    05/24/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On 22 May, 2015, the Nevada House passed SB175, a bill that combined a ban on people who have domestic violence convictions with major firearm law reforms. The domestic violence law mirrors federal law, so it will have little practical effect unless the federal law is repealed or struck down by some future court. The bill passed the Senate 14 to 5, and the Assembly, 25 to 17. Governor Sandoval is expected to sign it. I am writing this article from Nevada, and these gun law reforms are welcome. They are similar to those enacted by a number of states...
  • What "Campus Carry" (AB148) is REALLY all about(Nevada)

    05/23/2015 10:30:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    verticalresponse.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Chuck Muth
    But today, Republicans control both the state Senate AND the state Assembly, which means “Amanda’s Law” should finally be approved with no fuss or muss whatsoever, right? Indeed, the bill passed easily in the Assembly. But two Republican senators – for unknown reasons (the ones they give are total bull$#!+) – are trying to kill the bill: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Brower, and his boss, Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson. The pair blocked a hearing and committee vote on Amanda’s Law last week before the deadline, killing its chance to get a stand-alone up-or-down vote on the Senate floor....
  • Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake, 38.6 km S of Caliente, NV

    05/22/2015 11:57:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 84 replies
    USGS ^ | 22-may-2015 | USGS
    9km (24mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada 78km (48mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada 101km (63mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah 107km (66mi) W of Washington, Utah 455km (283mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Heck Close to Senate Bid

    05/21/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Rep. Joe Heck has told some Nevada Republicans he is close to deciding to run for Senate, a source told CQ Roll Call Tuesday, and the conversations have prompted speculation among Nevada Republicans that an announcement could come sooner rather than later. Heck would be a top recruit for Republicans looking to take the seat being vacated by Sen. Harry Reid. The congressman had initially said he would not run, but recently declared he was reconsidering. According to the source, Heck said in a recent conversation he had not yet made a final decision, but he was close to making...
  • Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ hosting Marco Rubio fundraiser

    05/19/2015 11:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 19, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    The head honcho of the Las Vegas-based TV show “Pawn Stars” will host a birthday party fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio. Rick Harrison and his wife, Deanna, will host the bash May 28 at their home, along with Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison, who is Rubio’s Nevada campaign chairman. Harrison has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama and has appeared on conservative TV shows. The Marco Rubio for President campaign paid for the invitations. The Florida senator is a frontrunner in the GOP primary hunt that has five other mainstream candidates: U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and...
  • In sign of times, hardest-hit Nevada may end foreclosure aid

    05/17/2015 9:26:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2015 8:02 PM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    At its height, Nevada was ground zero for the Great Recession. Unemployment topped 14 percent, the highest in the nation. The state led in per-capita bankruptcy filings. And one in every 10 homes faced foreclosure. But while Nevada’s jobless and foreclosure rates still rank high relative to other states, the raw numbers have plummeted. Lawmakers who agonized about public employee layoffs and an overburdened unemployment insurance fund a few years ago are now fretting about a shortage of teachers and want to implement new taxes worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And in another sign of the times, they want...
  • (Nevada) Governor signs bill allowing teacher licenses for immigrants

    05/17/2015 6:53:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    chron.com ^ | may 13, 2015 | michelle rindels
    Gov. Brian Sandovalsigned a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license, saying it would help meet the needs of a "new Nevada." Among the people who flanked the Republican governor as he signed AB27 was Uriel Garcia, a 22-year-old Nevada State College student and recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who was previously denied a license. He said he plans to re-apply as soon as possible to get started on his student teaching and move toward his goal of teaching 2nd grade English language learners. "I want to give back to...
  • Minorities commit most murders in New York City

    05/17/2015 2:01:30 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 53 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 5:39 p.m. | By Robert Gardner, Henderson
    I just finished reading Eugene Robinson’s article “We find trouble when we go looking for it.” Robinson seems to leave out some factual analysis. Robinson says that 85 percent of stops in New York City under the stop and frisk policy were blacks and Hispanics. The fact is 95 percent of murders in New York City are committed by people of color.
  • Why CalPERS retirees flee California

    05/13/2015 8:46:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jon Ortiz
    This city’s Spanish name recalls grassy, spring-fed meadows that nourished the first farms here and gave laborers relief from desert heat. Now Las Vegas draws a new generation of settlers epitomized by California transplant Joe Beck: CalPERS pensioners who have made Sin City their No. 1 destination for retirement outside California. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article20702106.html#storylink=cpy
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • School freaks out over boys baseball storage shed (Las Vegas, NV)

    05/12/2015 4:58:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    You’d best get out your hip waders, folks – we’re about to wade through a steaming pile of government balderdash. The controversy surrounds a storage shed built by the baseball booster club at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas. The youngsters needed a place to store their bats and balls and bases. The boosters had wanted to build a clubhouse for the teenage ball players, but after months of delay they came up with an alternative plan. One of the parents knew the owner of a company that made precast one-story buildings. The company offered to donate the manpower...
  • Republic of Molossia Unveils New Visitor Center!

    05/11/2015 5:23:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    North America's answer to The Principality of Sealand -the self-declared micronation of Molossia (a few acres near Reno + colony in California)-  is proud to announce the opening of a glistening new visitor's center for international tourists... Surrounded on all sides by US/Nevada territory, landlocked Molossia was founded and has been run (with an iron fist!) by one Kevin Baugh since 1999.  A 2012 petition on WhiteHouse.gov meant to produce US recognition of Molossia's sovereignty failed to gain the required number of signatures, yet His Excellency continues to make improvements, 'serve the people' (27 members of the Baugh family), and expand territory. Baugh's...
  • Why Jeb Bush Can’t Spend His Way to the Win

    05/10/2015 11:28:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 7, 2015 | Alex Roarty
    The GOP presidential primary is on course to be flooded with super PAC money. But in 2016, candidates will need more than a little dough to win over voters.The GOP could have a dozen deep-pocketed presidential contenders, and they'll all learn next year that when it comes to actual votes, that extra money doesn't buy what it used to. Already, super PACs are arming second- and third-tier candidates with tens of millions of dollars while the supposed GOP front-runner, Jeb Bush, promises a record-setting haul. This combined fundraising guarantees that by the time Republicans have picked their nominee in summer...
  • Knife Rights' Nevada Knife Law Reform Bill STALLED - -

    05/09/2015 9:19:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    KnifeRights.org ^ | 5 May, 2015 | KnifeRights.org
    May 5, 2015: Knife Rights' Nevada Knife Law Reform Bill, SB 176, appears to be stalled in the Assembly Judiciary Committee after easily passing in the Senate. For some reason Judiciary Committee Chairman Ira Hansen has not called for a vote on SB176 despite the bill being heard with no opposition in his committee two weeks ago. It s time for a vote on SB176 and Chairman Hansen needs to hear from you ASAP! If you live work or travel to Nevada (for instance to SHOT Show, USN Gathering, etc.) we need you CALL and EMAIL Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen...
  • No reason to oppose ban on anti-gay therapy

    05/06/2015 10:05:53 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | May 6, 2015 - 12:01am | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    What’s the holdup with Senate Bill 353, anyway? That bill, sponsored by state Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, would ban what’s called “conversion” or “reparative” therapy for people younger than 18, basically a psychological assault intended to turn a gay person into a straight one. It’s been widely discredited by mental health professionals, but it still happens. The bill had a hearing back on April 6, but it hasn’t moved since. Why? It’s not the opposition: Only one witness opposed it, one who’s known for somewhat exotic testimony. In this instance, the word salad ranged from musings about where the...
  • Hillary Clinton to call for a 'full and equal' path to citizenship in Nevada

    05/05/2015 7:11:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 05/05/2015 | Dan Merica,
    Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN)In what will be her most comprehensive comments on immigration reform as a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton will use a roundtable on Tuesday in Nevada to argue that the only "true solution" for reform is "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship." Clinton will cast immigration reform as a family issue, an aide said Tuesday, and will focus on the need to find a legislative fix, strengthen the United States border and bring "millions of hard-working people out of the shadows and into the formal economy so they can pay taxes and contribute to...
  • Leaking Las Vegas: Forced Rationing Looms As Lake Mead Faces Federal "Water Emergency"

    05/04/2015 11:04:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-4-2015 | Wolf Richter
    Leak Mead – on your left, when you drive from Las Vegas across the Hoover Dam – is the largest reservoir in the country when at capacity. It’s fed by the Colorado River which provides water for agriculture, industry, and 40 million people in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Mexico, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Now after 15 years of drought, the “lake” – a mud puddle surrounded by a huge chalky bathtub ring – is threatening to run dry. It’s considered “operationally full” when the water level is at 1,229 feet elevation above sea level. On May...
  • Can Amazon Be An Online Price Club That Tempts Vending Operators?

    05/01/2015 2:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Vending Marketwatch ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emily Refermat
    Amazon.com, a leader in the world of online retailing, is making waves due to the recent launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com that combines the selection, convenience and value with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses. It was one of the reasons Amazon had a booth at the NAMA OneShow last week in Las Vegas, NV. I stopped in while walking the show and talked to the representatives. They were announcing the Amazon Business opportunity and gauging the interest from operators. From what I’ve seen so far, while Amazon Business is in its early stages,...
  • Presidential candidate Cruz, others speak at ‘Adelson Primary’ in Vegas

    04/26/2015 4:39:38 PM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 25, 2015 | Laura Myers
    “Sadly, the America alliance with Israel has never been more im­periled than it is today,” the U.S. senator from Texas said, speaking before the spring meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. ---- The gathering is known as the “Sheldon Adelson primary” because of the role he plays in boosting GOP candidates. In 2012, Adelson donated more than $100 million to Republican candidates, including Newt Gingrich before he dropped out of the White House race and Mitt Romney, the eventual GOP presidential nominee. Cruz appeared to excite the crowd more than the other speakers. He noted that he called for Secretary...
  • Suzanne Crough of the 'Partridge Family' dies at 52, report says

    04/28/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2015
    Suzanne Crough, who played Tracy on the sitcom "The Partridge Family," died on Monday, according to TMZ. She was 52 years old. Crough played the youngest Partridge daughter from 1970 to 1974. A family member told TMZ, she died suddenly in her Nevada home.
  • George W. Bush rips Obama on foreign policy

    04/27/2015 1:28:21 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Apr. 26 , 2015 | Joe Tacopina
    In rare public comments about his successor, George W. Bush slammed President Obama’s foreign policy in a speech over the weekend. The former president, addressing a meeting of Jewish Republican donors at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas Saturday night, railed against Obama’s decision to ease sanctions on Iran, scoffed at his handling of ISIS and mocked his perceived indecisiveness, Bloomberg News reported. “You think the Middle East is chaotic now?” Bush said while discussing a possible nuclear deal with Iran. “Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”