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  • Some Republicans want to throw the feds in jail?

    03/26/2015 7:20:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    There came a time during the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s hearing Monday when Las Vegas Republican Michele Fiore wondered — out loud — why it was that county sheriffs weren’t arresting federal law enforcement officers (she called them “thugs”) for impersonating police officers. Oh, yes, that happened. Fiore recounted her experience at the Bunkerville ranch of Cliven Bundy in April 2014, when hordes of well-armed, self-styled militia types showed up to confront federal Bureau of Land Management officers who were there to serve a duly issued court order to seize cattle that Bundy had been illegally grazing on federal land for...
  • Scandals force Hillary Clinton to delay 2016 bid announcement

    03/25/2015 7:45:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/25/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector general’s report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.A Democratic strategist familiar with her team’s thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former...
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders (Clinton, Reid, McAuliffe)

    03/25/2015 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | By Joseph Tanfani
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's watchdog Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, while head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, created an "appearance of favoritism" in a program that offers visas to wealthy foreigners willing to invest in American companies, the report says, though it stops short of saying Mayorkas was guilty of wrongdoing. More than 15 whistle-blowers came forward to complain that Mayorkas was giving special treatment to...
  • IG Report: Reid More Involved in Visa Controversy Than Previously Known

    03/25/2015 11:39:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-25-2015 | Lachlan Markay
    The Senate’s top Democrat was more deeply involved than previously known in an effort to secure U.S. visas for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino despite the concerns of career federal officials, according to an inspector general report released on Tuesday. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and his staff received weekly updates from top officials at U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding the status of visas for investors in the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the report reveals. Executives at the casino’s parent company, a client of Reid’s son Rory, donated thousands of dollars to...
  • NV: Expanded Reciprocity Bill Passes Senate

    03/25/2015 10:41:40 AM PDT · by rktman
    /gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Nevada, SB 175 passed the Senate. The bill is a general gun law reform bill that passed 14 to 5 with 2 excused. The bill changes the reciprocity law in Nevada in a significant way. From SB 175 (pdf):
  • Gun bills progress in Nevada Legislature

    03/24/2015 10:11:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | SEAN WHALEY and SANDRA CHEREB
    The Nevada Senate on Monday passed legislation prohibiting domestic violence abusers from possessing guns and making it easier for gun owners in other states to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada. Senate Bill 175 also adds an occupied vehicle to Nevada law involving justifiable homicide. It passed on a vote of 14-5 with some Democratic support and now moves to the Assembly, where passage in the Republican-controlled chamber is likely. State Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, twice tried unsuccessfully to amend the bill on the floor. He wanted to ensure adequate training in other states before Nevada recognizes their concealed...
  • Nine-Year-Old Declares Transgender Identity

    03/19/2015 10:18:29 AM PDT · by redreno · 103 replies
    http://www.kolotv.com ^ | Jul 27, 2014 | unknown
    RENO, Nev. -- Hundreds of LGBT supporters marched through downtown Reno Saturday afternoon for northern Nevada's Pride Parade, where for one nine-year-old, it was a place to express who she really is. "I really like sleepovers and make up parties and tea parties," Cee Cee Ott, 9, said. It wasn't always like that for Ott. Cee Cee was born Conrad. "We didn't see the transgender come out until she was about three. It didn't really start hitting that she wanted to wear her sister's clothes, she wanted to wear wigs," said Shanna Ott, her parent. It became a struggle for...
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • Western states coalition disputes ‘biased’ federal science on sage grouse

    03/18/2015 10:28:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    predation, not human activity, has reduced bird’s numbers. A coalition of rural Western counties and business interests is contesting the science being used to decide whether to list the Greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, accusing the Obama administration of relying on “selective, false and biased” research. Denver attorney Kent Holsinger filed three Data Quality Act challenges Wednesday with the Department of the Interior on behalf of the coalition, which includes the Western Energy Alliance, ranchers, mining and drilling companies and 19 counties in Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Utah. “We’ve documented real issues with transparency and scientific integrity ... The...
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Harry Reid Thanks Rand Paul for Eye Injury Advice

    03/18/2015 2:01:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-18-15 | Roll Call
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid thanked Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday for his medical advice about his ongoing recovery from the New Year’s Day accident that caused serious eye damage. The public expression of gratitude from Reid came on the Senate floor, while the Kentucky Republican and prospective presidential candidate was presiding over the chamber. The Nevada Democrat recalled for those watching the well-documented exercise accident that led to the significant facial and eye injuries that have forced Reid to don sunglasses often in the aftermath.
  • The Fearsome Foursome: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio

    03/17/2015 9:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A veritable bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls have already hired staff, wooed deep-pocketed contributors and made speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, proving what we already know: The 2016 nomination preseason is well underway. Fundraising, organization, the size of the field and the calendar all will play a significant role in affecting how the race unfolds. The outcome is uncertain. The current conventional wisdom is, in spite of changes intended to shorten the nominating process, the race for the GOP nomination could be more of a marathon than a sprint. The last two Republican presidential nominating fights — with John...
  • Why Michael Bloomberg's latest push for gun control is all wrong

    03/13/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws. From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. Then again, he is worth of over $36 billion. But Bloombeg’s newest campaign has become so extreme that even gun control advocates may wonder that he is becoming a liability to their cause. And he has already earned a reputation for fabricating numbers, with even liberal-leaning PolitiFact slamming Bloomberg for exaggerating the number of school...
  • NVFC Flow Chart (Current flow chart for gun purchases vs. proposed intiative flow chart)

    03/10/2015 10:42:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    scribd.com ^ | 3/10/2015 | David Codrea
    Before and after ubc flowcharts from Nevada Firearms Coalition
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Couple denied role as foster parents over permits to carry guns

    03/08/2015 10:12:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | March 8, 2015
    A Nevada couple were denied their request to serve as foster parents because they have permits to carry guns. Brian and Valerie Wilson, of Las Vegas, told “Fox & Friends” Sunday that they have always planned to become foster parents and eventually adopt, but have been denied permission to do so because of a state regulation that prohibits the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children. “I really want a family,” said Valerie Wilson. “It really is heartbreaking because these kids are in institutionalized homes; they aren’t getting the families that they deserve,” she told “Fox & Friends.” “It’s heartbreaking...
  • Vegas mom blames bullying, school district for daughter’s suicide

    03/06/2015 12:07:45 PM PST · by redreno · 32 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | By KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ
    Natika Bird says bullying killed her teenage daughter. Carla Jamerson, who was 14, will never get her driver’s license, graduate from high school or fulfill her dream of becoming a scientist. She committed suicide in the downstairs bathroom of the home she shared with her mother, father and 9-year-old sister on the night of Feb. 27. Bird said her oldest daughter’s death could have and should have been prevented. She said she cannot recall a time when Jamerson was not picked on by her classmates, from kindergarten to middle school. It was especially terrible at Canarelli Middle School in southwest...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 8:21:09 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company. Fulcrum is one of at least nine corporate donors to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) that have secured federal financing for themselves or a client due...
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 5:40:28 AM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Lachan Markey
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.
  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid Wants Congress to Delay Iran Legislation (Here we go again!)

    03/04/2015 12:53:47 PM PST · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 4, 2015, 2:43 PM ET | ERICA WERNER
    Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. The development appeared likely to upend GOP plans to move swiftly on the bill following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday speech to Congress in which he railed against the emerging agreement. "I think we are better off on things relating to the Iran deal to wait until we see if there can be something negotiated," Reid said in an interview with The Associated Press. "And if there is something negotiated...
  • Vegas couple tell lawmakers they want to carry, be foster parents too

    03/04/2015 1:16:38 PM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 03/04/15 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Brian and Valerie Wilson asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow them to carry their loaded weapons and still serve as foster parents. In testimony to the committee in support of Assembly Bill 167, Wilson said the couple’s attempts to get a variance from a state regulation prohibiting the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children was denied. “I am really heartbroken that the Department of Child and Family Services gave us this denial letter,” Valerie Wilson said. “I really want a family.” Wilson said the Las Vegas couple always...
  • Nascar SCS Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March Sun. 8 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/03/2015 8:13:25 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 71 replies
  • Warren Buffett criticizes Keystone XL delay, says U.S. 'thumbing nose' at Canada

    03/02/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by thackney · 41 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 03.01.2015 | ALEXANDER PANETTA
    The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file. To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada. "I would have passed Keystone," Buffett said in an interview with CNBC. "I think that we have an enormous interest in working with Canada, as they have in working with us. That oil is going to get sold. If we make it more difficult for them, who knows how they'll feel about making things more difficult for us someday." Because Buffett...
  • Obstruction Leader Harry Reid to Attempt Historic Filibuster on Override of Keystone Veto

    03/02/2015 5:08:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Daniel Bassali
    Harry Reid is taking unprecedented steps to block Senate Republicans, even though his actions will result in nothing but procedural delay. In another example of Democrats playing the role of obstructionists, Harry Reid will force the Senate to go through procedural hurdles to delay Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from bringing up the president’s Keystone XL veto for an override vote. Last week, President Obama vetoed the popular bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill passed by the Senate. This week, the Senate is planning a vote to override the president’s veto. Democrats, led by Minority Leader Harry Reid, are set to revoke...
  • A lawmaker who believes saltwater and baking soda can cure cancer

    02/28/2015 11:15:16 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Abby Ohlheiser
    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said recently that she will propose a "Right to Try" bill in her state. But it's not the bill itself that gained national attention. Instead, it was Fiore's statement that she believes cancer is "a fungus" that can be cured by "flushing, let’s say, saltwater, sodium carbonate" through the body.
  • Nevada assemblyman arrested on DUI charge

    CARSON CITY — A Nevada assemblyman was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Carson City deputy found him asleep in a car outside a bar with a gun in his pocket, authorities said.
  • Nevada lawmakers hear testimony on concealed weapon law changes

    CARSON CITY — State lawmakers took up the first of three 2nd Amendment bills Wednesday, with the Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing testimony on a bill that would require Nevada to recognize concealed carry weapon permits issued to individuals from all other states. Assembly Bill 139, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, would establish the universal reciprocity requirement. Permit-holders from other states would have to follow Nevada’s concealed carry rules, and Nevadans would still be required to obtain a Nevada concealed carry permit. The committee took no immediate action on the bill. Nevada now has reciprocity with only 14 other states...
  • Crispy Critters — Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Don’t shoot! Instead, take a breath, Nevada!

    02/25/2015 7:40:24 AM PST · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    Nevada’s own Dirty Harriet, Las Vegas Republican Asemblywoman Michele Fiore, recently regaled the Chronicle of Higher Education with an oldie-but-goodie among gun lovers. “I don’t know who the quote was said by, but I’ve heard it several times and I believe it wholeheartedly, that an armed society … is a polite society,” Fiore said. Ah, yes, who could forget the recent exchange of pleasantries in Las Vegas between Tammy Myers and 19-year-old Erich Nowsch that ended with Myers dead and Nowsch facing a long prison term, at best? And that’s but the tip of the iceberg of Second Amendment moments...
  • McConnell ready to move ‘clean’ bill to avert Homeland Security shutdown

    02/24/2015 11:58:59 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    By Alexander Bolton - 02/24/15 02:34 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said the Senate may vote “very quickly” on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill.Days before a shutdown of the critical agency, McConnell said he would “be happy" to pass a clean DHS funding bill before the Senate considers a narrow measure overturning President Obama’s most recent executive actions on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT His plan, if accepted by Senate Democrats and House Republicans, would prevent Homeland Security from shutting down on Saturday.McConnell noted the Senate is scheduled to vote Friday on legislation he introduced this...
  • Teamsters seen as upping effort to be Clark County Schools union

    02/24/2015 9:54:07 AM PST · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 2/23/2015 | By FRANCIS McCABE
    It’s beginning to look like an all-out offensive by the Teamsters against the two largest education unions in Clark County. Teamsters Local 14 has filed a public records request for the names, job classification and work location for members of the Clark County Education Association, the union representing the School District’s 17,000 teachers. Teamsters Local 14 secretary-treasurer Larry Griffith confirmed the request was made but he wouldn’t say anything more. The move could be viewed as an organizing effort by the Teamsters to represent the district’s teachers, labor law experts said. The Teamsters are in the midst of a fight...
  • 2015 could be year of the gun at Nevada Legislature

    02/23/2015 7:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 2/22/2015 | SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet. First there was a dust-up between Senate Democrats and Republicans over a GOP gun measure that includes domestic violence provisions that Democrats said fell short of what is needed.
  • Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs

    02/20/2015 6:24:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Ana Ley
    A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate the state's crippling teacher shortage.
  • New Gun Bill Introduced In Nevada Senate

    02/19/2015 8:26:23 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 2/19/2015 | RRangel
    Senate Bill 175 was introduced by Senator Michael Roberson, which creates reciprocity with other state concealed carry permits, and would repeal the handgun registration requirements of Clark County. It also strengthens state preemption, of gun laws, by allowing those “adversely affected” by local ordinances to file suit. There’s a provision making it illegal, for anyone convicted of domestic violence, from possessing a firearm.
  • LOOK FOR TROUBLE AND YOU’LL FIND IT: The Preventable Death of Tammy Myers.

    02/18/2015 8:16:08 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/18/2015 | Bob Owens
    A Las Vegas mother of four would still be alive today if she had simply returned home, gone inside, and called the police after a road rage incident last week. Instead, after an encounter with an angry driver, Tammy Meyers got her adult son—and his handgun—and went hunting for the driver of a vehicle who had left his car to yell at her. The man had stopped his car in the road ahead of Meyers and yelled at her because Meyers’ teen-aged daughter had reached over and honked the horn at the man because she didn’t like how he was...
  • Judge: Police takeover of Henderson homes not covered by Third Amendment

    02/17/2015 7:19:30 AM PST · by redreno · 15 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 16, 2015 - 1:37pm | By CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    Members of a Henderson family may proceed with their civil rights case against police officers who took over their homes without warrants in 2011, but a federal judge has thrown out the family’s unusual Third Amendment claim. Michael and Linda Mitchell and their adult son, Anthony, filed the lawsuit in 2013 against Henderson and North Las Vegas police. The case included a seldom-raised claim that police violated the Third Amendment, which places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes. “While we are sorry that we will not be able to have a jury decide whether the Mitchell family’s...
  • Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham lead in new S.C. presidential poll

    02/11/2015 4:44:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 2/10/15 | Schuylyer Kropf
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the front-runner in a new 2016 Republican presidential preference poll in South Carolina, while U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is close enough to make it a statistical tie here. But the news is less favorable for Graham in three other early voting states - Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada - where his level of support registers at negligible among GOP voters, totalling at 1 percent and below. The poll, by the conservative Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, put Walker is out front in South Carolina but statistically tied with Graham, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and...
  • ‘ISIS Is Here’: Islamic State Graffiti in America-Marking territory

    02/10/2015 5:27:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 10, 2015 | Dawn Perlmutter
    ‘ISIS Is Here’: Islamic State Graffiti in AmericaPosted By Dawn Perlmutter On February 10, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments On February 4, 2015 the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, Michael Steinbach said that the FBI has seen children as young as 15 recruited by the Islamic State aka ISIS, ISIL. Two days later FBI Director James Comey said there are open cases looking into individuals who may be connected to ISIS in every state in the Union except Alaska. Evidence of the Islamic State’s successful recruiting efforts in America is literally written on...
  • Longtime Seattle manufacturer moving 100 jobs to Nevada (Min. Wage)

    02/07/2015 7:35:22 AM PST · by llevrok · 39 replies
    KOMO News (TV) Seattle ^ | February 6, 2015 | Elisa Jaffe
    SEATTLE -- If you own outdoor recreational gear, there's a good chance you have something made at Cascade Designs. The company manufactures MSR camping stoves, Platypus hydration packs, SeaLine dry bags, and Therma-A-Rest sleeping pads -- hundreds of products made by workers in Seattle. Those workers had a bombshell dropped on them Thursday. The company based in Seattle's SODO district along 1st Avenue South is moving 100 jobs later this year to a new plant it's leasing near Reno, Nevada. That's 20 percent of the work force. Some employees have been offered positions, but others will have to reapply. "We...
  • NV: Shooting through the Door is a bad idea

    02/06/2015 10:29:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Shooting through a door is usually a bad idea.  Your ability to see the target is often obscured or nonexistent, and it may be difficult to show that you believed that you were confronting a deadly threat.   Shooting through an inside door may be less problematic than one that is an entrance to a building that you are defending. Interior doors  are usually of flimsy construction.  A person who has retreated to a bedroom or bathroom and who has locked the door may have less options than someone who is defending an entrance door.   If someone has already...
  • Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

    02/05/2015 8:08:24 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 4 Feb 2015 at 02:36 | theregister.co.uk
    A Nevada court has ruled FBI agents can dress up as ISP repairmen to blag their way into a suspect's home without a search warrant – but must tell the courts about it when they do. The ruling stems from a case brought by the Feds against Malaysian poker player Wei Seng Phua and his son, whom the agency accused of running an illegal betting syndicate from a luxury Las Vegas villa during last year's FIFA World Cup. The duo hired the house in the grounds of Caesars Palace casino on the famous Strip, and asked for large-screen monitors, laptops,...
  • EDITORIAL: Don’t limit recall petitions, no matter how pointless

    02/03/2015 8:01:38 AM PST · by redreno · 1 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 3, 2015 - 12:01am | LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
    State lawmakers began work Monday, three months after most of them were elected. Depending on how things play out during the first weeks of the 2015 Legislature, three months from now some of those lawmakers could find themselves on the ballot again — before the end of the regular session. Conservative activists are laying the groundwork to recall new Assembly Speaker John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, freshman Assemblyman Chris Edwards, R-Las Vegas, and other moderate Republican legislators who refuse to flatly reject the tax increases proposed by GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval. If those activists go forward with recall petitions — under...
  • Nevadans make moves to combat gun violence

    01/31/2015 10:26:24 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | JOHN L. SMITH
    Advocates point to lower incidences of gun-related domestic violence. Domestic abusers will find it more difficult to purchase handguns if the effort becomes law. Currently in Nevada, weapons sold at gun shows don’t require background checks. Nor do weapons sold between private parties. That would change if the background check measure becomes law. The background check initiative wouldn’t have been needed if Gov. Brian Sandoval had signed the bill that passed the Legislature in 2013. But Sandoval vetoed it, a decision which no doubt pleased gun lobbyists who were actively working to undercut it. Nevadans find out in a few...
  • Son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Utah

    01/29/2015 8:04:54 AM PST · by redreno · 39 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | By WESLEY JUHL
    Ryan Bundy, son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested Tuesday in Cedar City, Utah. Iron County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Nik Johnson said in a release that Bundy was served with an arrest warrant while at the county courthouse on a separate case. Bundy, 42, verbally and physically resisted the deputies’ attempts to take him into custody, but deputies overpowered and arrested him, Johnson said. Bundy was booked on charges of interfering with an officer, from the arrest warrant, and an additional charge of resisting arrest.
  • Union leaders say they’re braced for ‘war’ on public employees

    01/28/2015 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By LAURA MYERS
    The head of the Nevada AFL-CIO proclaimed Tuesday that “working families are under attack” by Republican lawmakers who want to weaken collective bargaining laws and pensions now that they control the Legislature.Danny Thompson, executive-secretary treasurer of the organization, told supporters at the Teamsters Local 14 union hall that the designated GOP Assembly speaker, John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, had sent a letter to local governments soliciting ideas for changes in public employee collective bargaining — the workers’ right to negotiate pay and benefits.Thompson, a former assemblyman, said he’s been watching the Legislature for some 35 years and he had never seen...
  • Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

    01/27/2015 8:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/27/15 | Hans von Spakovsky /
    In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator. According to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, which was released on Jan. 26, Whittemore is “a prominent attorney, developer and lobbyist who has long been active in Nevada politics and political fundraising.” In 2007, he was the chairman of “a holding company with significant interests in golf courses, land development, oil and gas properties, and...
  • PERS points out weaknesses in Nevada think tank’s retirement study

    01/23/2015 7:27:54 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 22, 2015 - 4:21pmUpdated | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A retirement system official said Thursday a report showing that some public employees who retire collect more in pension benefits than they did while working was based on less than 2 percent of beneficiaries. The analysis also does not reflect changes to the retirement plan made in 1985 that reduced pension payouts, said Tina Leiss, executive officer of the system. The conclusions in the report issued by the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank based in Las Vegas, do not account for the vast majority of the members and retirees of the Public Employees’ Retirement...
  • EDITORIAL: State must end pension-boosting service credit option

    01/22/2015 7:43:22 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2015 - 12:01am | EDITORIAL
    It’s not enough for the Nevada Legislature to change retirement benefits for future public employees. The state’s pension plan provides perks and payouts so absurdly generous that some of them need to be dialed back right away. Taxpayers are on the hook for billions of dollars worth of unfunded pension benefits, when they can barely afford to save for retirement themselves. It’s bad enough that they must subsidize benefits they’ll never have. But it’s outrageous that taxpayers subsidize the cost of providing government workers, who already retire far earlier than their private-sector peers, with even earlier retirements. In Sunday’s Review-Journal,...
  • Study: Many public-sector retirees making more than they did on job

    01/22/2015 7:37:08 AM PST · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Most people who make the decision to retire have to figure out how to live on fewer dollars, but that is not always the case with Nevada state and local government employees, a new analysis has found. The analysis by the conservative think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute, using newly available public data provided by the Public Employees Retirement System, shows that many public sector retirees actually receive a raise upon retirement. The analysis, which looked at 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies, including the state of Nevada, Las Vegas, Clark County and the Clark County School...
  • Archaeologists find 1882 rifle leaning against Nevada desert tree

    01/16/2015 6:46:32 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2015 | Dan Whitcomb
    Archaeologists conducting a survey in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago. The rifle, which records show was manufactured and shipped by the gun maker in 1882, had been leaning against the Juniper tree for so long that the wood of its stock was cracked and deteriorated from the desert sun, its barrel rusted. "It really is a mystery," said Nichole Andler, a public information officer for Great Basin National Park. "We know it has been out there awhile...