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  • Businesses worry street beautification project could affect their operations

    03/27/2017 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Boulder City Review ^ | March 22, 2017 | Celia Shortt Goodyear
    Boulder City is planning a beautification project for Nevada Highway, and several local merchants are concerned with how it could affect their businesses. As part of the Boulder City Parkway complete street project, the plan is to widen the sidewalks, create bike lanes, improve pedestrian and bike crossings, improve the median, and create bus turnouts from Gingerwood Street to Buchanan Boulevard. All these additions will take away space from the businesses along that portion of the roadway. Chris Gatlin, owner of Woodchuck’s, is concerned about the lack of space he’ll have once the sidewalk and road are widened. Woodchuck’s, at...
  • Who Are The Reality Stars That Publicly Support President Donald Trump?

    03/27/2017 12:56:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 26, 2017 | Georgia Makitalo
    Former Celebrity Apprentice host, Arnold Schwarzenegger, may have recently distanced himself from President Donald Trump, but The Donald has nothing to worry about as many members of his reality show brethren still has his back, unlike Hollywood. Who are some of the reality stars that continue to support Donald Trump? When it looked as though there was no one that would perform at Trump’s inauguration, Gold Rush‘s Todd Hoffman generously offered his singing talents, but on Facebook. Although he was eager to share his services to sing for the then-newly elected president, it was too bad that Trump, who prefers...
  • Gunshots fired in burglary of store at Bellagio in Las Vegas

    03/25/2017 8:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 25, 2017 | Staff
    Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Police said in a statement on Saturday that a preliminary investigation suggests that at least three people entered the store and one of them fired gunshots. No one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody.
  • Reno City Council Adopts Welcoming City Resolution

    03/24/2017 1:25:13 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 13 replies ^ | 03/23/2017 | unknown
    The Reno City Council will consider adoption of a Welcoming City Resolution at its Wednesday meeting. At the direction of Council, staff has prepared a report and draft Resolution. The Resolution is an expression of the Council's values as a body. "The Resolution would confirm the City of Reno's intent to be a community where all of our residents feel welcomed, safe and able to fully participate in our economic and social life," Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado said. Delgado and At-Large Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien requested that staff work on the Resolution, direction to the City Manager that Council...
  • The Kangaroo Court of Southern Nevada (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF TRIAL UPDATE)

    03/24/2017 3:59:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/24/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Judge Gloria Navarro continues to run roughshod over a rigged trial for the first six men accused in the April 2014 standoff near Bundy Ranch, we are reminded of the Oregon Standoff trial last fall and the spirited defense of Marcus Mumford.......
  • Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades past deadline

    03/22/2017 4:33:19 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | March 22, 2017
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment exactly 45 years after Congress first submitted it to the states. State senators gave final approval Wednesday for Nevada to sign on to the effort set in motion by women's suffragists. The move brings the nation two states shy -- but decades past deadline -- of amending the U.S. Constitution to plainly state women and men are equal under the law. Opponents argue it could disrupt family and military culture, and possibly lead to unfettered abortion access and funding. The amendment required approval from 38 states to take...
  • Nevada lawmakers vow to fight White House’s revival of Yucca Mountain plan

    03/20/2017 3:48:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Opponents of the newly revived federal plan to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain are preparing for battle with the Trump administration as the political winds seem to be shifting in favor of the project. Powerful figures in Nevada — led by Republican Sen. Dean Heller and including freshman Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, and Gov. Brian Sandoval — have vowed to fight the White House at every turn as it tries to breathe new life into Yucca Mountain with the first injection of federal funds into what surely would be a multi-billion dollar undertaking. But none of...
  • Obamacare Lessons from Las Vegas

    03/13/2017 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Root for America ^ | March 13, 2013 | Wayne Root
    I have an important message for President Trump and the GOP Congress. Study the lesson of the Nevada GOP. When people think of Nevada, they think of Las Vegas aka “Sin City.” They think of neon, glitzy casinos, gambling, strip clubs, Elvis and Liberace. What they don’t think of is politics…or more specifically, Obamacare. Yet Nevada holds the lesson for President Trump and the GOP Congress for how to handle Obamacare. Nevada is a place for bigger-than-life-personality, gunslingers and riverboat gamblers, not boring, wishy-washy moderates who stand for tinkering around the edges. In Las Vegas you’ve “got to go big...
  • No, you don't have a right to free birth control

    03/08/2017 12:10:06 PM PST · by VegasVictor · 39 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 8, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    We’ve been misreading the Declaration of Independence for centuries. Turns out it says people “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and birth control someone else pays for.” That’s the impression supporters of AB249 and SB233 left after testifying Monday. Both bills would require that all Nevada insurance companies provide birth control with no co-pays or other point-of-delivery costs. Supporters lavishly praised those mandates. Many liberals believe in “positive rights,” aka the right to free stuff, like birth control. But that reading necessarily means that government will infringe someone else’s rights. In...
  • Legislature prepares for battle over federal ownership of public lands in Nevada

    03/06/2017 3:35:52 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 9 replies ^ | March 6, 2017 - 6:03am | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — The decades-long battle over federal ownership of nearly 110,000 square miles of Nevada is about to be re-engaged at the Nevada Legislature. With about 85 percent of those acres under control of a variety of federal agencies — primarily the U.S. Bureau of Land Management — some Nevada political leaders want a transfer of as many as 7 million acres to state control in a first phase that could eventually see large tracts of land become state lands. Economic development is the primary driver for the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution 7, but some proponents see it...
  • Lemmon Valley Flood Victims See an Increase in Aid Efforts

    03/05/2017 3:40:57 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 1 replies ^ | March 5, 2017 | Bob Conrad —
    Government officials are making the rounds to assist with those affected by the flooding in Lemmon Valley. This comes after residents have repeatedly complained about flooding in the area, from flash floods in 2015 through today. About 20 homes remain flooded. Governor Brian Sandoval toured the area Friday.
  • BLM special agent is focus of investigations [ Dan Love ]

    03/04/2017 6:25:18 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Feb 28, 2017
    Dan Love, a controversial law-enforcement agent for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is the subject of several investigations into his actions as special-agent-in-charge of BLM activities in Utah and Nevada. Most recently, Congressman Jason Chaffetz alleges that Love may have destroyed files, withheld documents, and coached witnesses in order to avoid a Congressional investigation. Chaffetz asked the Department of Interior (DOI) Inspector General to investigate the allegations. Love is also the focus of a DOI Inspector General report that states he used his position to gain perks at the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada. The report states that...
  • Judge dismissed juror for nodding off during Bunkerville standoff trial

    03/03/2017 4:03:51 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 3/2/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    A federal judge Thursday dismissed one of the jurors seated for the trial against six men accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy. The woman, identified only as 'juror 12' was dismissed late Thursday after U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro noticed her falling asleep on several occasions during testimony. The jury includes four alternates, so the case will not be affected by the juror's dismissal.... Most of the witnesses have been federal law enforcement officers who have given similar accounts of the events of April 12, 2014. The trial is expected to last weeks due to the voluminous government evidence...
  • Teacher's Trump comments allegedly made students cry

    03/02/2017 12:53:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | March 2, 2017 | CNN & KTNV
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV/CNN) – A mother says comments by her son’s teacher about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies made some middle school students cry. Laura Llamas filed an incident report Monday after her son told her about his math teacher’s political remarks, which happened during a lesson. "He was like, 'My teacher mentioned that she supported Trump's policies on deporting illegals because illegals are the ones that bring drugs into the communities,'" Llamas said. Parents say the comments caused some kids to start crying, prompting the teacher to apologize. “Everyone was just shocked because they didn’t expect their teacher to...
  • Democrats support bill that would legalize female genital mutilation

    03/01/2017 11:42:09 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 51 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 03/01/2017 | Victor Joecks
    The Nevada Senate will soon consider a bill that would overturn Nevada’s ban on female genital mutilation, and Senate Democrats are tripping over themselves to vote for it. Why would anyone support rolling back a ban on something Nevada law defines as sexual abuse? That’s one of the questions supporters of Senate Joint Resolution 2, the “Equal Rights Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, should answer before voting on it as early as Wednesday.
  • BLM ranger testifies that he turned off body cam as Bunkerville standoff escalated

    03/01/2017 5:22:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    As the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville escalated and authorities started to fear a gunfight, Bureau of Land Management Ranger Patrick Apley turned off his body camera. "I was mad," Apley testified Tuesday in the trial against six men accused of conspiring with rancher Cliven Bundy to block federal authorities from seizing cattle. "I felt like we were going to be in a firefight and I really didn't want to record that."..... Defense attorney Jeff Marchese, who represents defendant Eric Parker, hammered the ranger for that decision. "What's the purpose of having a body camera?" Marchese asked. "The purpose of a...
  • Cancela bill would make Nevada a sanctuary state; Roberson calls it ‘recklessly irresponsible’

    02/27/2017 5:24:56 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 11 replies ^ | 02/27/207 | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — A bill introduced Monday in the Nevada Senate would prohibit state and local law agencies from conducting immigration enforcement operations. Senate Bill 223, sponsored by state Sen. Yvanna Cancela and a host of other Democratic lawmakers, comes amid stepped up immigration enforcement under the administration of Republican President Donald Trump. The bill would prohibit police agencies, including school and campus police departments, from using money, facilities, property, equipment or personnel for immigration enforcement purposes.
  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 4 replies ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • NWS cancels flash flood warning for area around Nevada dam

    02/21/2017 2:13:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 186 replies
    Dayton Ohio's ^ | 2/21/17 | Dayton Ohio's staff
    The National Weather Service in Reno, Nevada is warning of an "imminent" dam break about 85 miles northeast of the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The NWS is urging people to evacuate immediately. URGENT: Retention basin above East Dayton, NV failing! FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 6:40PM. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. #NVWx #DamFailure — NWS Reno (@NWSReno) February 21, 2017 The area was already dealing with a Winter Storm Warni
  • Bill would provide protections for LGBTQ youth in Nevada foster care

    02/20/2017 3:46:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 13 replies ^ | 02/17/2017 | By MICHAEL LYLE
    When Tristan Torres was 16 and placed in foster care after his mother kicked him out for being transgender, his new home was supposed to feel safe. It didn’t. “The first inkling I had that this wasn’t going to be good was when (my foster mother) refused to call me by my preferred pronoun,” Torres said. “It progressed from there.” He is now advocating for creating legislation that would better protect LGBT youth in the foster care system. “What I went through could have been prevented,” he said. Torres, 19, is expected to testify about his experiences when Assembly Bill...
  • Trust, don’t verify: How to commit voter fraud in Nevada

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by VegasVictor
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/21/2017 | Victor Joecks
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • Nevada official says Tesla Gigafactory has over 1,000 workers and hiring 150-200 more each month

    02/19/2017 5:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Teslarati ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carolyn Fortuna
    Head of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development says Tesla has hired more than 1,000 workers at its Gigafactory plant outside of Reno, and on pace to increase hiring by another 150 to 200 workers each month. Executive Director Steve Hill told the Senate Finance Committee last week during a budget review meeting that the California-based electric carmaker and energy company is ramping up hiring and expects the factory to have 3,200 workers by March 2018. “They’re hiring 150 to 200 more every month,” says Hill. News of Tesla’s workforce expansion comes on the heels of an independent audit...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Why English should be Nevada's official language

    02/15/2017 9:15:02 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/14/2017 | Victor Joecks
    Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno, provided the first “gotcha” moment of the 2017 Legislature. She rose Friday to refer a group of bills to committee, but she did so in Spanish. She then stopped and said, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry. In keeping with the spirit of Assembly Bill 131, I will make sure all comments remain in English.” AB131 would make English Nevada’s official language. While liberals celebrated her “burn,” most of those who gloated didn’t understand what she was saying until she spoke English. That’s exactly why English should be Nevada’s official language. Empathy, discussion, debate — even verbal jabs...
  • Wedding bells ringing at Taco Bell offering cheap nuptial option

    02/15/2017 7:24:23 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Claire Ricke
    A cheaper option to tie the knot, the Taco Bell wedding costs $600. Alongside the Crunchwrap Supremes and burritos, couples can order a wedding off of the menu. The money includes: •Taco Bell garter •Bow tie •Wedding bouquet made of sauce packets •Just Married T-Shirts •Taco Bell brand champagne flutes The newlywed’s first meal will be a twelve-pack of tacos and a Cinnabon delights cake. It starts this summer.
  • Las Vegas law firm seeks public records related to Question 1

    02/14/2017 3:23:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 6 replies ^ | 02/14/2017 | By WESLEY JUHL
    A Las Vegas law firm hired to represent Nevadans for Background Checks filed a massive public records request Monday in pursuit of communication between several state agencies, police departments, the FBI and the National Rifle Association. The firm Greenberg Traurig was hired to represent the campaign after the gun background check measure was blocked from its planned Jan. 1 implementation because the FBI refused to perform the background checks. Nevada voters in November approved the initiative to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers.
  • Prosecution shows aerial view of Bundy standoff

    02/14/2017 3:56:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies ^ | 2/13/2017 | Vanessa Murphy
    LAS VEGAS-Jurors received a 2-mile overview of an armed standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy;s ranch in April 2014. Monday was the first day of testimony in the trial for six defendants accused of wielding weapons against federal agents. A special agent with the Bureau of Land Management who planned the cattle removal described the lead up to the armed standoff...... Defense attorneys are portraying the defendants as law-abiding citizens spurred by reports of scuffles between federal agents and Bundy family members to protest a government roundup of Bundy cattle. If the six men are convicted, they could spend the...
  • Adelson spokesman on withdrawal from stadium project: Raiders were ‘picking his pocket’

    02/12/2017 3:39:09 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 16 replies ^ | 02/11/2017 | By RICHARD N. VELOTTA
    From the start, it seemed like a partnership destined to bring the National Football League to Las Vegas. The Oakland Raiders, one of the iconic franchises in professional sports. The family of casino executive Sheldon Adelson. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Everyone involved with the plan described it as an alignment of the stars that seemed too good to be true.
  • Las Vegas jury hears opening statements in first Bunkerville standoff trial

    02/10/2017 3:55:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    Cattle rancher Cliven Bundy's armed stand against the federal government was either an assault on law enforcement by self-described militiamen or a freedom festival led by cowboys at home on the range, depending on who was addressing jurors Thursday... The April 2014 standoff in Bunkerville followed a five-word the 70-year old rancher gave to hundreds of protesters at a morning rally: "Cowboys, go get'er done." What happened after those remarks was the subject of much contention... In a dramatic opening statement, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre gave the jury a vivid description of how the six people on trial...
  • Mire Refections on the Oregon Standoff

    02/09/2017 3:45:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/4/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    The Oregon Standoff was led by a man described as 'charismatic' by those who had contact with him during the time of the protest and before it. Ammon Bundy said he took his stand to 'love thy neighbor'..... Bundy cited Dr. Martin Luther King as an example for his protest. When he was arrested, no weapons were found on Bundy. He never carried a weapon during the protest. When one reflects on the end of the Oregon Standoff and the days leading up to it one recalls the 'leadership' of David Fry, inspired by his relationship with LaVoy Finicum...... David...
  • FBI posed as journalists to get evidence on Bundy's. Now it could hurt their case

    02/08/2017 3:54:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/7/2017 | Sam Levin
    FBI agents posed as journalists and tricked the Bundy ranching family and their supporters into giving on-camera interviews that prosecutors may use in upcoming trials, according to defense attorneys and court records. The FBI's "fake film production company" and "wide ranging deceptive undercover operation", as lawyers described it in a court filing, is one of multiple controversies that some say could derail the government's prosecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his four sons and a dozen of their followers. A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ethics scandal involving tickets for popular Burning Man festival could further hinder prosecutors in...
  • FBI posed as journalists to get evidence on Bundys. Now it could hurt their case

    02/07/2017 10:08:15 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 7, 2017 | By Sam Levin
    FBI agents posed as journalists and tricked the Bundy ranching family and their supporters into giving on-camera interviews that prosecutors may use in upcoming trials, according to defense attorneys and court records. The FBI’s “fake film production company” and “wide-reaching deceptive undercover operation”, as lawyers described it in a court filing, is one of multiple controversies that some say could derail the government’s prosecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his four sons and a dozen of their followers. A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ethics scandal involving tickets for the popular Burning Man festival could further hinder prosecutors in...
  • First trial in Bunkerville standoff case opens in Las Vegas

    02/07/2017 2:28:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 2/6/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    Constitutional issues took center stage Monday when the first trial in the case against rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters opened with jury selection in Las Vegas. The selection process at times resembled more of a political discussion than a courtroom proceeding, as lawyers grilled potential jurors about constitutional rights, marches and protests, federal authority, police conduct and news media. The extensive questioning provides defense attorneys and prosecutors the opportunity to identify people they do or do not want on the jury. Later this week, each side will be allowed to dismiss a limited number of jurors without showing cause....
  • Bill introduced to lower age for legal gambling in Nevada

    02/06/2017 7:42:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 48 replies ^ | 02/06/2017 | By COLTON LOCHHEAD
    Buying cigarettes. Going off to war. Voting. They are things you can do at 18 years old in America. A Nevada lawmaker wants to add gambling to that list. Assembly Bill 86, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Minden, would drop the legal gambling threshold from 21 to 18 years of age.
  • Report: BLM agent in ethics probe threatened retaliation: 'Grenades will go off' (Dan Love)

    02/02/2017 5:55:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Deseret News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General investigated an unnamed Bureau of Land Management supervisory agent in Salt Lake City for more than a year on ethics complaints, with the independent panel concluding that breaches had occurred. The agent, which the Deseret News has confirmed is Dan Love through a source familiar with the investigation, is accused of using his position to secure preferential treatment for his family during the 2015 Burning Man event in Nevada, including using federal law enforcement officers as personal escorts for their safety, using his BLM vehicle to transport his girlfriend...
  • Proposed bill would require Nevada students to learn cursive writing

    02/01/2017 7:15:16 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies ^ | 02/01/2017 | By MEGHIN DELANEY
    State Sen. Don Gustavson is using history as his guide as he again attempts to require Nevada students to learn cursive handwriting by the end of third grade. Gustavson, R-Sparks, has even included the Founding Fathers in his cursive cause, which began with the 2015 legislative session and continued last week when he filed essentially the same bill draft that previously died in committee. This time around, he believes testimony from history and education experts will propel SB86 into law. “All of our original founding documents and letters from our Founding Fathers were almost all done in cursive writing,” Gustavson...
  • Former head of Boulder City’s animal shelter receives 90-day jail sentence

    01/31/2017 3:29:32 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 10 replies ^ | 1/31/2017 | By BROOKE WANSER
    The former head of Boulder City’s animal shelter was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for needlessly euthanizing her own dog. Mary Jo Frazier pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of animal cruelty after admitting she killed her dachshund. She previously denied allegations that she euthanized animals for fun at the shelter.
  • Prosecutors In Nevada Beg Trial Judge To Protect The BLM From Scrutiny During Bundy Trial

    01/28/2017 1:26:43 PM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Pete Santilli Show ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | Pete Santilli
    Prosecutors in Las Vegas filed a Motion In Limine late Tuesday in the case of The United States vs Cliven Bundy et al — in hopes that Nevada District Court Judge Gloria Navarro – will allow the Government to “cover-up” any wrong doing agents in the Bureau Of Land Management – who conducted the Bundy cattle impoundment in April of 2014 – may have committed. “It’s a shocking blatant attempt by the Government to cover-up the brutal conduct of BLM agents that caused a near catastrophe in Bunkerville, Nevada during the impoundment of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle,” says a defense...
  • Judge to allow Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne to testify in second....(Oregon Standoff Trial)

    01/24/2017 5:39:18 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/20/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said Friday she'll work to ensure the transfer of Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne from Nevada to testify at next month's trial of seven defendants charged in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. "I'm convinced it would be error for the court not to facilitate them as witnesses," the judge said. But Brown wants both Bundy and Payne, who face federal prosecution in Nevada this spring, to personally consent to their brief transfer. She also wants their assurances that they won't argue that the move will hurt their ability to prepare for...
  • Officials have duty to Nevadans to make background checks work (barf alert)

    01/15/2017 7:12:09 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 15 jan 2017
    Christmas just kept coming last year for the NRA crowd in Nevada. Three days after the holiday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt gave them another gift when he announced that the November ballot measure on universal background checks had hit a roadblock. Cue the Charlie Brown music. Based on the chorus of smug comments about how opponents of the initiative had warned voters all along that it was flawed, the types who can’t drink enough NRA Kool-Aid had quite a celebration. Here’s hoping they had plenty of fun, because now it’s time to get back to the important job of...
  • How Nevada politicians violate the state constitution’s taxpayer protections

    01/13/2017 12:21:52 PM PST · by VegasVictor · 2 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    Legislators have been skirting the Nevada Constitution to pass tax increases for 20 years, and it’s time to expose their scheme. They’re violating the Gibbons’ Tax Restraint Initiative, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that requires the support of two-thirds of lawmakers (or a majority vote of the people) on any bill that “creates, generates, or increases any public revenue.” Nevada’s local governments already can’t raise taxes unless the Legislature approves first. That should provide state taxpayers with a double firewall against local tax increases. But big government worked out an end-around. After the initiative went into effect in 1996, the Legislative...
  • School districts wants to eliminate requirement that new teachers show knowledge of Constitution

    01/11/2017 9:48:39 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 10, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    State law requires prospective teachers to understand the U.S. and Nevada constitutions. If the Clark County School District gets its way, new teachers won’t have to.
  • Nevada’s universal gun background check law deemed unenforceable, put on ice

    01/02/2017 11:37:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 1/1/17 | Andrea Noble
    A universal gun background check measure, approved by Nevada voters and touted as a victory by gun control advocates, was supposed to take effect after the clock struck midnight Saturday and residents rang in the new year. But the FBI and Nevada’s attorney general, calling the initiative unenforceable, have put it on hold indefinitely. The unexpected development is a welcome surprise for Second Amendment supporters, who have long been critical of such background check efforts funded by Michael’s R. Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
  • Obama Seizes Area Near Bundy Ranch In Massive Last Minute Land Grab

    01/02/2017 1:23:35 AM PST · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/30/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With a stroke of the pen President Obama has unilaterally declared vast swaths of land in Utah and Nevada as two new national monuments, thus putting them under control of the federal government.
  • EDITORIAL: Background checks(NV)

    12/30/2016 9:04:19 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 12/29/2016 | Editors
    Leading up to the November election, opponents of Question 1 — a measure to require background checks in Nevada for private gun sales or transfers — argued, among other things, that the initiative was poorly worded and would lead to a number of unintended consequences. Proponents of the measure — which passed with just 50.45 percent of the vote despite losing in every county except Clark — dismissed such concerns, arguing the measure was carefully crafted to avoid confusion. We now know who was correct. On Wednesday, the state attorney general said the law, set to become effective on Sunday,...
  • Nevada’s new gun background check law ends before it begins

    12/29/2016 4:57:56 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 28 dec 2016 | SANDRA CHEREB and WESLEY JUHL
    CARSON CITY — A new Nevada law requiring background checks for private party gun sales was deemed unenforceable Wednesday, days before it was to take effect because the FBI refuses to conduct them and the state lacks authority to do so. The opinion issued by the office of Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt left gun enthusiasts elated and proponents of background checks reeling from the blow of another setback — the second since 2013 when a bill requiring universal screenings was passed by the Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Backers are now turning their sights to the 2017...
  • With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy (LAND GRAB)

    12/28/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2016 | By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    President Obama on Tuesday created new national monuments in a sacred tribal site in southeastern Utah and in a swath of Nevada desert, after years of political fights over the fate of the sites. The designations further cement Obama’s environmental legacy as one of the most consequential — and contentious — in presidential history. He now has invoked his executive power to create national monuments 29 times during his tenure, establishing or expanding protections for more than 550 million acres of federal lands and waters. Environmental groups have praised the conservation efforts, but critics say they amount to a federal...
  • Obama Puts 1.6 Million Acres Under Stricter Federal Control Despite Intense Local Opposition

    12/28/2016 8:45:29 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 28, 2016 | By Michael Bastach
    President Obama has created two new national monuments in southeastern Utah and southern Nevada totalling 1.64 million acres, despite intense opposition from American Indians living in the area. Obama created the Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments using his powers under the Antiquities Act, adding to the 265 million acres of lands the president has already put under stricter federal regulation. The White House set aside 1.47 million acres of land to create the controversial Bears Ears monument, which has been opposed by local Navajo tribal members despite being supported by tribal officials. “Today’s actions will help protect this...
  • Judge keeps Feb. 14 trial date for second group of Oregon Standoff defendants

    12/15/2016 4:02:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 12/14/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    The second trial of Oregon standoff defendants will begin as scheduled on Feb. 14, and the judge plans to summon 1,000 prospective jurors from across the state. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown on Wednesday dismissed a motion by prosecutors to delay the trial for two months, saying they failed to give her a good reason. "We're going forward with trial, with jury selection to begin Feb. 14," Brown said, "unless good cause arises." All seven defendants were in court with their attorneys, filling the same chairs in Courtroom 9A that Ammon Bundy and six other co-defendants sat in before...
  • A $2M check, Harry Reid and one frustrated prosecutor

    12/13/2016 8:12:59 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | First Published December 11 2016 Last Updated December 12 2016 | by HARVEY AND JENNIFER DOBNER, The Salt Lake Tribune
    (Salt Lake Tribune) – The $2 million cashier’s check was drawn at a St. George bank Nov. 5, 2010. From there, it was sent by FedEx to a Los Angeles attorney who represented Ireland-based Full Tilt Poker. Made out to “Mail Media LTD” — a Full Tilt-owned entity used to launder online-gambling funds — the millions then were deposited at Basler Kantonalbank in Switzerland, where Mail Media had an account. And from there, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings is investigating whether it went into a Marshall Islands account in the name of Searchlight Holding Inc. to benefit, or even bribe,...