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  • Joe Heck, Nevada GOP congressman, to run for Harry Reid’s Senate seat

    07/06/2015 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2015
    Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Monday entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. Heck made the announcement in a video posted online, citing his background as a medical doctor in the emergency room and on a military deployment to Iraq. He talked about the struggles his family endured growing up and having the help of a union and social services when his father was out of work. “When my father needed emergency surgery, Medicare covered it. That’s why...
  • ( 13 ) States file lawsuit against EPA's 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

    07/06/2015 2:09:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Enoch
    Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA's new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year and increases the federal government's authority over land use. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys general are considering filing challenges. The EPA is overstepping...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    The Third Amendment was created to protect your home from being quartered by soldiers without your consent. It has very rarely been a matter of debate or litigation, until now. Federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon recently ruled that the police are exempt from the 3rd Amendment with a case out of Henderson, Nevada after a family had their home broken into and seized by local law enforcement who stated they needed the home to gain a “tactical advantage” against suspected criminals in a neighboring house. Police actually forced their way into this family’s home, pepperballed the father and his...
  • 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.
  • Details emerge in Northeast Las Vegas home invasion shootout

    07/02/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 02 july 2015 | COLTON LOCHHEAD
    A 23-year-old man was able to fend off two intruders in his family’s home Tuesday morning, killing one and wounding the other, according to a police report released Wednesday. Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Tarneshia Harris, 29, also known as Tiffany Carter, and a male accomplice broke into a house in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue, near Pecos and Alexander roads, while several people were home, according to the report. The duo initially tried a ruse to gain entry, police said. Harris knocked on the door of the house and told the 12-year-old boy who answered that her...
  • ICE in Las Vegas arrests 25 non-citizens accused of crimes

    07/02/2015 4:02:32 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | July 1, 2015 | By CHRIS KUDIALIS
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 25 non-citizens with previous criminal backgrounds in Clark County last week as part of an enforcement crackdown operation on individuals posing “a public safety threat,” the department said Wednesday. Thirteen of the people taken into custody are convicted felons, the department said, with criminal histories including drug trafficking, mail theft, sexual assault and drunk driving. Those arrested include citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Philippines and Cuba, ICE said. Four were previously deported from the United States. All 25 face possible removal from the United States, the department said.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Donald Trump: Jeb Bush Sees Me as a Threat

    06/28/2015 9:26:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/28/15 | ERIC MORATH
    New York real-estate developer and reality television star Donald Trump says Jeb Bush, the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, views him as a serious political threat. “Trust me, he takes me seriously,” Mr. Trump, who launched a bid for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this month, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” -snip- At a Saturday event in Nevada, Mr. Bush said in Spanish, “I do not agree with his words. They do not represent the values of the Republican Party and they do not represent my values,” according to a...
  • Hundreds attend town hall meeting to discuss BLM's plan for closures of public land ( Colorado )

    06/25/2015 6:38:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    KJCT ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Daniela Pardo
    Grand Junction, COLO. It's a hot debate that's sparked a lot of controversy in Mesa County. The updating of the Resource Management Plan has been in the works for years. It was announced a few months back, but not everyone's happy about the proposal. The Mesa County Commissioners and the Bureau of Land Management took turns speaking at the town hall meeting. The public listened to what happened in a meeting with representatives from the governor's office, in regards to the Resource Management Plan, and had the chance to share their concerns and suggestions. At last week's meeting with the...
  • Harry Reid calls on leaders to reconsider UNLV mascot, nickname

    06/24/2015 10:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox 5 Vegas ^ | 06/24/2015 | Kerry Kinsey
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Speaking to reporters in Washington Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid called on Nevada higher education officials to consider changing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' mascot and sports nickname. The statements came after a shooting in South Carolina that claimed nine lives sparked debate about displays of the Confederacy. On the campus of UNLV Tuesday, it was difficult to find anyone who believes the mascot, Hey Reb!, should be changed. “What happened over there is a tragedy of course, but what's happening here on campus is what's happening on campus. Go Rebels,” student Billy Watts said. “I...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GOP lawmaker says ‘50-50’ chances he will run for Reid's Senate seat

    06/10/2015 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The HIll ^ | June 10, 2015 | Martin Matishak -
    Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) says there's a “50-50” chance he will run for retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) seat. “I’d leave it at 50-50 for now,” he told The Hill on Wednesday. “We’re still considering it. I’ve got to have a discussion with my family, and hopefully we’ll come to a decision soon.” Heck, a one-star general in the U.S. Army Reserves who chairs a House Armed Services Committee subpanel, received a major boost Tuesday when Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said he wouldn’t seek the open seat. Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison (R), former Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • 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...
  • Gun ownership comes under fire

    06/09/2015 4:11:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Gun control advocates, in their never-ending quest to take firearms from those who are licensed and trained to legally carry them, are trying to advance a bill in the House of Representatives introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. But the bill itself stomps on constitutional rights, and Rep. Maloney’s arguments for it can be shot so full of holes that the legislation would look like a target at a shooting range. As reported by The Hill’s Lydia Wheeler, the Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled May 29, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase...
  • 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...
  • Ranchers defy U.S. in grazing parched Nevada lands, environmentalists say

    06/05/2015 11:29:04 AM PDT · by dware · 21 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 06.03.2015 | Reuters via Yahoo! News
    A Nevada ranch defied U.S. drought closure orders in grazing cattle on federally managed land, environmentalists said on Wednesday, comparing it to action by another Nevada rancher that led to an armed standoff last year with federal agents.
  • Taxpayer Subsidies Keep Elon Musk's Companies Afloat

    06/02/2015 11:24:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 2, 2015 | Paul Chesser
    Well, somebody did it, and it was the mainstream media. Congratulations to the Los Angeles Times for taking the time to research and estimate the total amount of U.S. public (local, state, and federal) subsidies for companies owned or run by South African-born Canadian-American Elon Musk. The total amount calculated by reporter Jerry Hirsch for taxpayer-backed incentives – of many different forms, including tax credits and rebates provided to customers – was $4.9 billion. The corporate beneficiaries have been Tesla Motors and SpaceX, where Musk is CEO, and SolarCity Corp., where he is chairman. The sum does not include SpaceX’s...
  • 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 GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase

    06/02/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 6/2/2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending. The $1.1 billion package raises taxes on businesses and cigarettes, and it makes permanent a $500 million bundle of temporary payroll and sales taxes.
  • Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase

    06/02/2015 7:39:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2015 4:06 AM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending. The $1.1 billion package raises taxes on businesses and cigarettes, and it makes permanent a $500 million bundle of temporary payroll and sales taxes. Sandoval’s win on Monday came on the last day of the legislative session, and the proposal’s fate had been in doubt until late Sunday when several skeptical Republicans in the state Assembly pledged support. The plan had faced vocal resistance for months, led by anti-tax...
  • 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...
  • Let’s not forget… [Randy Paul]

    06/01/2015 2:48:23 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | May 31st, 2015 | Ben Howe
    As the accolades and attaboys come in for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) standing up against the continuation of NSA surveillance, we would do well to remember that this is a man who believes the GOP created ISIS. While many candidates are saying that “knowing what they know now” they wouldn’t have supported the Iraq War, Paul went a step further and basically gave an updated version of his father’s view of 9/11; a view which received gasps and boos from the audience when Ron Paul espoused it during the 2007 Republican primary debates. Those gasps have turned into agreement and...
  • 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...
  • San Andreas Ready to Blow – In Theaters and In Real Life

    05/28/2015 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.sciencetimes.com ^ | May 26, 2015 03:30 PM EDT | Rachel K Wentz
    Admit it, there's nothing more fun than sitting in a dark theatre, munching on a bucket of buttery popcorn, and watching the Earth get demolished. In the latest round of catastrophic flicks, California is destroyed as the famous San Andreas Fault unleashes unimaginable (and unrealistic) devastation across the state. The new film, San Andreas, depicts the rupture of an unknown fault near the Hoover Dam in Nevada, which gets the destructive ball rolling by setting off powerful earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault. And although earthquakes are nothing new to Californians, and pose serious threats along the famous fault, Hollywood...
  • Tesla Motors Inc: Gigafactory To Be A Major Turning Point In Auto Market

    05/26/2015 9:35:12 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 45 replies
    valuewalk ^ | May 26, 2015 08:08:59 PM | Michelle Jones
    Tesla Motors Inc: Gigafactory To Be A Major Turning Point In Auto Market Posted By: Michelle JonesPosted date: May 26, 2015 08:08:59 PMIn: TechnologyNo Comments Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is leading the way in electric vehicle technology, especially in batteries, and this is a good time to be in Tesla’s position. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) estimates that “electrified vehicles” will be one-quarter of the car sales in the world in the next ten years. The analysts define “electrified vehicles” as those with an electric powertrain, which include not only EVs but also hybrids and fuel cell vehicles.Tesla is taking one of...
  • School Bans “God” From Homework

    05/27/2015 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    Mackenzie Fraiser may be a sixth grader, but she knows more about her constitutional rights than Somerset Academy. The Las Vegas school took a big gamble when it told a 12-year-old girl to drop God from a paper for leadership class — despite the Education Department’s own rules allowing it. For a project on self-esteem, Mackenzie wanted to use John 3:16 to explain how her faith affects her identity. Since she was required to include an “inspirational statement,” Mackenzie turned to what inspired her most: the Bible. Before she could finish, the teachers ordered her to strip any reference to...
  • Democrats avoid primary mess in Nevada

    05/26/2015 5:31:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015
    Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) will forego a run at the Senate in 2016, clearing a path to the Democratic nomination for Sen. Harry Reid’s handpicked successor, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. “I just love representing Nevada’s first district,” Titus said in a video posted online late Tuesday. “No matter where I go in the world, when I say I represent Las Vegas, everybody knows where that is.”
  • 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.
  • 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
  • OREGON - BLM Hosts Open House in Klamath Falls on Western Oregon Draft RMP-EIS

    05/22/2015 3:13:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    BlueRibbon Coalition ^ | May 20, 2015
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Klamath Falls Field office of the Lakeview District will be hosting an open house to learn about the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. The open house meeting will be held the evening of May 26, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel located at 2500 Almond Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. BLM employees will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and listen to concerns. There will also be a demonstration on how to use the interactive maps and other online resources...
  • Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas -USGS

    05/22/2015 12:47:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2015 | No Attribution
    WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.4 quake struck Nevada on Friday, close to the town of Helene, northeast of Las Vegas, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake, which was quite shallow at a depth of only 12 miles (19.4 km), was close to the border with Utah. The epicenter was located some 90 miles northeast (145 km) from Las Vegas. (Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Eric Beech)
  • 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...
  • How the DEA Harasses Amtrak Passengers

    05/20/2015 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    Earlier this year, Aaron Heuser of Eugene, Oregon, had to travel to Washington, D.C. The trip had two purposes: The 37-year-old mathematician was officially leaving his job at National Institutes of Health and starting a new position at a private firm. Since he is terrified of flying he booked himself a sleeper car on Amtrak. Upon reaching Reno, Nevada, there was an unexpected knock at his door. “There was a DEA badge on the window,” he said. “Having a good reason to be making this trip and being a law abiding citizen, I opened the door and politely asked if...
  • BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

    05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans. But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot...
  • 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.
  • Cashing in: Retailers, ranges take aim at female gun owners

    05/16/2015 9:45:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | JAN HOGAN
    “I became a single mom, and I had a little boy,” she said, “and there are crazy things happening in the world. I felt it was up to me to protect myself (and him) in some of those situations you hear about in the media all the time. I’m no superhero. I appreciate people who are — who run to the gunshots and not away — and I don’t know if that’s necessarily my (method of operation), but I do feel empowered that if my son or I were in a situation that threatened our safety, that I could defend...