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  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • 12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week's heat wave

    06/24/2017 7:25:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 6/23/2017 | Amy Graff
    The process of the Sierra Nevada spring snow melt sped up this week as a heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the Western United States. A thawing snowpack that's massive after a brutal winter fed rivers and reservoirs with high-flowing runoff. One place that saw a stunning impact from all the runoff is Lake Tahoe. More than 12 billion gallons of water poured into the lake over the past week.
  • Reno Is Starting to Look More Like Silicon Valley

    06/22/2017 8:39:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    bloomberg.com ^ | 6/22/2107 | Karen Weise
    “Are you with Tesla or Panasonic?” the waitress asks with a smile. It’s morning in Reno, and it’s natural to assume anyone eating breakfast among the rustic wood walls and Instagram-worthy succulents of the Whitney Peak Hotel would work at the mammoth Tesla Gigafactory, jointly run by the two tech companies. For transplants landing in Reno, the boutique hotel, formerly a casino, has become a common crash pad—albeit one wrapped by an outdoor rock-climbing wall.
  • Corrections Employee Commits Suicide at Pahrump federal detention facility (Bunkerville Standoff)

    06/15/2017 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 6/14/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    A corrections employee committed suicide Tuesday at the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump. The private detention facility, which houses federal inmates awaiting trial, disclosed the suicide in a statement Wednesday that said the employee 'sadly took his own life'. The employee's name and position have not been released to the public. Detention center staff members found his body after responding to a fire alarm that went off around 6pm. No fire was discovered. Staff contacted emergency medical services,, who pronounced the employee dead at the scene. A source with knowledge of the investigation said tear gas or some other...
  • Judge won’t dismiss lawsuit that could delay Nevada pot sales

    06/13/2017 4:00:41 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 9 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 06/13/2017 | By Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY — A Carson City district court judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by liquor distributors against the Department of Taxation over the distribution of recreational marijuana to pot dispensaries. Judge James Wilson said in rejecting the motion that factual disputes need to be heard in an all-day hearing set for Monday. One of those disputes involves the Tax Department’s intervention in a licensing process by liquor distributors in Clark County who were seeking to participate in the distribution process. The decision could delay the start of recreational marijuana sales originally set for July 1 via...
  • Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations

    06/11/2017 4:20:25 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 19 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | 06/09/2017 | By RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year’s general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday. Prosecutors allege that 11 temporary workers employed by the Indiana Voter Registration Project created and submitted an unknown number of falsified applications. According to a probable cause affidavit, a supervisor for those canvassers, Holiday Burke, was also charged, as was the group. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said State Police found no evidence of voter fraud or...
  • Are Toll Roads The Way Forward For Nevada?

    06/05/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Nevada Public Radio ^ | May 24, 2017 | Casey Morell
    Solving traffic issues across our state is an age-old problem.Southern Nevada faces gridlock as the area continues to expand. Northern Nevada's geography makes road construction and rehab trickier.But the appetite for taxes, which help build our roads, is weak. One potential solution? Toll roads.Tom Skancke is a lobbyist and transportation expert who thinks toll roads could be a great way for Nevada to help improve its infrastructure."What I'm suggesting is that more states around the country and particularly in the West -- in the Intermountain West -- have a serious conversation about more toll lanes," he said.Skancke said one of...
  • ....Jerry DeLemus sentencing today 87 months (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF)

    06/01/2017 4:00:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/31/2017 | John Lamb/ J Grady
    (Susan DeLemus at :31) "I'm a little incredulous right now.....I have to internalize it.....and get over the shock..... (at :59)...I'm a little shocked....we may appeal, I don't know what we're gonna do right now... (at 2:05)...they've allowed me to go out to Pahrump to go and visit my husband, uh video, via video, that's how they visit out there...... (at 2:25)...Well, we love each other...yeah, its I think its a pretty big travesty of justice but you know other people have other opinions and obviously the judge has a different opinion. I think we're just going to be irreconcilibly different.......
  • Ammon Bundy speaks about the judges, the officers and the prison system......

    05/31/2017 4:00:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/30/2017 | Ammon Bundy/JGrady
    (Ammon Bundy at :05).....I would like to thank you for your love towards myself and my family. All your support, your letters, your prayers, it is such a great strength to us. So many men and women in these prisons are forgotten.... (at :50)....this wicked system without any chance of correction. For those who are innocent and for those that know they have done wrong but are not being allowed to make it right, for those that stole a dollar that are being punished like a bank robbed...... (at 3:07)...each time I see a young man, an old man or...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • John Lamb & Andrea Parker-Important information from court....(BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF)

    05/26/2017 3:57:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/25/2017 | J Grady
    (John Lamb at :22) ...."It looks like we most likely are not going to trial down here until July 10th ..... (Andrea Parker at 1:52)..."the government said they will provide incriminating statements to the defendants or will there be a limiting instruction each time one is brought up. The government does not want does not plan on introducing anything different than the last trial. Now at this point Leaventhal (defense attorney) gets up and says 'Well how can you say that you don't plan to introduce anything different when you've got this', what is it, its not a motion...a letter...
  • Lisa Bundy-Update on Ammon Bundy 5/11/17 (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF)

    05/12/2017 3:59:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/11/2017 | J Grady
    (Lisa Bundy at 1:50)...."I've talked to Ammon a few times um every day since um I think Saturday was the first time I have talked to him but every day since Saturday. (at 2:05)....he is OK, he's tough um I have to believe that God made him that way because He knew what was in his future and thank goodness for prayer and for the um....for the relationship that we have with our Heavenly Father. So don't you think for one minute that your prayers didn't count, because they did and they continue. I was just laughing with my sister...
  • AG can’t intervene on behalf of Gaming Control Board? Cortez Masto did

    05/11/2017 3:06:26 PM PDT · by VegasVictor · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 11, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    There’s nothing unprecedented about a Nevada attorney general intervening on behalf of the Gaming Control Board in litigation between private parties, even when one of the parties is a licensee. You wouldn’t know that from legislative Democrats’ hyperventilating over an affidavit from Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Sean Whaley, Burnett admitted to secretly recording a 2016 conversation with Attorney General Adam Laxalt. They talked about whether the board should file an amicus brief defending the confidential nature of licensee records submitted to state gaming regulators. Burnett stated he was “shocked and in...
  • Nevada pit bull mauls 6-month-old baby to death

    05/11/2017 8:33:32 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 11, 2017
    A 6-month-old from Hawaii was mauled to death Monday by her family's pit bull. Layla Tsuda, who said she was with the girl, told KHON-TV that the baby was playing in a baby walker inside their home in northwest Las Vegas valley when she was attacked. Tsuda reportedly went to the bathroom and when she came back she found the dog mauling the girl. Tsuda was able to stop the attack, but the baby already suffered major injuries, according to KTNV. The child was rushed to the hospital where she died.
  • 5/10/2017 PATRIOT ALERT: ERIC PARKER INSIDE CCA FACILITY (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF PRISON PROTEST)

    05/11/2017 4:00:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/10/2017 | MrsB Stacy
    (At :10 Eric Parker).....this is Eric Parker, talking to you from CCA federal detention Pahrump, Nevada. Just wanted to make sure that the, the truth is out there. And this morning they uh grabbed all of the Bundy, Bundy Ranch defendants and brought us to a meeting. They called it an "attorney visit". When we got down there the attorneys weren't there. They had brought their own investigative team, they being CCA (Corporation Owning Prison) uh down to talk to us about any mistreatment or any grievances we might have uh. They set us in the chapel and uh proceeded...
  • FBI Says No Need For Top Official To Recuse Himself From Trump-Russia Probe (McCabe)

    04/20/2017 5:27:12 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19 2017 | Chuck Ross
    A top FBI official whose wife received political donations from an ally of Hillary Clinton’s last year does not need to recuse himself from the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation, the bureau said Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee inquired last month about FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s role on the Trump probe, which is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley had expressed concerns about a potential conflict of interest given that McCabe’s wife ran a state campaign in Virginia that received $700,000 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton’s. [...
  • A Prisoner In Nevada And A Prisoner In Nevada

    05/05/2017 4:02:07 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    5/5/2017 | Self
    Leopoldo Lopez has not seen a visitor for 37 days in his Venezuelan prison. Senator Marco Rubio said he was taken to a hospital in a very serious condition. There is concern about what the regime did to him. His wife has stood outside the prison seeking to be allowed in. In Nevada, Ammon Bundy was beaten and shackled earlier this week for a 13 hour period with guards threatening to leave him that way for 72 hours leaving Bundy fearing for his life. He sounded broken and hurt when he called his wife and activist Kelli Stewart afterwards. The...
  • Gun background checks: Over half-million Nevada voters will not be ignored by Laxalt (barf alert)

    05/04/2017 4:56:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 04 may 2017
    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has insisted that his opposition to last November’s ballot question calling for expanded background checks on firearms purchases was based not on the Second Amendment but rather on his opinion that the measure was legally flawed. But unless you were born with an extra gullibility gene or two, you had to wonder whether Laxalt was actually motivated by politics instead of the law. A conservative Republican who has all but announced he’ll run for governor in 2018, Laxalt has had plenty to gain among the NRA crowd and other deep-red voters by trying to torpedo...
  • UPDATE: AMMON BUNDY GIVES UPDATE FROM SOLITARY w/Kelli Stewart (BUNDY BEATEN, PUT IN THE HOLE)

    05/04/2017 3:59:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/4/2017 | Lorri Anderson
    ....(AT :09 Kelli Stewart) "we've got Ammon Bundy on the phone and he is live from, he's live from solitary confinement after being beat up and traumatized all night... (AT :50 Ammon Bundy)".. anyway I just wanted, I just wanted everybody to maybe understand just a little bit the situation. I, I don't, I want....(AT 1:04 Kelli Stewart) "Ammon tell us"....(AT 1:08 Ammon Bundy)...the main thing I want you to believe my wife. I don't want people calling her a liar." (AT 1:15 Kelli Stewart) "We believe her Ammon.....(AT 1:26)...you thought they were going to kill you." (AT 1:35 Ammon...
  • Nevadans for Background Checks shifting blame for its $20M mistake

    05/03/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 2, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    It’s much easier to look for a scapegoat than admit you made a $20 million mistake. That’s what Nevadans for Background Checks tried to do during a Friday news conference that called on Attorney General Adam Laxalt to enforce its background-check initiative. Last fall’s Question 1 ballot initiative mandated background checks for private-party gun sales and transfers. The initiative writers could have required that Nevada perform the background checks for those transactions. Instead, they required licensed dealers to do them through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. “The reason it was written saying that NICS was going to...