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December 22, 2014

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

    What’s under the tree in Washington for Nevada’s delegation?
    Dec. 21, 2014
    What’s on your Christmas list? For Nevada’s members of Congress, it’s fair to say their wish lists extend beyond the new Taylor Swift album or an iPhone 6. It has been a rough year in Washington, especially for ...
  • Senator Dean Heller
    Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
    Dec. 19, 2014
    With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.
  • This is a tunnel seen during a public open house of Yucca Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
    Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...
  • Michelle Fiore takes part in Alan Stock's radio program May 8, 2014.
    Michele Fiore removed from Assembly leadership positions
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Embattled Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has been ousted from her two positions in the legislative hierarchy. Assembly Speaker Designate John Hambrick announced ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid walks to meet with fellow Democrats on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Reid and his party will be the minority.
    Congressional session is finally over: So what was in it for Nevada?
    Dec. 18, 2014
    Tax breaks and lands bills got the OK and Yucca Mountain got another stiff-arm during the lame-duck session of Congress, but Nevada lawmakers didn't get everything ...
  • Reid Gardner Station, a coal fired power plant in Moapa, is shown on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007.
    Regulators again reject Moapa solar plant; Reid Gardner still set to close this month
    Dec. 17, 2014
    State regulators quashed NV Energy’s plans to build a 175-megawatt solar farm on the Moapa Band of Paiutes’ Indian Reservation, saying the company was trying to ...
  • Sandoval names 3 judges to new Court of Appeals
    Dec. 17, 2014
    Gov. Brian Sandoval today named three Nevada judges to sit on the newly created Court of Appeals. The governor selected ...
  • Hyde Park Middle School teachers Stephanie Cooper and Shay Bassett talk during a teachers union rally at the Clark County School District administration building on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. About 100 teachers rallied at the West Sahara building to protest potential layoffs and working conditions.
    Battle lines: Why unions are preparing for assault in Legislature
    Dec. 17, 2014
    Public employee unions are gearing up for a battle against Republicans in the 2015 legislative session. Conservative lawmakers and activists are rallying to upend some of the state’s collective bargaining laws, the rules that guarantee unions the right to negotiate ...
  • President Barack Obama returns a salute as he steps off Marine One helicopter upon his return on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
    Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law
    Dec. 16, 2014
    With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over ...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill.
    Heller says Ted Cruz shows ‘disrespect’ for Senate colleagues
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Count Nevada Sen. Dean Heller among Senate Republicans frustrated at the antics of colleague Ted Cruz, who kept the Senate open Saturday and allowed Sen. Harry Reid to ...
  • Heller assigned to powerful Senate Finance panel
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller has announced he'll be serving on the powerful Senate Finance Committee during the upcoming congressional session. The Republican senator is adding the assignment to ...
  • Michelle Fiore meets with Brian and Valerie Wilson on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
    Fiore: Tax problems stem from ex-husband, theft by rogue employee
    Dec. 16, 2014
    Assembly Majority Leader designate Michele Fiore said today that her problems with the Internal Revenue Service stemmed from actions by her former accountant, who was her husband at the time, and an employee who ...
  • Michelle Fiore takes part in Alan Stock's radio program May 8, 2014.
    Nevada legislator Fiore says she’ll discuss her tax troubles
    Dec. 15, 2014
    After nearly two weeks of silence, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has indicated she will speak about reports that she owes more than $1 million to the ...
  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map
    Dec. 15, 2014
    Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress' bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.
  • 2016 contenders quiet on police shootings protests
    Dec. 14, 2014
    Since grand juries in Missouri and New York declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of two black men, protesters nationwide have demanded a reckoning and an acknowledgment that "black lives matter." Yet, so far, there are few signs such a conversation will come in a place where it might most make a difference — the next campaign for president.
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