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October 24, 2014

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  • Why Las Vegas chamber can give only $10K to candidate but $1M to anti-margin tax campaign
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    Oct. 22, 2014
    This inconsistency in state law has left the door open for major businesses, unions and trade associations to funnel unlimited amounts of money to groups supporting or opposing the ...
  • Taxis wait at "the pit" for fares at McCarran International Airport. At any time, there are about 2,000 cabs on Las Vegas streets.
    Uber arrives in Las Vegas today; battles with taxi companies loom
    Oct. 24, 2014
    Technology company Uber has arrived in Las Vegas and plans to launch its ridesharing service today, a move that could spark an all-out battle with ...
  • Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad
    Oct. 23, 2014
    The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was ...
  • In this June 30, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.
    Poll: Hispanic support of Democrats dipping
    Oct. 23, 2014
    Hispanic voters are increasingly frustrated with the federal impasse over immigration reform and are souring on Democrats, according to a new poll that also offers insights into the 2016 presidential race.
  • Former President Bill Clinton speaks during Samsung's keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
    Bill Clinton coming to Nevada to shore up Democratic support
    Oct. 23, 2014
    With two weeks before the election, President Bill Clinton is planning to come to Nevada to rally Democratic support at the polls. His team isn’t yet releasing details of when, where and for how long Clinton will be in the state. But his pending trip ...
  • Rancher Cliven Bundy poses at his ranch house near Bunkerville, Sunday, May 4, 2014.
    Cliven Bundy, congressional candidate lament political correctness
    Oct. 23, 2014
    The Nevada rancher who was criticized earlier this year for suggesting black people were better off as slaves is raising eyebrows again. Cliven Bundy appears in a campaign ad to elect ...
  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz
    Solar power, VIP guest are stars atop Mandalay Bay
    Oct. 22, 2014
    It wasn’t the average Las Vegas rooftop party. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was the special guest ...
  • Republican congressional nominee Cresent Hardy, left, is running against Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford in the November general election.
    Conservative PAC buying $820,000 of TV ads aimed at Horsford
    Oct. 21, 2014
    In a campaign season that’s seen just a trickle of outside spending in Nevada, a national Republican political action committee is buying a surprise wave of political ads to influence ...
  • Endorsements for state questions
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Nevada’s Supreme Court is one of the busiest in the nation, with justices facing a crippling caseload. As a result, justice is served slowly. There’s a reason for that: The state Supreme Court is Nevada’s only appellate court for cases coming from District Courts. There’s a simple solution ...
  • Metro Police vehicles block access to Calico Fields Street after an officer-involved shooting near Fort Apache and Farm roads Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A suspect was shot after officers responded to a disturbance call.
    Police shootings produce lots of debate, but researchers know surprisingly little about how to reduce them
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Politicians, protesters and TV talking heads have spent lots of time talking about police shootings in the last few months. But the reality is, the nation's top criminal justice experts know very little about what triggers the use of lethal force and how police departments can better ...
  • Assemblyman Peter Livermore takes part in a meeting of the Government Affairs Committee on the second day of the 2013 legislative session Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Carson City.
    Nevada Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies of heart attack
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Republican Assemblyman Pete Livermore died today at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, according to reports from CarsonNow.org. The cause of death was ...
  • Dark money could be election’s October surprise
    Oct. 20, 2014
    OK, it's officially crunch time. In just two weeks and one day, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate. The campaign to control the Senate is the defining storyline of American politics in the Nov. 4 election, and Reid is one of the main characters. Forecasts predict ...
  • President Barack Obama campaigns for Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown at an Early Vote Rally at Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. This is Obama's first major campaign appearances of the midterm elections.
    On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland.
  • Stumbles on the campaign trail are nothing new in Nevada
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Candidates this year have had some slip-ups on the campaign trail, but in Nevada, we’re used to that sort of thing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt and congressional candidate Cresent Hardy all made headlines for gaffes. But none of those ranks among the biggest goofs ...
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las Vegas Sun editorial board Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
    Sandoval calls for Ebola task force to tackle any threat to Nevada
    Oct. 17, 2014
    Nevada will form an Ebola task force to focus on training and responsiveness in case the Silver State is exposed to the virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval instructed ...
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