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March 3, 2015

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  • Companies, individuals make $1.7 billion from Nevada no-bid contracts
    Feb. 26, 2015
    On 2,305 occasions in the past four years, Nevada skipped its usual competitive bidding process when awarding state contracts to private companies for ...
  • Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, before the House Judiciary hearing: "The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration."
    Nevada represents both sides of the immigration debate in D.C., Miami
    Feb. 25, 2015
    Nevada represented both sides of the country's immigration debate today at separate events discussing President Barack Obama’s stalled immigration deal ...
  • Bill to keep guns from abusers criticized for other elements
    Feb. 25, 2015
    A wide-ranging Nevada bill discussed Wednesday would bar people from owning a gun after a domestic violence conviction. But it also drew strident criticism for broadening the definition of justifiable homicide and ...
  • Committee rejects bill to restructure public employee retirement board
    Feb. 25, 2015
    The Assembly Government Affairs Committee today rejected a bill to change the governing board of the state Public Employees’ Retirement System. The bill was strongly opposed by ...
  • Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, before the House Judiciary hearing: "The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration."
    Nevada AG says lawsuit is about the rule of law, not immigration
    Feb. 25, 2015
    Appearing before Congress, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt elaborated on his controversial decision to join a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s immigration actions, telling lawmakers it’s a matter of defending the rule of law. “This suit is not about immigration,” Laxalt told members of the ...
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval waves to the crowd following Monday's inauguration ceremony, Jan. 3, 2011 at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
    Sandoval signs construction-defect legislation
    Feb. 24, 2015
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects. The Republican governor signed the measure into law on Tuesday, saying AB125 will strengthen ...
  • Harry Reid, who injured his eye earlier this year, wears a pair of sunglasses during a press event on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.
    Harry Reid dons sunglasses, says he has some vision in injured eye
    Feb. 24, 2015
    After two months of wearing an eye patch over his right eye, an on-the-mend Sen. Harry Reid showed up to work today sporting a new look: sunglasses. “We’re working on my beauty here,” he said jokingly. Reid, the Nevada Democrat and ...
  • Bill would make physical education mandatory in Nevada
    Feb. 24, 2015
    Physical education could be mandatory for students in kindergarten through 11th grade if a bill passes the Nevada Legislature. Members of the Senate Education Committee are meeting Tuesday to review SB178, which would close some loopholes that ...
  • Education officials lobby for $27 million for UNLV medical school
    Feb. 24, 2015
    The top brass of UNLV and the Nevada System of Higher Education lobbied lawmakers today for $27 million in upfront funding for a medical school in ...
  • Voters cast their ballots on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Cambridge Recreation Center.
    Experts say GOP-fueled voter ID bill wouldn’t curb election fraud
    Feb. 24, 2015
    Election experts in Nevada and elsewhere say proposed voter ID laws would do nothing to prevent the casting of illegal ballots. But a cohort of right-wing lawmakers are convinced a voter ID mandate will uphold the integrity of election day in Nevada, leaving critics of the bill scratching their heads about the need for the proposed law. Senate Bill 169 echoes a soap-box issue for ...
  • Dreamer Astrid Silva is embraced by President Obama after introducing him at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
    Las Vegas activist to join Obama in Florida town hall-style meeting
    Feb. 23, 2015
    Las Vegas activist Astrid Silva will be in Miami this week to join President Barack Obama at a town hall-style meeting to rally support for his executive actions on ...
  • Mayor Goodman, Anthony wrangle over stadium issue in radio debate
    Feb. 23, 2015
    Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman launched her first attack against challenger City Councilman Stavros Anthony this morning when she accused the former Metro Police officer of ...
  • These are the D.C. pros who fight for Nevada
    Feb. 23, 2015
    Some of Las Vegas’ most influential players don’t have offices in the Capitol or answer to constituents. They’re lobbyists, political strategists and former lawmakers — players in a $3 billion industry trying to win over lawmakers for a cause. Here’s a look at six of Nevada's strong team of behind-the-scenes influence-peddlers ...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, gives her keynote remarks at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves summit Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in New York.
    For Clinton, her family foundation may pose campaign risks
    Feb. 22, 2015
    The foundation launched by former President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago has battled HIV and AIDS in Africa, educated millions of children and fed the poor and hungry around the globe. It also has the potential to become a political risk for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she moves toward a second presidential campaign.
  • In this photo made with a 25-second exposure on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, vehicles travel along Interstate 70 in Wright City, Mo. Built in the 1950s and '60s with an expected life of 20 years, a 200-mile span of the four-lane interstate between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City is crumbling beneath its surface as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches.
    States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
    Feb. 22, 2015
    Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads ...
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