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January 30, 2015

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  • Congressman-elect Cresent Hardy thanks supporters as Republicans gather to celebrate election victories, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Red Rock Resort.
    Welcome to Washington, Cresent Hardy
    Jan. 11, 2015
    For a new Congressman, there is plenty to do in the first few weeks on the job. There are two offices in two states to set up, a staff to hire, ethics rules to learn and underground tunnels to find ...
  • How lawmakers can best use their time in Carson City
    Jan. 11, 2015
    Every elected official says they want to move Nevada forward. The question is how to do it. Here's our take on three areas that the Legislature must focus on this year ...
  • Court orders Nevada to say what’s in prison food
    Jan. 10, 2015
    A convicted pedophile's complaint about Nevada prison food has the state Supreme Court ordering an accounting of what's in unnamed sack lunches and "chef's choice" dinners given to inmates, and whether the meals are healthful.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Friday June 8, 2012.
    Former L.A. mayor Villaraigosa considering Senate run
    Jan. 10, 2015
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat Barbara Boxer will vacate after deciding not to seek re-election to a fifth term.
  • Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki attends the grand opening of the Cord Blood America corporate office and lab in Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.
    Departing Krolicki, driven by ‘public service gene,’ eyes Reid’s Senate seat
    Jan. 10, 2015
    After 24 years in state government, including eight years each as treasurer and lieutenant governor, Brian Krolicki is leaving office. But that doesn’t mean ...
  • Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney waits for the start of a welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas.
    Romney considering third run for White House
    Jan. 9, 2015
    In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he's seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for ...
  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) attends a speech on immigration by President Obama at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
    Reid says he has temporarily lost vision in right eye
    Jan. 9, 2015
    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has temporarily lost vision in his right eye and is under doctor’s orders to stay home after a New Year’s Day exercise accident in which he broke several ribs and bones in his face. In an interview ...
  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, administers the House oath to Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Washington memo: Cresent Hardy gets feet wet, while Harry Reid rests his eye
    Jan. 9, 2015
    The first week of Congress is a little bit like the first week of school: Nervous excitement, getting lost in the hallways and a pause before the real work begins ...
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire
    Jan. 8, 2015
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year. Boxer's retirement sets off ...
  • Does Southern Nevada need a milk commission? County commissioners to decide
    Does Southern Nevada need a milk commission? County commissioners to decide
    Jan. 8, 2015
    Amid a debate over the safety of raw milk, Clark County commissioners are set to decide whether to create a dairy commission to oversee the product and ensure that ...
  • Kentucky lawmaker charged with DUI on first day of session
    Jan. 7, 2015
    Authorities say a Kentucky state senator was charged with driving under the influence about nine hours after the legislative session
  • Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, greets House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, before officially being sworn in as the House of Representatives gathered for the opening session of the 114th Congress.
    First black female Republican joins Congress
    Jan. 6, 2015
    Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of ...
  • New Congress convenes with GOP in charge of both houses
    Jan. 6, 2015
    Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. "We will get to work right away," pledged House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. As the first snowfall of the winter blanketed Washington, Congress convened ...
  • Sen. Harry Reid working from home after accident
    Jan. 6, 2015
    Sen. Harry Reid will miss the first day of the 114th Congress after breaking several ribs and bones in his face and suffering a concussion in a fall while exercising over the holidays. He’ll work from his home in Washington, D.C., according to a statement his staff sent 30 minutes before the new Congress was ...
  • This is the front sign for the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
    Sides discussing settlement in lawsuit over busing of Nevada mental patients
    Jan. 6, 2015
    Settlement talks have emerged in a class action lawsuit accusing Nevada of misusing public funds for busing mentally ill patients to California. A successful negotiation would ...
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