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October 20, 2014

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  • Polls strongly favor GOP takeover of Senate
    Sept. 29, 2014
    Five weeks is a long time in politics because just about every week, political forecasters shift their predictions about what will happen in November. When it comes to control of the Senate, there's been a steady theme that Republicans are ...
  • Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school
    Sept. 29, 2014
    UNLV has taken another step in an effort to establish an accredited medical school. Last week, the university submitted an application to begin the accreditation process for ...
  • After federal intervention, Metro’s diversity still lags Las Vegas
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Over the past 25 years, Las Vegas’ population has flipped from three-fourths white to one primarily made up of minorities. The city’s police force hasn’t ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic policy lunch at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Will Nevada falter if Harry Reid loses the Senate majority?
    Sept. 28, 2014
    As much as anyone, Harry Reid is responsible for building modern-day Nevada. He has leveraged political savvy and ...
  • From left, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor's office of economic development, and Telsa Motors CEO Elon Musk answer media questions following a press conference at the Capitol, in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Officials announced Thursday that Tesla will build a $5 billion car battery gigafactory east of Reno bringing an estimated 6,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
    Nevada overstating economic benefits of Tesla factory, analysts say
    Sept. 28, 2014
    When Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced a $1.3 billion package of public subsidies to lure a Tesla Motors battery factory, he stressed that the huge sum would be dwarfed by an economic windfall for ...
  • In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, file photo, Chelsea Clinton of the Clinton Foundation speaks during an interview at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Clinton announced the birth of daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, first grandchild of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
    Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl
    Sept. 26, 2014
    Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky announced the birth of their first child on ...
  • Rapper Ludacris, left, bows his head as he's introduced during a visit to the charter school Utopian Academy for the Arts with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, right, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Riverdale, Ga. Deal and Ludacris may seem like an odd pairing for a campaign event, but the duo was a hit with a cheering crowd of students Friday.
    With rap star, Georgia governor taps unlikely partner
    Sept. 26, 2014
    A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage. But both happened Friday at a charter school outside Atlanta, where ...
  • Bill settles water dispute between Nevada tribe, ranch
    Sept. 26, 2014
    President Barack Obama signed a bill into law today that ends an eight-year dispute over water rights for a Native American tribe in Northern Nevada. The bill ratifies an agreement between ...
  • District Attorney Steve Wolfson talks during an interview Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
    Q+A: Voters’ guide for Clark County district attorney
    Sept. 26, 2014
    Clark County voters will decide this fall whether to keep District Attorney Steve Wolfson as their top prosecutor. Wolfson, a Democrat, doesn’t face much ...
  • Assemblyman Cresent Hardy officially announced his candidacy for Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
    Newspaper says GOP candidate Cresent Hardy’s comments misconstrued
    Sept. 25, 2014
    Republican Cresent Hardy’s comments about women, minorities and young voters were misconstrued and inaccurately portrayed, according to the newspaper that originally ran a story that had the congressional candidate blaming those groups for problems in the U.S. The politician’s name has been ...
  • Q+A: Voters’ guide to the Clark County Commission
    Sept. 25, 2014
    Three Clark County commissioners are running for another four-year term on the most powerful government body in Southern Nevada. None of the incumbent Democrats ...
  • Assemblyman Cresent Hardy officially announced his candidacy for Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
    Cresent Hardy takes heat for ‘47 percent’ comment
    Sept. 24, 2014
    Nevada Republican congressional candidate Cresent Hardy is taking heat for concurring with Mitt Romney's controversial comments that 47 percent of voters are ...
  • This is a view from the patio of the Nevada Supreme Court Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 during the 2013 legislative session in Carson City.
    Q+A: Voters’ guide for the Nevada Supreme Court
    Sept. 24, 2014
    Two Supreme Court justices will show up on election ballots across Nevada this fall. Justices Mark Gibbons and Mary “Kris” Pickering are running ...
  • Conservative scholar and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, accompanied by his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, leaves federal court Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in New York. D'Souza pleaded guilty in New York federal court to making illegal campaign contributions.
    Scholar behind anti-Obama film gets probation
    Sept. 23, 2014
    A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for ...
  • County taps star power to get voters to the polls
    Sept. 23, 2014
    With three weeks until the voter registration deadline and 500,000 eligible voters still unregistered, Clark County unveiled a series of television spots today urging people to cast their ballots in the November election. The campaign includes Las Vegas notables ...
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