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Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine, was suddenly halting the free home delivery of bottled water it's provided since 2004 to about 100 residences on a neighboring Native American reservation in Nevada where scientists continue to track the movement of a poisonous plume ... tribe
The Nevada Independent already produces fact-checks for political advertisements and off-the-cuff remarks, but we also want to get ahead of the campaign .... Rocky Research $58,300 Carpenters & Joiners Union $57,500 Barrick Gold $52,500 Last Report: 12/31/17 Credit: Center for Responsive Politics.

"This latest frivolous complaint shows just how weak Nevada Democrats perceive their anointed candidate, Jacky Rosen," Heller's campaign spokesman Keith Schipper said in a statement. Schipper called on Rosen ask her political party to stop wasting taxpayer dollars spent looking into the complaints. Nevada
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - An Army veteran is hoping to make political history in Nevada. LaDon Henry wants to become Nevada's first openly transgender legislator. "I know the type of discrimination that happens on a day-to-day basis that has been swept under the rug for far too long," says Henry. Living as ...
Nevada's electoral landscape argues very much against the idea that Democrats should take much if any comfort in America's changing demographics. It's a state that has become incredibly more diverse in the past 25 years or so. According to the Census's Current Population Survey, 81% of the ...
Giunchigliani, a county commissioner who served 15 years in the Nevada Assembly, said she's stood with Planned Parenthood her entire political career, and fought in 1999 to ensure Nevada insurance companies cover birth control. Her appreciation for the clinics began when an anxious ...

Independent political analysts rate the open Nevada seats as leaning or likely Democrat in 2018. ... in 2016, they should be able to hold them in 2018 in what should be a Democratic-leaning environment," said Kyle Kondik with Sabato's Crystal Ball at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
(AP) — An eighth-grade student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing his northern Nevada school district of violating his First Amendment rights after he says ... "Any social studies teacher should know, the First Amendment protects students' right to speak on political or social issues — including the right to ...
Four Democrats jostling to be Nevada's next governor squared off Wednesday on gun control, immigration and the state's struggling education system. The candidates — Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, pediatric endocrinologist Asheesh Dewan, union leader David Jones and business ...
To fire up voters before the midterm elections, Nevada Democrats have launched a one-stop shop for voter registration, information and volunteer opportunities. The new website, Vote Nevada, includes information about important deadlines, registering to vote and methods of casting a ballot, such as early ...
Leading up to the primary election in June, the Reno Gazette Journal is getting the top candidates for governor on the record on a variety of issues that voters care about. Those questions spanned everything from immigration to guns. Below are the candidates in their own words on the topic of #MeToo and ...
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (J. Scott ...
President Donald Trump isn't popular in the state of Nevada — and it looks like it's going to be a problem for Sen. Dean Heller, the most vulnerable Republican senator up for reelection in 2018. A new independent poll shows Heller neck and neck with his Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen; 39.7 ...
Such policies have moved to the political foreground since the start of the #MeToo movement, a social media-driven wave of support for thousands of victims who came forward with sexual misconduct allegations that rocked Hollywood, the media, politics. Schwartz did not specify what measures he thought ...
Henry, a small-business owner and radio host, said he felt the urge to get involved with politics after the election of President Donald Trump, whom Henry feared ... Henry will face fellow Democrats Kathleen Lauckner and Alexander Assefa in the June 12 primary election in his first run for a political office.
Oram, however, didn't take on just anybody as a client, Sandoval said. He had to believe in the candidate and their values. During his first meeting with Sandoval in 2001, Oram chatted with the future governor for a couple of hours but didn't ask a single question about politics. “He asked me how I was as a ...
Heller was crucial" to Republican efforts to hold the Senate seat, said Matt Mackowiak, a GOP political consultant not involved in the Nevada race. ... case" for the argument by GOP leaders that donations will increase because of the tax cuts, said Kyle Kondik with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

Although Nevada has gone Democrat in the past three presidential elections, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in Nevada only by a couple of percentage points and by fewer votes than libertarian candidate Gary Johnson got. This tells us that the state political landscape is virtually even, regardless of the ...
Republican gubernatorial candidate Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, center, greets Bob Reed after speaking at Veterans Village in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto. Republican gubernatorial candidate Nevada Attorney ...
Former U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, speaking on Dec. 22, 2014, at Las Vegas Paiute Resort after Tule Springs was designated Nevada's only national monument, announced Thursday that he will enter the race to regain his former seat in Nevada's 4th Congressional District. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas ...
NSCW started on Sunday and concludes Saturday. Organizers estimate that 6.7 million people will participate in one of more than 32,000 nationwide events, including 125 events in Southern Nevada. “Every child is different,” said Campanella while filming Nevada Politics Today. “Children learn differently.
Robin Reedy, executive director of NAMI Nevada, said state inspectors should check the homes monthly — instead of relying on case workers. “They get stuck,” said Reedy, who met with the Governor's Office on Monday. “The case manager wants to get them out of the cold. So it's tough for them to say, 'Oh ...
In an article published Thursday, the University of Virginia's Center for Politics called Laxalt the likely GOP nominee, but “he may be a little too hard-right for the (general) ... This is the first leg of a multistate tour targeting swing states to register new voters in an effort to elect more women to political office.
Federal prosecutors should face criminal charges for actions they took in prosecuting the Bundys, according to Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore. Fiore has been on the frontlines of confrontations between the Bundys and the federal government and is their closest elected ally. Fiore made her ...
WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee has named an investigative panel to determine whether Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment. The Ethics Committee announced in December that it would form a panel to investigate allegations ...
“Hillary Clinton only won Nevada by 4 points last year, while Trump won some of the Democratic-held states on this list by much larger margins. But a brutal political environment for Republicans — along with some potential missteps by Heller — make him the most vulnerable senator in 2018,” Politico said.
In 2008, federal land managers launched the first major revision of their overall management plan for Southern Nevada since 1998. A decade later, they're still working on it. Or, more accurately, they're working on it again. The Bureau of Land Management restarted the planning process last fall, more than ...
“In one part you're saying 'prevent sanctuary cities,' in another part you're saying 'enforce federal immigration laws of the United States,'” Russell told attorneys for Prevent Sanctuary Cities, the political action committee behind the ballot push. “Again, I think it's just excessively broad and the caption is ...
Google the name “Danny Tarkanian,” and if you're in Nevada, odds are the first result won't be a campaign website, news article or biography of the ... Kyle Kondik, a national political analyst based with the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, said the site reminded him of a similar news website set up ...
“Secretary Cegavske willingly agreed to give away voters' private, personal data for the sake of partisan political gain.” What garbage, especially for someone running to be Nevada's top election official. Not only does state law make this “private, personal” information public, but you can download Clark ...
“It shows that she can be competitive, but she has to keep churning that fundraising wheel, and she'll have to churn it faster than Sisolak turns his,” said University of Nevada, Reno political science professor Eric Herzik. Sisolak's campaign declined Wednesday to provide how much money it had raised.
Cole Sondrup, MD, expresses concerns to the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and a packed conference room of medical professionals about proposed regulations for Nevada Assembly Bill No. 474 which outlines requirements for prescribing opioids. Michael Quine Las Vegas Review-Journal ...
Heller the man to watch in Nevada politics this year ... But both he and Fred Lokken, head of the Truckee Meadows Community College political science department, said Heller can't afford to take Tarkanian for granted. ... There's also a lot of movement among members of the Nevada Legislature this year.
She shared her firsthand knowledge of the Donald Trump administration during a Nevada Politics Today interview. “It looks like the President is just popping off,” said Saunders. She was referring to Trump's tweet to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un bragging about the “bigger and more powerful” nuclear ...
While then-candidate Donald Trump pioneered that incredible act of political jujitsu, state Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson has brought it to Nevada. He's sponsoring a constitutional amendment to prevent sanctuary jurisdictions in Nevada. Qualifying initiatives is all about raising money, a talent at ...
Kihuen, who has come under scrutiny amid sexual harassment allegations, was seen as a "playboy," BuzzFeed reported Friday, citing interviews with at least 30 people who worked in politics in the state. Top Democrats in the state reportedly excused his behavior because he was a young, single man who ...
Wes Duncan, a Republican candidate for attorney general, says that the authors of Question 1 are to blame for the background check initiative not going into effect. Duncan also defended Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Las Vegas Metro from a media lawsuit seeking more information on the Oct. 1 shooting.
According to Time Magazine, a record number of women are running for political office this year. "Our strategies have gotten sharper," said Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore. "We've gotten a little bit smarter in politics. We've learned the game that they've played, and now we're just playing it ...
She shared her firsthand knowledge of the Donald Trump administration during a Nevada Politics Today interview. “It looks like the President is just popping off,” said Saunders. She was referring to Trump's tweet to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un bragging about the “bigger and more powerful” nuclear ...
While then-candidate Donald Trump pioneered that incredible act of political jujitsu, state Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson has brought it to Nevada. He's sponsoring a constitutional amendment to prevent sanctuary jurisdictions in Nevada. Qualifying initiatives is all about raising money, a talent at ...
Nevada is among 17 states that have enacted legislation limiting the number of days of an initial opioid prescription or capping prescription strength, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Of those, most have exceptions for patients with chronic pain or cancer, patients in hospice care ...
Immigration reform advocacy group FWD.us released an open letter to the state's congressional delegation last week signed by 23 members of Nevada's religious, business and political communities, including former Republican Congressman Cresent Hardy. It calls on representatives to protect Nevada's ...
A national Democratic political action committee is targeting U.S. Sen. Dean Heller as part of a $35 million campaign to unseat 20 sitting Republicans in Congress. The Nevada Republican is one of two senators targeted by the PAC. Other notable targets include Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, House Speaker Paul ...
Those questions last made headlines in November, when the Nevada Democratic Party filed a public records request meant to determine whether politics played a role in Laxalt's divisive decision to oppose pardoning a man wrongfully convicted of murder. The attorney general's office said this week that ...
The facility is owned and was run by an employee of the Nevada Attorney General's office. Nevada State Funeral Board .... University of Nevada, Reno political science professor Eric Herzik said Attorney General Adam Laxalt and his predecessors should have seen the potential problem with Bowen's ...
A sexual harassment accusation by a former campaign staffer has political leaders from both sides of the aisle calling for his resignation. Kihuen, a Democrat from Las Vegas, has said he won't step down. Where will that leave him with voters in 2018? Jon Ralston, who has been covering politics in Nevada ...
“Many believed Ruben had great potential, but unfortunately his personal behavior has jeopardized his political career,” Titus said in a statement. “This culture of sexual harassment must end. Zero tolerance means zero tolerance. Ruben needs to step up and do what's right for the people of Nevada.”.
Three prosecutors, including Clark County's district attorney, are urging Nevada's governor and attorney general to enforce a gun background check law that voters approved last year. “Every day that Nevada's background check law goes unenforced is another day for a domestic abuser, stalker or other ...
After his retirement in January 2003, Crowley was interim president at San Jose State University in California. He later assumed that role at UNR from December 2005 to June 2006. He joined Nevada's political science faculty in 1966. Most recently, he worked as president of one of northern Nevada's first ...
Our caucus has always maintained the stance that family and career come first, and we support Irene in her continued contributions in Nevada for years to come.” The Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus also confirmed Wednesday that two-term Reno Assemblywoman Amber Joiner will not run next year.


 

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