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The Nevada System of Higher education is asking for $90 million and $91 million to be set aside, respectively, in 2018 and 2019, which accounts for 20 percent of the budget.
Nevada students would be mandated to start school at age 5 and could start as young as 4 in pre-kindergarten programs under a bill introduced in the Assembly ...
A long-simmering movement to drop the Electoral College system, renewed by Donald Trump winning the presidency despite losing the popular vote, ...
Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Nev., walks to the Senate Chamber during the second day of the Nevada Legislative session on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Legislative Building, in Carson City.
James A. banks, Speaker of the Assembly of Nevada, second session, was murdered by the Indians last Thursday evening. Banks and two others were fishing about one mile from Camp Winfield Scott.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Republicans say creating a new state office to operate a school voucher program will fix a technical flaw delaying its implementation.
Nevada Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, listens as Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers his State of the State address at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev.
CARSON CITY - A constitutional amendment that would change Nevada law to recognize all marriages, regardless of gender, saw a long list of witnesses testify in support of the measure at a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday.
File cabinets full of public records will be digitized at the Clark County government Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
Lawmakers are considering legislation to make Nevada the 12th state to become part of an interstate compact to elect the president and vice president based on ...
Amodei is considering leaving this seat behind to run for state attorney general and Angle would almost certainly have a better shot in a crowded open seat race, but she doesn't seem to have many allies left even in Nevada's far-right political community.
FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, then-congressional candidate and former Harry Reid foe Sharron Angle speaks at a Tea Party rally in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's ...
She shot to national attention when she attempted to unseat Nevada Democrat and then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010.
A bill that calls for several changes to how Nevada treats marijuana hit the Senate floor during Monday's bill frenzy in the Legislature.
The BDS campaign is a worldwide effort to use a boycott to put economic and political pressure on Israel to voice objections about the nation's role in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Nevada is on the cusp of being the first state since Indiana to ratify the Equal rights Amendment more than three decades after the 1982 deadline imposed by ...
The Brooklyn native and daughter of a lesbian eschews political correctness in favor of candor. Photo courtesy of Michele Fiore.
FILE - In this July 29, 2014, file photo, clean air advocates cheer as Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, speaks at a rally outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Atlanta.
Segerblom bill would spark earlier recreational marijuana sales in Nevada ... The measure would allow for some sales for the drug while the Nevada Department of taxation crafts permanent business regulations. If passed, the bill would go into effect as ...
Nevada political debates never die; they just change venues. State Senator Tick Segerblom and the Nevada Legislature are hosting one more round of arguing about Harry Reid today.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada lawmaker has resigned from her job at a consulting firm connected to her role as a registered foreign agent for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A bill to pass the Equal rights Amendment in Nevada is one the table. So is a bill to put price controls on vital diabetes drugs, to the consternation of drug companies.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Democrats are moving forward a proposal to give library managers clear authority to enforce weapons bans at their facilities.
Harry Reid as a senior adviser to her political operation. Kristen Orthman, who hails from the Boston suburbs, will be going to work for the Massachusetts Democrat after a run as communications director in the retired Nevada senator's leadership office ...
Recently retired Democratic Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, one-time majority leader, used his influence to block funding for the project in past budgets.
In November, more than 1.1 million people voted in Nevada for a turnout percentage of around 77 percent, but one group was barred from participating from the beginning.
In Nevada, one prominent veteran rights and political activist says he was blindsided after sending an email blast to veterans at the encouragement of Nevada-based agents, who never mentioned their link to the kingdom. Steve Sanson, the president of ...
Las Vegas (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are being asked to commit $3.6 million per year for the next two years to fight a federal proposal to bury the nation's most radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
The Nevada Legislature tells governmental agencies across the state what is and is not a public record. But members of the Legislature are exempt from those ...
Assembly Legislative Operations and elections chairwoman Olivia Diaz, D-North Las Vegas, calls for a vote on Senate Joint Resolution 2, lending symbolic support for the federal Equal rights Amendment, in Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections, ...
Nevada will continue to fight any attempt to restart the Yucca Mountain project as the site to bury the nation's high-level radio active waste, and supporters ...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A gay Nevada legislator wants to ban professional therapists from attempting to talk people out of homosexuality.
Nevada is without a top Federal PRosecutor, following the resignation of veteran U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in Las Vegas.
The House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would hit one group of voters especially hard: older, rural voters who were crucial to President Donald Trump's victory in 2016.
The chief justice of Nevada's Supreme Court has urged lawmakers to reform the state's bail laws and improve representation of indigents.
Nevada had voted last November by a solid 9-point margin to legalize recreational weed, but the state's top lawman felt it necessary to remind the cannabis Cup organizers that federal law was not on their side.
She is the first woman to serve as U.S. senator from Nevada and the first Latina in the Senate. And her path to ... So she can probably vote her conscience from time to time," said Kyle Kondik, a political analyst for the University of Virginia Center ...
Nevada lawmakers will spend much of their time on family issues in Week 6 of the 2017 session, with bills dealing with baby-changing accommodations, ...
Poland has a population of 38.6 million and the country is slightly bigger in size than Nevada. It is bordered by seven countries - Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; Lithuania and a province of Russia ...
Steve Sebelius is the Review-Journal's political columnist, whose work appears in the opinion pages of the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
He has very close financial and political ties to "keep it in the ground" groups such as 350.org and the Sierra Club, which actively oppose oil and gas development in Nevada. During last year's election, Mr. Steyer's political action committee ...
The top Federal Prosecutor in Nevada is expected to step down imminently following a Trump administration request Friday for the resignation of 46 U.S.
Regulators at the state Department of taxation have been crafting rules and deadlines to govern recreational marijuana since Nevada voters legalized it for adults 21 and older in November. Executive Director Deonne Contine told a panel of state ...
The Nevada Independent - En Espanol is publishing a series of interviews with Hispanics from Nevada who hold political leadership positions in the United States. These Q&A pieces focus on their respective challenges, points of view, and how they rank ...
Brannon Zimbelman, center and top left, CEO of The Travel Joint, a cannabis-friendly travel website, answers questions during a video conference hearing about Senate Bill 236, which would require special use permits for marijuana use at certain ...
CARSON CITY - As solar and renewable energy measures took center stage at the Legislature on Wednesday, a national group reported that Nevada more than doubled its solar capacity in 2016 to 2,191 megawatts over 1,033 megawatts in 2015. Nevada ...
The Arkansas Senate has rejected a proposal that would have prohibited smoking medical cannabis anywhere in the state and allowed landlords to set even further restrictions.
But even with politics aside, Nevada officials were waiting for specifics to determine just how much spending the state could be asked to shoulder with changes to Medicaid expansion that occurred under Obamacare, and how much people who currently use ...
Support. KNPR. KNPR's State of Nevada. "Spinning Into Butter" Addresses Race And Political Correctness.


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