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October 22, 2014

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  • Why Las Vegas chamber can give only $10K to candidate but $1M to anti-margin tax campaign
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    Oct. 22, 2014
    This inconsistency in state law has left the door open for major businesses, unions and trade associations to funnel unlimited amounts of money to groups supporting or opposing the ...
  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz
    Solar power, VIP guest are stars atop Mandalay Bay
    Oct. 22, 2014
    It wasn’t the average Las Vegas rooftop party. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was the special guest ...
  • Republican congressional nominee Cresent Hardy, left, is running against Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford in the November general election.
    Conservative PAC buying $820,000 of TV ads aimed at Horsford
    Oct. 21, 2014
    In a campaign season that’s seen just a trickle of outside spending in Nevada, a national Republican political action committee is buying a surprise wave of political ads to influence ...
  • Metro Police vehicles block access to Calico Fields Street after an officer-involved shooting near Fort Apache and Farm roads Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A suspect was shot after officers responded to a disturbance call.
    Police shootings produce lots of debate, but researchers know surprisingly little about how to reduce them
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Politicians, protesters and TV talking heads have spent lots of time talking about police shootings in the last few months. But the reality is, the nation's top criminal justice experts know very little about what triggers the use of lethal force and how police departments can better ...
  • Endorsements for state questions
    Oct. 21, 2014
    Nevada’s Supreme Court is one of the busiest in the nation, with justices facing a crippling caseload. As a result, justice is served slowly. There’s a reason for that: The state Supreme Court is Nevada’s only appellate court for cases coming from District Courts. There’s a simple solution ...
  • Assemblyman Peter Livermore takes part in a meeting of the Government Affairs Committee on the second day of the 2013 legislative session Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Carson City.
    Nevada Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies of heart attack
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Republican Assemblyman Pete Livermore died today at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, according to reports from CarsonNow.org. The cause of death was ...
  • Dark money could be election’s October surprise
    Oct. 20, 2014
    OK, it's officially crunch time. In just two weeks and one day, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate. The campaign to control the Senate is the defining storyline of American politics in the Nov. 4 election, and Reid is one of the main characters. Forecasts predict ...
  • President Barack Obama campaigns for Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown at an Early Vote Rally at Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. This is Obama's first major campaign appearances of the midterm elections.
    On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland.
  • Stumbles on the campaign trail are nothing new in Nevada
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Candidates this year have had some slip-ups on the campaign trail, but in Nevada, we’re used to that sort of thing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt and congressional candidate Cresent Hardy all made headlines for gaffes. But none of those ranks among the biggest goofs ...
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las Vegas Sun editorial board Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
    Sandoval calls for Ebola task force to tackle any threat to Nevada
    Oct. 17, 2014
    Nevada will form an Ebola task force to focus on training and responsiveness in case the Silver State is exposed to the virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval instructed ...
  • Caesars Entertainment properties celebrate the first legal same-sex wedding performed at the Flamingo on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. It was followed by a champagne toast on the High Roller observation wheel at the Linq Promenade.
    Same-sex marriage welcomed by Strip resorts, tourism officials
    Oct. 17, 2014
    At the Aria’s wedding chapel, spouses-to-be can choose from two lounges in which to prepare themselves for the big ceremony: one for grooms and another for brides. Their layouts evoke traditional gender expectations, with the guys getting a pool table and the larger bride’s lounge boasting plenty of mirrors. Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Nevada, the lounge layout might give pause in ...
  • Voters cast their ballots during early voting at the Meadows Mall on Monday, June 2, 2014.
    Clark County voters can begin casting ballots Saturday
    Oct. 17, 2014
    Clark County voters can begin casting ballots Saturday on the first day of the early voting period. Voters can choose one of 89 early voting sites ...
  • In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden is shown with his son Hunter at the Duke-Georgetown game in Washington, D.C. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine.
    Biden’s youngest son leaves Navy amid drug report
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for ...
  • Adam Laxalt, left, shakes hands with Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller before they debate Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Laxalt and Miller are facing each other in a race for attorney general in Nevada.
    7 of Adam Laxalt’s relatives endorse his opponent for attorney general
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Seven members of Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt’s extended family have endorsed his opponent, Democrat Ross Miller. In a letter to the editor published ...
  • Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Erin Bilbray are bidding for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District seat in the 2014 November general election.
    The stories told by the candidates’ bank accounts
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Two and a half weeks out from the election, Nevada's congressional candidates are trying to send a message to voters with the amount of money they raised this summer. Nevada's federal lawmakers — and those who hope to become federal lawmakers — filed campaign finance reports ...
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