Biden to announce 1 million claims granted for VA benefits under toxic exposure law

BY: - May 21, 2024

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce in New Hampshire on Tuesday that 1 million claims have been granted for benefits under the toxic exposure law that Congress approved less than two years ago, following the military’s use of open air burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq. The law, approved with broad bipartisan […]

Southern Nevada food insecurity increased last year, Three Square says

BY: - May 17, 2024

Food insecurity climbed across Southern Nevada last year with an estimated one in five children uncertain where their next meal is coming from, according to the latest findings from Three Square Food Bank. Data released Thursday as part of the Feeding America’s 2024 Map the Meal Gap Study comes after food pantries and services providers […]

Complaint alleges Wolfson violating ethics law by appearing in daughter’s campaign ad

BY: - May 16, 2024

A complaint filed with the Nevada Ethics Commission against Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson alleges Wolfson violated state law by appearing in a campaign ad for his daughter, Rebecca, a candidate in the race for Las Vegas Municipal Judge.  The district attorney, in the ad that is running on television and on social media, […]

Rosen, Lee make list of most bipartisan members of Congress

BY: - May 14, 2024

WASHINGTON — Two Nevadans, both Democrats, were among the most bipartisan members of Congress last year, according to a newly released analysis. Jacky Rosen ranked as the 6th most bipartisan senator, and Susie Lee ranked as the 7th most bipartisan member of the House, according to rankings compiled by the Lugar Center and the McCourt […]

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Suspected wolf pack sighting in NV turns out to be coyotes

BY: - May 13, 2024

Wildlife managers in Nevada confirmed Monday that a possible wolf pack sighting north of Elko months earlier was, in fact, a pack of coyotes. The Nevada Department of Wildlife reported the possible wolf pack sighting in March, prompting state biologists to collect DNA from two scats and hair samples nearby to confirm whether or not […]

Most Nevada reservoirs at 80% capacity or more – except Lake Mead

BY: - May 10, 2024

Nevada can expect a healthy water year — with some caveats — thanks to a hardy winter snowpack and generous spring showers.  As snow melts through the summer, most key reservoirs in northern Nevada and the Sierra are expected to reach full volume this spring, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Services’ May water supply […]

Asylum seekers with criminal records would be more quickly removed under Biden proposal

BY: - May 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Thursday it’s proposing changes to the asylum system that would allow immigration officials to reject asylum seekers who have a criminal record that poses a threat to national security or public safety and quickly remove them. Those changes will occur during the initial screening stages, a senior U.S. Department […]

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene huddles with U.S. House speaker she’s trying to oust

BY: and - May 6, 2024

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene plan to meet privately Tuesday amid her calls for him to resign or face a floor vote that could, but likely won’t, remove the Louisiana Republican from leadership. Greene announced the meeting Monday evening after she and Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie met […]

Trump and Republicans file suit to nullify Nevada ballots mailed on Election Day

BY: - May 3, 2024

The Trump campaign and its Republican allies on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging Nevada’s ballot receipt deadline. Nevada law allows for mail ballots postmarked on Election Day to be accepted and counted if they are received by county election officials within four days. This year, Election Day is Nov. 5, meaning ballots postmarked on or […]

Wildlife Commission expected to allow hunters to kill more bears

BY: - May 2, 2024

For more than a decade, hunters in Nevada have been limited to killing 20 bears a year. But in recent years that number has climbed, and on Friday, the Nevada Wildlife Commission is expected to vote to allow hunters to kill 42 bears come September. Nevada’s first bear hunt in 2011 authorized the sale of […]

UNLV sees record enrollment after years of steady decline

BY: - May 1, 2024

For higher education, one of the biggest challenges leftover from the pandemic years is getting students to sign up.  In recent years enrollment at many Nevada higher education institutions — like higher education institutions nationally — has plateaued compared to pre-pandemic levels. But at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas the tide has finally turned. […]

Musk’s Boring Company makes list of ‘Dirty Dozen’ workplace safety offenders 

BY: - April 30, 2024

Two companies doing business in Las Vegas, the Boring Company and Black Iron, are among the “Dirty Dozen” identified by the National Council of Occupational Safety and Health as workplace safety offenders. National COSH is an organization dedicated to worker safety.  Workers at Elon Musk’s Space-X and the Boring Company say Musk “is obsessed with […]