Financing, zoning, not federal land access, are what will expand affordable housing, experts say 

BY: - May 29, 2024

Nevada’s housing crisis isn’t new, nor is the push by local and state elected officials to open up federal land beyond city limits to build more affordable units. Yet land availability is just one part of the equation, and experts say the state would be better served focusing on permanent funding for affordable housing projects […]

Probably not sustainable

Lake Mead to benefit from $99M grant for water recycling project

BY: - May 29, 2024

Federal resource managers announced $99 million in funding for a large-scale water recycling project that will save enough water in Lake Mead to serve nearly 500,000 households in Southern California and Southern Nevada annually. The Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will receive millions in funding for […]

The jury now will decide Trump’s fate in hush money trial, after lengthy closing arguments

BY: - May 28, 2024

WASHINGTON — Closing arguments in the first-ever criminal trial of a former U.S. president concluded Tuesday, leaving the jury to now decide if Donald Trump is guilty of faking reimbursement to his personal lawyer for hush money paid to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election. Just outside the Lower Manhattan courthouse during […]

Vegas PBS whistleblower alleges workplace retaliation, racism

BY: - May 28, 2024

A current employee at Vegas PBS has filed a discrimination complaint against the station, saying she’s risking her job because she wants to bring attention to “a culture of retaliation and racism.” Vegas PBS Director of Marketing Terry Chi in September filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Nevada Equal […]

Summer EBT won’t go out until September

BY: - May 28, 2024

Parents in Nevada will have to wait until September to receive benefits from a popular free food program designed to cover kids during summer vacation. Earlier this year, Nevada signed up for the first new federally funded nutrition program in decades, which established a permanent summer nutrition assistance program for children out of school for […]

New solar will help keep power on during scorching summer, report says

BY: - May 27, 2024

With some parts of the country already facing heat waves, the organization in charge of setting reliability standards for the American electric grid is warning that a scorching summer could lead to a shortage of power generation in some regions. The warning comes as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there’s a 99% chance […]

Under pressure from all sides, Brown backtracks, says Yucca ‘should not be revived’

BY: - May 25, 2024

After weeks of taking heat from opponents and critics Democrat and Republican alike for expressing a willingness to bring nuclear waste to Nevada, Republican Senate candidate Sam Brown on Saturday said that the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project should not be considered. “Over the past month, I’ve invested time speaking with engineers and experts on […]

Race that could decide control of Nevada Senate features testy Democratic primary

BY: - May 24, 2024

The Nevada State Senate district expected to have the most competitive general election race is also having one of the most cutthroat primaries, with two well-funded Democratic candidates actively campaigning and dividing support. State Senate District 5, which covers parts of Henderson, is considered the most flippable seat this year for Democrats, who are currently […]

Political novice out fundraising Bilbray-Axelrod in Democratic primary for Clark County Commission

BY: - May 24, 2024

Hunter Cain, a veterans advocate who works in the military department of Grand Canyon University, is winning the money race against Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod in the Democratic primary for Clark County Commission District C, which is being vacated by Democrat Ross Miller.  The winner will take on the Republican who prevails in a three-way race […]

Bipartisan border bill loses support, fails procedural vote in U.S. Senate

BY: - May 23, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed Thursday to advance a border security bill as both parties seek to hone their messages on immigration policy in the runup to November’s elections. The Senate bill failed to advance on a 43-50 procedural vote. The chamber already rejected the measure as part of a broader foreign aid package […]

where the magic happens

Disillusionment leads newcomers to challenge Henderson council incumbents 

BY: - May 23, 2024

In the City of Henderson, three is a magic number. That’s how many votes it takes to prevail before the five member City Council where four members – Mayor Michelle Romero, longtime council members Dan Stewart and Dan Shaw, and new member Jim Seebock – often vote in lock step. Councilwoman Carrie Cox is the […]

Barbershop chain owner, veteran challenge incumbent for North Las Vegas City Council

BY: - May 23, 2024

Home to more than 275,000 residents, the City of North Las Vegas is the state’s fourth most populous incorporated city – behind Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. The nonpartisan North Las Vegas City Council includes the mayor and four members, who each represent a ward. This year, seats for two of the wards are up […]