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  • Nevada judge denies request to stop pot emergency rules

    07/25/2017 6:22:50 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 42 replies ^ | Posted: 1:22 PM, Jul 25, 2017 | Unknown
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge has denied a request from a group of alcohol distributors to stop the recently approved emergency regulations that allow the state to license some retailers to transport pot from growers to storefronts.</p>
  • ‘Hookers for Hillary’ Announce the ‘Benefits’ They’ll Be Offering to Clinton Supporters

    02/18/2016 3:39:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | February 17, 2016 | CONOR SWANBERG
    'Hookers for Hillary' Announce the 'Benefits' They'll Be Offering to Clinton Supporters Hillary Clinton has her fair share of Hollywood and big name endorsers so far, but one group in Nevada has captured the attention of various news outlets. They are "Hookers 4 Hillary," and they are the Bunnies at Dennis Hof's Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada - a legal brothel. One of the employees, Caressa Kisses, 29, told The Huffington Post that she will be offering some benefits for Clinton supporters: "If you tell me you're caucusing or voting for Hillary, I will give you a free...
  • Vegas couple tell lawmakers they want to carry, be foster parents too

    03/04/2015 1:16:38 PM PST · by redreno · 8 replies ^ | 03/04/15 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY Brian and Valerie Wilson asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow them to carry their loaded weapons and still serve as foster parents. In testimony to the committee in support of Assembly Bill 167, Wilson said the couples attempts to get a variance from a state regulation prohibiting the carrying of loaded weapons with foster children was denied. I am really heartbroken that the Department of Child and Family Services gave us this denial letter, Valerie Wilson said. I really want a family. Wilson said the Las Vegas couple always...
  • Nevada Assembly speaker rebukes Fiore for power move

    01/05/2015 7:27:18 AM PST · by redreno ^ | Updated January 3, 2015 - 6:39pm | By LAURA MYERS
    Moving to quash a conservative GOP insurrection, Assembly Speaker-designee John Hambrick on Saturday harshly rebuked Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore, telling her to stop playing childish games and undermining him by insisting shes still Republican majority leader. Hambrick said in an email to Fiore that he had full authority as the elected leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus to remove her as majority leader and as chair of the Assembly Taxation Committee. He said he removed her last month for insubordination and for how shes handling a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over unpaid payroll taxes for her home health care...
  • Mo Denis to go to bat for payroll tax hike today

    05/21/2013 9:48:23 AM PDT · by redreno · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Andrew Doughman
    CARSON CITY Perhaps nobody at the Legislature this year has been more insistent than Nevada Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis that the state must immediately put more money into Nevadas education system. And Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval could hardly have been more clear when he said he opposes and would veto Denis bill to increase payroll taxes for education. But Denis will make the case today that his payroll tax hike proposal is the best way to help Nevadas schools next school year. Noting that Nevada consistently ranks near the bottom of state-by-state education comparisons, the Las Vegas Democrat...
  • Couple Married For 36 Years Allowed Limited, Supervised Visits

    05/15/2013 9:12:43 AM PDT · by redreno · 40 replies ^ | 05/15/2013 | Ed Pearce
    CARSON, NV - Thelma Kessler is 86, her husband Stanley, 87. They've been married for 36 years, but now in the sunset of their lives they are allowed to see each other for just one hour a week and a court order gives others the power to file for their divorce. Thelma no longer has control of her husband's life. That's responsibility now rests with Carson City Public Guardian Debi Marzoline. After a series of court hearings, Stanley was removed from their home and put in a nursing home. There was an allegation Thelma was starving him and she was...
  • Why Nevada Democrats Fun Tax is the New Coke of politics

    05/12/2013 9:10:13 AM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies ^ | Friday, May 10, 2013 | 2 a.m | By J. Patrick Coolican (contact)
    The Mini-Golf Tax. The Iron Man Tax. The Burning Man Tax. Im pretty sure most Nevadans enjoy one or more of those activities, which means if Democrats in the Legislature pass their new Nevada Entertainment and Admissions Tax, every Nevadan will curse them when they try to enjoy themselves on the weekend after a long workweek. Wow, this is stupid. So, instead of imposing a corporate tax on Wal-Mart like nearly every other state in the country, youre going to tax me when I go to the movie theater? So Ill pay $11.88 instead of $11? I love carrying 12...
  • Tax movies, strip clubs, gyms? Thats Nevada legislators proposal

    05/09/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies ^ | 05/09/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon (contact) Anjeanette Damon
    The Legislatures attempt to craft an entertainment tax in 2003 read a little bit like the childrens story of the hen who couldnt persuade her barnyard animal friends to help her gather and grow grain for the winter. Lawmakers then considered a proposal by the Nevada Taxpayers Association to tax admissions to nearly every form of entertainment and recreation. But when it came time to write the bill, a common refrain was sounded by many targeted for the tax. Not I! said the movie theaters. Not I! said the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Not I! said the baseball parks, bowling...
  • Are diehard anti-tax conservatives shrinking at the Nevada Legislature?

    05/05/2013 9:07:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    Las Vegas Sun | 05/05/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon
    CARSON CITY Freshman Assemblyman Jim Wheelers favorite thing to do at the Legislature: Argue with liberals. From where he hails the rural ranching town of Gardnerville there arent many of those for the cowboy hat-wearing, retired businessman with a deep, gravely voice to argue with. Its so much fun, the exuberant lawmaker said from his fourth-floor office at the Legislative Building last week. Where else can you argue with a liberal every day? You argue with one, you can turn around and, look! Theres another! This session, Wheeler appears to be one of a dwindling breed in...
  • State workers to say bye-bye to furloughs in July 2014 [NV]

    04/02/2013 10:50:27 AM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 10:34 a.m. | By Andrew Doughman (contact)
    State employees will no longer have to take unpaid furlough days, starting in July 2014, Gov. Brian Sandoval said. The governors original budget had provided for decreasing furlough days from six to three per year for the next two years. An amended plan calls for three furlough days between July 1 and June 30, 2014, and no furlough days between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. That means state employees will work and collect pay for nine more days than they worked under the current, two-year state budget.
  • Committee recommends Brooks be expelled from Legislature

    03/27/2013 9:18:38 AM PDT · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon
    A bipartisan committee of lawmakers voted Tuesday to recommend troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, be expelled from the Legislature. After meeting for nearly three hours behind closed doors, the somber committee members voted 6-to-1 to recommend expulsion. Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, voted against the expulsion recommendation, saying she believes Brooks should be suspended, rather than expelled. The committees recommendation will go to the full Assembly for a vote as early as Wednesday. A two-thirds majority is needed to expel a member.
  • Legislative leaders light a fire on taxing Burning Man

    03/26/2013 5:05:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 27 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    Each year, Burning Man draws 60,000 people to the Black Rock Desert north of Reno to participate in a weeklong counterculture art festival. Admittance to the bohemia isnt free, though. You need to buy a $380 ticket. Now, some Democratic legislative leaders are looking at the ticket proceeds and wondering why the state doesnt get a cut. Its how many people and they pay how much? Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, said. I definitely think we ought to look at that. Heres some quick math: 60,000 tickets sold at $380 a pop equals $22.8 million. Apply the states...
  • Las Vegas wedding businesses: Wed love to see gay marriage legalized

    03/25/2013 9:15:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Monday, March 25, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Andrea Domanick (contact)
    Loosen his bow tie and snuggle up, you two, says Las Vegas photographer Linda Quackenboss, directing a camera-shy couple sitting for portraits in her studio. Reaching out, Phil Pineda does as hes told and loosens Mel Coles bow tie. Theres my GQ smile! the petite 53-year-old tells the couple, who will be celebrating their fifth anniversary this fall. Maybe I can shoot your wedding soon. For Quackenboss, who estimates that 30 percent of her clientele are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the suggestion is more than friendly conversation. Its marketing.
  • Smaller classes not at top of Sandovals education agenda (Nevada)

    03/24/2013 7:34:35 AM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/24/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    CARSON CITY Gov. Brian Sandoval has said his administration has two top priorities: education and economic development. When it comes to education, Sandoval has used both the bully pulpit of his office and his budget to call for school choice, ending social promotion, expanding full-day kindergarten and improving funding for programs targeting English-language learners. But Sandoval and his administration have been largely silent on one key issue important to education advocates, school districts and Democrats: reining in class sizes. Thats not to say hes ignoring it completely.
  • Skorkowsky, other educators press for more money to reduce class sizes

    03/23/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/23/2013 | By Cy Ryan (contact)
    A parade of educators told legislative budget committees Saturday that more money must be poured into reducing class sizes in the elementary grades to help students advance. We have to restore class size, said Pat Skorkowsky, interim superintendent of the Clark County School District. Our teachers are asked to do more and more with less. An overflow crowd in Las Vegas attended the hearing, which was televised from Carson City. Jeremy Christensen, a high school teacher in Clark County, called it child abuse when children are packed into a classroom
  • Effort to undo state employee pay cuts off table

    10/08/2012 5:53:57 PM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | 12:16 a.m. | AP
    CARSON CITY Faced with rising costs, Gov. Brian Sandoval is backing off his promise to undo pay cuts imposed on state employees last year. Gerald Gardner, his chief of staff, said the governor has issued orders to agency heads to continue the reductions in the proposed 2014-15 budget. Gardner told the Nevada Appeal that Sandoval hasn't given up on efforts to undo the work furloughs, pay cuts, and suspension of merit and longevity pay imposed on state workers.
  • Killer complains he wasnt allowed to cry at trial

    01/14/2012 2:29:19 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 | 2:47 p.m. | By Cy Ryan (contact)
    CARSON CITY The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Las Vegas killer Clayton L. Wrencher, who complained his rights were violated when he was warned not to cry or show remorse during his trial. Wrencher was admonished by District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt not to shed tears or display emotion, and he maintains that prejudiced him before the jury. The court said Wrencher did not object at trial but raised the issue later.
  • IHOP Shooter Used Illegally Converted AK-47

    10/24/2011 10:25:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Marktwain | 24 October, 2011 | Marktwain
    Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong has stated that the IHOP Shooter, Edwardo Sencion, used a Norinco Mak 90 that was illegally converted to fully automatic fire. The BATF has traced the history of the rifle to California, where it was sold five years ago. Sheriff Furlong said that the BATF told him that the rifle had been professionally converted to full auto fire. No information was given on the prior history of the pistol or the Romarm Cugir rifle that was found in the shooters vehicle. The Romarm Cugir rifle was commonly imported as the WASR-10, another semi automatic AK-47...
  • Carson City Shooting Prompts A Call For Review of Nevada's Gun Laws (illegal NFA)

    10/24/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies ^ | 23OCT11 | AP
    A deadly shooting rampage at a Carson City IHOP restaurant last month has prompted a call for a review of Nevada's gun laws. Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman William Horne said it would be appropriate for lawmakers to consider changes to the state's gun regulations after a man with a history of mental illness shot 11 people with an assault weapon at the restaurant, killing three Nevada National Guard members and a civilian before killing himself. Horne, D-Las Vegas, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that while he's a gun owner who supports gun rights, he questions why citizens need to own an...
  • The Carson City IHOP Shooter Picked A Target Surrounded By Military Facilities

    09/08/2011 11:09:59 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept. 7, 2011 | Robert Johnson
    When Eduardo Sancion chose the location for his shooting spree in Carson City, Nevada Tuesday he picked a a street home to at least seven military installations and recruitment centers. Just over a mile away on South Carson Street is the Army National Guard, another mile north is the Nevada Army national Guard depot. Scattered throughout the stripmalls and businesses on Carson St. are recruiters for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Sancion pulled up to to the IHOP known to be popular among servicemembers in a blue minivan with a "Support Our Troops" bumper sticker on the back,...