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  • Nevada is the Best State in America

    10/24/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT · by redreno · 32 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Reid Wilson
    College is getting more expensive. Tuition plus room and board at a four-year institution cost more than $23,000, on average, in the 2011-2012 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about $10,000 a year more than the price tag in 1991-1992. Paying for college takes a lot of planning, scrimping and saving. And no state does more to help its citizens save for their children’s future than Nevada.
  • Some Las Vegas wedding chapels are turning away same-sex couples

    10/24/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 39 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Jay Jones
    Although same-sex marriage became legal on Oct. 9 in Nevada, some Las Vegas wedding chapels are refusing to perform the marriages.. Those places are, the American Civil Liberties Union says, breaking the law. An ACLU official on Thursday criticized what he said are “a small number” of for-profit wedding chapel owners who are refusing to perform such ceremonies because of their religious beliefs.
  • Google tip led to Las Vegas cop’s arrest on child porn charges

    10/24/2014 7:28:19 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | By COLTON LOCHHEAD and JAMES DEHAVEN
    A 12-year Metro officer was arrested Thursday on charges linked to child pornography after a tip from Google led to a three-month investigation, Las Vegas police. Officer James Henry, 37, faces 10 counts each of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, Metro said. Google notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone had uploaded an image of child pornography in June, according to Henry’s arrest report. That tip was forwarded to Metro on July 22. Investigators tracked the IP address linked to the image back to Henry’s home, the report said. A search of...
  • Judge defends custody decision in lesbian mom case

    10/24/2014 7:23:41 AM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | By CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    Family Court Judge William Potter responded Thursday to an allegation that he discriminated against a lesbian mother being deployed to Cuba. “Obviously I don’t have a problem with her being gay because I gave her custody,” the judge said. Potter’s comments stemmed from a Las Vegas Review-Journal story about the divorce case of Michelle Bagalawis, who since has changed her last name to Angeles, and Johnny Cardona. Angeles and Cardona, who have a 7-year-old son, were divorced in January 2012. Angeles, a first lieutenant in the Air Force, married a woman in March 2012. After Angeles’ recent deployment to Cuba,...
  • Nevada rancher Bundy makes campaign pitch

    10/23/2014 11:47:24 AM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    The Southern Nevada rancher who was criticized earlier this year for suggesting black people were better off as slaves is raising eyebrows again. Cliven Bundy appears in a campaign ad to elect an African-American man to Congress, saying he ought to be able to say what he wants without being labeled a racist. Third-party candidate Kamau Bakari appeared alongside Bundy and posted the video online last week. It’s since attracted more than 50,000 views on YouTube.
  • Nevada opposes new arguments in gay rights case

    10/23/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in the Silver State, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday. The Republican governor provided a quick answer to an appeals court call for briefs within three weeks from the state and an advocacy group that won the right to gay marriage on behalf of eight Nevada same-sex couples. Sandoval said Nevada will oppose the petition by the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage.
  • Lesbian mom fighting to keep son in Las Vegas during military deployment

    The lesbian mother of a 7-year-old boy is appealing to the Nevada Supreme Court to keep her son in Las Vegas during her four-month deployment to Cuba. According to an emergency petition filed by Air Force 1st Lt. Michelle Angeles, Family Court Judge William Potter applied a double standard when he ruled the boy must live with his father in Texas until she returns. “Michelle could only infer the double standard stemmed from her being married to another woman,” according to the document. The child flew to Texas on Saturday when the high court declined to intervene on an emergency...
  • Las Vegas officer faces child pornography charges

    10/23/2014 11:23:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    A Metro officer was arrested on several charges connected to child pornography, the department announced Thursday. Officer James Henry, 37, is facing 10 counts each of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, police said in a press release. Metro investigators first heard about the allegations on Oct. 2, according to the release. An arrest warrant was issued for Henry on Wednesday, court records show.
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • Pet store owner enters guilty plea (set pet store on fire with puppies inside)

    10/20/2014 9:59:37 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 20 Oct 2014
    LAS VEGAS - The woman accused of setting her pet store on fire with puppies still inside entered a guilty plea in Clark County District Court Monday morning. Gloria Lee took a plea deal that had her plead guilty to one count of arson, one count of insurance fraud and one count of cruelty to animals. Prosecutors say Lee wanted to burn the business and collect the insurance money. Lee, and her co-defendant Kirk Bills, were accused of starting a fire at the Prince and Princess Pet Boutique on Jan. 27, 2014. A sprinkler system put out the fire and...
  • Local disabled golfer to compete for world's longest drive

    10/17/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    Bobby Baca’s love of competition motivated him to find another sport of choice when his knees forced him out of his favorites of basketball and racquetball. He found golf and long-drive competitions. What makes Baca special is that he does it all with one arm. He has been that way since birth and always found a way to participate in anything that he found appealing. Baca is 51 and has been on a golf course since the age of 40. He got serious after a Para long-drive competition in 2004. He eventually found himself holding a national championship trophy in...
  • Reid Announces $4.8 Million For Nevada Tribes

    10/17/2014 3:20:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    Senator Harry Reid ^ | October 17, 2014 | Senator Harry Reid
    Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $4,863,020 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Nevada tribes. The funding will go toward environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building. According to the EPA, roughly $2.5 million of this money will be used to continue tribal environmental programs, clean up open dumps, conduct small construction projects, targeted community outreach, and community education. The additional $2.3 million will be used for various water quality projects. “American Indians have contributed a great deal to making Nevada the state it is today, so I am committed to...
  • Reid rejects Ebola travel ban proposal

    10/17/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 78 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | By JAMES DEHAVEN
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday rejected a call for travel bans from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, suggesting that it was too early for such a move. “We have a lot of people in Sierra Leone and in places like Liberia who are dual citizens,” the Nevada Democrat said in Henderson. “If there was a ban they would just fly to smaller countries before coming here.” House Republicans had called for such a travel ban at a congressional hearing Thursday. President Barack Obama rejected the proposal on Friday. Reid also backed the Obama administration’s approach to the deadly, expressing...
  • Sen. Reid Won’t Say Whether Americans Should Be Forcibly Barred From Asking Him a Question

    10/16/2014 9:54:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 16, 2014 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not respond to repeated questions about whether public citizens who ask him a question in the Capitol hallway should be physically barred from doing so by Capitol Police, as happened recently when reporter Jason Mattera introduced himself, shook Reid’s hand, and asked him a question about how he became a millionaire on a government salary. A plainclothes Capitol Hill policeman forcefully pushes journalist Jason Mattera into a wall after Mattera asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a question. (Photo: Daily Surge.) Through several e-mails and telephone calls, CNSNews.com asked Sen....
  • The Disgusting Attack On Military Service By Nevada Democratic Attorney General Nominee Ross Miller

    10/13/2014 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    The growing prospect of a Democratic wipeout on November 4 --of a GOP wave triggered by the president's serial incompetencies abroad and scandals at home, from the march of ISIS towards a massacre in Kobani to the incoherent response to travel restrictions on inbound passengers from West Africa to the collapses at the IRS, the VA, and the Secret Service and the growing inability of the CDC to transparently and fully communicate crucial details of Ebola's spread abroad and now at home-- has led to numerous Democratic candidates committing egregious acts of dirty, indeed filthy campaigning. Democratic Senator Mark Udall's...
  • Daily Kos Gleefully Boasted About Being Bribed by Mark Warner

    10/11/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 11, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whenever your humble correspondent dips a strawberry into the chocolate fountain at the Golden Corral, one thought always comes to mind: Mark Warner bribery. Why? Because back in 2006 when Warner was governor of Virginia he attempted to influence the Daily Kos convention in Las Vegas, then known as the YearlyKos, into favoring his possible bid for the presidency with a lavish party at the Stratosphere. As we shall see, the Kossacks absolutely loved the idea that they were being bribed as they feasted on the sushi, drank down alcoholic concoctions, and dipped into the chocolate fountain. Therefore it is...
  • Beleaguered Las Vegas Wedding Industry Pins Its Hopes On Gay Marriage [Sodom Celebrated In America!]

    10/10/2014 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 10, 2014
    Beleaguered Las Vegas Wedding Industry Pins Its Hopes On Gay Marriage The Wedding Capital of the World has been hurting badly since the recession, but business owners expect a ‘tremendous boost’ from same-sex couples looking to get married 10 October 2014 The managers at Vegas Weddings have extra ministers on call. The tux and gown shop is fully staffed, all ten wedding planners are available in the reception area and the coordinators are prepping to handle ceremonies for not one, but two brides at a time. They can also expect many pairs of grooms. This is the first full day...
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 9:26:50 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 56 replies
    The Hill (.com) ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • Cowboy Express gallops into Utah to protest federal land managers ( BLM )

    10/10/2014 10:50:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2 2014 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    A group of horseback riders drew stares, honks and a few handshakes and high-fives along Redwood Road Thursday, hooves clattering on pavement in a protest ride of federal land management policies. The Utah trek of the Grass March Cowboy Express hit Salt Lake City and continued east up Parleys Canyon, with Tooele County Commission Chairman Bruce Clegg and Utah Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, riding in tandem. With them they carried a mail pouch sporting a letter demanding the resignation of a BLM field office manager who ordered grazing reductions in Battle Mountain, Nevada, and petitions from rural Utah counties...
  • Legal hurdles cleared, Nevada sees first same-sex marriage

    10/10/2014 7:19:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY and JAMES DEHAVEN
    Clark County granted its first same-sex marriage license just after 5 p.m. Thursday, ending days of legal wrangling and waiting for gay and lesbian couples across Nevada. That license went to Theo Small and Antioco Carillo, one of eight couples that challenged that state’s gay marriage ban. That came after Clark County Clerk Diana Alba got the go-ahead from U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan. Carillo and Small picked up their license ahead of 12 other couples queued up at the Clark County marriage bureau, but they aren’t be the first same-sex couple married in the state. That distinction could...
  • Debate: Should the Silver State repeal mining-tax cap?

    10/10/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | By MICHELLE RINDELS
    LAS VEGAS — Proponents of a ballot measure that would remove a mining-tax cap from the Nevada constitution said the industry has a sweetheart deal that keeps it from paying its fair share, while opponents said the measure is the first step toward raising taxes and discouraging mining companies from doing business in the state. The remarks came during a debate on Question 2 that was scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Thursday on Vegas PBS. Passing the measure would repeal a 150-year-old constitutional provision that applies a 5 percent cap to taxes on the net proceeds of minerals and...
  • Tears, cheers as gay couples get married in Vegas

    10/10/2014 6:42:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/10/14 | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
    ....About 10 same-sex couples were waiting in line at the Clark County clerk's office as the announcement came shortly after 5 p.m. that gay marriage licenses would be issued, eliciting cheers and tears of joy from the crowd. Officials said the county Marriage License Bureau issued 40 licenses to same-sex couples Thursday. "It's amazing. This is it," Theo Small....
  • Harry Reid’s Bodyguard Attacks Jason Mattera for Asking a Simple Question

    10/09/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 10-9-14
    Crapitalism author Jason Mattera wanted to ask Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) a simple question: How did Reid, who was born in poverty, become so rich while working for the government? So he caught up with Reid recently to ask him about it. Reid refused to answer at all. Suddenly, one of Reid’s bodyguards took it upon himself to stop the questioning. He attacked Mattera while Reid just kept silently walking on. Take a look. (Video at source) By the way, Jason has accepted Bob Beckel’s challenge to fight, after Mattera targeted IRS targeting scandal honcho Lois Lerner.
  • Justice Kennedy blocks gay marriage ruling in Idaho, Nevada

    10/08/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2014
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state's request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 10 a.m. EDT. Kennedy's order requested a response from the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit by the end of day Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada...
  • Clark County to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses today

    10/08/2014 7:28:54 AM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/07/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    Finding that Nevada’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage imposes “profound legal, financial, social and psychic harms” on many of its citizens, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned the prohibition, paving the way for gay unions in the Silver State. The court reversed a U.S. District Court ruling in favor of the state’s voter-approved ban and remanded it back to District Court “for the prompt issuance of an injunction permanently enjoining the state, its political subdivisions, and its officers, employees, and agents” from enforcing the constitutional provision. The ruling also overturned Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage. Clark...
  • Land of wedding chapels ready for gay weddings

    10/08/2014 2:47:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/8/14 | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
    .....Las Vegas, the land of wedding chapels, is ready for gay weddings. On Tuesday, Nevada and Idaho joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is legal when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gay couples' equal protection rights were violated by the gay marriage bans in both states. .....Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels, which is gay-owned and operated, already hosts about 500 same-sex commitment ceremonies each year, said General Manager Brian Mills, who doubles as an officiant, often times in costume. In October, one of the chapel's busiest months, he could be Dracula for one...
  • Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada

    10/07/2014 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 90 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/7/14 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, setting the stage for legal gay marriages in five more Western states. The unanimous decision comes a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower-court rulings that ended bans in five other states, a move that effectively expanded the right to gay marriage to 30 U.S. states. The Ninth Circuit decision will apply to five states with marriage bans in that appellate circuit, likely expanding to 35 the number of states with legal same-sex marriage.
  • Colorado welfare recipients withdraw money in Hawaii, St. Thomas, Vegas

    10/06/2014 7:56:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 6, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Taxpayers are apparently buying welfare recipients booze and cigarettes for the road — at times a very exotic road. A Watchdog.org analysis of a Colorado Department of Human Services welfare ATM withdrawals database shows that $3.8 million was withdrawn by Colorado welfare recipients outside the state in the past two years. There were withdrawals at out-of-state liquor stores and tobacco outlets, as well as vacation destinations like Hawaii, Las Vegas and even the Virgin Islands. ... Colorado welfare withdrawals at liquor stores and casinos despite federal and state law banning such actions and welfare recipients taking out money at the...
  • Detention center worker sues over termination

    10/03/2014 8:06:47 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    A former detention assistant contends she was fired by the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services for complaining about excessive force against a juvenile inmate. Kisha Norman of Las Vegas filed an employment discrimination lawsuit Thursday against the department and its assistant manager of detention, Patrick Schreiber, who fired her in April 2013. “Norman was not wanted because she was not part of the racist culture inside DJJS that accepted, condoned and ratified excessive force against juveniles,” the federal lawsuit alleges. In an email Thursday, spokesman Erik Pappa said the county does not comment on pending litigation. According to...
  • Miller faces ethics complaint in AG’s race

    10/02/2014 9:45:18 AM PDT · by redreno
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — An ethics complaint has been filed against Secretary of State Ross Miller on allegations that he used an online election portal to unfairly gain support for his candidacy for attorney general. The Web portal was set up by his office for military and overseas civilian voters to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. The complaint dated Sept. 29 was filed by Kirk Lippold, a retired U.S. Navy commander of the USS Cole who at one point had sought the 2nd Congressional District seat when it became vacant after Dean Heller was appointed to the U.S. Senate....
  • Reno plans festival next fall to celebrate birthplace of modern blue jeans

    10/02/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO, Nev. — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Reno tailor Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss & Co. patented the pants with the rivets to the corners and pockets that made them the sturdy favorites of miners, loggers and cowboys who helped tame the West. The “Blue Genes Jam” next Oct. 2-4 will celebrate the iconic trousers’ impact on popular culture with concerts, fashion shows,...
  • Utah men involved in ATV protest facing federal charges

    09/18/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY — Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride in southwestern Utah earlier this year that the group said was to call attention to the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they have charged the five southern Utah men with misdemeanor conspiracy and illegal use of all-terrain vehicles Wednesday in connection with a ride organized to show displeasure with the federal government. Prosecutors say the May ride through southwestern Utah’s Recapture Canyon was an illegal protest. “We respect the fact that the citizens...
  • Las Vegas school board wants to teach 5-yr-olds about masturbation

    09/26/2014 8:17:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9-25-2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Angry parents descended on a Clark County School District Board of Trustees meeting this week after discovering the content of a proposed new "comprehensive sex education" curriculum that includes teaching 5-year-olds about masturbation. The proposed curriculum would include education about homosexuality as early as ages 5 through 8, teaching children to give everyone “respect regardless of who they are attracted to.” School children in kindergarten through grade 3 would also be taught that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation.” “You want to teach my 5-year-old how to masturbate?” challenged parent Julie Butler. "We certainly should...
  • Warrant issued again for Cliven Bundy’s son

    09/25/2014 12:57:55 PM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/25/2014 | By DAVID FERRARA
    Another warrant has been issued for the arrest of one of rancher Cliven Bundy’s sons, a little more than a month after he was released from jail. Bundy’s 34-year-old son, also named Cliven Lance Bundy, failed to appear in court this week for a hearing before Judge Linda Marie Bell, who issued a warrant for his arrest. Bundy was arrested last month for criminal contempt and parole violations on burglary and weapons theft charges. Bell had issued a warrant for Bundy in July after he didn’t appear for a drug diversion program hearing. He had undergone hip surgery the day...
  • PI, not police, sought video that cleared teen of murder charge

    09/25/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/24/2014 | RICARDO TORRES
    A private investigator working on what’s become a botched murder case sought evidence North Las Vegas police didn’t: video from the suspect’s alibi. That suspect was Patrick Wayne Harper, the 16-year-old cleared in the killing of Andrea Lafon. Police said she died during a marijuana deal gone bad. Investigator Toby Tobiasson, working for lawyer Kristina Wildeveld, got a court order for surveillance video from the convenience store Harper said he was at when Lafon was shot about 7:15 p.m. Sept. 5. The video shows Harper leaving the AMPM at 5th Street and Washburn Road — more than two miles from...
  • Crooked judge heads straight to public retirement pension

    09/25/2014 8:09:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/24/2014 | By JANE ANN MORRISON
    When Steven Jones is sitting in prison (and I’m pretty sure the despicable abuse of his judicial powers will persuade a federal judge he’s unworthy of probation), don’t feel too sorry for him. He probably won’t have money woes when he gets out. While he’s pumping iron behind bars, he can rest assured he might be able to get up to 75 percent of his $200,000 a year salary as a judicial pension, at least at some point. That’s the way the system works. A pension is an earned benefit, so you can be a teacher convicted of molesting children...
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Las Vegas School District Considers Teaching 5-Year-Olds About Masturbation

    09/24/2014 9:37:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    We live in a hyper-sexualized society where so-called experts think it wiser to push sex on younger and younger children. The abortion industry doesn’t mind at all, because Planned Parenthood can prey on young impressionable teens and pre-teens by telling them that early sex is perfectly fine and can exploit them to sell them abortions when the young girls become pregnant.With that in mind, here’s the latest from Las Vegas, where apparently there are not enough clients for the legal prostitutes so they need to convince children at a young age to become interested in sex.As one report indicates, the...
  • US Senate Panel Advances Bill To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval

    06/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ros Krasny
    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that would force congressional approval of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, but the measure seems unlikely to be taken up by the full Senate. The bill, the latest effort by lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will languish without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote. The measure, from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would take a decision...
  • Senate panel votes to approve Keystone (but Reid won't bring it up for vote)

    06/18/2014 12:10:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Wednesday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, delivering a rebuke to President Obama. All Republicans on the panel voted to clear the pipeline, joined by Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (La.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), two Democrats in energy-heavy states, in a 12-10 vote. Proponents of the pipeline expressed frustration with Obama’s refusal to take action for more than five years on the final leg of Keystone, which is planned to run from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the United States Gulf Coast. “I really wish we weren’t sitting here years after...
  • Las Vegas cop behind controversial killing now influential union leader

    09/21/2014 4:51:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | 21 sept 2014 | MIKE BLASKY
    Detective Bryan Yant was the face of incompetence at the Metropolitan Police Department: a poster child for wrongful shooting deaths and million-dollar payouts, a driving force behind sweeping reforms to the agency’s deadly force policies. In other cities, an officer who kills an unarmed man under suspicious circumstances and is accused of lying to cover his tracks might be prosecuted. In Las Vegas, Yant kept his job. And he’s taken on a role that will make him more influential at Metro. The officer, in­famous for the 2010 killing of Trevon Cole, a small-time marijuana dealer, is doling out advice in...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • State faults Cliven Bundy in I-15 cow crash

    09/19/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT · by redreno · 40 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    State transportation officials are refuting rancher Cliven Bundy’s claim that they are ultimately responsible for keeping his cattle off Interstate 15 in northeastern Clark County. In a statement Thursday, Mary Martini, district engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation in Las Vegas, said that while the state maintains the fences along I-15 to “designate the right of way” and control access, “it is always the responsibility and liability of the owners to control their animals.” The dispute could be headed for court. Bundy was sued for negligence this week by a 34-year-old Las Vegas woman injured when her car hit...
  • Police: Teen killed woman over $5 pot dispute (North Las Vegas)

    09/18/2014 12:12:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 1:49 PM EDT
    A North Las Vegas high school junior will be prosecuted as an adult in the shooting death of a woman in what police say was a dispute over $5 in a marijuana buy. […] The teen is accused of shooting 20-year-old Andrea Lafon in the head as she sat in a car in a North Las Vegas neighborhood. Lafon died the next day. A witness told police that Lafon refused to let the teen pay $35 for $40 worth of marijuana. …
  • Bundy sued after car hits cow on I-15

    09/18/2014 9:35:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 72 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    On April 12, a triumphant Cliven Bundy and his supporters chased away federal authorities and set the rancher’s impounded cattle free once more to roam public land in northeast Clark County. Two days later, a car collided with one of Bundy’s cows on Interstate 15, about 10 miles from his Bunkerville ranch, killing the animal and sending the vehicle careening down an embankment. Now a Las Vegas woman injured in the crash is suing Bundy for negligence. The lawsuit filed Sunday in Clark County District Court alleges Bundy “recklessly, carelessly and negligently allowed his cows to enter onto Interstate 15...
  • Young conservatives stump for a gay-friendly GOP

    09/17/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 57 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    Conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas invited a few extra guests Tuesday night to the regular pasta dinners she has for constituents. The meal was the last official stop for a group of young conservatives traveling the country — visiting battleground states such as Nevada first — as part of a $1 million campaign to get the national Republican Party to support gay marriage in its party platform in 2016. The group has been to Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina is the next stop. Nevada already is ahead of the curve, said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of...
  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    09/10/2014 10:40:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 1:13 AM EDT | Scott Sonner
    Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers’ money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory to the state. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval urged legislators in the two Democrat-controlled houses to seize an “extraordinary opportunity” to land the electric car maker’s “gigafactory” and the tens of thousands of jobs he said would help pull Nevada from the worst economic crisis in state history. Legislative leaders, who convened...
  • Safety first: How do we keep children educated and secure in a culture of guns?

    09/08/2014 3:43:57 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08 sept 2014 | Andrea Domanick , Jackie Valley
    Seven accidental child shootings in one month. On two occasions, two per day. May days • May 3: A 3-year-old Wisconsin boy shoots himself in the head after finding a loaded handgun in the glove box of his mother’s car. • May 12: A South Carolina 3-year-old finds a gun under a mattress and shoots himself in the leg. • May 12: A 4-year-old shoots himself in the head while visiting his grandmother’s house in South Carolina. He dies four days later. • May 17: An Indiana 4-year-old fatally shoots himself in the head with his parents’ gun after managing...
  • Tesla's Nevada Bait and Switch

    09/06/2014 6:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Chriss Street
    While continuing to collect massive corporate welfare from the Golden State, Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk can look forward to a business environment in Nevada with zero corporate income tax, zero individual income tax, plus lower sales and property taxes. Nevada is ranked 3rd best in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property.
  • Nevada Taxpayers Lose With Tesla Deal, Even If Factory Succeeds

    09/05/2014 7:29:57 PM PDT · by willk · 88 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/5/14 | Ben Hallman
    Nevada officials are lauding the deal as a huge win for the state, touting the creation of 6,500 well-paying jobs that the factory is expected to generate, along with an another 22,000 indirect jobs. But the enormous cost of the deal, in terms of lost revenue to state coffers, is staggering: an estimated $1.3 billion. Paradoxically, it is a deal that could prove even more painful for taxpayers if the factory is a success.