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  • Nevada will have 5 statewide questions on November ballot

    08/05/2020 12:23:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Fairfield Citizen ^ | Aug 5, 2020 | By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two proposed statewide initiatives failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot in Nevada, leaving five proposed constitutional amendments for voters to consider, including a measure to recognize same-sex marriages. ... ... The group’s proposal would have amended Nevada's Constitution to have an appointed commission, rather than the Legislature, redraw statewide voting districts after the next U.S. Census. The other ballot initiative that failed to turn in signatures would have amended the Nevada Constitution to change the way state senators are elected including shortening terms of office and instituting a version of ranked choice...
  • Why mail-in voting is not needed in Nevada

    08/05/2020 8:05:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 8/5/2020 | John C. Zimmerman
    I have been a resident of Nevada since 1989 and voted in all elections during that period. The announcement by Nevada's governor, Steve Sisolak, that mail-in balloting is needed to protect the population from COVID-19 should be viewed with great skepticism. In fact, Sisolak knows better. Since 2000, Nevada has utilized a system of early voting where residents can vote up to 14 days early. In short, because elections are spread out over a period of two weeks, social distancing is easy to maintain. I have never once seen long lines of people waiting to vote since this system has...
  • New NV Law Allows Democrats to Enter Nursing Homes, Vote for Dementia Patients without Their Signature (VIDEO)

    08/04/2020 10:38:54 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 38 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | August 3, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    Radical Democrat Governor Sisolak and Nevada Democrats called a special session this past weekend with no public present and inside of 24 hours they rammed through mail-in voting and ballot harvesting. Democrats did this during the special leglislative session. The Democrats are going to cheat at all costs to keep the state from going to Donald Trump! The new Democrat law allows people not related to or friends with elderly voters to fill out their ballots and turn them in to be counted! On Monday Laura Ingraham spoke with former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt about these new rules that...
  • Why is Nevada allowing more people into its Casinos than its Churches?

    08/04/2020 8:11:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2020 | Timothy Head
    Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Nevada can legally limit attendance at indoor religious services to just 50 persons. At the same time, casinos, restaurants, bars, theme parks, and gyms are allowed to operate at 50% capacity. This is a double standard. Why are houses of worship restricted to an arbitrary number — no matter how big the venue is or what safety precautions are in place — while business capacity is regulated based on the size of the venue? This ruling unfairly targets churches and other institutions of faith. It tells the American people that the economy is...
  • Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit

    08/03/2020 6:45:34 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 86 replies
    ABC news ^ | 8/3/2020 | SAM METZ
    CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Monday to mail all of the state's active voters ballots ahead of the November election, a move being criticized by President Donald Trump, who promised a lawsuit to block the action. “This bill will enable election officials to continue to support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances,” Sisolak, a Democrat, said in a statement.
  • Trump Recovers Taxpayer Cash On A $1 Billion Obama-Backed Solar Plant That Was Obsolete Before Ever Going Online

    08/03/2020 7:11:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2020 | CHRIS WHITE
    The Department of Energy reached a settlement Thursday to recover $200 million in taxpayer funds from a loan the Obama administration distributed in 2011 to finance a $1 billion solar power plant that was deemed obsolete before it could officially go online. The settlement between DOE and Tonopah Solar Energy must now be approved by a bankruptcy court, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported. The DOE provided a $737 million loan to Tonopah in September 2011 for the purposes of financing the $1.1 billion Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada. The agency disbursed funds for the plant in 2011 and...
  • Nevada lawmakers consider police reform bills in special session

    08/02/2020 8:38:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 8/1/2020 | Colton Lochhead and Bill Dentzer
    CARSON CITY —Two police reform bills, one each in the Senate and Assembly, moved forward Saturday in spite of public reaction that ranged from only tepid support to blistering opposition, mostly from progressive interests who wanted lawmakers to do more. Supporters lined up in favor of Assembly Bill 3, a ban on police chokeholds that passed the chamber and moved to the Senate, but many argued the bill barely scratches the surface on holding police accountable. “This is the bare minimum of change that needs to occur in order to foster accountability,” Holly Welborn, policy director for the American Civil...
  • Tesla's 2170 Battery Cells To Receive 20% Energy Density Improvement: Report

    07/31/2020 7:05:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 30, 2020 | editors
    Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) already has some of the most energy-dense electric vehicle batteries available, with the company's Model S able to travel over 400 miles on a single charge. Now it looks like Tesla's vehicles will be able to travel even farther, as a report from Reuters details Panasonic's (OTC: PCRFY) lans for future improvements. Over the next five years, Panasonic is planning to increase energy density by 20%, while also having cobalt-free batteries available in the next two to three years, according to Reuters. The 2170 cells that will be receiving these improvements are currently found in Tesla's...
  • Nevada firefighting planes collide midair; both pilots dead, authorities say

    07/30/2020 11:01:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | Frank Miles
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman told Fox News the accident occurred while the planes were fighting the Bishop Fire near Caliente, Nev., around 1 p.m. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation, and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the crash. Each plane had only the pilot aboard, authorities said. The 500-acre wildfire started Wednesday in an area about 17 miles southwest of Caliente and 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
  • Pentagon 'Orbital Outpost' in the Works, Would Be Major Step for American Military in Space

    07/26/2020 6:13:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | July 25, 2020 | Randy DeSoto
    The Defense Department contracted with a Nevada-based company earlier this month to develop a space outpost from which military research and operations could be run. The move by the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit marks an important step as rival nations like China and Russia maneuver to militarize space. The Sierra Nevada Corporation said in a news release it has been tasked with repurposing its Shooting Star transport vehicle into “essentially a scalable, autonomous space station for experiments and logistics demonstrations.” “We’re excited by the multi-mission nature of Shooting Star,” SNC CEO Fatih Ozmen said. “It was originally developed for NASA...
  • Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss on celibacy, meth and Steve Bing

    07/25/2020 8:28:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 7/25/2020 | Michael Kaplan
    So far, Heidi Fleiss’s 2020 hasn’t exactly been a flying success. The former Hollywood madam — during the 1990s she furnished call girls to Charlie Sheen and other A-listers — began the year worried about the ­future of her macaw sanctuary. Since 2006, she has cared for some three dozen rescued birds at her extremely remote desert home in Pahrump, Nev., but three years ago she was allegedly fleeced out of a $400,000 inheritance that grew into a $4 million investment, leaving her penniless. Her lawsuit over that matter seemed stalled earlier this year. Then there was the pandemic and...
  • Conservatives blast Supreme Court ruling (capping attendance at Nevada churches): Roberts has 'abandoned his oath'

    07/25/2020 6:38:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Conservative lawmakers blasted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after he sided with the court's liberal justices in a 5-4 decision Friday that rejected a Nevada church’s request to block the state government from enforcing a cap on attendance at religious services. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted early Saturday morning that Roberts had "abandoned his oath." "What happened to that judge?" tweeted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). "Freedom of religion is our first freedom. Yet SCOTUS has ruled that casinos can host hundreds of gamblers, while churches cannot welcome their full congregations. Justice Roberts once again got it wrong, shamefully closing...
  • No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

    07/23/2020 6:13:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 108 replies
    nytimes ^ | 7/23/2020 | Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean
    For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings. Despite Pentagon statements that it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway — renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where officials continue to study mystifying encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles. Pentagon officials will not discuss the program, which is not classified but deals with classified matters. Yet it appeared last month in a Senate committee report outlining spending on the nation’s intelligence agencies for the coming year....
  • Arizona ammo supplier to Las Vegas massacre gunman gets prison time

    07/01/2020 7:35:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    NYPost ^ | 07 01 2020 | David Aaro
    An Arizona man who authorities said sold illegal tracer and armor-piercing bullets to the Las Vegas massacre gunman was sentenced to prison Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, will spend 13 months in federal prison for manufacturing ammunition without a license, according to Nicholas A. Trutanich, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada. Haig had pleaded guilty to the federal charge last November. “This case arose out of the investigation into the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas,” prosecutors said. “In the hotel room from which the...
  • 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races Canceled

    06/26/2020 7:34:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/26/2020 | ktvn staff
    The Reno Air Racing Association has announced the cancellation of the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races originally scheduled for Sept. 16–20. The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors reiterated their principal concern for the safety and health of all involved and, in light of continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and government-imposed restrictions for large scale events, has decided to turn all efforts to 2021. “This decision was not made lightly. It’s difficult to capture the sadness we feel for our September Family who we won’t have the chance to see this year. However, we need to approach this...
  • Elon Musk Slams Media

    06/18/2020 10:09:41 PM PDT · by Hildy · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 18, 2020
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized the media in a series of Twitter posts he wrote on Wednesday. "The holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them," Musk said. Musk added that he'd start a website that would evaluate "the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication."
  • 6 states report record-high jumps in new coronavirus cases

    06/17/2020 7:39:36 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 17, 2020
    The United States may be at a crucial point in the coronavirus pandemic, with cases rising again and officials deciding whether to stay the course on reopening. At least 19 states have seen new cases go up in the last two weeks and six states on Tuesday reported record increases, CBS News' Manuel Bojorquez reports. Florida reported 2,783 new cases. Texas reported 2,622, and Arizona reported a one-day jump of 2,392 new cases. Oklahoma, Oregon and Nevada also reported their highest single-day spikes in cases yet. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dismissed concerns Tuesday that reopenings are driving his state's record-breaking...
  • Police officer paralyzed after being shot in Las Vegas protest

    06/14/2020 6:25:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/20 | John Bowden
    The family of a Las Vegas police officer shot during protests two weeks ago over the death of George Floyd say in a new statement that the officer is paralyzed from the neck down and remains on a ventilator.
  • SpaceX scraps its plan to build Mars spaceship at Port of L.A. — again [Shutdown Related]

    06/09/2020 3:16:53 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/8/20 | Samantha Masunaga
    In a letter dated March 27, a SpaceX official gave the Port of L.A. notice of the Elon Musk-led company’s intent to terminate the permit agreement. The date of termination was May 11, according to the letter, which was provided to The Times. Days before SpaceX sent its letter pulling out of the port site, Tesla began a temporary shutdown of its Fremont auto plant — a culmination of its battle to keep the factory open despite orders from Alameda County that were aimed at stemming the coronavirus outbreak. Last month, Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters from California to...
  • Three men connected to 'boogaloo' movement tried to provoke violence at protests, feds say

    06/05/2020 8:17:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 06 05 2020 | Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter and Brandy Zadrozny
    Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have charged three men alleged to be members of the far-right extremist "Boogaloo" movement with multiple state and federal violations of conspiracy to cause destruction during protests in Las Vegas, as well as possession of Molotov cocktails. Charging documents say Stephen T. Parshall, aka "Kiwi," 35; Andrew Lynam, 23; and William L. Loomis, 40, all of Las Vegas, were arrested Saturday on a state criminal complaint alleging conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, material support for committing an act of terrorism and multiple explosives violations. The plot was foiled with help from an informant,...