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Pahrump pets need new home as shelter’s funding dries up

LasVegasSun.com
by Katie Visconti
June 29, 2015

Dozens of dogs, cats and other pets are seeking new owners after Pahrump's only animal shelter, Tails End, closes Tuesday.

Tails End, an animal welfare organization, opened 15 months ago under the supervision of Nye County and with $140,000 in funding. Susan Cronin, director, and her team of mostly volunteer staff worked to keep the shelter going, bringing their own supplies and working six days a week.

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STATEMENT OF SENATORS PARKS, SPEARMAN, AND ATKINSON ON SUPREME COURT MARRIAGE RULING

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June 26, 2015

 

STATEMENT OF SENATORS PARKS, SPEARMAN, AND ATKINSON ON SUPREME COURT MARRIAGE RULING

 LAS VEGAS - Today, Sen. David Parks, Sen. Pat Spearman, and Sen. Kelvin Atkinson released the following statement with regard to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The Court ruled that under the 14th amendment states may not deny marriage rights to same-gender couples.  

“As members of Nevada’s LGBT community, we are overjoyed that all of our fellow citizens across the country will finally enjoy the same marriage rights that we recently won in Nevada. The road to marriage equality has been long, but through the courage of so many activists from diverse and faith-based communities, civic leaders, and ordinary citizens, we have achieved this historic victory. We hope that all Nevadans and all Americans will join us today in celebrating equality.”

 

In 2013, the Nevada Senate Democrats voted unanimously in favor of SJR13, a resolution that would have put marriage equality on the ballot. In 2014, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals legalized same-gender marriage in Nevada.

 

Senate Democrats continued fighting for LGBT Nevadans in the 2015 Legislative Session, including with legislation introduced by Sen. Parks to expand Nevada’s anti-discrimination protections and to ban conversion therapy for minors.

 

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2-year northwest Las Vegas flood control project is done

ReviewJournal.com
by Knowles Adkisson
June 24, 2015

Las Vegas, Clark County and Nevada officials on Wednesday lauded the completion of a two-year project to improve flash flood control in the northwest valley, plus a law intended to deter drivers from braving floodwaters.

The Kyle Canyon Detention Basin, overwhelmed by flash floods in 2013 following the Carpenter 1 wildfire on Mount Charleston, has been connected to an expanded network of underground channels at an estimated cost of nearly $17 million.

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Conservatives Are Upset With Nevada Republicans For Failing To Pass A Voter ID Bill

HuffingtonPost.com
By Samantha Lachman
June 17, 2015

WASHINGTON -- Nevada conservatives are disheartened that another attempt to pass a voter identification measure out of the legislature failed this session, even though the GOP has full control of the state government for the first time since 1929.

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Campaign to fund scholarships for UNLV medical school raises twice its goal

LasVegasSun.com
By Ian Whitaker
June 17, 2015

The campaign to raise $6 million in scholarships for the first class of students at the proposed UNLV medical school was supposed to last the rest of the year.

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Las Vegas wants that new hockey team smell

ReviewJournal.com
By Ed Graney
June 16, 2015

You often hear first about the smell, a releasing into the air of those organic compounds from different adhesives and sealers.

There is something special about a new car, something magical about those plastic-softening chemicals that evaporate over time.

Bill Foley wants to give Las Vegas the sort of fresh ride it has never called its own, the first major league sports franchise in the form of a National Hockey League team whose eventual existence here is far closer to foregone conclusion than not.

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Sandoval announces electric car chargers between Las Vegas, Reno

LasVegasSun.com
By Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press
June 16, 2015

CARSON CITY — Hoping to attract millennials and eco-conscious tourists to rural parts of Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval is announcing a plan to install electric car charging stations at regular intervals on the lonely stretch of road between Las Vegas and Reno.

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Sandoval endorses online university startup in Nevada

ReviewJournal.com
by Sandra Chereb
June 16, 2015

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation Tuesday endorsing Western Governors University Nevada, a nonprofit online institution that offers undergraduate and advance college degrees in business, teaching, information technology and health professions.

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Kirk Kerkorian remembered as visionary businessman, philanthropist, loyal friend

LasVegasSun.com
By Sun Staff
June 16, 2015

Friends and business associates of billionaire builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian talked today about the man who helped shape Las Vegas. Kerkorian, who built or owned some of the biggest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, died Monday at age 98 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

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How to pay for campus expansion among decisions ahead for UNLV

LasVegasSun.com
By Ian Whitaker
June 15, 2015

UNLV’s efforts to purchase 42 acres just west of the Thomas & Mack Center have been ongoing since March, but officials will have to decide soon exactly what they want to do with the land.

The deadline to draw up a plan for the property is December, when higher education officials are scheduled to decide whether to move forward with the purchase.

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CCSD career fair among several opportunities for valley job seekers this week

VegasInc.com
By Adelaide Chen
June 15, 2015

The largest employer in Clark County held a career fair Monday as part of several hiring events open to the public. The 200 jobs posted by the Clark County School District on Monday included teachers, substitutes, paraprofessionals, transportation and school police.

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Presidential hopefuls get head start with Nev. voters

RGJ.com
By Chanelle Bessette
June 15, 2015

With the next presidential election only a year and a half away, candidates are already gearing up to win voters in Nevada.

As a swing state, Nevada has been an important place to garner votes for both Republicans and Democrats. As such, the state has a long history of frequent visits from presidential hopefuls...

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Student business team wins $30,000 at competition

RGJ.com
By Jessica Garcia
June 11, 2015

At the culminating competition of six months of research and presentations, the 3Denim student business team from Sierra Nevada College delivered its elevator pitch at the eighth annual Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Competition Awards Dinner on June 1 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The team won first place.

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New medical school should help with doctor shortage

News3LV.com
By Denise Rosch
June 11, 2015

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – One argument often heard in the drive to open a medical school at UNLV is the need for more doctors in Southern Nevada.

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More money for TMCC, UNR students

RGJ.com
By Siobhan McAndrew
June 11, 2015

Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno will be easier to pay for thanks to lawmakers.

The state's first financial aid grant based on need and changes to the Kenny Guinn Millennium Scholarship came out of the 2015 Legislative Session....

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