Heller tells Hispanics he won’t back DREAM Act
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller took a hard stance against immigration reform that would grant illegal immigrants amnesty Friday, telling a Hispanic group in Las Vegas that he does not support the DREAM Act or birthright citizenship for some children. Heller’s appearance at a monthly Hispanics in Politics meeting was intended to be an olive branch toward the Hispanic community after he cancelled a meeting with the Las Vegas L...
Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct., hiring surges
WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009. The rate has dropped for four straight months. The hiring gains cap a six-month stretch in which the economy generate...
Spring Creek man dies in ATV crash in Elko Co.
ELKO (AP) — A 39-year-old Spring Creek man has died from injuries he suffered over the weekend in an ATV accident in Elko County. Sheriff’s deputies say Paul Downs had been traveling by himself on Sunday scouting for mountain lions around Jack Creek, near the IL Ranch. They say his friends went looking for him Monday morning after he failed to return home. Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says the friends notified deputies of the accident at 9:15...