Nevada DREAMers hopeful about immigration shift
Under President Barack Obama's new immigration policy announced June 8, at least 800,000 children of illegal immigrants won't face deportation — perhaps as many as 1.4 million, according to the Migration Policy Institute. In Nevada, that could affect up to 30,000 undocumented youth, according to the institute.
Giuliani: Obama is ‘an unsuccessful person’
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had harsh words for President Barack Obama during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, saying he has accomplished nothing and will turn the nation more socialist than France if re-elected. “What do we want to elect, an unsuccessful person? We tried that, OK, we tried a person of no accomplishment,” Giuliani said. “Now let’s try something different, let’s try a man who has actually been successful i...
Martinez named new WCSD chief
RENO — The long-awaited conclusion to the Washoe County School District’s superintendent search came Friday morning as the Board of Trustees selected Pedro Martinez to head up the vacant position. Martinez accepted the offer via telephone Friday morning and will begin negotiating a contract with the WCSD. President of the Board of Trustees Ken Grein said the board was in a great position to make a decision that will benefit the district. “We h...
Health care law survives _ with Roberts’ help
WASHINGTON — Obamacare lives. America’s historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly “Obamacare,” narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. The 5-4 ruling now makes it certain that major health care changes will move ahead, touching virtually every American’s life. And Democrats, who have learned to accept if not lov...
NV governor: No automatic expansion of Medicaid
CARSON CITY — Nevada won’t automatically accept expanding Medicaid coverage as called for under the federal health care law, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling left open the possibility that states could opt out of the requirement without jeopardizing all of its Medicaid funding. “Given what we know today, the governor does not intend to automatically accept the Medicaid expansion,” Mary-Sarah Kinner, Sandova...