Economist: Nev. can gain millions with online poker
An economist says ailing Nevada stands to gain millions in tax revenue if it regulates and develops the multibillion-dollar online poker industry, but detractors — including some of the most powerful Las Vegas casinos — called the bill on the table premature and said it could chew away at brick-and-mortar businesses.
Ex-aide to Sen. Ensign indicted in lobbying case
Nevada Sen. John Ensign’s former administrative assistant, whose wife had an affair with the senator, was indicted Thursday for allegedly lobbying Ensign and his staff in violation of federal conflict of interest laws. Douglas Hampton is charged in connection with lobbying he did on behalf of a Las Vegas airline company and an energy company.
Debate heats up over HAN
Hot August Nights organizers want support from the city of Reno, but some city council members worry about losing their investment if the event is moved out of northern Nevada.
Man sentenced to life in rape case
A 17-time felon and admitted rapist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 100 years on Wednesday for the sexual assault and robbing of a Sparks woman in March 2010.
NATO ships patrol sea as Gadafi forces roll back
BENGHAZI, Libya — NATO ships patrolled off Libya’s coast Wednesday as airstrikes, missiles and energized rebels forced Moammar Gadhafi’s tanks to roll back from two key western cities, including one that was the hometown of army officers who tried to overthrow him in 1993. Libya’s opposition took haphazard steps to form a government in the east, as they and the U.S.-led force protecting them girded for prolonged and costly fighting. Despite di...
Consolidation proceeds between Reno, Washoe
Consolidating business permitting and licensing practices has now been added to a growing list of shared-service initiatives being sought by the governments of Reno and Washoe County in order to improve efficiency and cut costs in a time of record budget deficits.
Students protest education cuts at Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY — Nevada students dressed in college T-shirts and school mascot costumes swarmed Nevada’s capital city Monday, braving snow and freezing temperatures to demonstrate against deep cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and urge state lawmakers to find funding for higher education. The throngs of students — including at least 1,500 who came by bus from Las Vegas, Elko and Reno — made up one of the largest rallies in Carson Ci...
Angle casts herself as favorite in House race
RENO — Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle says she has the best chance to win a race for an open U.S. House seat in Nevada because of her anti-tax voting record and ability to attract votes in the conservative district. The Reno Republican continually pointed to a sign with the number 19,677 next to her during a news conference here Monday. She said that represented her margin of victory over Senate Majority Harry Reid in House District 2 during...
Detroit schools struggle to solve huge budget woes
DETROIT) — Robert Bobb has spent the past two years closing dozens of schools and firing principals in an effort to fix the failing Detroit Public Schools. Yet, he still hasn’t solved the problem for which he was hired — erasing a legacy budget deficit that now stands at $327 million. Now, in his final months as the state-appointed emergency financial manager, Bobb is proposing several headline-grabbing ideas — including a radical plan to shut...