• Unions preparing for assault in Nev. Legislature

    Unions preparing for assault in Nev. Legislature

    By Kyle Roerink, Las Vegas Sun Public employee unions are gearing up for a battle against Republicans in the 2015 legislative session. Conservative lawmakers and activists are rallying to upend some of the state’s collective bargaining laws, the rules that guarantee unions the right to negotiate pay and benefits for their membership. For union workers […]

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  • Stateline Post Office being repackaged

    Stateline Post Office being repackaged

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Boxes are scattered about, the floor is torn up, one person is putting mail into individual boxes, construction crews are out front. A tree blocks the direct route to the loading dock, the roofline is crumbling from being hit by trucks, concrete is in need of repair. This is the […]

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  • ADA lawsuit attorney still targeting businesses

    ADA lawsuit attorney still targeting businesses

    By Tim Day, News10 STOCKTON — On the very day Stockton business owners were invited to a workshop on how to avoid ADA-related lawsuits, the attorney responsible for filing so many of those lawsuits was across town shopping, and reluctantly, interviewed. Scott Johnson doesn’t deny filing thousands of lawsuits against businesses with disability access issues. […]

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  • NASA: 11 tril. gallons of water would end drought

    NASA: 11 tril. gallons of water would end drought

    By Mark Berman, Washington Post The historic, horrendous drought in California continues to be historic and horrendous. Even as rain continues to fall over parts of California, the drought is still ravaging much of the state. To give you an idea of just how brutal this three-year drought has been, NASA decided to use its […]

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  • Fining parents may stop teen drinking

    Fining parents may stop teen drinking

    By Patti Neighmond, NPR When it comes to teenage drinking, the typical venue is a party — where some teens play drinking games and binge. It may surprise you to learn that the majority of parents are aware that alcohol is flowing at these events. On any given weekend, some teenagers receive three to four […]

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  • Nev. No. 2 in U.S. for mortgage fraud

    Nev. No. 2 in U.S. for mortgage fraud

    By Eli Segall, Las Vegas Sun Mortgage fraud is rising nationally and remains more active in Nevada than in almost every other state, a report shows. Some 74 percent of U.S. home loans last year involved some kind of fraud or misrepresentation on the application, up from 69 percent in 2012 and 61 percent in […]

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  • S. Lake cemetery to honor military, public safety

    S. Lake cemetery to honor military, public safety

    By Kathryn Reed Plans are drawn, permits are being sought and the construction bid process is under way for what will be a memorial at Happy Homestead Cemetery for veterans and public safety. “We are trying to make it as good as Arlington or better,” cemetery manager Mike Warren told Lake Tahoe News. It will […]

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  • 8th-grader accused of bringing gun to school

    8th-grader accused of bringing gun to school

    A Truckee eighth-grader was stopped Tuesday morning by police officers when he got off the bus at school because they had been tipped that the youth had a gun in his backpack. “(The 14-year-old) had brought a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun to the campus (Monday) during school hours. The student had the handgun in his backpack […]

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  • Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana

    Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana

    By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill’s passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. […]

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  • Caesars misses $225 million interest payment

    Caesars misses $225 million interest payment

    By Associated Press Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Monday missed a $225 million interest payment it owes some of its creditors, giving the company 30 days to pay it or default. A company official said in a financial filing that the company wouldn’t pay the $225 million its debt-heavy operations division owes because it was still […]

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