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Wronged by a licensed contractor? Nevada has a fund for that
And it just awarded nearly $400,000 to homeowners Kelly Lange thought she did everything right. The Las Vegas homeowner knew she should use a licensed contractor for a planned kitchen remodel. She picked an established company, checked their online reviews, and made sure their license and bonding was current.
Teachers union files initiative to ask legislature, voters to legalize strikes for educators
The Clark County Education Association on Thursday filed with the state a petition to change Nevada law and allow teachers to go on strike.
Counties remind Nevadans: Trump didn’t file for presidential primary, so he won’t be on ballot
Donald Trump will not appear on Nevada’s presidential preference primary ballot — a decision made by the former president, not by election officials.
Henderson shelter has fraction of staff needed to care for animals
The City of Henderson, which bills itself as a premier city, employs two kennel workers to care for as many as 160 animals a day at its aging shelter, and just one kennel attendant on Sunday when the shelter is closed, the Henderson Police Department said in response to questions submitted by the Current. The department oversees the shelter.
Lion Habitat Ranch owner agrees not to deceive consumers about fate of animals
Lion Habitat Ranch founder and owner Keith Evans has agreed to stop issuing fundraising pitches claiming he may have to euthanize the lions in his care for lack of resources.
County criminalizes stopping for a selfie on Strip pedestrian bridges
Catching a glimpse of the Las Vegas Grand Prix from a pedestrian bridge on Las Vegas Boulevard, or stopping to get directions or snap a selfie will now be illegal, following a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Clark County Commission.
No Labels says Nevada, nation open to a third-party presidential ‘unity ticket’
No Labels, a national group contemplating a third-party presidential run next year, are pushing back against criticisms from Democrats that their theoretical “unity ticket” would inevitably help former president Donald Trump. After months of bitter negotiations, a handful of school closures due to “teacher sickouts,” interventions from elected officials and countless petty public jabs, the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association announced Wednesday they reached an agreement on a new two-year contract for the district’s roughly 18,000 licensed educators and professionals.
NV Energy not looking out for customers, say energy industry reps
NV Energy is failing to get the best deals for its customers, resulting in higher than necessary rates, according to experts who say compared with other electric utilities in the west, the company is lagging in leveraging the lowest-cost, and most environmentally friendly options.
UNLV shooter had target lists, mailed envelopes to educators before rampage
The shooter who killed three UNLV faculty members Wednesday mailed at least 22 envelopes without a return address to education professionals across the country before entering the campus with a Taurus handgun and 11 magazines of ammunition, Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill revealed at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
SOS announces appointments for sidewalk vending task force
Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar announced appointments for a task force to recommend regulations for sidewalk vendors on Wednesday.
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