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Internal memos document DOE's 'cavalier' handling of nuke-waste project
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
More than 300 pages of internal emails, memos and correspondence obtained by the Sun show how the Energy Department thought it had the upper hand in getting its way with nuclear waste, over the state's objections.
Sandoval cancels fundraising appearance for Washoe Republicans
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval has canceled a speech at a fundraiser for the Washoe Republican Party this month after the party chairman and other party leaders appeared to lament the transition of women to the workplace from a more traditional domestic role raising children.
AFL-CIO head says organization endorsement up for grabs in Heck-Bilbray race
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Asked on the public affairs television program To the Point if the AFL-CIO would back Republican incumbent Rep. Joe Heck over Democrat Erin Bilbray based on what Heck does on immigration reform, Danny Thompson left the possibility open.
Heck berates Republican House leadership for punting on immigration
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck lambasted his own party leadership today in a strongly worded statement reacting to news reports that the House may not bring immigration reform up for a vote this year.
Reid: Shutdown cost the country more than 125,000 lost jobs
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today he's been told the government shutdown cost the country at least 125,000 jobs, decrying it as a "manufactured crisis" that "accomplished nothing."
Emerging GOP primary fights belie effort to organize the party
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
After a couple years of watching the dysfunction of the Nevada Republican Party apparatus mostly from afar, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller have begun an attempt to remake it into an organized machine that can earn the trust of donors and elected officials alike. But it's not easy.
Shelter for abused and homeless women and children cutting services, employees amid shutdown
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
A Las Vegas shelter for abused women and children said today it has had to temporarily lay off 10 percent of its staff and dramatically reduce services because of the government shutdown.
Sandoval won't use state money to open national parks
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval won't follow suit with Utah and three other states that are seeking to reopen national parks with state funds as the federal government shutdown heads into Day 11. Sandoval's spokeswoman Mary-Sarah Kinner said today that Nevada doesn't have the resources to open federal parks such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Sandoval: Nevada faces catastrophe if government shutdown persists
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today Nevada is in danger of “catastrophic” consequences if the federal government shutdown persists until the end of the month.
Nevada Senate Republicans endorse two candidates in key 2014 races
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
The Senate Republican caucus today announced it is endorsing a pair of GOP women to run in two of the state's most competitive districts next year-- two of three races that could determine which party controls the Nevada State Senate.

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Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected.
Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions since 1956, when, at the age of 15, she accompanied her parents to see Dwight D. Eisenhower accept the Republican nomination.
Yes, Raggio burned down a Nevada brothel
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
State Sen. Bill Raggio leaves behind a powerful reign in the state Legislature, but his 18 years as Washoe County District Attorney may have been more interesting.
State Sen. Bill Raggio to retire before session begins
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
Iconic Northern Nevada senator and ousted Republican leader Bill Raggio announced today he will retire this month, allowing the county commission to appoint his replacement before the session begins.
Brian Sandoval finishes cabinet appointments
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval today announced his final cabinet appointments.
Gibbons to skip Sandoval's inauguration ceremony
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Gov. Jim Gibbons will be unable to attend Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval's inauguration on Monday because of a previously scheduled medical procedure, his chief of staff said.
Sandoval to appoint former Sparks mayor as head of DMV
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval will appoint former Sparks Mayor Bruce Breslow as the head of the DMV when he takes office next week. Breslow currently heads the state’s nuclear projects agency.
Horsford cool toward arena proposal for Las Vegas Strip; backs online poker bill
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Steven Horsford expressed some irritation today at having to consider public financing of the proposed Strip arena project at a time the state is facing severe budget cuts.
Assemblywoman proposes corporate income tax
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, has proposed legislation creating a corporate income tax.
McGinness: Replacing Raggio the 'right thing to do'
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
In a candid interview with the Las Vegas Sun today, Senate Minority Leader Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, said telling Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, that he was poised to take over as minority leader was akin to taking the keys to the car away from an aging father.