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Labor leaders call on Nevada Assembly to pass worker protection laws

Labor leaders on Friday urged Nevada lawmakers to pass a series of laws that they said would add needed protections and training for workers.

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Debate heats up as Nevada Assembly passes Yucca Mountain resolution

The Nevada Assembly on Friday passed a resolution strongly objecting to storing spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain.

Democrat bargaining rollback guts 2015 laws, Roberson says

Senate Democrats rolled back collective bargaining reforms Friday on party-line votes, approving two bills that Republicans argued gut bipartisan changes enacted two years ago.

Threat of a government shutdown looms as Congress returns from recess

A spending bill and a threatened government shutdown will greet Congress when it returns from a recess next week.

Analysis: Trump may learn broken promises carry consequences

Gallup has bad news for President Donald Trump: The number of voters who believe Trump keeps his promises has fallen since he took office.

Trump awards Purple Heart to Army sergeant at Washington hospital

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.

Sanders, Perez aim to unify Democrats during Las Vegas speech

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez worked Saturday to show that progressives and the party are on the same side — against Donald Trump.

Water rights, CCSD reorganization bills advance in legislature’s 11th week

Nevada lawmakers changed their focus in the 11th week of the session, shifting to more floor sessions and less time in committee hearings as another deadline approached.

Deadline, revisions promise chaotic start to week at Nevada Legislature

State lawmakers will be spending hours on the Senate and Assembly floors and behind closed doors in caucus meetings as they jam through countless bills that need action by midnight Tuesday.

Trump faces challenging week with budget, health care battles

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

Obama listens more than speaks during Chicago event

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn’t do was mention his successor.

EDITORIAL: Early release bill worth support

With that in mind, state Sen. Joe Hardy, a Las Vegas Republican, offers Senate Bill 140. It would authorize the release of some older Nevada inmates who were convicted of nonviolent crimes.

COMMENTARY: A policy roadmap to win the next Nevada gubernatorial race

So here goes. Tell me the candidate who publicly announced this agenda would not win by a landslide.

LETTER: Smith Center a source of local joy and happiness

So many letters to the Review-Journal seem to be angry about one thing or another. People should know that there is a special place that brings joy and happiness to those who attend. They see a bit of culture the likes of which cannot be copied within the confines of a casino. Members of the audience come dressed like they are going to a special party.

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