I'm afraid our @DavidColborne's brain is broken because of all the news on the Internet. There is no known treatmen… t.co/pfnsrNWBWE
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Our @jlnevadasmith on the scourge of meth.... t.co/Iix6MC7w83
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I wrote a column (it still happens once in a blue moon when the subject calls) about the latest and not so greatest… t.co/tNMDEuVMj0
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Out team of Indyterns took a look at the impact of the new automatic voter registration law and talked to some new… t.co/yQSIIORMj1
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“The alumni told us to tell the truth. So we’re telling the truth.” t.co/eAkrat2VYh
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"Wild Things" should have been nominated for an Oscar. t.co/tVQgUwj1zI
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This is accurate -- if Bernie had won Nevada (and he almost did), the entire trajectory of 2016 might have changed… t.co/r3laljwCzB
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Clark County officials have demanded that Constable John Bonaventura outline why he hired lawyers for more than $30,000 or be held personally liable for the expense. The letter, which I have obtained and attached here, essentially says Bonaventura may have broken the law, needs to pay up or the district attorney will be involved. I don't think the county has much respect for him. Just guessing.
The North Las Vegas mayoral nastiness escalates, with the attached mail piece from John Lee constrasting Mayor Shari Buck's travel with a water rate increase. Brutal.
Attorneys involved in that Henderson land lawsuit believe that developer Chris Milam settled because City Attorney Josh Reid used his father, the Senate majority leader, as leverage. The explosive revelation is contained in an email (attached here with attorney-client material redacted) from Todd Kennedy, who represents land consultant Mike Ford, and relays a conversation he had with Milam's attorney while the meidation was occurring last weekend. "Josh apparently stated flat out...
Constable John Bonaventura has sued the Clark County Commission, which is considering abolishing his office. In a Thursday filing (attached here), Bonaventura seeks to enjoin the county from acting on a proposed ordinance on Tuesday, accusing commisisoners of a "pattern of harrassment," including taking his funds without public notice. Judge Rob Bare has set a hearing for Monday.
On Friday morning, instead of taking a stand on the most important issue confronting the Legislature and one that could forever change the state, lawmakers listened to music and watched dancing. All that was missing: Legislators playing fiddles as the building burned. Yes, there are no heroes, only Neros in Carson City these days. With so much promise – new leaders, big talk – I’d hoped that the biennial courage vacuum would be filled with concrete action. But by punting the margins tax to...
UPDATE: Looks as if the court will hear from lawmakers before that select committee meets, after all. Late today, AP reporter Sandra Chereb says, the court gave the Legislature only two more days. So March 20 it is. Accusing Steven Brooks' lawyer of shoddy legal practices and claiming legislative lawyers are too busy with drafting deadlines, lawmakers have asked the Supreme Court to delay a hearing on whether they had the authority to ban the troubled assemblyman. If granted, lawmakers likely...
The city of Henderson's agreement with developer Chris Milam calls for a five-year "non-disparagement" period, which he agreed to but was a deal-killer for others. The agreement, with redlines from some affected parties, is attached here. The disclosure comes on the heels of consultant Michael Ford's broadside against the city, basically wondering how he can get his reputation back if the city won't let him talk. Ford said he would agree to "no restriction at all" and said Henderson refused to...
UPDATED WITH HENDERSON STATEMENT BELOW Mike Ford, who was trying to help broker the land deal in Henderson that went sour, has issued a blistering broadside against the city in the wake of its settlement with developer Chris Milam. Ford had been portrayed by the city and its "newspaper" handmaidens as a double-dealer in the land deal, which Henderson settled with Milam by doing the Old West thing: Get out of town by sundown or else. But, says Ford, the city is trying to muzzle him after its...
The full Assembly could consider what to do with Assemblyman Steven Brooks by the end of next week, Majority Leader William Horne, who is chairing the select committee looking into the banished assemblyman, said this morning. "We want to get this off our plate," Horne told me. "We don't want to have this out there and interfering with the legislative process." Horne said the report from an independent counsel is expected very sooon (Friday, perhaps?) and that some of the information already...
Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow is quite proud of his reappointment by Gov. Brian Sandoval to a high-speed rail commission. Indeed, he even said so in a newsletter and the city has posted it for him. I was also recently honored with a reappointment to the California-Nevada Super Speed Ground Transportation Commission by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The commission is working on plans to develop a 269-mile super speed, magnetic levitation “Maglev” train system connecting Southern...