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  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    A trade association representing Nevada’s major casinos is suing to disqualify a teacher union-backed ballot initiative that would raise the state’s gaming tax by more than 40 percent.
    The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Carson City District Court on behalf of the Nevada Resort Association, argues that the petition promoted by the Clark County Education Association gives the wrong date on which the potential new law would take effect and doesn’t explain that the money will go into a general fund even though it’s being promoted as a fix for schools. 
    “Whether the proposed Description of Effect is misleading because of intentional concealment or oversight, this Court, through its jurisdiction under NRS 295.061, is ultimately charged with safeguarding the citizens’ right to be provided with an accurate account of a proposed measure,” the lawsuit says.
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County Comptroller Gina Rackley requested the Humboldt Commission to authorize a letter be sent on behalf of the county to the State of Nevada Department of Taxation. The request was initiated because the county’s Combined Sales Tax (CTX) under the Mining (except for Gas and Oil) has been down in double digits for 7 consecutive months. The letter specifically asks for the department to conduct an audit of the combined sales and use tax and to report back to the commission its findings.
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada Gold Mines Turquoise Ridge has replaced General Manager Jason Morin with Phoenix General Manger Detlev van der Veen. The managerial shift occurred effective Feb. 10, 2020. Morin held the position for less than a year.
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00 AM
    Members of the state’s new Patient Protection Commission had a lot to say about the status of health care in Nevada, but the general consensus was clear — costs are too high and there are too few providers. 
    Price, licensing, and access for special populations were among the topics of discussion at the first meeting of the new commission on Monday. Gov. Steve Sisolak first promised to form the commission while on the campaign trail in 2018 and appeared at the meeting in person in Las Vegas to talk with the group and share his own goals.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    Republican state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer has filed a proposed initiative petition that, if successful, would open up primary elections in Nevada to all voters regardless of political party.
    The proposed initiative, which was filed with the secretary of state’s office on Friday, would create a “top two” or “jungle” primary system where voters regardless of party affiliation would be allowed to cast votes for any candidate during a primary election, with the top two vote-getters continuing to the general election regardless of party. 
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    Editor’s Note: The annual Winnemucca Futures economic development forum took place on Jan. 30, and featured Humboldt County’s industry and government leaders. What follows is the third of a four-part series.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    After the Operating Engineers Local 3 union issued a press release Wednesday saying they believe the owners of Nevada Gold Mines are positioning the company “for a future without collective bargaining,” NGM Executive Managing Director Greg Walker talked Friday about the company’s view of what has been happening.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    After reviewing pricing and a feasibility study completed by P3 Partners for the Winnemucca Convention Center, the Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority (WCVA) Board voted unanimously to continue to explore other options and not to move forward with hiring P3 Partners to construct a third convention center building downtown. 
    The board members expressed concern with the price of financing the building and fees, which totaled nearly $100,000 of the nearly $400,000 annual projected payment for a 30-year term. 
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt County Commission heard the latest on the proposed 2020 Mormon cricket treatment program. The proposal is a joint effort between the City of Winnemucca, the county, as well as state and federal agencies.
    Winnemucca City Manager Allicia Heiser told the commission that she, Humboldt County resident Dick Rowe and Humboldt County Manager Dave Mendiola met with state representatives about their proposed treatment of the Mormon cricket areas. “What we came away with in that meeting was that they're going to aerially treat mostly federal lands — BLM lands — and they have those areas defined.”
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    About 90 percent of jail detainees in Nevada are held in just two facilities — the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas and the Washoe County jail in Reno.
    That's what a panel of Nevada lawmakers learned Tuesday as they began studying rules for pretrial release of criminal defendants from local jails, the Nevada Appeal reported .
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