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  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Secretary of State’s Elections Division reminds voters that the Secretary of State’s office and county election officials have no role whatsoever in the Nevada presidential caucus process.
  • 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.
  • Mercury storage: Nevada gold operators sue Department of Energy over decision to ship mercury to private Texas facility
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00 AM
    In 2008, Congress passed legislation to ban the export of mercury. The legislation, sponsored by then-Sen. Barack Obama, aimed to reduce global emissions of a toxin that can accumulate in food supplies after it’s released in air or water. Congress passed the bill with near-unanimity.
    But the export ban left a legacy issue — and a big one for Nevada’s gold mines.
  • 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. 
  • Winterfest royalty —
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    Battle Mountain High School celebrated Winterfest last week. Isabel Diaz and Harley Kelly were named the Winterfest queen and king. The other king candidates included Bryce Tucker, Avry Tucker, Coby Bleak and Micheal Ingraham. The queen candidates were Sierra Leavitt, Kira Smith, Kaylee Narramore and Morgan Greening.
  • 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.
  • Battle Mountain wrestlers win 2A regional title
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Battle Mountain High School wrestling team took home the Northern 2A regional championship last Saturday in Lovelock, beating Yerington and Pershing County. The NIAA 2A State Championships are Friday and Saturday at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite. 
  • Annual Battle Mountain Oberemak Winterfest held
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    The annual Battle Mountain Oberenak Winterfest was held on Jan 18, at the Civic Center.
    The evening started with a bread auction with sheepherder bread made by Jodi Moore, Shirley Shepherd and Joe Obieta and Tony Moore auctioned six loaves of bread with the help of Basque Club Dancers.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Las Vegas authorities on Saturday started enforcing a rule that makes it illegal to camp or sleep in public or residential areas if there are beds available at the five locally established homeless shelters.
    City marshals started to patrol parks and the Fremont Street Experience, and police officers have started patrolling residential areas and private properties looking for anyone in violation of the new law.
  • 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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