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Nevada Clips 11.21.11

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Right-wing conspiracy against climate change – LINK
  • RJ – Diversification: Getting returns on the public’s investment – LINK
  • LV Sun – The debate on the state’s economy has skirted the issues for too long – LINK
  • LV Sun – Politics aside, here’s how the federal budget must be cut – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Obama doesn’t know a good idea – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Grand Canyon needs protection – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Right-wing conspiracy against climate change – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas takes a fresh look at hiring – LINK
  • LV Sun – Unemployment dips in the Las Vegas area – LINK
  • RGJ – Real Estate: Monthly home sales volume is up, price down in September – LINK
  • The Record-Courier – Douglas County unemployment slightly less in October – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Shift in Henderson city attorney qualifications a boon for Josh Reid – LINK
  • RJ – Raggio biography describes how partisanship became warfare – LINK
  • RJ – POLITICAL EYE: City Council tries fun with puns – LINK
  • RGJ – Caughlin Fire nears containment – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Freshman experience at UNLV to change with redesigned curriculum – LINK
  • LV Sun – Program encourages more kids to walk to school safely – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • LV Sun – LDS Church opposes water pipeline for Las Vegas – LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • Elko Daily Free Press – NNRH income contrasts with losses statewide – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.20.11

2012 ELECTION

  • AP – Democrats court Latinos to keep control of Senate – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – GOP endorses Cegavske for Congress – LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ – WASHINGTON DIGEST: Balanced budget bill blocked – LINK
  • RJ – Unbalanced amendments – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Do we really need federal control of schools? – LINK
  • RJ – Letter: Be careful what you wish for, protesters – LINK
  • RJ – And they will spend, spend, spend – LINK
  • RJ – Sunset Subcommittee – LINK
  • LV Sun – Greesnspun: Another chance for our leaders to lead – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: Judge to reporter: Don’t cover story and I’ll be nice – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Bring seniors to live in Nevada – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Phone law isn’t making a dent – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: You should care about the economy – LINK
  • RGJ – Kathleen Sandoval: We can reduce costs of excessive drinking by preventing youth alcohol consumption – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Bay State frenzy may not happen – LINK
  • LV Sun – Report: As Houston reinvented itself, so can Las Vegas – LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune – ReCharging Nevada – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Occupy Las Vegas protesters hate Wall Street but love America – LINK
  • LV Sun – North Las Vegas packs up, moves into new digs – LINK
  • LV Sun – Cracking down on companies without business licenses – LINK
  • RGJ – Caughlin Fire still 80 percent contained – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Local students part of an elite group who are scholarship semifinalists – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.19.11

2012 ELECTION

  • LV Sun – Is GOP missing chance to grow? – LINK
  • POLITICO – Pollster: Latino voters no lock to back Obama – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Reid needs to come back to real world – LINK
  • RJ – Pedestrian safety – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Grateful to live in this great country – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Daylight saving practice is absurd – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: More publicity needed for site – LINK
  • RGJ – Winners: Dental practice contributes free services to those in need – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ –Regulator confident Web gaming can be policed – LINK
  • RJ – 2011 may be worst year for new-home sales in Las Vegas – LINK
  • LV Sun – Compromise reached concerning Harrah’s on live entertainment tax – LINK
  • LV Sun – DesertXpress project takes another step forward – LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News – Fallon Industries to shut down operations – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Extension approved for Occupy Las Vegas protesters – LINK
  • RJ – North Las Vegas attracting more homeless – LINK
  • RJ – Reno wildfire forces nearly 10,000 to flee – LINK
  • RJ – Judge rejects Las Vegas Monorail bankruptcy plan – LINK
  • LV Sun – Court wants nonprofit group to pay almost $1 million to review foreclosure records – LINK
  • LV Sun – Judge rejects Monorail plan to emerge from bankruptcy – LINK
  • RGJ – ‘Good progress’ overnight in Caughlin Fire; cause may be announced shortly – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada AG indicts robo-signers – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada’s Public Pension Plan Sees Long Term Unfunded Liability Grow Slightly In 2011 – LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune – Smoke settles in Reno after wind-whipped wildfire – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – Now the hard part: Parties await water pipeline decision – LINK
  • RJ – With solar plant on hold, lawsuits start – LINK
  • LV Sun – Water pipeline project hearing wraps up – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Groundwater Pumping Plan Now In Hands Of State Engineer As Marathon Hearing Concludes – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.18.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Fiore to run for Assembly instead of state Senate – LINK
  • LV Sun – ‘Slugfest’ is on between Heller and Berkley for U.S. Senate seat – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: Shaking loose a few odds and ends – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Amodei backs, Berkley opposes balanced budget amendment – LINK

REDISTRICTING

  • AP – Court to decide incumbency label during campaigns – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Judge agrees to amend redistricting order to fix ‘incumbent’ issue – LINK

CONGRESS

  • Pahrump Valley Times – Effort to revive Yucca Mountain project fails – LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press – Amodei asks Forest Service to delay decision – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Plenty of water to take from the Pacific – LINK
  • RJ – To grow economy, sell federal lands – LINK
  • RJ – Water supply – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: A failed system, top to bottom – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Patients’ poor choices hurt us all – LINK
  • RGJ – Taxes aren’t families’ biggest financial burden – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Moody’s bullish on Las Vegas-based gaming companies – LINK
  • RJ – Caesars seeks to hire 450 employees – LINK
  • RJ – Palms ownership arrangement OK’d – LINK
  • RJ – Sandoval says state can thrive again – LINK
  • RJ – Tribal leader: Don’t give Nevada ‘head start’ in Web gaming – LINK
  • RJ – Las Vegas Convention Center exterior to get makeover – LINK
  • RJ – Tech designers, developers descend on downtown for Startup Weekend – LINK
  • RJ – Sebelius: Hard truths about economic development – LINK
  • LV Sun – Tribes could put crimp in push to legalize online gaming – LINK
  • LV Sun – Processor: No wrongful foreclosures tied to Nevada indictments – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas nightclub operator Light Group sold – LINK
  • LV Sun – Teamwork the key to economic growth, Sandoval says – LINK
  • LV Sun – Allegiant Air kicks off Las Vegas-Mesa service, announces more flights – LINK
  • LV Sun – Changes disclosed in Aliante Station management contract – LINK
  • LV Sun – Gaming Commission OKs license for Palms owners – LINK
  • LV Sun – New tower brings 450 jobs to Caesars Palace – LINK
  • AP – Gov. Sandoval touts economic policy efforts in Vegas – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Chuck Muth: Brookings Institute economic report just mumbo-jumbo gumbo – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Northern Nevada Government And Business Leaders Gather To Push Forward On Economic Development – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Panel targets dropping 35 state boards, commissions – LINK
  • RJ – Residents embrace newly completed River Mountains Trail – LINK
  • RGJ – Pinehaven fire has destroyed 20 homes; nearly all Washoe schools closed; new evacuation center Galena High – LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News – 6.2 percent of county income comes from Social Security – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – Even conservationists not worried about water park being a drain – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – College students in Nevada face more fee increases – LINK
  • LV Sun – Coolican: Did CSN try to silence whistleblower? – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Class size crisis spreads through school district – LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • Nevada News Bureau – National Group Says Brand Name Drug Coupons Will Hike Health Care Costs By $253 Million In Nevada Over 10 Years – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.17.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Joe Heck: Cut spending, enact budget amendment – LINK
  • RJ – Yucca Mountain fight averted – LINK
  • LV Sun – Who gets credit for killing Yucca amendment? – LINK
  • LV Sun – Democrats find wedge issue in ‘personhood’ debate – LINK
  • AP – Congressman Mark Amodei endorses Cegavske in Nevada congressional race – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Labor Union Seriously Considering Ballot Initiative To Put Tax Increase For Education To Voters – LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ – Las Vegas-Phoenix interstate plan moving along – LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press – Dahl testifies before House panel – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Monorail expansion to airport wouldn’t help – LINK
  • RJ – Judge’s ruling an assault on free speech – LINK
  • RJ – Reid says regulations don’t kill jobs – LINK
  • LV Sun – Coolican: Want to give a little? Here’s your chance – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Florida is a good model for Nevada – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Changes necessary to make roads safe – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: It’s time to get serious with Iran – LINK
  • LV Sun – Rural schools left behind – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: We must think regionally to build area’s economy – LINK
  • RGJ – Jerry Purdy and Gary Norris: Flood control project threatened by out-of-control costs – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Las Vegas bound? Trulia notes interest in ‘inbound’ home searches – LINK
  • RJ – Village Square, The District get new owners – LINK
  • LV Sun – MGM Grand’s Studio 54 nightclub to close in January – LINK
  • LV Sun – Silver State Schools Credit Union closing 3 more branches – LINK
  • LV Sun – Investor buys struggling Village Square shopping, office complex – LINK
  • RGJ – Economic development: Region looks to ‘Recharge Nevada’ in meeting today – LINK
  • RGJ – Development: EDAWN goes outside Nevada, names Mike Kazmierski new CEO – LINK
  • AP – US housing starts down slightly in October – LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune – A New Day Breaks For EDAWN – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Talk gets steamy as county officials discuss strip club’s pool plans – LINK
  • RJ – North Las Vegas facing dire straits again next fiscal year – LINK
  • RJ – Kyle Canyon development plan gets City Council approval – LINK
  • RJ – Arberry’s sweet deal probably can’t shield him from IRS audit – LINK
  • RJ – North Las Vegas council election challenge put on hold until Nov. 30 – LINK
  • RJ – State completes bond sales that will net $149.4 million – LINK
  • LV Sun – North Las Vegas facing $15.5 million budget deficit – LINK
  • LV Sun – Residents critical of pawn shop’s plan to move into neighborhood – LINK
  • LV Sun – In need of a school bus or iPod? Check out the county auction – LINK
  • LV Sun – Nevada Supreme Court refuses to consider repealed mining tax law – LINK
  • LV Sun – Nevada traffic fatalities trending down; pedestrian deaths up – LINK
  • LV Sun – Special City Council meeting will address North Las Vegas budget – LINK
  • AP – Gov. Sandoval to make policy announcement in Las Vegas – LINK
  • AP – Nevada bond sales save $6.3 million – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada policy making it harder to access public records sparking call for change – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Saves $6.3 Million In Successful Bond Sale, Holds On To AA Credit Rating – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – District ends last school year with less in general fund – LINK
  • RJ – Las Vegas ranks seventh on college affordability ranking – LINK
  • LV Sun – County assists Bishop Gorman with refinancing of debt – LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press – At least $12 million needed to save Fire Science Academy [images] – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.16.11

2012 ELECTION

  • LV Sun – Trip to Brazil raises concerns about lobbyists’ access – LINK
  • LV Sun – Heller and Kirk in an amendment-off over Yucca mountain – LINK
  • LV Sun – State Sen. John Lee reconsidering running for Congress – LINK
  • RGJ – Dean Heller vs. history: Appointed U.S. senators go on to win election only 33 percent of time – LINK
  • AP – GOP critic: Heller needs to reconnect with Washoe – LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ – Reid challenges Republicans on ‘job-killing regs’ – LINK
  • RJ – Reid dispirited by divided ‘supercommittee’ for reducing debt – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Pedestrians have responsibilities on the road – LINK
  • RJ – New leadership – LINK
  • RJ – There are no aliens – LINK
  • LV Sun – How should Nevada go about improving the economy in the state? – LINK
  • LV Sun – Weekly: LV area has sites worthy of national recognition – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Where will parks get their water? – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Food inspectors invited to east side – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: ‘Occupy’ math doesn’t add up – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: As deadline approaches, can disaster be averted? – LINK
  • RGJ – Catherine Cortez Masto: Team will tackle domestic violence in Nevada – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Caesars Entertainment restarts IPO process – LINK
  • RJ – Analysts upbeat about the Strip for 2012 – LINK
  • RJ – Western Hotel in downtown Las Vegas will close in January – LINK
  • RJ – Nevada foreclosure starts drop sharply – LINK
  • RJ – Spirit Airlines to establish crew, maintenance base in Las Vegas – LINK
  • RJ – Sebelius: This report is serious … but are we? – LINK
  • LV Sun – Cannery Casino Resorts LLC reports 3rd quarter gain – LINK
  • LV Sun – MGM Resorts honored for food recycling – LINK
  • LV Sun – Beyond the Rack to open distribution center in North Las Vegas, bring 102 jobs – LINK
  • LV Sun – Analysts: Las Vegas Strip revenue to grow by 5.7 percent in 2012 – LINK
  • LV Sun – Spirit Airlines to establish crew base in Las Vegas – LINK
  • LV Sun – Downtown Western Casino closing after 41 years – LINK
  • LV Sun – New routes being added for Southwest, Airtran – LINK
  • LV Sun – Caesars Entertainment restarts plans to go public – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: The plan is there, so what about some action? – LINK
  • RGJ – Standard & Poor’s downgrades Reno Redevelopment Agency bonds – LINK
  • RGJ – Forecast: Utah to return to peak employment in 2012, Nevada not until after 2017 – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Clark County Commission OKs electronic records system for UMC – LINK
  • RJ – Council to consider proposal to force banks to better maintain foreclosed properties – LINK
  • RJ – Authorities trying to rub out errant massage parlors – LINK
  • RJ – Lobbying sparks commission debate – LINK
  • RJ – County approves $350,000 settlement with Las Vegas Paving Corporation – LINK
  • LV Sun – Collins says his ethics amendment not a slap at Giunchigliani – LINK
  • LV Sun – Is switching time zones a bright idea for Nevada? – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas working on way to curb blight of foreclosure – LINK
  • LV Sun – Occupy movement stays peaceful in cash-poor Vegas – LINK
  • LV Sun – Chairman of Nevada Indian Commission named to governor’s cabinet – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada brothel owner loses Wild Horse license but could expand Mustang Ranch – LINK
  • RGJ – Tensions between Reno, Washoe County prompt concerns – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Sandoval elevates the Tribal Commission chairman to Cabinet – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Tax panel sets vote to do away with some deductions for mining companies – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Gov. Brian Sandoval Makes First Formal Tribal Appointment To Cabinet – LINK

EDUCATION

  •  RJ – Teacher goes extra mile for students – LINK
  • RGJ – Enrollment down nearly 12 percent at TMCC in Reno – LINK
  • RGJ – UNR student ranks among nation’s top ROTC cadets – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada submits application for Race to the Top grant – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – UNR proposing to close the Carlin Fire Science Academy – LINK
  •  HEALTH CARE
  •  RGJ – Jeanne Wendel, UNR: New research on accuracy of health-care info on the web – LINK
  • RGJ – Nonprofit ranks Renown high on acute care – LINK

Nevada News Bureau – Las Vegas Attorney Readies Nevada For U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Federal Health Care Law – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.15.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Brower will seek to keep Nevada Senate seat – LINK
  • RGJ – Sen. Greg Brower of Reno running to retain seat in ’12 – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Brower announces for state Senate – LINK
  • SlashPolitics – Brower to run again – LINK

CONGRESS

  • Nevada Appeal – WASHINGTON WATCH : New House bill hurtful for seniors – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Allow broadcast of ObamaCare appeal – LINK
  • RJ – Letter: Pension numbers highlight need for reform – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Tip pooling goes beyond what’s fair – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Vacant LV homes should be razed – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: Tragic death is a reminder of what’s really important – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Cosmopolitan posts $58.4 million quarterly loss – LINK
  • RJ – Station Casinos’ third-quarter loss shrinks from year earlier – LINK
  • RJ – Royal treatment: Small casino strives for comeback – LINK
  • RJ – Look at economic development produces road map for diversification – LINK
  • RJ – Construction under way on new water park – LINK
  • RJ – Convention authority plans to revive $890 million expansion – LINK
  • LV Sun – Coolican: Benefits of a medical school in Las Vegas would far outweigh the cost – LINK
  • LV Sun – Cosmopolitan resort, Affinity Gaming and Riviera resort report 3rd quarter losses – LINK
  • LV Sun – Fodor’s ranks Cosmopolitan among best hotels in the world – LINK
  • LV Sun – Original Pancake House locations close at Station Casinos – LINK
  • LV Sun – Station Casinos narrows losses in third quarter – LINK
  • LV Sun – LVCVA to unveil strategy to spur an economic rebound – LINK
  • LV Sun – Water park near Summerlin selling tickets as construction under way – LINK
  • RGJ – The real estate agent: From once-easy money to short-sale expertise – LINK
  • RGJ – Small business owners: ‘People are a lot more humble’ – LINK
  • RGJ – State program provides job opportunities for blind – LINK
  • RGJ – Foreclosure fallout: ‘You signed a contract and you should be obligated to pay it’ – LINK
  • RGJ – Foreclosure fallout: Nevadans affected by the economic downturn – LINK
  • RGJ – An HOA expert: More HOAs dealing with abandoned homes, lost dues – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Study weighs Nevada’s fiscal outlook survey – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Economic Diversification Report Provides Roadmap For Nevada Job Creation – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Pawn shop owner refuses to move for downtown project – LINK
  • RJ – Troopers to again ride on semis to target aggressive drivers – LINK
  • RJ – Monorail settles creditors’ objections, but judge presses questions – LINK
  • LV Sun – Bankruptcy judge skeptical about Las Vegas Monorail plans – LINK
  • RGJ – Fact Checker: Would it be illegal to reduce animal-services tax? – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – License plate honors women veterans – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – $280,000 NDOT Contract Put On Hold After Concerns Raised By Gov. Sandoval, Transportation Board Members – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – Rancher calls bid for rural water a cancer to be stopped – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Indebted fire science academy set to close – LINK
  • LV Sun – Fewer international students enrolling in Nevada universities – LINK
  • RGJ – MBA program at UNR named fourth best in country – LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • RJ – Sebelius: At long last, final word on health care reform awaits – LINK