Sisolak Strengthens Nevada Open Records ACT
On June 3rd, SB287 dealing with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and records requests went from the senate committee with a do pass (41 Nays no Nays). That legislation declared an emergency measure under the Constitution. On June 13, 2019, Nevada Governor Stephen F. Sisolak  signed SB287 strengthening the Nevada Open Records ACT (N.R.S. 239...
Mesquite NV Council Warned About Public Smoking
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Virgin Valley Water Board Public Trust Behavior Questioned
Mesquite, NV April 29, 2018 The Virgin Valley Board (VVWB) is moving aggressively to end the golf industry in the Mesquite area through monopolistic-anti-trust activities designed to advantage shareholders of irrigation water to whom they have a binding economic relationship. Their most recent move involved a monopolistic agreement with the Conestoga golf course (Pulte Del...
Mesquite (NV) Request Comments on Smoking Ban
The City of Mesquite, NV, is asking for comments about the potential financial impacts of a city ordinance banning smoking in Mesquite. The City Council is required by law to conduct a financial impact study on the local government as a prelude to voting on the Mesquite Clean Air Initiative. While such a study is...
The Ring: A Tale of Western Travel
A story told to May Dye Hansen (1878-1966) by her mother Nancy (1839-1911). It was in the spring of l850 when they left. They probably started from independence, Missouri, as the old California Trail began there. Aunt Sarah Crowel slipped a beautiful ring on Nancy’s finger at parting.  She loved Nancy very dearly. “Keep this...
Segment 3 of 5:Colorado River System Reliability Analysis Methodology
The survival of the communities in Clark County Nevada are linked to the survival of the Colorado River and its tributaries including the Virgin and Muddy Rivers. In March and April, 2013, the U.S. Department of Reclamation conducted a series of three Educational Outreach Sessions to provide in-depth information regarding the findings of the Colorado...
Liver Disease/Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
By Tami Tabatabai The Liver The liver is the largest gland in the body and is responsible for a multitude of tasks that include the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, production of bile, generation of energy, storage of vitamins and minerals and the detoxification of foreign substances (Vargas-Mendoza et al., 2014). Livers are highly...
Carter At 94: A Model Of Dignity And Grace
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Answers Demanded On Limits to Planning Counseling
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to reverse a Trump Administration revision to the Title X program which bars registered nurses and public health nurses from providing non-directive pregnancy counseling to patients. The State of Nevada suffers from...
Trump Ends Nuke Deal. Military and Oil Stocks Grow
Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Today Donald J. Trump announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. That act tells North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to again collaborate with Iran on nuclear weapons development while speeding up efforts to proliferate those weapons in the Middle-East. In the meantime, Trump’s reported stock holdings increase in value. The...
Sex Charges Drive Kavanaugh Rating Down
By Janie Velencia and Dhrumil Mehta at FiveThirtyEight Evidence that Kavanaugh’s public support declined this week, with recent polls showing his net approval rating anywhere between -3 and -6 points. Kavanaugh is a historically unpopular Supreme Court nominee, but if we go back to the beginning of July when polls first started asking about his confirmation, we can...
2017 Legislation Sets Management Guidelines on Nevada Water
On June 9, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 47, which declared it a state policy to manage Nevada’s surface and groundwater resources conjunctively, and not as a separate source. The Bill also required the State Water Engineer to prepare a reliable “water budget” inventory of groundwater in each of Nevada’s 256 water...
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