Tag Archives: Nevada

NEVADA: Dead Pimp Elected To State Assembly

The Associated Press reports: A Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district. Dennis Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday in the race for Nevada’s 36th Assembly District, which includes rural communities and large stretches of desert in …

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NEVADA: 12 Family Members Of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Blast Him As Lying Carpetbagger In Op-Ed

Talking Points Memo reports: Adam Laxalt, the Republican running for governor in Nevada, was targeted by 12 of his family members in a brutal op-ed detailing the personal and professional reasons they say he is unfit for office. Laxalt is no stranger to familial drama, having been fathered by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) with the much-younger daughter of his peer, …

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NEVADA: Dead “Pro-Trump Pimp” Likely To Win Election

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: The notices posted at the polling places where Dennis Hof’s name will appear on the ballot — despite his death on Tuesday — will unlikely deter Republican voters from casting ballots in his favor on Nov. 6. “I would venture to guess that there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll be elected,” said John Koenig, …

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NEVADA: “Pro-Trump Pimp” Found Dead In His Brothel

Las Vegas’s ABC affiliate reports: Nevada brothel owner and GOP Assembly candidate Dennis Hof has died. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Hof’s death Tuesday morning at the Love Ranch in Crystal, outside of Pahrump. Detectives and deputies are currently on scene and conducting an investigation into his death. Hof was 72 years old. His cause of death is unknown …

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NEVADA: New Poll Show Dead Heat In Senate Race

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: September’s poll shows Democrat Steve Sisolak now holds a 2 percentage point advantage over Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt in Nevada’s hard-fought governor’s race. Laxalt had less than a 1 percentage point lead over Sisolak in July’s survey. About 15 percent of polled voters remain undecided about the race. Democrat Jacky Rosen, the first-term congresswoman from …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban On Legal Sports Betting

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to bust Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting, allowing more states to get in on the action and reap the tax benefits. The court struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was highly unusual: …

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NEVADA: Son Of Cliven Bundy To Run For Governor

The Nevada Independent reports: Ryan Bundy, the son of controversial Mesquite-area rancher Cliven Bundy, plans to run for governor in 2018. Bundy told The Nevada Independent in an interview on Thursday that he plans to file to run for governor as an independent on March 14, and will run on the same state sovereignty principles that made him and his …

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GOP Sen. Dean Heller Claims SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire “Sometime Early This Summer”

Politico reports: Dean Heller knows he’s the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. But he thinks Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might just help him hang on to his seat. “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke at that was obtained by …

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FBI Still Baffled About Las Vegas Shooter: No Signs Of “Ideologies Or Connections To Any Groups” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had no visual abnormalities in his brain. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Friday that Stephen Paddock that an autopsy found nothing unusual during a visual inspection, but his brain was shipped to a facility to look for any minute problems. Authorities haven’t determined why Paddock opened fire on a concert …

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Gay Man Named Among Las Vegas Victims

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: A city of Las Vegas employee was among those shot and killed at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night. Cameron Robinson, 28, was attending the festival with his boyfriend when he was shot in the neck, his sister Meghan Ervin said. Robinson lived in the area of St. George, Utah, but drove …

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Shooter Wired $100,000 To Philippines Last Week

NBC News reports: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in his live-in girlfriend’s home country of the Philippines in the week before he killed at least 59 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials. Marilou Danley, 62, traveled to Hong Kong on Sept. 25 and was in …

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Police Found Shooter’s Room Due To Smoke Alarms From Gunfire, Photos Released From Inside Room

The Washington Post reports: It wasn’t the hundreds of muzzle flashes that exploded from the shooter’s rifles that gave away his position. Nor was it the panicked 911 calls from people reporting the rhythmic thundering of gunfire. It was the smoke. As the gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, fired round after round, gun smoke filled his room on the 32nd …

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Explosives And Thousands Of Rounds Of Ammo Found In Gunman’s Home, Ammonium Nitrate Found In Car

Talking Points Memo reports: Police on Monday said they retrieved 18 more weapons, along with explosives and other “devices,” from the home of the alleged gunman who killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters that police retrieved “18 additional firearms” from the suspect’s home in …

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Las Vegas Gunman Was Multimillionaire Real Estate Investor, Casinos Treated Him As High Roller [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The brother of the shooter in the mass Las Vegas shooting says Stephen Craig Paddock was a big spender at casinos and often received free rooms and meals from the casinos. Eric Paddock told reporters Monday his brother never showed signs that he could be violent and owned several guns but never collected firearms. He described …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Las Vegas Terror Attack

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump will address the deadly shooting in Las Vegas this morning, the White House said. President Trump will speak to the nation at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security said it is monitoring the situation. “At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving other public venues …

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Las Vegas Gunman Once Sued Casino For Negligence, Brother Claims Gunman Had No Political Affiliations

The Daily Mail reports: The brother of the Las Vegas shooter said that he was a normal guy who must have ‘snapped’ before carrying out the worst mass shooting in American history. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Eric Paddock said that ‘something happened’ to make his brother Stephen kill at least 50 people and injure 200. Eric said that …

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POLICE: Gunman Stephen Paddock Killed Himself In Hotel Room, Had “In Excess Of Ten Rifles” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Heavily armed police are searching the Nevada retirement-community home of a man authorities say killed more than 50 people when he opened fire at a country-music concert in Las Vegas. Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner says police surrounded and entered the single-family home where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock lived with 62-year-old Marilou Danley early Monday morning. He …

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Nevada Formally Recognizes Obergefell

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill revising Nevada’s domestic-relations statutes to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage. The bill signed Friday by Sandoval authorizes the marriage of two people, regardless of gender. The bill also revises Nevada state laws to give same-sex couples the same parental rights as couples …

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Nevada Becomes Ninth State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release: Today the Human Rights Campaign praised Nevada Republican Governor Brian Sandoval for signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 201 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” HRC also commended State Senator David Parks for sponsoring the bill and shepherding it through to the Governor’s office. “No …

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