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October 6, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Silver State, always something of an aberration--look no further than wholesale gambling and legalized brothels--is just as contrary when it comes to politics. This is a place where issues tend to surface later than they do in other states--in part because Nevadans, for all their reputation as feisty independents, don't care much about politics, experts say. Witness two issues, long familiar in California and elsewhere, appearing on next month's statewide ballot as constitutional amendments.
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October 6, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Silver State, always something of an aberration--look no further than wholesale gambling and legalized brothels--is just as contrary when it comes to politics. This is a place where issues tend to surface later than they do in other states--in part because Nevadans, for all their reputation as feisty independents, don't care much about politics, experts say. Witness two issues, long familiar in California and elsewhere, appearing on next month's statewide ballot as constitutional amendments.
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April 15, 1992 | PETER H. KING
Nevada looks across its western border with envy and wonder. It envies California's massive economy, one of the world's greatest. It can only wonder, though, about the way Gov. Pete Wilson and assorted others bad-mouth their own state, calling California a lousy place to do business, overregulated, overtaxed, blah blah blah. Well, Nevadans aren't dumb. They took stock of their own pint-size economy of blackjack dealers and Basque shepherds, took notice of our whining chorus, and took action.
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June 22, 1994 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backers of a controversial Nevada anti-gay initiative, designed to make it legal to discriminate against gay men and lesbians, failed to gather enough signatures by the Tuesday deadline to gain a place on the November ballot. Conservative groups said Tuesday that they had gathered an estimated 31,000 signatures statewide in the past five months in their effort to get on the ballot the so-called minority status and child protection act--far short of the more than 51,000 signatures needed.
NEWS
June 22, 1994 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backers of a controversial Nevada anti-gay initiative, designed to make it legal to discriminate against gay men and lesbians, failed to gather enough signatures by the Tuesday deadline to gain a place on the November ballot. Conservative groups said Tuesday that they had gathered an estimated 31,000 signatures statewide in the past five months in their effort to get on the ballot the so-called minority status and child protection act--far short of the more than 51,000 signatures needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2010 | By John Hoeffel
Fourteen years after California decided marijuana could be used as a medicine and ignited a national movement, the state is likely to vote on whether to take another step into the vanguard of drug liberalization: legalizing the controversial weed for fun and profit. On Wednesday, Los Angeles County elections officials must turn in their count of valid signatures collected in the county on a statewide legalization initiative. The number is virtually certain to be enough to qualify the initiative for the November ballot, according to a tally kept by state election officials.
NEWS
April 15, 1992 | PETER H. KING
Nevada looks across its western border with envy and wonder. It envies California's massive economy, one of the world's greatest. It can only wonder, though, about the way Gov. Pete Wilson and assorted others bad-mouth their own state, calling California a lousy place to do business, overregulated, overtaxed, blah blah blah. Well, Nevadans aren't dumb. They took stock of their own pint-size economy of blackjack dealers and Basque shepherds, took notice of our whining chorus, and took action.
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