October 14, 2011 |
GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said she would boycott the Nevada caucuses because of the Silver State's plan to hold its contest in mid-January, a move that could force New Hampshire to hold its first-in-the-nation primary in December. “We're supporting New Hampshire's effort to be the first primary in the nation,” Bachmann said Thursday after speaking to students at Morningside College. An aide later clarified that the Minnesota congresswoman meant that she would not take part in the caucuses, but would be at Tuesday's debate in Las Vegas.
December 17, 2011 |
at Nevada 71, UC Riverside 47: Kareem Nitoto scored 11 points for the Highlanders (4-6), but Phil Martin, who had 25 points in each of his previous two games, was held to nine. Malik Story and Olek Czyz scored 15 points each for the Wolf Pack (8-3), which extended its winning streak to five games. at Cal State Fullerton 86, La Verne 44: Orane Chin and Kwame Vaughn scored 18 points apiece, Isiah Umipig had 17 and the Titans (7-3) won their fourth in a row. Trevor Woodland scored 23 points for the Leopards but missed 17 of 25 field-goal attempts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 |
STATELINE, Nev. - Almost as long as California and Nevada have shared Lake Tahoe's pricey shoreline, the two states have harbored competing visions of how best to prosper from the region's stunning natural beauty while preserving the lake's deep-azure color and remarkable clarity. At times, the disputes have flared into what Joanne Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, describes as a "red-hot crucible for debate and dissonance. " But even with that prickly history, the dispute that ended last week with a vote in the California Assembly stands out as contentious.
March 1, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Harvey Munford has heard a lot of talk about the dangers of texting while driving. Now the Nevada assemblyman wants to focus on what he considers an equally perilous scourge: texting while walking, especially across a busy street. Munford (D-Las Vegas) on Thursday introduced Assembly Bill 123, saying the new law could be applied not to just urban streets but to all state roads, even in residential neighborhoods. The penalty for offenders: a pricey ticket, including $250 for a third offense.
February 18, 2010 |
In November 2008, Alex Gevedon cast his presidential ballot for Barack Obama, joining thousands of independents who helped deliver an unexpectedly huge win for the Democrat here in Nevada. But ask his feelings about the president today and Gevedon lets out a long burst of air, as though he -- and not just his view of Obama -- was rapidly deflating. He sighs once. Twice. "Honestly? I didn't think the country would stay that bad this long," Gevedon finally says. He is 23 and works part-time doing cleanup work at a surgery center.
January 8, 2013 |
The Nevada State Athletic Commission reinstated suspended Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Alistair Overeem on Tuesday following his nine-month suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. The decision clears Overeem, 32, for a Feb. 2 fight against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and a victory in that fight would likely result in a May title shot against heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who regained his belt Dec. 30, beating Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision.